I've had the opportunity to try the LS-364C tripod for a few days and I found it to be very suitable for what I do, but not yet perfect. I needed a sturdy tripod that would enable me to shoot 4 minute exposures with a longer lens and still be light and compact enough for future hiking trips. This tripod does that. It's relatively light for its size, the height fits me perfectly (once you add head, camera etc.). It's well built and easy to work with. Reason for giving it 4 stars is the leg angle. I'd prefer 25 degrees rather than the current 22/23. This would add some 15% additional torsional stability with just a minor loss of height. In addition, it would become more stable in strong winds. I would recommend this product.
One word ( AWESOME!! )
Holds the rifle or spotting scope with ease. With the Arca swiss clamp very easy to transition from one to another.
My goal is to find a tripod that is sturdy and durable enough to last for a long time without having to worry about other issues. After a lot of searching and learning, I decided to stop with the LS364C from Leofoto. Ive just received it yesterday, it actually looks bigger and heavier than I imagined it to be, but it's actually very solid and functions very stable. Matching it with my RRS BH-40, I feel like it is a really good choice for what I needs!
I was about to purchase a tripod from another brand but came across Hudson Henry's review of the Leofoto tripods. After researching the various models, I chose the LS 364C and I love it. It's light, rock solid and the legs are large in diameter. It's a fairly light tripod and at full height is tall such that I don't miss not having a center column. The bag it came with was a nice plus and getting it for 15% off made it a sweeter deal. I am looking to add the LM-324CL tripod in the future.