JUDGES' CITATION: Tripods need to be both sturdy and versatile, and the Alta Pro 2+ 263CGHT kit delivers both. The kit comprise a carbonfibre tripod which features Vanguard’s patented ‘Multi-Angle Centre Column’, along with the unique Alta GH-300T pistol-grip ball head. This head can be locked, unlocked and repositioned with one hand while performing camera adjustments with the other. The magnesium alloy head can pan through 360 degrees and tilt over 90 degrees, plus it can be used to trigger the camera via included cables for Nikon and Canon D-SLRs. The tripod kit can handle loads up to 6.0 kilograms and features ergonomic quarter twist-turn locks for quick and easy set-up.

Australian Camera magazine is Australia’s only member of the Technical Image Press Association. TIPA started in Europe back in 1991, and has been gradually expanding further afield so there are now members in the USA, Canada, India, China, Brazil and, of course, Australia. Australian Camera magazine was invited to join in 2010, so this year marks our eighth attendance at the awards judging.

These judges’citations have been sub-edited to conform with our house style for elements such as measurements  and numbers. In some cases, they’ve also been slightly amended to better suit the Australian market situation or enhance readability. Sensor pixel counts are the effective number rather than that the total (which is what we usually quote in this magazine).

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To see all the winners of the TIPA WORLD AWARDS 2018, get the latest issue of Australian Camera magazine.