The Vanguard VEO 3 263CO 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.
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
The VEO 3 263CO is a full sized carbon fibre tripod that is designed to deliver a stable base for even the most expensive spotting scope at maximum zoom.
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 (including VEO spotting scopes and Endeavor spotting scopes) 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.
For added stability, there is a retractable hook to attach additional weight, and the rubber feet come off to allow the spiked feet provided to be attached.
For observing or photography from a low angle, the tripod comes with three easy-set leg angles (20°, 50° and 80°) and a low angle adaptor. Alternatively, simply reverse the central column and you're ready to go.
On the side of the central canopy spider are two 3/8" threads for tripod support arms, allowing you to attach the accessories of your choice. These threads include bayonet slots on either side that ensure maximum stability on tripod support arms with that feature, such as the VEO TSA DLX which has a reversible plate for bayonet/non-bayonet fittings.
If you don't need the full tripod, then simply remove a leg, attach it to the central column and you have a monopod that extends to 183cm.
Manufactured with CNC technology using aircraft grade aluminium for load bearing parts ensures outstanding quality, and for maintenance, the easy clean twist locks can be fully unscrewed, allowing you to clean the leg locks after use for maximum longevity.
Tripod Style Traditional Full Sized Tripod
Multi-Angle Central Column No (Can use VEO MT-12)
Reversible Central Column Yes
Low Angle Adaptor Yes
Material Carbon Fibre
Folded Length 710mm
Maximum Height Central Column Extended 1760mm
Maximum Height Central Column Down 1430mm
Minimum Height 240mm
Maximum Load Capacity 8kg
Leg Diameter 26mm
Leg Sections 3
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)
Monopod Leg Yes
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
Quick Shoe QS-61P
Separate Pan Lock No
Friction Control No (though can adjust friction by turning handle)
Bubble Level on Head 1
Tripod Bag Yes
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
Warranty 2 Years
Extended Warranty 10 Years
Tripod Colour Carbon Fibre
Other Can also be used for photography, but no separate pan lock
Suitable For Spotting Scope Yes