Tripods for Optics
Perfect, fast order process- fast and perfect delivery - will use again and highly recommended. Thank you.
This thing is much smaller than I anticipated. It's well constructed and strong enough to support what I need it for. I am using it for camera trap setups with a low perspective. For special purpose uses, I think it's a great product. I could see it used by influencers making YouTube videos but for me it's an outdoor product that I plan on leaving in the woods for weeks at a time. I like the Leofoto line of products.
I love this tripod, unbelievable quality and light weight. Just what I needed for a low advantage point of view. I am very happy I purchased directly from the Leofoto web site, it arrived in one day! I am also hoppy with the self leveling head, it’s perfect!
I am very impressed with this little tripod. Blew my mind when I first took it out of the box. Build quality.... Fit and finish are all top notch. I bought the LS-223C to hold a spotting scope at the shooting range, and to replace the little chincy one that came with the scope. Replace it did, and then some. Handles the scope and fluid head with absolute ease. I would buy it again in a heartbeat and/or recommend it to a friend, no questions asked.
One word ( AWESOME!! )
Holds the rifle or spotting scope with ease. With the Arca swiss clamp very easy to transition from one to another.
Enjoy using this tripod. Easy setup and very sturdy. The leveling base combined with my Leofoto VH-30R head has been an outstanding set up and outshines my expensive ball heads. The leveling base makes my pano gear set up quick and precise. Cant go wrong with this outstanding tripod.
I was very happy with the build quality, overall usability, and especially price. This is almost the monopod head I've been looking for but wasn't aware of until I saw a coupon code. The only drawback is the inability to spin the head 90 degrees so I can put the camera in portrait orientation using my L bracket. If you go to portrait, the tilting is side to side rather than up and down. It's a great product to use in landscape orientation, and I appreciate inclusion of the base plate.
Just received my LN-364C Systematic Bowl Compatible Tripod direct from LEOFOTO. I have a SA-364C with a RRS/SOAR Anvil-30 head but, I was interested in having more heavy duty tripod to replace an older Gitzo with a RRS BH-55. After reading all the information on LEOFOTO's website and seeing that the LN-364C was on sale I pulled the trigger an ordered one. It is a "Beast" solid as the proverbial Rock of Gibraltar! I mounted my BH-55 on the included plate and also opted for a YB-75M Half Ball to use with the Bowl Adapter. The ability to quickly swap from either ball head to one lever bowl configuration in a matter of seconds is a real plus. I've tested this with my 31 pound Savage Precision Ultra PRS rifle and there is zero wobble or instability. Having both the LN-364C and the lighter SA-364C provides multiple options for the range and competitions. The fit, finish and quality of LEOFOTO products continues to impress, great company and extremely easy to deal with directly. They are now my "go-to" source for tripods and accessories.
I purchased the BV-1R Mini Compact Fluid Head and coupled it to the LS-223C Mini Tripod to use with my Vortex Diamondback HD 20-60X85 Spotting Scope. My first use was yesterday at the range shooting out to 500 yards with my Savage Precision Ultra PRS rifle. The Vortex was absolutely rock solid on the LEOFOTO Tripod and Fluid Head. The smoothness of the ballhead made transitioning from one target to another a snap. Several of the club members had to try out this setup and were all duly impressed and most likely will be opting for a similar rig from LEOFOTO. The workmanship, fit, finish and overall quality of this tripod and head is exceptional. In fact this replaces a Gitzo table top tripod with a RRS head, that's how good it is!
I recently purchased the LS-223C Mini Tripod and coupled it to the BV-1R Mini Compact Fluid Head to use with my Vortex Diamondback HD 20-60X85 Spotting Scope. My first use was yesterday at the range shooting out to 500 yards with my Savage Precision Ultra PRS rifle. The Vortex was absolutely rock solid on the LEOFOTO Tripod and Fluid Head. The smoothness of the ballhead made transitioning from one target to another a snap. Several of the club members had to try out this setup and were all duly impressed and most likely will be opting for a similar rig from LEOFOTO. The workmanship, fit, finish and overall quality of this tripod and head is exceptional. In fact this replaces a Gitzo table top tripod with a RRS head, that's how good it is!
