Leofoto SO-282 Carbon Fiber Inverted Tripod-
Leofoto SO-282 Carbon Fiber Inverted Tripod-
Leofoto SO-282 Carbon Fiber Inverted Tripod-
Leofoto SO-282 Carbon Fiber Inverted Tripod-
Leofoto SO-282 Carbon Fiber Inverted Tripod-
Leofoto SO-282 Carbon Fiber Inverted Tripod-
Leofoto SO-282 Carbon Fiber Inverted Tripod-
Leofoto SO-282 Carbon Fiber Inverted Tripod-
Leofoto SO-282 Carbon Fiber Inverted Tripod-
Leofoto SO-282 Carbon Fiber Inverted Tripod-
Leofoto SO-282 Carbon Fiber Inverted Tripod-
Leofoto SO-282 Carbon Fiber Inverted Tripod-
Leofoto SO-282 Carbon Fiber Inverted Tripod-
Leofoto SO-282 Carbon Fiber Inverted Tripod-

Leofoto SO-282 Carbon Fiber Inverted Tripod

Regular price R 7,999.00
Tax included.
12 in stock

The Leofoto SO-282C Rapid Deploy 2-section Inverted Tripod is a perfect choice for medium-size firearm combos and spotting equipment. The inverted 2-section design makes for quick deployment in competitive PRS sport situations, increases rigidity and improves tripod lifespan by keeping the joints off the ground.

NB - This model features a ranger apex, which does not accept 75mm leveling bases. It can thus only accept a rifle or accessory rail by means of a tripod head like the LH-40. 

This tripod includes spiked feet and a padded carry bag. 

Key Features

  • 2-Section design for rapid deployment in timed shooting competitions(only one joint per leg to lock and unlock).
  • 2-section legs feature only one joint, which results in greatly increased rigidity.
  • Inverted design puts joints at the apex, allowing much faster and easier access to joints.
  • Inverted design keeps joints away from the ground, which prolongs lifespan of tripod.
  • Toray 10-layer carbon fiber leg tubes feature cross-rhombus structure for greater strength, stability, and vibration absorption.
  • Includes 75mm platform and 75mm half bowl adapter
  • Load Capacity: 40kg (for centrally mounted setups. Capacity reduces drastically as load shifts away from center of tripod)
  • Maximum Height: 166cm
  • Minimum Height: 99cm
  • Weight: 1.49kg


  • Padded Carry Bag
  • Instruction Manual
  • Maintenance Tools
  • Ice Spike Feet

Do you have the item in stock? 

Products are either in stock, out of stock (sold out) or special order. 

  • In stock: We have stock at our local warehouse. You can see how many we have in stock, add these products to your cart and check out. 
  • Sold out: We usually carry stock of this item but it has sold out. Please get in touch to get an ETA and reserve and incoming product. Or use the "Email me when available" button to get an email when new stock arrives. 
  • Special order: We don't carry local stock of this item. Get in touch to confirm stock availability and ETA to place an order. 

Delivery options and what they cost

We pride ourselves on lightning fast shipping, FREE on all orders over R1000. For orders under R1000 a courier fee of R75 will apply. Apart from large f-stop gear orders, most of our items ship overnight and the daily cutoff is 14:00. You can read more on the deliveries page or get in touch for a confirmed delivery date and time. 

Can I collect my parcel? 

Yes, you can collect your order from our office in Bosman's Crossing, Stellenbosch (09:00 - 17:00). Just choose the collection option at checkout- we'll follow up with the specifics. Please note that we are very strict about payment if collecting. We will not release any goods if we are not 100% comfortable about payment. We accept the following as payment confirmation in order to release the goods. 

  • Payfast Card Payment (any customers, new or returning)
  • EFT from FNB to FNB, pending fund clearance (any customers, new or returning)
  • Normal EFT from other banks to FNB (return customers only)
  • Instant EFT from other banks to FNB, pending fund clearance (Any customers, new or returning) 
  • Cash (any customers, new or returning)

What payment options are available?  

  • EFT
  • EFT via Payfast
  • Credit card: VISA & Mastercard

What is your policy on returns and or exchanges?

We are more than happy to exchange any product for something else or a full refund* if you feel that the item you chose isn’t quite right for you. See our Return Policy page for more. 

*If paying with any card, 4.5% of the transaction value goes to the credit card payment facilitation company. "Full Refund" means that we will return the full amount we received after the credit card service fees. If you are at all unsure that what you're buying is ideal for you, rather opt for EFT payment to be safe. 

