VEO 3+ 263AP Aluminium Tripod with 3-Way Pan Head and Innovative Multi-Angle Central Column

VEO 3+ 263AP Aluminium Tripod with 3-Way Pan Head and Innovative Multi-Angle Central Column


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Available: October 2020

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The VEO 3+ 263AP is an innovative and premium aluminum all-in-one tripod with an innovative Arca compatible 3-way pan head, that includes an innovative Multi-Angle Central Column (MACC) that is ideal for any style of photography, from macro to landscape. The MACC can also be used as a Multi-Mount to attach additional kit for the best results.

  • MACC moves almost 360° in any direction for the perfect setup for any shot, from landscape to macro
  • MACC can be used as a multi-mount with the VEO+ MA1 Adaptor (included free in-pack
  • Extends to 173.5cm/68 1/3 inches and has a maximum load capacity of 6kg/13.2lbs
  • Folds to 77.5cm/30 1/2 inches and weighs 2.6kg/5.7lbs
  • 26mm diameter aluminium legs with 3-sections
  • Includes a tripod leg that converts into a monopod
  • Easy set, solid and easy clean twist locks
  • Three easy set leg angles (23°, 50° and 80°) with innovative push button lock
  • Includes rubber feet that can be replaced with spiked feet (provided)
  • Removable hook can be used to hang weight for additional stability
  • Arca-compatible VEO 2 PH-38 3-way Pan Head with top handle that can rotate 90°
  • Premium padded tripod bag with shoulder strap and internal zip up pocket

This innovative design, partnered with leading manufacturing techniques, delivers an experience that allows any photographer to explore their world with confidence.

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Vanguard is proud to introduce the VEO 3+ Series, which is the result of over 30 years of in-house design experience, as well as feedback gathered from photographers around the world. This all-in-one tripod series is sturdy and stylish, but truly stands out thanks to its outstanding versatility.

Versatile Multi-Angle Central Column:

All VEO 3+ Tripods come with a market leading Multi-Angle Central Column (MACC) that delivers both versatility and stability.

The easy-to-operate MACC can be moved almost 360° in any direction, and combined with the three easy set leg angles, it makes the VEO 3+ perfect for any style of photography - moving from macro shots with your lens at ground level, to upright landscape shots in seconds.

You can also use the MACC as a multi-mount when you pair it with the VEO+ MA1 Adaptor which is provided free in pack. The VEO+ MA1 simply slides onto the central column to create another attachment point, allowing you to attach additional equipment to the tripod to enhance any shot, be it a flash, lighting, microphone and more.

The MACC also comes with a scale at the base of the central column and on the central column itself that allows you to repeat a series of shots over time with ease.

Despite this flexibility, when locked off, the MACC provides an incredibly stable platform at any angle, and it features a retractable and removable hook at the base of the central column for attaching additional weight to add additional stability when needed.


Tripod Legs:

The VEO 3+ 263AP has 26mm diameter, aluminium legs that offer a solid base and are packed with features. 

The innovative push button design allows you to easily set the legs at three angles (23°, 50° and 80°) for maximum stability on any terrain.  Combined with the easy set twist locks, this allows you to set up the tripod to it’s maximum height of 173.5cm, down to the ground for macro shots, or almost anywhere in between.

The tripod also features a leg that can be unscrewed to convert into a monopod.  Simply remove the leg and the central column, and screw the two together and you have a monopod that extends to 183.5cm.

The easy set twist locks only need a half turn to allow you to release or tighten the locking mechanism, allowing you to deploy your tripod in seconds, and to lock the legs solid.  They are also incredibly easy to clean, allowing you to use the tripod in more extreme conditions to capture that perfect shot, with the knowledge that you can clean the legs thoroughly when you return home, maximizing the life of the tripod.

Easy Clean Leg Locks from VanguardPhotoUK on Vimeo.

For maximum stability on any surface, the tripod comes with rubber feet that can be removed and replaced with spiked feet (provided).

The tripod canopy also includes a 3/8” thread for an additional support arm to be attached (not provided), that then allows access to a wide range of accessories to be attached to the tripod to maximise the shot.

To cater for different style heads over time, the top of the tripod features a thread that converts from 3/8” to 1/4” so any head will fit.


Tripod Head:

The VEO 3+ 263AP includes an innovative VEO 2 PH-38 Arca Compatible 3-way Pan Head with a maximum load capacity of up to 6kg.

