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The Vanguard Alta Pro 263AB 100 Aluminium Tripod with SBH-100 Ball Head has unmatched flexibility and stability and enables more angle possibilities than ever before. Its Multi-Angle Central Column (MACC) System allows users to move the centre column from 0 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 centre column in one simple movement 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, patented premium magnesium die-cast canopy and head, hexagon-shaped centre column for extra stability, quick-flip leg locks, non-slip spiked rubber feet for changing terrains and a removable hook for hanging camera accessories. The SBH-100 fluid-like ball head rotates 360 degrees and has smooth locking knobs, an outstanding loading capacity and fine-tuning functions. More
SBH-100 precision-cut ball head moves swiftly and steadily so you won’t miss the action. Constructed of solid, strong magnesium alloy, it\'s durable and yet lighter in weight than the industry standard. Unlike other ball heads, SBH ball heads are designed with molded body parts, not assembled cut parts, like the competition. Its smooth locking knobs allow you to move the ball head swiftly and securely into the perfect position, even with the heaviest lenses and cameras. It includes two bubble levels, 360-degree scale, fine-tuning knob and a safety lock for extra stability. A special universal VANGUARD quick shoe for body/lens is also included so you can upgrade your system to quick-release immediately.
Alta Pro Tripods:
Alta Pro tripods have unmatched flexibility and stability, 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, 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. It's available in carbon fiber or aluminum alloy.
View the 2015 Vanguard photo/video catalogue of tripods, monopods, heads, bags and accessories here.
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I have found this tripod to satisfy all my needs from such an accessory. It is quite heavy but came with a bag which makes carrying it much better. I have used it for landscape and family photos and also started taking macro pictures helped by the very versatile centre column which allows many more possible shots than my old standard tripod. Glad I bought it.
Nice solid piece of kit
Well-built and well-designed. Lovely to use - worth spending a bit extra to get this quality.Might be a bit heavy for long treks unless you are fairly fit.
Having been a long term Manfrotto user I was very surprised to find this tripod beating my old 190 X Pro B in every respect.The legs provide a solid dependable and very versatile platform for all uses be that at home, in the studio or out in the wilds.The SBH-100 ball head is the best I've used.silky smooth on all axis but locks up solid with little effort.My only criticism if any would be that the ball head uses its own proprietary version of the arca swiss plates rather than original area swiss plates and though the original arca swiss plates I have will fit they don't feel quite as secure as those supplied.Even when loaded with an electronic pan & tilt head + batteries & Fuji XT-1 + battery grip & telephoto lens its rock steady without even a hint of a wobble and I feel it could handle a much larger payload without issue.
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from Stoke on Trent
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This tripod, combined with the articulated LCD screen on my camera, allows me the freedom to shoot at ANY angle I wish, from close to the ground to the full height of the tripod, without having to be a contortionist.The ball head is smooth in operation, very versatile and has a really good positive lock.
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absolutely fantastic piece of gear
I should buy one long time ago.Beautiful staf.
(1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
from Grantown on Spey
A little heavier than I thought it would be but a great tripod. Confident that it will hold the camera and the two plates enables me to leave one on my 70-200 lens. Good value and very adaptable.
(6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)
By DC Page
from Alves, Scotland
I have had this tripod for over a month now and subjected it to some challenging trials up here in Scotland. It's been dragged into rocky outcrops, rivers and various other places and has been fantastic. I decided to go for this model as I'd just bought the Vanguard Up Rise 46 bag and wanted to ensure a new tripod would fit into the amazing design holder on this, which it does perfectly. I've not yet had to use the included rock bag for stability as it holds it's own pretty well so far. It's not the lightest tripod I'm sure, but it's not that heavy either and I've happily trekked with it attached to the bag. The ball head has nice smooth fluid movement making setting up shots really easy and the fact that the central column slides out and allows really low level shooting is fantastic....watch the videos online to see how adaptable this model is. I would highly recommend this product, and TIPA already have!
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Ball is bettter.
I'm trying to get into macro and this tripod enables you to get the camera into almost any position. An added surprise is the ball head which is great for positioning, smooth operating and easy to tighten. (previous tripod had a pan and tilt which was awkward to set up and secure.) The ball head is also great for using on a mini tripod and monopod which I have.
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