Vanguard Alta Pro 283 CB 100 Tripod W/SBH 100 Ballhead

Vanguard Alta Pro 283 CB 100 Tripod W/SBH 100 Ballhead

Vanguard Alta Pro 283 CB 100 Tripod W/SBH 100 Ballhead

B&H # VAAP283CB100 MFR # ALTA PRO 283CB 100
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Product Highlights

  • Lightweight (4.77lbs/2.1kg) Carbon Fiber
  • Maximum Height of 5.83' (1.78 m)
  • Folded Length is 28.75" (73 cm)
  • Load Capacity of 18 Lbs (8.1 kg)
  • Magnesium Alloy Ballhead Included
  • Ballhead Includes 2 Bubble Levels
  • 25- 50- and 80-Degree Leg Angles
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Vanguard 283CB 100 overview

  • 1Description

Vanguard's Alta Pro 283 CB 100 Tripod W/SBH 100 Ballhead provides the stability, durability and reliability you want in your gear. The carbon fiber legs have settings for 25°, 50°, and 80° with easy-release buttons for quick set-up. This lightweight (4.77 lbs/2.1 kg) tripod collapses to 28.75" (73 cm) and can be extended up to 5.83' (1.78 m). It can support up to 18 lbs (8.1 kg).

The smooth fluid-like SBH 100 ballhead is made of lightweight magnesium alloy and features a precision-cut ballhead, two bubble levels, and a fine-tuning function.

The Multi-Angle Central Column (MACC) system allows you to move the central column from zero to 180° angles in various vertical and horizontal positions, making macro-photography and special wide-angle shots a breeze, and the Instant Swivel Stop-n-Lock (ISSL) system securely repositions the central column in one simple movement.

A magnesium die-cast canopy, quarter-twist leg locks, non-slip, spiked rubber feet and a removable hook for hanging camera accessories make this tripod a great addition to your kit bag.

Lightweight (4.77 lbs/2.1 kg)carbon fiber tripod
Central column moves from 0 to 180 degrees
Legs adjust to 25, 50 and 80-degree angles
Smooth fluid-like ballhead is made of lightweight magnesium alloy and features a precision-cut ballhead, two bubble levels, and a fine-tuning function
Enables extreme low-angle photography
UPC: 026196338253
In the Box
Vanguard Alta Pro 283 CB 100 Tripod W/SBH 100 Ballhead
  • Tripod Bag
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
  • Table of Contents
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    Vanguard 283CB 100 specs

    Tripod Head
    Head Type Ball Head
    Camera Mounting Screw Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Quick Release Plate Type No Quick Release
    Number of Bubble Level(s) Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Load Capacity 18 lb / 8.1 kg
    Maximum Working Height 5.8' / 1.8 m
    Minimum Working Height 57.8" / 1.5 m
    Folded Length 28.75" / 73 cm
    Materials Aluminum Alloy, Carbon Fiber
    Weight 4.77 lb / 2.1 kg
    Leg Lock Type Twist Lock
    Independent Leg Spread Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Leg Sections 3
    Bubble Level Yes
    Tripod Feet Features Retractable, Spiked
    Center Column
    Center Column Sections 1
    Lateral / 90-Degree Center Column Yes
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 6.55 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 31.1 x 5.2 x 4.7"

    Vanguard 283CB 100 reviews

    Alta Pro 283 CB 100 Tripod W/SBH 100 Ballhead is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 33.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very good tripod Very versitile, light weight, and very tall. Ive had other tripods and this one might be the last one i ever buy. Versitile, from snaping pix on a hill edge the hieght comes in very handy, taking pictures of insects on the floor also very flexible you can come within inches of your subject. Lightweight, with all the camera equipment i have carrying this tripod considering all the angles that are available to me its no additional weight to carry. Tall or height, perfect when trying to take a picture over a big crowed. Again this might be my last tripod. Ooooooh and did i mention the price? For the quality, weight carrying capacity, height lenght, versatility, and overall the weight of the tripod itself the price is a very reasonable one.
    Date published: 2013-10-01
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Versatile Tripod at a Good Price I purchased this tripod because of it's versatility, price and positive reviews - it delivers on all counts. For macro photography, the tilting center column and variable angle legs make it easy to get the ideal camera position. Great, solid tripod for the money. A few things could be better: clasping instead of twist leg locks, a lever lock instead of a screw to lock the camera in place, and a shoe mount to the camera that doesn't require a coin or tool; but these are features more typically found on pricier models.
    Date published: 2016-03-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is the ONE! I spent a lot of time looking and reviewing tripods, I would think that I found the one, but would wait to buy it. Then I saw the Alta Pro 2283CB100. The ability it has with the 360 degree rotation is amazing. I knew without a doubt this was the one. At first I had some trouble, but that was me. I was a little afraid of it, but once I just went for it, it was very user friendly. I use this tripod for the simple group photos with the family, getting those low and up close (macro) pictures and just to make sure the camera is stable. The quarter turn on the legs make it easy to set up and collapse. I don't think it is too heavy or bulky. I put it in the bag and let it hang across my back. So glad I kept looking and waited for the right one.
    Date published: 2015-05-30
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Versatility your name is Vanguard! I've had a couple of cheapo tripods but was intrigued by all the features that the Alta Pro line offered, I am looking forward to spring weather and the chance to explore the world of macro with the aid of this new tool. Around the house it has proved very helpful with product shoots (let's you get Whatever angle you can imagine needing)!!! I have a 70-200 2.8 and would suggest a heftier version for larger lenses if you need it completely extended height. I shoot from blinds so this is plenty stable for my use. Give it a try, I don't believe it will disappoint.
    Date published: 2015-03-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Tripod Amazing tripod! This is my first REAL tripod. I've had a few cheap ones and a few travel tripods, take my advice don't buy junk. I frequently place my Canon 60D with a Canon EF 300 f4 L on my travel tripod and have to aim slightly higher than desired picture due the head settling a bit. Enter Vanguard tripod, aim and lock with no settling. The included SBH100 ball head has very smooth movement and large knobs to lock in place. I couldn't be happier!
    Date published: 2013-11-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I would buy this tripod again and again The Vanguard Alta Pro 283 tripod is very strong and rigid. I purchased the carbon fiber model for hiking and nature photography with my Olympus DSLR. The tripod does have an aluminum center column with carbon fiber legs. However, the overall weight is very light for the stabilty it offers. The SBH 100 is a very nice ballhead with no slipping when fully loaded. I have found many uses for the Alta Pro 283 SBH 100 combo. Macro photography, mounted an Astro Tech AT72ed refractor telescope with 2 accessories, and 70mm astronomical binos with the Alta Pro 283 center arm extended out for easy viewing. The Alta Pro 283 and SBH 100 does not slip or loose stability. What more can you ask for than a reliable product and a great company.
    Date published: 2012-06-18
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great, fairly affordable kit Just got this combo tripod and ball head Vanguard kit. So far, so great! The legs have all the same abilities as the higher priced Manfrotto legs; horizontal ability, carbon fiber tubes, multiple fine tuning options. The junctions are a plastic composite of some kind unlike the higher priced metal/CF Manfrotto, so we'll see how they hold up to abuse. Basic ball head comes with this kit but serves it purpose well.
    Date published: 2011-01-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best valu in a tripod, I would buy again I will use this tripod for a variety of situations, wildlife photography, scenery, portrait photography. I love the versatility of this tripod, its light weight for carrying it on photo hikes so forth.
    Date published: 2014-01-20
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