With telescopic, easy grip handles you can access all the traditional benefits of a 3-way pan head. The handles allow the camera to be accurately aimed to frame the perfect shot with ease in almost any position, and a simple twist of the handle locks/unlocks the movement.

Where the VEO 2 PH-38 delivers a unique, patented innovation is in the top handle that, with the press of a button, rotates to 90°, 180°, 270° and back to the starting position. This allows you to choose the most comfortable setting for your shot. Whether you’re a left handed photographer, a photographer creating video with your camera, or there’s an obstacle that’s preventing you from framing the perfect shot because the handle’s sticking out, the VEO 2 PH-38 can help.


    Tripod Bag:

    It’s rare that a tripod bag is more than a passing mention in a product description, but the tripod bag designed specifically for the VEO 3+ Series demonstrates the attention to detail by the Vanguard design team. 

    This padded shoulder bag is designed to keep you tripod safe with full zip access and an internal zip up pocket for accessories. With two carry handles and the adjustable shoulder strap, this high quality tripod bag makes it easy and comfortable to carry the VEO 3+ tripod, wherever you’re exploring.



    The VEO 3+ Series delivers a step up in quality that has been delivered by Vanguard’s investment in Computer Numerical Control (CNC) engineering technology, backed by high-quality materials.

    The precise engineering available through CNC enables Vanguard to source specialist-quality materials, such as solid blocks of aircraft-grade aluminium, which are then machined into key load-bearing components through techniques such as diamond cutting technology that delivers a precision that can’t be matched with traditional die-casting techniques.

    These parts then receive leading-edge treatments, such as Vanguard’s advanced anodising process, which offers maximum protection from corrosion and extends the life of the product.


    In Summary:

    This innovative design, partnered with leading manufacturing techniques, delivers an experience that allows any photographer to explore their world with confidence. 

    Tripod Style Traditional Full Sized Traditional Full Sized
    Multi-Angle Central Column Yes Yes
    Reversible Central Column Yes Yes
    Low Angle Adaptor No (not needed as Multi-Angle Central Column) No (not needed as Multi-Angle Central Column)
    Material Aluminium Aluminium
    Weight 5.7lbs 2.6kg
    Folded Length 30 1/2 inches 77.5cm
    Maximum Height Central Column Extended 68 1/3 inches 173.5cm
    Maximum Height Central Column Down 58 1/3 inches 148cm
    Minimum Height Ground level Ground Level
    Maximum Load Capacity 13.2lbs 6kg
    Leg Diameter 1 inch 26mm
    Leg Sections 3 3
    Leg Lock Easy Clean Twist Lock Easy Clean Twist Lock
    Leg Angles Three - 23°, 50° & 80° Three - 23°, 50° & 80°
    Feet Type Rubber/Spiked Rubber/Spiked
    Hook For Hanging Extra Weight Yes (Removable and retractable on a spring) Yes (Removable and retractable on a spring)
    Monopod Leg Yes Yes
    Head Attachment Thread 1/4 and 3/8 inch 1/4 and 3/8 inch
    Tripod Head VEO 2 PH-38 VEO 2 PH-38
    Head Type 3-way Pan Head (with top handle that rotates 90°) 3-way Pan Head (with top handle that rotates 90°)
    Arca Swiss Compatible Yes Yes
    Quick Shoe Type QS-65 (Arca Swiss Compatible) QS-65 (Arca Swiss Compatible)
    Separate Pan Lock Yes Yes
    Separate Friction Control No No
    Bubble Level on Head Yes Yes
    Tripod Bag Yes (Premium Padded Tripod Bag) Yes (Premium Padded Tripod Bag)
    Accessories VEO MA-1 Multi-Mount Attachment, Hanging Hook, Tripod Bag and Quick Release Plate VEO MA-1 Multi-Mount Attachment, Hanging Hook, Tripod Bag and Quick Release Plate
    Suitable For Mirrorless Yes Yes
    Suitable For DSLR Yes Yes
    Suitable For PRO Kit Yes (Smaller Kit) Yes (Smaller Kit)
    Warranty 2 Years 2 Years
    Extended Warranty 10 years 10 years
    Series VEO 3 Plus VEO 3 Plus
    Colour Black Black
    Other Multi-Angle Central Column can also be used as a Multi-Mount Multi-Angle Central Column can also be used as a Multi-Mount