VANGUARD ALTA+ tripods were created by photographers, for photographers, to meet the most demanding requirements. And all of this accomplished in a sleek and modern design.

  • Ultra lightweight
  • Compact
  • Enables low-angle photography
  • Quick-flip leg locks
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VANGUARD ALTA+ tripods were created by photographers, for photographers, to meet the most demanding requirements. And all of this accomplished in a sleek and modern design. ALTA+ is perfect for air travel and backpacking. ALTA+ combines ultra stability, durability, easy of use and reliability every photographer needs. Its legs adjust to 25, 50 and 80-degree angles with a simple push of easy-release buttons for easy terrain changes and low angle-shooting. Other features include advanced camera vibration and shock control, all-weather foam grip legs, patented premium magnesium die-cast canopy and head, non-slip, spiked rubber feet for changing terrains, and a removable hook for hanging camera accessories.


PH-32 Pan Head

This fluid-like pan head has an adjustable gravity center, arched design and double safety lock.


Warranty Applicable by national law
Extended Warranty 10 years
Folded height (inch) 25
Head Specs PH-32
Material Aluminum
Maximum loading capacity (lbs) 11.0
Min.Extended Height (inch) 52 1/8
Maximum Height (in) 65 - 70
Panhead movements 3-way Panhead
Quick Shoe QS-51
Swivel 360


ALTA+ 263AP is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 2.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lightweight and sturdy. Fits in suitcase. I love this tripod. It fits right in my suitcase. Its sturdy and lightweight both at the same time. My perfect travel tripod.
Date published: 2016-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The I'm a Sony A7R2 landscape photographer and I know the importance of having a STURDY tripod to shoot razor sharp images. I have travelled everywhere with this tripod and love it. People always compliment how surprisingly light it is for a full size tripod and how easy it is to use. It's not a "pro" tripod but easily performs like a pro tripod for a fraction of the cost. The build quality is great and out performs many of the similar Vanguard tripods as this one I would say is UNIQUE! It's a full size tripod that can extend taller than me (5'8"). The snap buckles on the legs make for a quick setup and teardown without worrying about breaking them. It is very thick sturdy legged tripod and the hook at the bottom allows you to hang your bag off of it providing a rock steady platform. This tripod is as light as they come without buying expensive carbon fiber, as it's made of a light alloy. Simple and intuitive controls on the panning head makes it easy to adjust without looking at the controls. The head is smooth and fluid making panorama shots a snap with the built in bubble levels. I tested many tripods and was disappointed for the longest time until I came across this one. By far the best value on the market, as there is nothing with this set of specs.
Date published: 2016-03-30
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Hi, I bought "Vanguard Alta Plus 263AP 3-Section Aluminum Tripod with 3-way Magnesium Alloy Photo Panhead"   from Amazon. I could not find a way to lock the pan head without moving. Is there a way to do this?

Asked by: Rajeev
Please call our customer service line at 800-875-3322 x120.
Answered by: Vanguard
Date published: 2016-03-16

Hello, we have an alta 263ap tripod but are missing the two metal arms that allow you to tighten the tripod into place.  Where can we purchase replacement arms?   Many thanks,  -Seth GS

Asked by: sglenniesmith
Seth, Thank you for your purchase, please call our customer service line at 800-875-3322 and we will make sure to take care of all of your questions. Thanks!
Answered by: Vanguard
Date published: 2016-03-08
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Vanguard promises that your product will be defect-free in materials and workmanship. The warranty will not cover product failure that is caused as a result of misuse, failure to follow operating instructions, abuse, or use with improper or faulty equipment. Vanguard's standard product warranty is defined for each country, state, or regions law of where product is purchased. Please keep your receipt as a proof of purchase to repair your product under warranty.

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