Reviews and Problems with Vanguard Alta Pro 263AGH
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14 January 2014
Excerpt: This a fantastic, heavy duty tripod. The center column turning into an extension for macro photography saves money. The pistol grip also saves money on a gimbel head. The legs extend easily, and can being able to remove the center column means the tripod can get very close to the ground. It may be a bit heavy, and the pistol grip may make it a bit cumbersome for a photo bag/backpack, but those are small prices to pay. I would definitely recommend this product.
Excerpt: main us is for night photography. This tripod provided the need support and weight capacity for my Canon 5D Mark II and attached telephoto lenses such as the Canon 100-400 zoom. It is simple to operate and light enough to carry around. The best feature is the ability to remove the center post and to re attach it for side and various angled shoots.
Pros: Good Stability, Lightweight, Unfolds Quickly
Excerpt: I have had this tripod for about 4 months and I really like the flexibilty you have from the pistol grip to the moveable central column to the multi-positional legs. The pistol grip is somewhat limited when you want to tilt up, but with the push of a button you can extend the rear leg to take care of this.
Pros: Good Stability, Large Range of Motion, Strong Clamp
Excerpt: The Alta Pro 263AT offers excellent stability even when the bottom leg sections are called into play and the center column is fully extended.<br /><br />Its very well implemented pivot for the center column offers more versatility when compared to other tripod brands which are more limited with only vertical or horizontal use.
Excerpt: I've had this tripod for a couple of months now. Weighing 6 pounds even, it's heavier than I expected and would be difficult to lug around much. However, the weight also affords great stability, which is especially useful when using the option to put the tripod in its offset position (see YouTube videos demonstrating this tripod's versatility). I can set up my T3i so that its lens center is just 10 inches off the floor and 20 inches from the central axis of the tripod.
Excerpt: I was looking for an upgrade on a cheapo walmart tripod and settled on this one. I have been using this tripod mainly for use in stop-motion animation as to achieve more interesting angles of shooting than the standard straight on shot. <br /><br />I have found that the tripod itself is very well constructed, sturdy, and flexible to fit many different situations. There is some weight to it but it is not overly heavy.
Pros: Attaches Firmly, Good Stability, Large Range of Motion
Excerpt: It maybe heavy but worth every single pound of it! Slightly complicated to use but once you get a handle of it its a great piece of gear! You'll never regret buying it! Would recommend to anyone unless you want a travel tripod!
Pros: Attaches Firmly, Good Stability, Large Range of Motion, Strong Clamp