Vanguard Alta Pro 284CT Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs, Max. Height 63", Supports 18 lbs.


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About Vanguard 284CT

The Alta Pro tripods from Vanguard have unmatched flexibility, stability and enabling more angle possibilities than ever before. Its innovative Multi-Angle Central Column (MACC) System allows users to move the central column from zero to 130-degree angles in variable vertical and horizontal positions making macro-photography and special wide-angle shots a breeze.

The 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 stability. Other features include advanced camera vibration and shock control, legs that adjust to 25, 50 and 80-degree angles, quarter-twist leg locks, patented premium magnesium die-cast canopy and head, hexagon-shaped central column for extra stability and non-slip, spiked rubber feet for changing terrains and a removable hook for hanging camera accessories. Alta Pro 284CT is carbon fiber and has quarter-twist leg locks.

The Vanguard 284CT is commonly used for Landscape/scenery, Portraits and more.One reason why the Vanguard 284CT is popular is because of its Stable

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Stable (4),Lightweight (3),Unfolds quickly (3)
Best Uses:
Landscape/scenery (4),Portraits (4),Night shots (3),Wildlife (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (3)

Vanguard 284CT Features

  • Central column moves from 0 to 130 degrees
  • Carbon fiber
  • Quarter-twist leg locks
  • Legs adjust to 25, 50 and 80-degree angles
  • Lightweight

Vanguard 284CT Specifications

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Vanguard limited lifetime warranty

Vanguard 284CT Reviews

Reviewed by 4 customers


Very nice all-around Tripod


from Frankfort, KY  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Generally, this is a solid product that will give years of great service and flexibility to take unique or difficult shots. The legs can bite you if you are not careful, especially if you decide to pick it up by the legs when they are in the widest spread position. Grab it by the head if you need to move it or the legs can swing in suddenly and pinch your fingers. Other than that little annoyance, the tripod is stable and strong. The carbon fiber construction can be a little springy at full extensions, but it never feels like it will snap like aluminum.


Great versitility and quaility


from Denver, CO  -  Photo Enthusiast

Want to get low? This does it. Very versitle and functional for nearly any type of photography (and video). Light but very sturey in any position. Clearly the best, most sturdy, and most functional tripod in its price renge, or for that matter, better than most in much higher price ranges.


Great tripod


from Delaware  -  Photo Enthusiast

This was a good buy. It is a little heavier than I thought it would be but it is also very stable. I love how the center column can be adjusted all around and it is very easy to use. I went with this one because I felt if I bought it it would be the last one I would need for quite some time.


Sturdy High Quality


from San German,P.R.  -  Photo Enthusiast

Great for macro photography, prevents blury slow shutter speed photos. Also good for panning and videos.


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