Leofoto LS-284CEX Ranger Levelling Base Series 4 Section Tripod with BV-10M Video Head (Manfrotto)
Leofoto LS-284CEX+BV-10 28mm 4sec Compact Tripod + Fluid Head
By eliminating the centre-column, the legs can be stowed flush against each other, which trims the folded diameter of tripods by as much as 40%. Removing the center-column also makes it lighter and cheaper, while improving rigidity as there are less interconnecting parts between the legs and the camera. The only major compromise is the lack of extra height that a center-column offers. Until recently, this has posed a major issue, but the latest precision carbon tubing and joint technology means that today’s 5-section tripods are as rigid as yesterday’s 4-section tripods. Manufacturers can thus increase the extended height of tripods, while keeping the folded length travel-friendly.
All Ranger series tripods feature a compact apex machined from aircraft-grade aluminum. The apex is hollowed out to save weight and hard anodised for durability. On the side there is a UNC ¼” mounting hole for the Leofoto AM range of magic arms for attaching accessories like smartphone holders and gopros. Below the apex is another UNC ