Feel like déjà vu? You'd be excused for thinking so. The only difference is the L in the name, which stands for extra-long. The Leofoto Ranger tripods are without a doubt the best value-for-money tripods on the market, but the smaller sizes have one critical shortcoming - the 4-section models are too short for people over 1.65m in length. Leofoto tried to overcome this by making 5-section models which reach higher, but 5-section tripods aren't everyone's cup of tea. They take long to deploy and 4 joints in a thin leg compromises rigididity substantially.
The solution? Custom LS-254 and 284 models that are about 20% taller than the standard models. You won't find them on the Leofoto website as they were produced exclusively for the SA market.
These new models still fold up short enough to strap to a backpack comfortably without being a nuisance and there is virtually no weight difference compared to the standard models. See the specs below.
|LS-254C Kit||LS-254CL Kit|
|LS-284C Kit||LS-284CL Kit|