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.
Reviewed by 1 customers
I replaced an old, heavy and rarely used tripod with the Vanguard Alta Pro 283CT and SBH-100 QR Ballhead purchased from Adorama (www.adorama.com) 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.