The Vanguard Alta Pro 263AGH 3-Section Aluminum Tripod with GH-100 Pistol-Grip Ball Head offers generous height, impressive stability, and light weight alongside a comprehensive list of professional functions Ã¢â‚¬â€œ primary among which is the 180Ã‚Â° tilting of the center column, which makes a convenient task of macro photography.
The included ball head operates by way of a pistol-grip trigger. Squeeze it, and you release the lock on the ball in order to position it; release it, and the ball locks to set the position. This enables extremely fast setups and one-handed operation. With the GH-100 head on the tilting center column, you'll be able to position your camera easily & securely at virtually any point within a spherical range. With an Allen key you can adjust the tension of the center column's swiveling motion, and the head also features a Friction Control System.
Not only macro photography but also any type of outdoor photography will be well-served by the Alta Pro 263AGH, which reaches a maximum height of 68.5" and supports up to 15.4 lb. The tripod features spikes that emerge from its rubber feet, and it comes with a stone bag that attaches to each leg to support a ballast. This adds stability under windy conditions. At 5.8 lb with the head, the 264AB is quite portable.
The included GH-100 is removable and features a side-to-side tilt of -32Ã‚Â° to +90Ã‚Â° and -8Ã‚Â° to +90Ã‚Â° of back-to-front tilt. The head, which comes with a QS-65GH quick-release plate, also pans a full 360Ã‚Â° with a click stop every 5Ã‚Â° to aid in panoramic photography. The tripod collar features set screws, so with an Allen wrench you can establish an extremely strong connection with the head.
Ã‚Â· Multi-Angle Central Column (MACC) System allows you to move the center column from 0 to 180Ã‚Â° angles in variable vertical and horizontal positions
Ã‚Â· Instant Swivel Stop-n-Lock (ISSL) system securely repositions the center column in one simple movement, in just a few seconds, while maintaining the tripod's stability
Ã‚Â· Rubber ring underneath tripod collar absorbs shock if center column descends rapidly to chassis
Ã‚Â· Comes with stone bag for adding a ballast to increase the tripod's stability in windy conditions; alternatively, hang a counterweight from the removable center column hook
Ã‚Â· Bubble level on die-cast magnesium chassis
Ã‚Â· Aluminum alloy legs can be set independently at three angles (25Ã‚Â°, 50Ã‚Â°, and 80Ã‚Â°), for stable operation on uneven ground and for low-angle photography
Ã‚Â· Quick-flip leg locks
Ã‚Â· Large foam grips on all three legs for all-weather use
Ã‚Â· Hexagonal center column prevents twisting
Ã‚Â· Pistol grip provides one-handed operation of head controls
Ã‚Â· Friction Control System allows you to modify the level of friction on the ball to accommodate changing equipment weight
Ã‚Â· Anodized center ball allows for extremely fluid movement without sacrificing precise control
Ã‚Â· Dual-locking quick shoe mechanism
Ã‚Â· Rubberized hand grip