Leofoto LS-284C + LH-30 + DC-282C Professional Light Weight Carbon Fiber Tripod Kit:
Max. height: 1280mm
Folded length: 530mm
Leg Section : 4
Max load: 10kg
(Above specifications excl.the center column)
Separate center column: Extended 329mm
CNC tripod with ballhead & separate center column
10X Layers Carbon fiber Tubes:
rock solid for its size and my needs. Well made. I'd love the exact same model and specs with an integrated rather than add-on center column. The process : order-payment-delivery is smooth as a dream, even for international remote locations.
[I haven't used this tripod, I just took it off the package and deployed it].
Tripod built quality looks great, despite the expected feeling of light weight.
The tripod comes with a bag full of accessories (spikes, optional center column...) which is nice.
Although I was aware of the folded length, I was actually very impressed by how small the tripod waswhen folded in real life.
This is exactly the travel tripod I was hoping for to take into the woods on the side of my camera bag for mushroom and other smallish subjects in nature photography, much of which needs to be shot at close to ground level. For me, the lack of an integrated center column was the key selling point. I'm happy to report that the legs and add-on center column feel utterly stable at full extension. Twist locks are smooth and precise, also apparently easy to clean with minimal fuss. The 28 mm outer tripod tubes are considerably thicker than those on the tripod this replaces, but the absence of the center tube means that the collapsed diameter of the leg set is almost as slender. I couldn't be happier with this purchase!
The Leofoto LS-284C is well made and strudy, I am pleased with my purchase. It gets a good rating at thecentercolumn.com