What is the difference between the 253CB and the 253DT?
There does not appear to be a Vanguard 253DT product. There is a 253CT item. The Vanguard 253CT is the Alta+ carbon legs tripod without a head. The 253CB is a kit tat includes the 253CT legs, the SBH 50 ball head and a vinyl carrying case. The 253CB kit is a great deal for the money. The 253CT with the SBH 50 head weighs a grand total of just 1.935 kg. The tripod is not only extremely light but, also very strong and sturdy. If using the tripod outside, I recommend attaching a sand bag - 8 lbs - to the center rod of the tripod for stability in the wind.