The Vanguard Alta CA 234AGH Aluminum Tripod
combines the 4-section aluminum legs with the GH-30 pistol grip head.
The tripod can hold 11 lb of gear, and extends to 61.6". Its legs are
secured by flip locks, and can be independently adjusted to 20°, 40°,
60°, and 80° angles. Each leg has an angled rubber foot for keeping the
tripod from slipping on slippery surfaces.
The rapid center column
has a built-in short column that allows you to shoot from just 8.5"
above the ground for macro and low-angle photography. A ballast hook on
the bottom of the center column provides a place to add weight for added
The GH-30 pistol grip ball head combines the versatility of a 360°
panning ball head with the unique feature of one-handed operation. To
change your camera position, you simply turn the lock counter-clockwise
to release the lock on the ball, reposition your camera, and turn the
lock clockwise to lock the ball in position. This enables extremely fast
setups while allowing you to keep one hand on the camera and one hand
on the pistol grip. An included QS-36 quick-release plate attaches to
your camera via a 1/4"-20 mounting screw.