Reviews and Problems with Vanguard Alta Pro 263AB 100
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Sturdy and Well Mad Tripod
3 September 2012
Excerpt: Super easy to use, the Vanguard tripod is solidly made to last a long time. Lots of metal use in its construction, especially important in the legs, thick and solid tub design is critical for sturdy support for long shots, and in windy conditions, the good construction lends confidence to putting your expensive gear on top with the very functional AB100 ball head.
Pros: Good Stability, Lightweight, Unfolds Quickly
Summary: 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.
Summary: 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.
Pros: Durable, Great Features, Great Picture Quality, Simple Controls
Summary: for an amateur enthusiast this is all that you require unless you are going to use some exotic heavy lens. it has all the stability one can desire from a more expensive tripod and it's build quality gives a built to last feel. i have done some long exposure night photography using this and i am completely satisfied with this product.
Summary: 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.
Summary: Ordered this combo about a month ago and am very pleased with it. The whole thing feels tight and when it is locked down, nothing moves...even a mm. The multi-angle center column has come in very handy for macro work. I have not given it a five star rating because when you are using the multi-angle center column, there is some movement when you tighten it. In other words, your composition will change.