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Vanguard Alta Pro 2+ 263CT Carbon-Fiber Tripod

BH #VAAPRO2263CT • MFR #ALTA PRO 2+ 263CT
Vanguard Alta Pro 2+ 263CT Carbon-Fiber Tripod
Key Features
  • Load Capacity: 15.4 lb
  • Tiltable & Rotatable Rapid Center Column
  • Swivel 360°, Tilt 90° Up or Down
  • Carbon-Fiber Legs, Leg Sections: 3
The Vanguard Alta Pro 2+ 263CT Tripod is constructed from carbon fiber to maximize durability while limiting weight. It supports up to 15.4 lb, measures 24.6" when folded, and can be positioned to a maximum height of 52.3", or 63.8" with its push-and-pull, rapid center column fully raised. Its 3-section legs each feature an independent spread as well as twist locks for rapid deployment. When the center column and the legs are retracted, the tripod stands at 23.3". Polymer covers on two of the legs provide a secure, comfortable grip while moving the tripod, and rubber feet help to enhance stability on a wide variety of surfaces.
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Vanguard 263CT Overview

The Vanguard Alta Pro 2+ 263CT Tripod is constructed from carbon fiber to maximize durability while limiting weight. It supports up to 15.4 lb, measures 24.6" when folded, and can be positioned to a maximum height of 52.3", or 63.8" with its push-and-pull, rapid center column fully raised. Its 3-section legs each feature an independent spread as well as twist locks for rapid deployment. When the center column and the legs are retracted, the tripod stands at 23.3". Polymer covers on two of the legs provide a secure, comfortable grip while moving the tripod, and rubber feet help to enhance stability on a wide variety of surfaces.

Tripod heads, cameras, lenses, or sport optics that are compatible with a 1/4"-20 mount can be connected to top of the tripod's center column. For added versatility, the center column is connected to the tripod by a fulcrum that enables 90° of upwards or downwards tilt that can be locked into place. Additionally, the center column assembly permits 360° of independent rotation. With the ability to push and pull the center column at all times, those tilt and swivel movements allow the center column to be used as an extendable cross arm or a miniature camera boom. This allows an attached camera to be easily raised toward an elevated subject or over a scene. A camera that is placed toward the end of center column can be positioned perpendicular to the tripod, while the legs can be further lowered for a minimum height of 7.3". The camera can then be extended past the tripod's legs, which is particularly useful for copy stand or macro photography. For subjects along the ground, the center column can also be used to obtain low angles while the tripod's user is positioned comfortably behind the camera.

A nylon carry bag with a draw-string closure and shoulder strap is included for storage or transport.

Use and Handling
  • Supports up to 15.4 lb
  • Push-and-pull rapid center column for rapid camera, lens, or sport optic positioning
  • Can be set to a maximum height of 52.3", or 63.8" with the center column fully raised
  • Tripod stands at 23.3" when the center column and the legs are retracted
  • For added versatility, the center column is connected to the tripod by a fulcrum that enables up to 90° of upwards or downwards tilt, which allows the legs to be further lowered for a minimum height of 7.3"
  • Center column can be locked at 0°, 15°, 30°, 45°, 60°, 75° or 90° angles
  • Center column assembly permits 360° of independent rotation
  • Tilt, swivel, as well as push-and-pull movements allow the center column to be used as an extendable cross arm or a miniature camera boom
  • Hexagonal shaft design provides center column with increased torsional rigidity
  • Legs each feature 3 sections, twist locks for rapid deployment, and can be independently spread
  • Legs can be locked at 20°, 40°, 60, or 80° angles
  • Polymer covers on two of the legs provide a secure and comfortable grip
  • Rubber feet help to enhance stability on a wide variety of surfaces
  • Separately-available metal spikes can supplement included rubber feet for use on surfaces such as soft and uneven soil
  • Built-in tripod bubble level, ballast loop, and 3/8"-16 female accessory thread for direct attachment of accessories that feature 3/8"-16 mounts
  • Weighs 3.6 lb, measures 24.6" when folded
Construction Details
  • Carbon-fiber legs
  • 1/4"-20 mount
UPC: 026196349075

Vanguard 263CT Specs

General
Load Capacity
15.4" (39.1 cm)
Maximum Height
63.8" (162.1 cm)
Maximum Height w/o Column Extended
52.3" (132.7 cm)
Minimum Height
Tripod Configuration with Center Column in Vertical Position: 23.3" (59.1 cm)
Tripod Configuration with Center Column Perpendicular to Legs: 7.3" (18.4 cm)
Folded Length
24.6" (62.5 cm)
Weight
3.6 lb (3.6 kg)
Legs
Material
Carbon Fiber
Head Attachment Fitting
1/4"-20
Leg Stages/Sections
3
Leg Lock Type
Twist
Independent Leg Spread
Yes, lockable at 20°, 40°, 60, or 80° angles
Spiked/Retractable Feet
No
Center Brace
No
Center Column
Center Column Type
Rapid
Tilt and Pan
Yes; tilt upwards, downwards, and lock at 0°, 15°, 30°, 45°, 60°, 75° or 90° angles; rotate 360°
Center Column Sections
1
Bubble Level
Yes
Ballast Hook
Yes, ballast loop
Accessory Mounting Thread
Yes, 3/8"-16
Packaging Info
Package Weight
5 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
25.8 x 5.5 x 5.4"

Vanguard 263CT Reviews

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Where is the manufacturing country?

Where is the manufacturing country?
Asked by: Mika
Myanmar
Answered by: Greg
Date published: 2021-03-24

question

Does this tripod come with a ballhead mount?
Asked by: Stella B.
You can mount any ball head on this tripod, it has the industry standard 3/8 screw for just about any head.
Answered by: Jacob C.
Date published: 2021-03-24

Can the tube be fully removed and inverted for ...

Can the tube be fully removed and inverted for copy shooting below the tripod?
Asked by: Deborah
yes it can
Answered by: vilson
Date published: 2021-01-13

What is the diameter of the head mount on the ...

What is the diameter of the head mount on the column?
Asked by: Bruce
It is about 2 and 1/4 inches.
Answered by: Yaakov
Date published: 2021-07-07

question

what is the maximum height without extension of center post?
Asked by: Larry
The max height without the center column extended is 52.3 inches.
Answered by: Andrea O.
Date published: 2018-08-27

There is no ball head in the photo- which one is ...

There is no ball head in the photo- which one is recommend?
Asked by: Jay
Any ball head will work, whether it is Vanguard brand or another brand. Since the tripod supports 15lbs, a good fit is the Veo BH50 head, click the link below to view; https://bhpho.to/2QtMPIe
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2020-08-26

If the legs become loose, is there a way to ...

If the legs become loose, is there a way to tighten them? My Benro is keeping my hex/allen wrench busy.
Asked by: Craig
This tripod offers an Advanced Twist-Lock. Tripods that need to be tightened when the legs become loose usually have flip locks, which will become loose in time.
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2023-12-04
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