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Vanguard Alta Pro 253CT Carbon Fiber Tripod Leg Set, Maximum Height 65", Supports 15.4 lbs.


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Meet the tripod that can take your photography to a whole new level. Alta Pro isa bestselling and award-winning tripod unmatched flexibility and stability that enables more angle possibiliities than ever before. With lightweight carbon fiber legs, Alta Pro 253CT is popular for those who need extreme flexibility minus a heavy weight.

Its Instant Swivel Stop-n-lock (ISSL) system securely repositions the central column in one simple movement, in just a few seconds, while maintaining the tripod's balance and stability. Its innovative Multi-Angle Center Column allows users to move the central column from zero to 130-degree angles in variable vertical and horizontal positions.

Vanguard 253CT Features

  • Multi-Angle Center Column can be adjusted from zero to 130 degrees
  • Advanced camera vibration control
  • Lightweight carbon fiber: Weighs only 3.6 lbs./1.6 kg.
  • Quarter-twist legs
  • Legs adjust to 25, 50 and 80-degree angles

Vanguard 253CT Specifications

Leg Sections
Tripod Legs: Load Capacity
15.4 lbs / Max Load (tilted): 11.0 lbs
Carbon Fiber
Diameter (top tube): 25mm
Maximum Length:
Folded Length:
Locking System:
Quarter-twist legs
Tilt angle:
Legs adjust to 25, 50 and 80-degree angles
Multi-Angle Center Column can be adjusted from zero to 130 degrees
3.66 lbs
Advanced camera vibration control
Mfr #

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I would buy this product again.


I bought this tripod to replace a sturdy but heavy metal tripod. I would not have believed how such a light tripod could provide such steady support and also be so versatile.


Extremely pleased with this tripod!


This is not a travel tripod, but is lightweight and strong enough to be used for shots of wildlife; it is also excellent in the studio for portraits or macro shots. I'm very pleased with it. The ball head will hold a 300mm lens firmly, but a larger head or a gimble is recommended for longer lens.


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