I recently got into PRS shooting and was using and old Gitzo Tripod with a RRS ball head. I had looked at the RRS SOAR but could not justify the ridiculously high cost. I saw that LEOFOTO tripods were the next most used in PRS after RRS. Ophelia Li at LEOFOTOUSA was extremely helpful and guided me to the SA-364C SOAR model which I mounted with a RRS Anvil-30 ARC Ball Head. This is an incredibly rock solid platform with both my Savage Precision Ultra rifles in MDT chassis. I've compared it to some friends all RRS setups and frankly cannot see the 3X cost difference. I've subsequently ordered an LN-364C to use with both the BH-55 or a YB-75MC so I will now have multiple options for PRS. Great products and superior customer service all at a phenomenal price point!
I ordered the LQ top Platform with hook for the LQ-284C tripod because I did not know the tripod came with one. The top platform is designed to replace the center column of the LQ-284C tripod, which I wanted for the added stability this would offer my use of the LQ-284C tripod with a Super Telephoto lens. The top plate is easy to install and the tripod clamp securely grips the plate to the top of the tripod thereby offering rock solid stability. The hook at the bottom offers a way to attach a sand bag in the field for even greater stability. For my application, I chose to install the Leofoto VH-30 Long Lens Two Way Head which is performing quite well with my 600mm lens. The clamps of the VH-30 head are strong enough they will hold the 600mm lens and camera in place without fear of the camera and lens dumping over. I have chosen to keep the second top plate and have installed it on a small lightweight gimbal head, which provides the ability to quickly change from the long lens head to the gimbal in a matter of seconds. Would I recommend the Leofoto LQ-284C tripod, top plate and the VH-30 Long Lens head? In a heartbeat.
A truly outstanding piece of gear, top notch. I looked hard at Novoflex before making my purchase decision and found their product to be way overpriced. I’m getting more capability for less money with Leofoto. Thank you
Built very well and very sturdy. Flawless.
I have been a competitive shooter for over 30 years and have been using tripods for rifle shooting for 8 years. For precision rifle shooting, I currently use the Leofoto Tripod LN-364C with the Leofoto YB-75LC leveling head. This is a great combination, however, the range of motion is +/- 15 degrees. For steep angle shooting, you need a greater range of motion. Also using the locking handle for the leveling head that is between the tripod legs can be awkward at times. I have used other camera ball heads in the past and found that the locking adjustment is difficult to use as it is a small knob that can only be grasped with a thumb and finger. The Leofoto MH-60 Magic Ball Head solves that concern with the side handle that permits rapid adjust and locks the rifle postion into place with quick twist of the wrist. The handle postion is convenient for the support hand when aiming the rifle on a target or quickly moving the rifle to acquire a new target. There is a panning feature that allows the rifle to pan without unlocking the ball head. The MH-60 ball head is rated for 30 kg and it easily supports my 10 kg competition rifle that is in the Modular Driven Technologies (MDT) ACC Chassis with the Arca rail on the forend. In comparision to the leveling head (half ball), the MH-60 is just as stable. A concern of the ball head design is the higher center of gravity with rifle attached can severely test the holding ability of the ball head. The MH-60 easily meets the challenge with its large 60mm diameter ball and its secure locking mechanism. Another well thought out feature is the main locking handle extends to allow for a better grip with your hand when using it. The tension setting knob is useful to set up the MH-60 for your rifle to prevent unwanted movement with the main locking handle is backed off. The range of movement is quite good, +/- 55 degrees side to side and +/- 115 degrees up and down. I also find the MH-60 useful for using my rangefinding binoculars with the Leofoto BC-01 Binocular Adapter/Arca style. Using binoculars on the BC-01 with a leveling head (YB75c) is not as convenient when searching for targets or game when hunting. I had a friend try out the MH-60 and he was quite impressed how stable the combination was (MH-60 and LN364C). We were able to make hits on 8in steel plates at 500 metres with our .223 centerfire bolt action rifles the MH-60. I haven't had a chance to use it in dusty conditions, although its design with the open clamp will prevent dust and dirt from collecting and jamming up the ball head. The day I tested it out the MH-60, it was very cold, -23 *C and it worked well in those harsh winter conditions. Leofoto has a good design with this ball head and I'm confident other shooters who use it will agree. The only improvement I would make, would be to use a lever clamp on the Arca attachment as it is faster to attach a rifle to the ball head versus using the thumb screw.