The Vanguard VEO 3 263CO Carbon Fibre Tripod is a tall carbon fibre tripod that is designed for birdwatchers or nature lovers, delivering a solid base for their spotting scopes. This includes a VEO PH-28 Arca compatible 2-way pan head which has all the control in a single telescopic handle, allowing maximum control in following birdlife on the move, then locking down when stationary, always leaving one hand free to operate the zoom and focus for the best results.
On top of the tripod is a VEO PH-28 2-way pan head with a single telescopic handle that controls the movement. When loosened, it allows you to follow a bird in flight with ease, and simply turning the handle allows you to lock it in place when the bird has landed. Alternatively you can alter the friction with the handle to increase the drag for maximum control. All this while keeping a hand free to adjust the focus or zoom of your spotting scope.
The quick release system is also Arca compatible, so it allows you to attach any spotting scope with an Arca compatible foot directly to the head without the need for a quick release plate, maximising the stability for observation. For those without an Arca compatible foot, it includes an extra large quick release plate with a spring locating pin for any spotting scope to be mounted to.
Perfect for even the tallest birdwatcher, this tripod folds to 71cm and extends to 176cm, or 143cm with the central column down.
The 3-section, 26mm diameter legs incorporate silent twist leg locks that won’t startle any wildlife when you are setting up. They are also designed to be easy to clean, allowing you to maximise the life of your tripod.
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Vanguard VEO 3 263CO Carbon Fibre Tripod specifications
- Weighs 2.1kg with an 8kg load capacity
- Extends to 176cm and folds to 71cm
- Noise-free and easy clean twist lock leg adjustments
- Tripod leg converts to a monopod in 3 easy steps
- Rubber/spiked feet
|Tripod Style||Traditional Full Sized Tripod|
|Multi-Angle Central Column||No (Can use VEO MT-12)|
|Reversible Central Column||Yes|
|Low Angle Adaptor||Yes|
|Maximum Height Central Column Extended||1760mm|
|Maximum Height Central Column Down||1430mm|
|Maximum Load Capacity||8kg|
|Leg Lock||Easy clean twist lock|
|Leg Angles||3 (20°, 50° and 80°)|
|Feet Type||Rubber Feet and Spiked Feet|
|Hook For Hanging Extra Weight||Yes (or Alta SBM available separately)|
|Head Attachment Thread||1/4″ and 3/8″ thread|
|Tripod Head||VEO PH-28|
|Head Style||2-way Pan Head that locks using handle|
|Arca Swiss Compatible||Yes|
|Separate Pan Lock||No|
|Friction Control||No (though can adjust friction by turning handle)|
|Bubble Level on Head||1|
|Accessories||Quick release plate, spiked feet, low angle adaptor and tripod bag|
|Suitable For Mirrorless||Yes|
|Suitable For DSLR||Yes|
|Suitable For PRO Kit||No|
|Extended Warranty||10 Years|
|Series||VEO 3 Spotting Scope Tripod|
|Other||Can also be used for photography, but no separate pan lock|
|Suitable For Spotting Scope||Yes|