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

BH #VAAP263AP • MFR #ALTA PRO 263AP
Vanguard Alta Pro 263AP Aluminum-Alloy Tripod Kit with PH-32 3-Way, Pan-and-Tilt Head
Key Features
  • Load Capacity: 11.0 lb, Leg Sections: 3
  • Tiltable & Rotatable Rapid Center Column
  • Swivel 360°, Tilt 90° Up or Down
  • Aluminum-Alloy Legs, Flip Locks
This Alta Pro 263AP Aluminum-Alloy Tripod Kit from Vanguard supports up to 11.0 lb, measures 28.5" when folded, and includes a PH-32 3-Way, Pan-and-Tilt Head with QS-51 Quick Release Plate. Each of its 3-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 57.6" to a maximum height of 70.0" 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 263AP Tripod with PH-32 Pan... Overview

This Alta Pro 263AP Aluminum-Alloy Tripod Kit from Vanguard supports up to 11.0 lb, measures 28.5" when folded, and includes a PH-32 3-Way, Pan-and-Tilt Head with QS-51 Quick Release Plate. Each of its 3-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 57.6" to a maximum height of 70.0" 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 or accessories that are compatible with a 1/4"-20 mount can be connected to the QS-51 Quick Release Plate, which is secured to the tripod's pan-and-tilt head using a quick release cam lock. The quick release plate features a rubberized, non-slip platform while three built-in bubble levels are located along the edges of the clamp to accommodate portrait and landscape orientations.

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. 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 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.

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 57.6" to a maximum height of 70.0" 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
  • Aluminum-alloy legs each feature 3 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
  • 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 5.7 lb, measures 28.5" when folded

Head

  • 3-way, pan-and-tilt head
  • Compatible 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 for portrait orientation
  • Two independent, user-extendable handles, one for backwards or forwards tilt, and one for sideways tilt
  • Quick release cam lock on top of head is compatible with included QS-51 Quick Release Plate
  • Three built-in bubble levels accommodate portrait and landscape orientations
  • Durable, magnesium-alloy construction
UPC: 026196343370

Vanguard Alta Pro 263AP Tripod with PH-32 Pan... Specs

Head
Head TypePan & Tilt Head
Base Mount3/8"-16 Thread & 1/4"-20 with Bushing
Camera Mounting Screw1/4"-20 Male
Number of Bubble Levels3
General
Load Capacity11 lb / 5 kg
Maximum Working Height70" / 177.8 cm
Minimum Working Height57.6" / 146.3 cm
Folded Length28.5" / 72.4 cm
MaterialsAluminum Alloy, Magnesium Alloy
Weight5.7 lb / 2.6 kg
Legs
Leg Lock TypeFlip Lock
Leg Positions3 Positions
Independent Leg SpreadYes
Leg Sections3
Bubble LevelYes
Feet FeaturesRetractable, Spiked
Center Column
Center Column FeaturesBallast Hook
Center Column Sections1
Center Column Extension TypeRapid
Lateral / 90-Degree Center ColumnYes
Center Column Rotation360°
Packaging Info
Package Weight7.5 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)25.3 x 5 x 5"
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