Vanguard 283CB-100 3-Section Alta Pro 283-CT Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs with SBH-100 QR Ballhead, Maximum Height 70", Supports 18 lbs

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About Vanguard 283CB-100

Alta Pro tripods 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 180-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. Additional tripod features include advanced camera vibration and shock control, lightweight carbon fiber legs that adjust to 25, 50 and 80-degree angles, quarter-twist leg locks, patented premium magnesium die-cast canopy, hexagon-shaped central column for extra stability and non-slip, spiked rubber feet for changing terrains and a removable hook for hanging camera accessories.

Its SBH 100 fluid-like ball head rotates 360 degrees and has smooth locking knobs, an outstanding loading capacity and fine-tuning functions.

Vanguard 283CB-100 Features

  • Lightweight carbon fiber
  • Central column moves from 0 to 180 degrees
  • Legs adjust to 25, 50 and 80-degree angles
  • Smooth fluid-like ball head
  • Enables extreme low-angle photography

Vanguard 283CB-100 Specifications

Number of Leg Sections
Leg Diameter(mm)
Head Specs
Bubble level (pcs)
Extended height
1780mm / 70.125"
Folded height
730mm / 28.75"
2.165kg / 4.77lbs

Vanguard 283CB-100 Reviews

Reviewed by 1 customers

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)


Very Pleased With Purchase & Adorama


from Qualicum Beach, BC, Canada  -  Photo Enthusiast

I replaced an old, heavy and rarely used tripod with the Vanguard Alta Pro 283CT and SBH-100 QR Ballhead purchased from Adorama ( for a price that I could not get in Canada even with shipping cost added in. I had looked at Tripods from Monfrotto, Gitzo, Benro and others. I found that this tripod and head met my requirements at an excellent price point. I have had the tripod for nearly a month now and I am pleased with how light and easy it is to use. I am using a tripod much more now since this combination is easy to take with me. I can carry the tripod in the supplied case easily on my photo shoots. The height of the tripod, head and camera are ideal for me as I am six feet tall. As far a stability I find that the Vanguard Alta Pro 283CT is extremely stable for the equipment I am using. My camera is a Nikon D7000 with Vertical Grip and the longest lens is a Nikkor 70-300mm VRII. This tripod leg and ballhead combination could probably hold a larger and heavier combination without sagging so it works extremely well. I compose and shoot without any concerns that things change when my hands leave the camera and tripod. This tripod offers many features that make it easy to use in a variety of different shooting situations. I haven't even explored all of these yet. When I look for equipment I shop for the best quality I can get then look for the best price. I am not swayed into shopping by Brand Name. I found here that this Vanguard Tripod meets or exceeds the other tripods I checked out and the low price was just a bonus. I would have bought this combination even at a higher price point. Check out this combination as you will not be disappointed.


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CAROL L  Would this tripod hold a Canon 5D Mark 111 with a 100-400mm lens without any slipping? Where is the tripod made?
CAROL L  Thank you Eric, I found out it is made in China.
George S  Hi, Will I be able to fit Manfrotto head MH055M8 onto this tripod ? Thanks !
SCOTT G  Not sure I bought the kit which included the head
George S  How does this different form Alta Pro 283 CT apart from the ball head ?
Andrew R  The tripod legs are the same. The Vanguard 283CB-100 includes the 283-CT legs and adds the SBH-100 ballhead to make a complete kit.
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