The Leofoto LN-404C is the largest tripod that Leofoto makes, and is one of the largest photographic oriented tripods available from any manufacturer. It is difficult to understate the size of this beast. It has the height; it has the bulk; it has the weight. If you are looking for large systematic tripod on a budget, you have come to the right place. If you are trying to find a tripod to take on long hikes through the woods, make a u-turn. You have come to the wrong place.
|Yaw Stiffness||1295 +/- 6 Nm/rad|
|Yaw Damping||0.516 +/- 0.052 Js/rad|
|Pitch Stiffness||3454 +/- 16 Nm/rad|
|Pitch Damping||1.18 +/- 0.12 Js/rad|
|Weight||7.78 lbs (3.529 kgs)|
|Manufacturer weight rating||110 lbs|
|Maximum Height||71.2 in (180.8 cm)|
|Minimum Height||4.3 in (10.9 cm)|
|Base Diameter||3.5 in (8.9 cm)|
|Folded Length||27.4 in (69.6 cm)|
|Folded Circumference||20 in (50.8 cm)|
|Folded Volume||872.0 cu. in. (14.3 liters)|
|Leg Material||Carbon Fiber|
|Primary Leg Angle||24 deg|
|Top Tube Diameter||40.0 mm|
|Second Tube Diameter||36.0 mm|
|Third Tube Diameter||32.5 mm|
|Fourth Tube Diameter||28.0 mm|
The test results are included here as I consider them to be part of the tripod’s specification. For full discussion of the stiffness and damping, see the test results page of the review.
The LN-404C is the heaviest tripod I have tested as of this writing. Weight reduction was clearly not a priority in the design. Note that the weight I measured is slightly higher than the 3.4 kg reported by leofoto. Height though, was a priority, and at full extension the LN-404C will easily place the camera above the eye level of all but the tallest NBA players. This does add to the versatility of the tripod, but again, also the weight.