Where is my order? How can I track my order?

You will receive an email with your tracking number once your order has been collected by our couriers. You can also find tracking number for your orders under "My account" 

You can shop NiSi Filters at the following retailers. 

Orms Bellville
Victorian Towers, 2 Palm St, Bellville, Cape Town

Fritz, 021 910 1380

Rosebank Mall, 50 Bath Avenue, Rosebank, Johannesburg

Martin Wright, 011 880 2885

28 Pearce St, Berea, East London

Damien, 083 574 9134

66 17th Ave, Broadwood, Port Elizabeth
Lascel, 041 367 4401

Lime Photo
Kloof, Durban
Emil, 084 484 9959

Photo Freedom
Ballito, Durban
Graham, 032 586 1212

Danie, 072 608 3345

We have a no-nonsense approach. If a product breaks due to a manufacturer defect, we will replace it without asking any questions. If we have any reason to believe that the product was put through unreasonably heavy usage, we will have to follow the manufacturer's standard warranty procedure. 

Find more info on proper care and use for each brand below. 

NiSi Care & Use

F-stop Care & Use


The manufacturer offers a 10-year limited warranty on all products and we extend that warranty to our customers. Please read the below very carefully, so you understand your position when something breaks or doesn’t work ideally anymore.

It is critical to understand that this warranty only applies to factory faults and not to standard wear and tear. Tripods are subject to a lot of gray areas in this regard as tripods used outdoors, particularly in sand and sea water, are subjected to extreme wear and tear. We will e.g. replace the affected part of your tripod if a carbon tube snaps or cracks without much pressure applied to it or if the apex breaks. We will not replace your tripod or the affected part if e.g. a joint locks up due to sand or salt build up or if a hinge becomes corroded or stiff/floppy and unserviceable due to corrosion or salt build up. 

In sum, if we see that you took good care of your tripod and something went wrong, we will go out of our way to fix or replace it for you. If we see that you dragged it through the mud (literally or metaphorically), then we are unlikely to fix/replace it for you. How you handle your tripod and take care of it, is all the difference between 3- or 20 years of service. 

The best of tripods will not last longer than 2/3 years if used regularly in the sea, INCORRECTLY, and never serviced. Always make sure to extend the lowest leg section first, so you keep the joints out of the water/sand. Always rinse with freshwater after use in the sea, wipe down with a wet cloth, leave extended to dry and ENSURE YOU KEEP THE HEAD AND APEX DRY. If your tripod’s joints start feeling sandy/gritty, open them up, give them a proper clean and lubrication and fine-tune the tension on the joints.

If travelling on dirt roads, ensure that your tripod is in its carry-bag when not in use.

Your tripod will not take care of itself – it is up to you to do so. All our tripods ship with an info-sheet on taking care of your tripod. We also offer a full tripod disassembly and service for R1000, including shipping both ways.

Premium Tripods for the South African PRS Market

June 2020


Please note that we are currently in contact with several influential people in SA’s PRS communities and have provided several demo systems for testing and feedback.

Once we know what the most popular models are for the average South African shooter, we will be placing a large order to ensure good stock availability.

So far, popular opinion is leaning towards the 1.8m tall 5-series LM-404C Summit tripod, paired with the YB-75LC lever release clamp. We hope to receive our first shipment of this model at the end of July. 

1. If your rifle has an Arca/Dovetail rail, you do not need any adapters.
2. If your rifle has a NATO/Picatinny rail, you need the GS-1 adapter.
3. If your rifle has a conventional chassis with no rail, you need the GS-2 adapter.

If you have any feedback or interests in specific products, please do not hesitate to get in touch via email or phone.


Ons het oor die afgelope 5 jaar gesien hoe die aanvraag vir hoë gehalte driepote toeneem onder die skiet- en jag mark en ons is baie opgewonde om nou ‘n brand te verteenwoordig wat ‘n reeks produkte vir die mark vervaardig. Ons doen op die oomblik die nodige mark navorsing met die hulp van ‘n paar van SA se top skutte sodat ons genoeg voorraad kan dra van die regte produkte.

 Ons is behep met goeie diens en blits-vinnige aflewerings tye en hopelik kan ons dieselfde vertroue onder SA se skutte wen wat ons onder die fotografie gemeenskap het. Alle terugvoering word waardeer, so kontak ons gerus met enige vrae of voorstelle.

Hougaard Malan

Photo by Leon Mauer

Pictured: Leofoto LM-363C Tripod Legs, YB-75LC Levelling Base & GS-2 Universal Rifle Mount