Vanguard Alta Pro 2+ 263AP Aluminum-Alloy Tripod Kit with Alta PH-32 3-Way, Pan-and-Tilt Head

Vanguard Alta Pro 2+ 263AP Aluminum-Alloy Tripod Kit with Alta PH-32 3-Way, Pan-and-Tilt Head

Vanguard Alta Pro 2+ 263AP Aluminum-Alloy Tripod Kit with Alta PH-32 3-Way, Pan-and-Tilt Head

B&H # VAAPRO2263AP MFR # ALTA PRO 2+ 263AP
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Product Highlights

  • Load Capacity: 11.0 lb, Leg Sections: 3
  • Tiltable & Rotatable Rapid Center Column
  • Swivel 360°, Tilt 90° Up or Down
  • Aluminum Alloy Legs, Twist Locks
  • Maximum Height: 69.0"
  • Minimum Height: 11.0"
  • Folded Length: 29.8", Weight: 5.7 lb
  • Arca-Type, 3-Way, Pan-and-Tilt Head
  • QS-60 V2 Quick Release Plate
  • Independent 360° Pan, 90° Tilt
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  • 1Description

This Alta Pro 2+ 263AP Aluminum-Alloy Tripod Kit from Vanguard supports up to 11.0 lb, measures 29.8" when folded, and includes an Alta PH-32 3-Way, Pan-and-Tilt Head with QS-60 V2 Quick Release Plate. Each of its 3-section legs features an independent spread as well as twist locks for rapid deployment. Together, the three legs can be extended to obtain a maximum height of 56.8", or 69.0" with the center column fully raised. When the center column and the legs are retracted, the tripod kit stands at 28.0". 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.

Cameras or accessories that are compatible with a 1/4"-20 mount can be connected to the QS-60 V2 Quick Release Plate. The quick release plate can be attached or removed from the integrated clamp located at the top of the PH-32 3-Way, Pan-and-Tilt Head by tightening or loosening the clamp's knurled, locking knob. Within the recessed surface between the clamp's jaws is a retaining pin. This pin prevents an installed QS-60 V2 Quick Release Plate from accidentally sliding off when the clamp is opened. The quick release plate features a rubberized, non-slip platform while a bubble level is built-in along the edge of the clamp.

The PH-32 3-Way, Pan-and-Tilt Head can be rotated 360°, and tilted -60° backwards or 90° forwards. For portrait orientation, it offers a sideways +90°/-30° tilt angle. Each of these three movements function independently of each other and can be locked into place.

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 11.0". 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.

General Use and Handling
  • Supports up to 11.0 lb
  • Push-and-pull rapid center column for rapid camera, lens, or sport optic positioning
  • Can be set to a maximum height of 56.8", or 69.0" with the center column fully raised
  • Tripod kit stands at 28.0" 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 11.0"
  • 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
  • Aluminum-alloy 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 5.7 lb, measures 29.8" when folded
3-Way, Pan-and-Tilt Head
  • Arca-type, 3-way, pan-and-tilt head
  • Compatible with tripods or support systems that feature a 3/8"-16 mount
  • Reducer bushing included for compatibility with tripods or support systems that feature a 1/4"-20 mount
  • Can be rotated 360°, and tilted -60° backwards or 90° forwards
  • Sideways +90°/-30° tilt angle for portrait orientation
  • Two independent, user-extendable handles, one for backwards or forwards tilt, and one for sideways tilt
  • Integrated clamp on top of head is compatible with included QS-60 V2 Quick Release Plate
  • Built-in bubble level
  • Integrated retaining pin on the clamp prevents QS-60 V2 Quick Release Plate from accidentally sliding off when the clamp is opened
  • Durable, aluminum-alloy construction
UPC: 026196349105
In the Box
Vanguard Alta Pro 2+ 263AP Aluminum-Alloy Tripod Kit with Alta PH-32 3-Way, Pan-and-Tilt Head
  • QS-60 V2 Quick Release Plate
  • 3/8"-16 to 1/4"-20 Reducer Bushing
  • Tripod Bag
  • Limited 10-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Tripod Head
    Head Type Pan & Tilt Head
    Base Mount 1/4"-20 Thread
    Camera Mounting Screw 1/4"-20 Male
    Quick Release Plate Type Arca-Type
    Number of Bubble Level(s) Not Specified by Manufacturer
    General
    Load Capacity 11 lb / 5 kg
    Maximum Working Height 69" / 175.3 cm
    Max Height without Center Column 56.8" / 144.1 cm
    Minimum Working Height Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Folded Length 29.8" / 75.7 cm
    Materials Aluminum Alloy
    Weight 5.7 lb / 2.6 kg
    Legs
    Leg Lock Type Twist Lock
    Leg Positions 4 Positions
    Independent Leg Spread Yes
    Leg Sections 3
    Bubble Level Yes
    Center Column
    Center Column Features Ballast Hook, 3/8"-16 Accessory Mounting Thread
    Center Column Sections 1
    Center Column Extension Type Rapid
    Lateral / 90-Degree Center Column Yes
    Center Column Rotation 360°
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 7.5 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 30.8 x 5.4 x 5.3"
    Alta Pro 2+ 263AP Aluminum-Alloy Tripod Kit with Alta PH-32 3-Way, Pan-and-Tilt Head is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 4.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this tripod! Great T-Pod! Love all the angles you can get it into without worrying about it tipping. Sturdy, rugged, good looking. Love it.
    Date published: 2017-08-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great tripod I've been extremely impressed with the build quality of the Vanguard Alta Pro 2+ 263AP. It's very sturdy even in windy conditions and I'm quite confident this will last me for many years. I'm really amazed at the number of features this tripod has in this price point as I compared this with many others costing hundreds of dollars more and after many hours of researching I kept coming back to this model.Very happy with this purchase. Would highly recommend this tripod.
    Date published: 2017-05-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I would buy this product again. I love all the features and the versatility that this tripod has. I have no aluminum model but it's still easy on the shoulders not heavy. No regrets on this purchase I actually wish I had gotten it earlier. Saved money and not having to purchase another video head as I can put my benro video kid on the tripod.
    Date published: 2017-11-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Tripod! Feels sturdy and rugged, and highly versatile too. Great for getting to low or high angles, this tripod covers it all. Overall, great tripod for the value, absolutely recommend!
    Date published: 2018-05-29
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