Vanguard Alta+ 264AO Aluminum-Alloy Tripod Kit with PH-31 2-Way Pan Head

Vanguard Alta+ 264AO Aluminum-Alloy Tripod Kit with PH-31 2-Way Pan Head

Vanguard Alta+ 264AO Aluminum-Alloy Tripod Kit with PH-31 2-Way Pan Head

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Product Highlights

  • Load Capacity: 11.0 lb
  • Maximum Height: 70.1"
  • Minimum Height: 59.6"
  • Folded Length: 25.4"
  • Leg Sections: 4, Weight: 2.1 lb
  • Aluminum-Alloy Legs, Flip Locks
  • Rubber Feet with Twist-Out, Metal Spikes
  • 2-Way, Pan-and-Tilt Head
  • Quick Release Plate, 1/4"-20 Mount
  • 360° Pan, 90° Tilt
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Vanguard 264AO overview

  • 1Description

This Alta+ 264AO Aluminum-Alloy Tripod Kit from Vanguard supports up to 11.0 lb, measures 25.4" when folded, and includes a PH-31 2-Way Pan Head with QS-52 Quick Release Plate. Each of its 4-section legs features an independent spread as well as flip locks for fast deployment. Together, the three legs can be can be positioned for a minimum height of 59.6" to a maximum height of 70.1" 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.

Cameras, lenses, or sport optics that are compatible with a 1/4"-20 mount can be connected to the QS-52 Quick Release Plate, which is secured to the tripod's pan-and-tilt head using a quick release cam lock. The head can be rotated 360°, and tilted -60° backwards or 90° forwards. These two movements function simultaneously, and both the rotation and tilt can be set in place using the pan bar's integrated twist lock.

A carry bag is included for storage or transport.

General Use and Handling
  • Supports up to 11.0 lb
  • Push-and-pull rapid center column for rapid positioning
  • Can be set to a minimum height of 59.6" to a maximum height of 70.1" with the center column fully raised
  • Aluminum-alloy legs each feature 4 sections, flip locks 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
  • Removable ballast hook
  • 1/4"-20 mount for direct attachment of accessories that feature 1/4"-20 female accessory threads
  • Weighs 2.1 lb, measures 25.4" when folded
  • 2-way, pan-and-tilt head with built-in bubble level
  • Compatible with tripods or support systems that feature a 1/4"-20 mount
  • Can be rotated 360°, and tilted -60° backwards or 90° forwards
  • Head rotation, as well as backwards-and-forwards-tilt movements function simultaneously
  • Quick release cam lock on top of head is compatible with included QS-52 Quick Release Plate
  • Quick release plate with 1/4"-20 mount with rubberized, anti-slip surface and anti-twist index pin
UPC: 026196330912
In the Box
Vanguard Alta+ 264AO Aluminum-Alloy Tripod Kit with PH-31 2-Way Pan Head
  • PH-31 2-Way Pan Head
  • Tripod Bag
  • Limited 10-Year Warranty with Product Registration
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    Vanguard 264AO specs

    Tripod Head
    Head Type Pan & Tilt Head
    Base Mount 1/4"-20 Thread
    Camera Mounting Screw 1/4"-20 Male
    Load Capacity 11 lb / 5 kg
    Maximum Working Height 70.1" / 178.1 cm
    Minimum Working Height 59.6" / 151.4 cm
    Folded Length 25.4" / 64.5 cm
    Materials Aluminum Alloy
    Weight 2.1 lb / 1.0 kg
    Leg Lock Type Flip Lock
    Leg Positions 3 Positions
    Independent Leg Spread Yes
    Leg Sections 4
    Tripod Feet Features Retractable, Spiked
    Center Column
    Center Column Features Ballast Hook, 1/4"-20 Accessory Mounting Thread
    Center Column Sections 1
    Center Column Extension Type Rapid
    Lateral / 90-Degree Center Column No
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 6.6 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 27.0 x 6.0 x 5.0"

    Vanguard 264AO reviews

    Alta+ 264AO Aluminum-Alloy Tripod Kit with PH-31 2-Way Pan Head is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 8.
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Poorly designed panhead The tripod itself is sturdy and decently designed. The problem relates to the panhead. The worst possible idea they could have was put the tension lock for both the tilt and pan on the same knob. This prevents you from locking only one axis at a time for any normal pan shots. This makes the tripod utterly worthless for filming. If you just want a tripod for still photography you would be better off with getting a ballhead.
    Date published: 2011-04-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Vanguard Alta+ 264AO I bought this a few weeks ago and so far it is awsome. It holds my 80mm spotting scope real stable. And has extra leg length for using my camera on and is light enought to carry and it is easy enought to take apart for packing for travel. I am thrilled with it so far. It is a good all round tri pod.
    Date published: 2018-05-01
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from absolute garbage for the money We have had this tripod for under two years and used it lightly and  exclusively in a climate controlled studio environment the entire time. Already the foam grips on the legs have degraded and fallen off, and the tilt axis joint on the head is leaking grease, making this a now useless tripod.
    Date published: 2018-11-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love this tripod! I don't like ball head tripods, and have been looking for this kind of head for a long time. We got it for my son,and although I have a couple of video tripods, Iam thinking about getting one of tthese for myself because I find this system to be very intuitive to use for still photos.
    Date published: 2015-08-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Light Weight This tripod is great for Optics such as Spotting Scopes and Binoculars. The Panhead move smoothly to allow searching. It is light weight and easy to expande the legs. If you want a tripod for Photography get a different panhead with the 264 series.
    Date published: 2012-11-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Vanguard ph-31 2-way Pan Head I got the 2 way pan head on my Alta + 264 AO tri pod. I love it, i like the one handed operation. To be able to control the tilt and swivel and lock with one hand while adjusting the focuse of my spotting scope with the other. Works great for me.
    Date published: 2018-05-01
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from High Quality Tripod. Not ideal for Video I use this with my Canon 7D Mark II. Incredible Tripod for taking pictures. For videos I find the Panhead not fluid enough for moving around while recording videos. If you plan on keepin gin fixed position, it is a great Tripod.
    Date published: 2015-01-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for hunting great all nd tripodarou
    Date published: 2013-11-27
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