Leofoto LS-284C Review

Introduction

Specifications

This is an abbreviated list.  The full measured specs can be found here.

Weight2.47 lbs (1.12 kgs)
Maximum Height47.4 in (120.4 cm)
Minimum Height10.8 in (27.4 cm)
Folded Length17.5 in (44.4 cm)
Folded Volume108.0 cu. in. (1.8 liters)
Leg MaterialCarbon Fiber
Leg Sections4
Primary Leg Angle22 deg
Leg LocksTwist
Exchangeable FeetYes
Foot TypeRubber
Bottom HookNo
Retail Price$200

Features

 

Use

 

Build Quality

 

Test Results

The full test data can be found here.  The table below summarizes the results.

Yaw Stiffness479 +/- 1 Nm/rad
Yaw Damping0.152 +/- 0.015 Js/rad
Pitch Stiffness2320 +/- 9 Nm/rad
Pitch Damping0.364 +/- 0.036 Js/rad

These are very strong numbers all around for a tripod of this price and weight.

Summary

Pros:

  • Good Stiffness
  • Good Damping
  • Strong build quality
  • Low cost, excellent value

Cons:

  • 22.5 degree leg angle
  • Quality control issues
  • No warranty support available
  • Clear IP violations
  • Awkward center column