Rankings

The reasoning behind the rankings page and calculation of the score can be found here.  The reported stiffness is the harmonic mean of the stiffness measured at full height in the pitch and yaw directions.  The score is simply stiffness*height^{1.25}/weight.  These rankings are by no means definitive as people place differing amounts of value on the different aspects of tripod design.  This is a simple overview with a performance metric.

TripodPriceStiffness NmHeight in (m)Weight lbs (kgs)Score
Gitzo GT5533LS Systematic$1050493956.6 (1.43)6.01 (2.729)2849.
Gitzo GT4533LS Systematic$970326161.0 (1.54)5.14 (2.334)2415.
RRS TFC-33S$945258550.5 (1.28)3.46 (1.57)2247.
RRS TVC-33S$990261850.5 (1.28)3.85 (1.748)2044.
FLM CP38-L4 II$841222467.5 (1.71)4.92 (2.234)1953.
RRS TVC-33$975218458.4 (1.48)4.30 (1.952)1831.
RRS TVC-23$875194151.9 (1.31)3.37 (1.533)1788.
Gitzo GT3533LS Sytematic$860214759.7 (1.51)4.58 (2.08)1736.
ProMediaGear TR343L$850178359.3 (1.50)4.12 (1.869)1591.
RRS TVC-34L$1100165667.8 (1.72)4.53 (2.055)1589.
FLM Berlin 38.4$810278754.2 (1.37)5.81 (2.639)1574.
Jobu Design Killarney$850195153.1 (1.34)4.20 (1.907)1487.
Feisol Elite CT-3472 M2$600155058.3 (1.48)3.88 (1.76)1438.
RRS TVC-24$960160149.8 (1.26)3.37 (1.533)1400.
RRS TFC-14$795109947.2 (1.19)2.33 (1.058)1303.
RRS TVC-24L$985113266.1 (1.67)3.75 (1.702)1271.
FLM CP30-S4 II$375114453.0 (1.34)2.88 (1.31)1266.
Leofoto LN-404C$542188471.2 (1.80)7.78 (3.529)1119.
Leofoto LS-324C$288109551.3 (1.30)3.06 (1.39)1096.
Feisol Classic CT-3301$29597053.4 (1.35)2.90 (1.318)1077.
Gitzo GT1545T Traveler$60079251.3 (1.30)2.31 (1.052)1048.
Gitzo GT2542 Mountaineer$945118153.7 (1.36)3.74 (1.697)1025.
Manfrotto MT055CXPRO3$340128955.1 (1.39)4.26 (1.933)1015.
Gitzo GT1532 Mountaineer$70095351.7 (1.31)2.93 (1.33)1007.
RRS TQC-14$89593247.6 (1.20)2.62 (1.19)992.9
Induro GIT304$575144351.7 (1.31)4.50 (2.044)992.4
CTC Centennial 2 Aluminum$300110849.8 (1.26)3.39 (1.542)963.9
LeoFoto LS-284C$20079447.4 (1.20)2.46 (1.12)894.0
Feisol CT-3342$41062856.8 (1.44)2.53 (1.151)862.7
Leofoto LN-324C$450109559.7 (1.51)4.87 (2.209)834.1
Feisol CT-3402$28586446.3 (1.17)2.81 (1.277)828.5
Feisol CT-3442 Tournament$42061155.7 (1.41)2.53 (1.152)818.3
Feisol CT-3401$30077950.3 (1.27)2.88 (1.308)808.9
Oben CT-2491$30070661.0 (1.54)3.60 (1.635)746.4
Gitzo GT1555T$70059847.5 (1.20)2.27 (1.03)734.1
Manfrotto MT055CXPRO4$38096055.2 (1.40)4.45 (2.019)725.4
Leofoto LS-254C$21653747.1 (1.19)2.06 (0.936)717.8
Manfrotto MT190CXPRO3$33075753.5 (1.35)3.49 (1.587)699.8
Leofoto LS-224C$18239043.6 (1.10)1.59 (0.724)611.9
Gitzo G1220 MK2$250102147.7 (1.21)4.92 (2.236)580.4
Induro AT203$18088156.4 (1.43)5.29 (2.4)575.3
Sirui T-2205X$29052648.7 (1.23)2.72 (1.234)556.0
Benro TMA27A Mach3$15068753.1 (1.34)3.97 (1.804)553.5
MeFoto GlobeTrotter Carbon$35053151.3 (1.30)2.97 (1.35)547.5
Induro CLT104$35054348.7 (1.23)2.92 (1.327)533.8
Manfrotto MT055XPRO3$23087854.7 (1.38)5.50 (2.498)530.1
Manfrotto 190go! Carbon$28054848.3 (1.22)2.97 (1.351)523.7
Amazon Basics 70-Inch$6577953.9 (1.36)5.12 (2.323)496.6
Manfrotto MT190X3$15263053.4 (1.35)4.32 (1.96)470.4
Gitzo GT3340L$45087459.1 (1.50)7.06 (3.203)453.3
FLM CP26$38145847.6 (1.20)2.91 (1.322)439.2
Oben CT-2331$20026844.7 (1.13)1.58 (0.72)436.2
MeFoto GlobeTrotter Aluminum$20049550.7 (1.28)3.64 (1.653)410.8
Manfrotto MT190XPRO3$17652053.6 (1.36)4.39 (1.995)383.3
Manfrotto 190go! Aluminum$15048348.3 (1.22)3.63 (1.65)377.9
Zomei 669C$14036942.3 (1.07)2.41 (1.097)367.9
MeFoto RoadTrip Carbon$30028549.7 (1.26)2.39 (1.087)350.8
Induro 8M AT-114$15036950.6 (1.28)3.19 (1.45)348.2
Manfrotto BeFree Advanced$19028446.1 (1.17)2.56 (1.162)297.7
MeFoto RoadTrip Aluminum$13629350.1 (1.27)2.94 (1.336)296.4
Sirui T-025X$20020537.2 (0.94)1.48 (0.674)283.3
3 Legged Thing Leo$28031041.7 (1.05)3.19 (1.447)230.2
MeFoto Backpacker Air$808337.5 (0.95)1.94 (0.883)88.45