Comparison & Conclusion

  1. Introduction & Specifications
  2. Design & Operation
  3. Test Results
  4. Head Choice
  5. Comparison & Conclusion

Summary

Pros

  • Price
  • Build quality
  • Good stiffness and damping

Cons

  • Lack of support
  • Lack of consistency on included accessories
  • Leg angle too narrow

Compared To:

For a more complete list, see the All-Purpose Tripods Ranking Page.  

 Leofoto LS-324CLeoFoto LS-284CRRS TVC-24Feisol Classic CT-3301
Stiffness Nm/rad1095.0794.01601.0970.0
Damping Js/rad0.470.210.450.31
Weight lbs (kg)3.064 (1.39)2.469 (1.12)3.38 (1.533)2.906 (1.318)
Height in (cm)51.3 (130.3)47.4 (120.4)49.8 (126.5)53.4 (135.6)
Price$288$200$960$295

Leofoto LS-284C:  This is basically the same tripod as the LS-324C, but smaller.  The larger 324C is 38% stiffer, a bit taller, and 24% heavier.  Take your pick.

RRS TVC-24:  The TVC-24 is very similar in dimension and design to the 324C.  The stiffness though, is much better on the RRS.  In this case, you certainly get what you pay for.  The TVC-24 is hands down the better tripod.

Feisol CT-3301:  The Feisol Classic CT-3301 is a strong competitor to the Leofoto.  Its performance isn’t quite as good, but it is a bit taller and a bit lighter.  The Feisol has an optional center column which is far more practical than the one that comes with the Leofoto and importantly, offers good support for their products.  The prices are similar.  I’d give a slight nod to the Leofoto, but its a tossup between the two.

Who is it for?

The Leofoto LS-324C is for anyone looking for a strong performing, lightweight tripod at a great value.  That is going to be just about everyone.  Just make sure that the height is acceptable and that you can deal with the lack of practical warranty or support from the manufacturer.

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