Reviews and Problems with Vanguard Alta Pro Kit 263AB 100
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8 June 2014
Excerpt: This tripod was bough for the purpose of night shots, and because it's center support can be flipped 90 degrees.Pros: extremely sturdy- able to support 100-400f2.8 L fully extendedQR plate is metal Con: Not for carry to on any hikes- almost 5lbsBall head is a little stiff and not as smooth as it could beThis is not a con, but more of a wish for all the tripod, the levels should be glow-in-dark for easy viewing at night.
Excerpt: I have always skimped on tripods, but Adorama had this pair at a great price. Wow, the things this can do could really improve my imaging especially for closeup work! It's adjustable in so many ways I had to break down and read the manual : ^)A great tripod, a great price - thanks Adorama!
Excerpt: This was a sale item when I purchased it. The good part of this tripod is the heavy weight it can support, very important when taking landscape images. The only trade-off is the weight of the tripod, it is slightly heavy to carry for any great distance. I would prefer a different head, one with handles but the head on it works just fine. It was a on-sale item and it was well worth it.
Excerpt: Can't rate reliability because I've only had mine for a week, but after using once in the field, I'm very impressed with this tripod/head combo. It is very sturdy using my Nikon dslr and 300mm lens. It is tall and heavy (which I like)and seems to be made of quality materials. I can't imagine doing better than this at the price I paid. This was my first time buying from Adorama...a flawless buying experience!
Excerpt: Using this tripod with a 400mm lens to photograph the planets reveals shortcomings that may not be important in other applications.Its legs are sturdy and overall fit and finish are good.However, there is enough "play" between the "shoe" and its receptacle to invite camera shake that can mess up long shots.
Excerpt: Overall a very good product. I bought this to replace an old Slik tripod I've been using, and so far I'm very pleased with it. It took me a few minutes to figure out how to use the Multi-Angle Central Column (MACC), but once you do it's very simple. The Manfrotto 190 seems a little easier to engage, but for the money I'd buy another one of the Vanguard's any day. It seems very sturdy, and is plenty tall enough for me at 6'1" so I don't have to bend over.