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Vanguard Alta+ 263AP Tripod with 3-Way Pan Head + Case - for Cameras or Scopes

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Product Description


  • 65" Maximum Height
  • Separate Tilt Controls & Pan Lock
  • 360° Pan
  • +90° to -60° Tilt
  • +90° to -30° Tilt
  • 3x Bubble Levels on Head
  • Independent Setting of 3 Leg Positions
  • Rubber Feet with Retractable Spikes
  • Supports Up to 5kg
  • Weighs 2kg

The Vanguard Alta+ 263AP 3-Section Aluminum Tripod with PH-32 3-Way Pan Head offers generous height, a sleek & modern design, and safety features that will keep you mounting your gear on it for years to come.

Backpackers and other outdoor photographers will be well-served by the Alta+ 263AP, which reaches a maximum height of 64" and supports up to 11 lb. The tripod features spikes that emerge from its rubber feet, and its removable center column hook supports a ballast for added stability under windy conditions. At 4.4 lb with the head, the 263AP is highly portable.

The included PH-32 is removable and features smooth, fluid-style movement with a side-to-side tilt of -60° to +90° and -30° to +90° of back-to-front tilt. The head, which comes with a QS-51 camera plate, features an independent lock of its 360° panning, which aids in panoramic photography. The tripod collar features set screws, so with an Allen wrench you can establish an extremely strong connection with the head.

Rubber ring underneath tripod collar absorbs shock if center column descends rapidly to chassis; center column is also spring-loaded
Hang a counterweight from the removable center column hook increase the tripod's stability in windy conditions
Leg hinges disengage via easy-press buttons
Die-cast magnesium chassis
Reversible center column for macro photography and extremely low angles
Included quick-release plate features range of horizontal adjustment for the 1/4"-20 screw, for precise balancing
Backup safety lock for the camera plate, with automatic closure
Aluminum alloy legs can be set independently at three angles (25°, 50°, and 80°), for stable operation on uneven ground and for low-angle photography
Quick-flip leg locks
Large foam grips on all three legs for all-weather use



Aluminum alloy legs
Magnesium chassis

Load Capacity

11.0 lb (5 kg)

Maximum Height

65.0" (165.0 cm)

Folded Length

25.0" (63.5 cm)

Leveling Bubble/Illuminated

Yes, 3 on head / no


4.41 lb (2.0 kg)



Head Type

PH-32 3-way pan head

Tilt Range

+90° to -60°
+90° to -30°

Pan Range


Quick Release

QS-51 quick-release plate with 1/4"-20 screw



Head Attachment Fitting

1/4"-20 & 3/8"-16 (reducer bushing included)

Leg Stages/Sections


Diameter (Top Leg Section)

1.02" (26mm)

Leg Lock Type

Flip lock

Independent Leg Spread


Spiked/Retractable Feet


Center Brace



Center Column

Center Column Type

Rapid, reversible

Center Column Sections



Packaging Info

Package Weight

6.2 lb

Box Dimensions (LxWxH)

28.0 x 5.3 x 4.3"


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