Backed by popular demand, we merged our award-winning ALTA Pro tripod with our popular PH photo pan heads. ALTA Pro has unmatched versatility and stability and enables more angle possibilities than ever. Its innovative Multi-Angle Central Column (MACC) System allows users to move the central column from 0 to 180-degree angles in variable vertical and horizontal positions, making macro-photography and special-angle shots a breeze. The Instant Swivel Stop-n-Lock (ISSL) System quickly and securely repositions the central column in one simple movement while maintaining the tripods stability. PH-32 is a lightweight, easy-to-operate three-way pan head with precise pan and tilt functions.

  • 70" Maximum Height
  • Supports up to 11 lb
  • Pan Head with Quick Release
  • Column Tilts 180 Degrees
  • 28.5" Folded Length
  • Three Leg Sections / Three Leg Angles
  • 4 Bubble Levels
  • Rubber Feet with Retractable Spikes
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ALTA Pro 263AP

The ALTA Pro 263AP Aluminum Tripod With PH-32 Pan Head has a load capacity of 11 lb, extends to a maximum height of 70" and folds down to only 28.5" which makes it easy to attach to a gear bag or backpack. The center column has a tilting system which allows you to move it from 0 to 180 degrees like a boom for precise composition, making macro photography or copy work a breeze. And while we're on the subject of macro photography, the legs have 25, 50 and 80 degree stops for extra low angle shooting.


PH-32 Pan Head

The included PH-32 3-Way Pan Head comes equipped with a quick release and camera plate for fast set up. Besides 360 degree panning, the PH-32 has a -60 to +90 degree range of backward/forward tilt and -30 to +90 degrees of lateral tilt. The tripod incorporates a bubble level and the head has 3 of its own.


Warranty Applicable by national law
Extended Warranty 10 years
Folded height (inch) 28.5
Head Specs PH-32
Material Aluminum
Maximum loading capacity (lbs) 11.0
Maximum Height (in) 65 - 70
Quick Shoe QS-51
Swivel 360
ALTA PRO 263AP is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The lightest heavy duty semi-pro tripod! 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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