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Vanguard Alta Pro 263ABT 100 Aluminum Alloy Tripod with SBH-100 Ball Head

BH #VAAP263ABT • MFR #ALTA PRO 263ABT 100
Vanguard Alta Pro 263ABT 100 Aluminum Alloy Tripod with SBH-100 Ball Head
Key Features
  • Load Capacity: 15.4 lb, Leg Sections: 3
  • Tiltable & Rotatable Rapid Center Column
  • Removable Leg Converts to Monopod
  • Aluminum Alloy Legs, Twist-Lock Joints
This Alta Pro 263ABT 100 Aluminum Alloy Tripod from Vanguard supports up to 15.4 lb, measures 28.1" when folded, and includes an SBH-100 ball head with QS-39 quick release plate. Each of its three-section legs features an independent spread as well as twist-lock joints for fast deployment. Together, the three legs can be positioned for a minimum height of 56" to a maximum height of 68.1" with the center column fully raised. Foam covers on each of the legs provide a secure, comfortable grip while moving the tripod, and rubber feet each with a twist-out, metal spike further enhance stability on a wide variety of surfaces, including soft and uneven soil.
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Vanguard Alta Pro 263ABT 100 Tripod with SBH-... Overview

This Alta Pro 263ABT 100 Aluminum Alloy Tripod from Vanguard supports up to 15.4 lb, measures 28.1" when folded, and includes an SBH-100 ball head with QS-39 quick release plate. Each of its three-section legs features an independent spread as well as twist-lock joints for fast deployment. Together, the three legs can be positioned for a minimum height of 56" to a maximum height of 68.1" with the center column fully raised. Foam covers on each of the legs provide a secure, comfortable grip while moving the tripod, and rubber feet each with a twist-out, metal spike further enhance stability on a wide variety of surfaces, including soft and uneven soil.

For situations where even a compact tripod may be too bulky for use, one leg detaches to become a sturdy monopod. Just attach the ball head for lightweight, run-and-gun support when shooting wildlife, sports, and other fast-moving action.

Cameras or accessories that are compatible with a 1/4"-20 mount can be connected to the QS-39 quick release plate. The quick release plate can be attached or removed from the integrated clamp located at the top of the head's ball-and-socket joint by tightening or loosening the clamp's knurled, locking knob. The quick release plate features a rubberized, non-slip platform while two built-in bubble levels are located along the edges of the clamp.

By loosening the ball head's primary locking knob, the head's ball-and-socket joint can be quickly swiveled, angled, fully tilted, or returned to its upright position. Toward the side of the ball head opposite the primary locking knob is a secondary locking knob, which controls the ability to rotate the head 360°.

For added versatility, the center column is connected to the tripod by a fulcrum which 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, 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, and 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.

Additionally, a carry bag is included for storage or transport.

General Use and Handling
  • Supports up to 15.4 lb
  • Push-and-pull rapid center column for rapid positioning
  • Can be set to a minimum height of 56" to a maximum height of 68.1" with the center column fully raised
  • For added versatility, the center column is connected to the tripod by a fulcrum that enables up to 90° of upwards or downwards tilt
  • 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
  • A removable leg converts into a convenient monopod
  • Aluminum alloy legs each feature three sections with twist-lock joints for fast deployment, and can be independently spread
  • Legs can be locked at 25, 50, or 80° angles
  • Foam covers on each of the legs provide a secure and comfortable grip
  • Rubber feet with twist-out, metal spikes further enhance stability on a wide variety of surfaces, including soft and uneven soil
  • Built-in tripod bubble level, ballast hook, and 1/4"-20 mount for direct attachment of accessories that feature 1/4"-20 female accessory threads
  • 1/4"-20 to 3/8"-16 mount adapter for attachment of accessories that feature 3/8"-16 female accessory threads
  • Weighs 5.4 lb, measures 28.1" when folded
Ball Head
  • Magnesium alloy ball head with quick release clamp
  • Compatible with tripods or support systems that feature a 1/4"-20 mount
  • Uses ball-and-socket joint to help maximize pan-and-tilt flexibility
  • Ball-and-socket joint provides 360° of swivel control, is tiltable down to a 90° angle, and can be locked into place
  • Large, primary locking knob with knurled surface allows ball-and-socket joint to be quickly swiveled, angled, fully tilted, or returned to its upright position
  • Secondary locking knob with knurled surface allows head to rotate 360°
  • Integrated clamp on top of on the ball-and-socket joint is compatible with included QS-39 Quick Release Plate
  • Two built-in bubble levels along the edges of the clamp
UPC: 026196354826

Vanguard Alta Pro 263ABT 100 Tripod with SBH-... Specs

Key Specs
Camera Mounting Screw
1/4"-20 Male
Quick Release Plate Type
Proprietary
Head Type
Ball Head
Load Capacity
15.4 lb / 7 kg
Maximum Working Height
68.1" / 173 cm
Minimum Working Height
56" / 142.2 cm
Closed Length
28.1" / 71.4 cm
Materials
Aluminum Alloy, Magnesium Alloy
Weight
5.4 lb / 2.4 kg
Leg Lock Type
Twist Lock
Leg Sections
3
Feet Features
Retractable, Spiked
Camera Attachment
Camera Mounting Screw
1/4"-20 Male
Quick Release Plate Type
Proprietary
Head
Head Type
Ball Head
Base Mount
1/4"-20 & 3/8"-16 Female
Bubble Level
2
General
Load Capacity
15.4 lb / 7 kg
Maximum Working Height
68.1" / 173 cm
Minimum Working Height
56" / 142.2 cm
Closed Length
28.1" / 71.4 cm
Materials
Aluminum Alloy, Magnesium Alloy
Weight
5.4 lb / 2.4 kg
Legs
Leg Lock Type
Twist Lock
Leg Positions
3 Positions
Independent Leg Spread
Yes
Leg Sections
3
Leg Diameter
1" / 26 mm (Maximum)
Bubble Level
Yes
Feet Features
Retractable, Spiked
Detachable Monopod
Leg Sections
3
Monopod Foot Features
Retractable, Spiked
Center Column
Center Column Features
Ballast Hook
Center Column Shape
Faceted
Center Column Sections
1
Center Column Extension Type
Rapid
Lateral / 90-Degree Center Column
Yes
Center Column Rotation
360°
Packaging Info
Package Weight
6.96 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
22.5 x 5.2 x 4.6"

Vanguard Alta Pro 263ABT 100 Tripod with SBH-... Reviews

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Do both configurations (tripod and ...

Do both configurations (tripod and tripod-to-monopod) come with flip locks? Both descriptions say flip locks, but the product photos for the tripod with monopod option show twist locks.
Asked by: Rebecca
Sorry for the confusion. The Tripod + Monopod version comes with twist locks rather than flip locks.
Answered by: Jeremy
Date published: 2021-04-25

Are the twist locks quarter turn?

Are the twist locks quarter turn?
Asked by: Terry
Yes the twist locks would be a quarter turn.
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2021-06-03

Is this tripod okay for my Nikon D3500 with ...

Is this tripod okay for my Nikon D3500 with NIKKOR 200-500 mm lens?
Asked by: Jimmy
The Vanguard Alta Pro 263ABT 100 Aluminum Alloy Tripod with SBH-100 Ball Head is under for support weight and style for the D3500 with the Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR Lens. These are better options, https://bhpho.to/467rnP6. And it is best to get either one of these for the lens, https://bhpho.to/3X6mVvL .
Answered by: Rob K
Date published: 2023-06-15

Is this ball head compatible with Olympus OMD ...

Is this ball head compatible with Olympus OMD cameras?
Asked by: Joan
Yes, the SBH-100 Ball Head would be compatible with the Olympus OM-D series cameras.
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2022-01-07

is the ball head removable?

is the ball head removable?
Asked by: Frank
Yes, the ballhead is removable from this tripod.
Answered by: Boyd H
Date published: 2021-07-16
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