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Learn & Explore Series Episode 85

"Vanguard Alta Pro Series Tripods"

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Did You Know?

Since 2003, Vanguard has won 14 awards for its lineup of photo/video accessories – from the Technical Image Press Association, Red Dot International Design Awards, and Popular Photography magazine, among others.

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Did You Know?

The Vanguard Alta Pro’s patented Multi-Angle Central Column (MACC) System allows more angle possibilities than ever before. You can move the central column as needed from zero to 130-degree angles in variable vertical and horizontal positions.

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Did You Know?

Vanguard inspects every tripod meticulously, checking for weight capacity and testing for functional performance of each working part. Only tripods that score a 100% performance rating make it into customers’ hands.

Special Thanks to
Industry Expert: David Akoubian
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Questions covered in the above interview:

  1. What is a Alta Pro Series of tripods?
  2. Now I know Vanguard is getting a lot of buzz with photographers right now, you mind me asking why do you personally use their tripods?
  3. I’ve been following Vanguard for nearly 4 years now, and noticed in the beginning, their tripods were “OK”, and in the last couple years I’ve noticed a major difference in quality and impressive features that now put these tripods in the same category of some of the elite. What is your opinion on that?
  4. What sort of camera was this most designed for?
  5. When a company designs a new product, they have a certain targeted audience or avatar in mind? Who do you think that person is for this product?
  6. In general, what are the benefits of getting a carbon fiber tripod vs aluminum?
  7. Vanguard has 6 tripods part of this series, what are the main differences?
  8. When ordering a tripod, how do you determine what height the tripod should be?
  9. Speaking of height, which of these tripods has the lowest useable height?
  10. What are some of the features you look for in a tripod?
  11. Some of the Alta Pro tripods have a multi-angle center column, can you expound a little about its importance and use?
  12. Some tripods have the spikes in the legs, what are these intended for?
  13. Vanguard has a number of ball-heads, what is your preference?
  14. How do you personally feel these tripods compare to others on the market?
  15. Let’s talk about warranty? What sort of warranty do these tripods have?