Excerpt: I desired a sturdy tripod for those time I would be working close to my car or home and did not need a lightweight tripod. I was looking for something that would set up quick and simple. This fit the bill perfectly it is flexible in the many positions that it can be set to.
Excerpt: I'm a wedding videographer and this tripod works like charm. With a D800 attached onto a fluid head, this tripod handles the weight of my camera and lenses with no issues at all. If you can't afford the other brands and need a stable shot without any wobble at all, get this tripod.
Pros: Folds Small, Good Stability, Lightweight, Unfolds Quickly
Excerpt: Above anything else, the center column is the best feature of this tripod. Great for hard to get angles and close-ups. Comes with a nice multi tool/caddy for adjustments and tightening. I use it indoors exclusively for product and general all around studio work.
Excerpt: This is my second tripod, and I'm sure it will be my last. I love this tripod! Light weight, solid, good construction. I Use it for all types of photography. You can't buy a better tripod for this price.
Excerpt: In the woodshop are many obstacles such as benches table saws and outfeed tables. The item being photographed or featured in the video is most often on a piece of equipment so that it cannot be moved aside.
Excerpt: WOW, what a great tripod. This Vanguard Alta Pro 263AT is the best tripod I've owned. It is very sturdy and extremely versatile, making it possible to capture that amazing shot. At 4.41lbs, it's a bit heavy to throw on my back for a long day, but it's worth it.