A few months back I’ve got the question for testing a new tripod brand. Because I am not tied to a brand in terms of tripods, no problem. And what will be a better place to test this tripod at the Dorset Jurassic Coast? Maybe the Brecon Beacons in Wales? Why not both 🙂
The Leofoto LN-284CT Armour Carbon tripod with the Leofoto NB-40 Ballhead is packed and travel with us to the UK.
So… there stand the tripod on the rocks at Stair Hole. My first impression is that this tripod is well thought-out! Light, stable and easy to work with.
I love the twistlock system of this tripod. I’ve worked with some other brands (Benro, Manfrotto) and I most say, I prefer the Leofoto. It works smooth, but fast if it is needed.
The ballhead works fine and well. Easy to set-up the camera and other equipment. The ballhead has a build-in level system and a few adjusting knobs. The head can rotate 360 degrees.
The weight of the tripod is 2,2 KG. Not to heavy when you travel. And with a height of 155 centimeters you can work on every location.
The rubber feets worked well, but in a rocky environment like the Jurassic Coast or the Brecon Beacons I change this feets easy and quickly for the stainless steel spikes (a standerd supply with the tripod).
All the equipment will deliverd with a handy bag. This bag is well-made of good quality. Maybe to good… If I compare it with other brands this bag is a little to heavy.
But if you want quality, and do not mind the weight… It depends, of course, on what you prefer?