Excerpt: PROS: Compact, sturdy and looks very durable. The center column is very versatile and helpful, especially if you look macro or from unusual angles. CONS: The handle of the gun is a little hard to press and the tripod is heavier than I expected.
Pros: Compact, Easily Adjusted, Good Footing, Locks In Tight, Smooth Movement
Excerpt: I bought this for my dad to use with a spotting scope after he used one someone had at a gun match. He loves it! It is very easy to set up and with the pistol grip it is very easy to move from target to target. Plus it is just very cool.
Pros: Easily Adjusted, Locks In Tight, Smooth Movement
Excerpt: First off, packing and shipping were first rate. There are many reviews on this item, but almost all were from professionals. I am writing this is a novice with very little experience with tripod photography in the past. First thing I noticed was build quality and feel.
Pros: Easily Adjusted, Good Footing, Locks In Tight
Excerpt: The design of the locking mechanism of the quick release disk that mounts on the camera to the tripod is faulty. It makes a click sound fooling you into believing it has locked the disk into place. It will not be locked causing the camera to fall to the ground and possibly damage the camera.
Excerpt: I own the Vanguard Alta Pro 263 AT with GH-100 head. In the course of a week I had to use the tool it came with to tighten the clamps three times because the leg would all of a sudden start retracting.
Excerpt: After years of searching for a stable tripod with lots of features at a decent price, finally I purchased the Alta Pro 263AGH. This is the answer to my requirements for both birding and macro imaging.
Pros: Easily Adjusted, Good Footing, Locks In Tight, Smooth Movement
Excerpt: This is an awesome tripod for video, stationary photo shooting, or anything which does not require lightweight use like back packing. The pistol grip head is amazing. I will never use anything else. Everyone who tries it oohs and aahs. The engineering and build on this are excellent.
Pros: Easily Adjusted, Lightweight, Locks In Tight, Smooth Movement
Excerpt: I use this for exploring and landscape work, but it's also great in the studio. I needed a tripod that could handle a D800 with battery grip and considerable glass weight that would enable me to make quick/precise adjustments.
Pros: Compact, Easily Adjusted, Good Footing, Lightweight, Locks In Tight, Smooth Movement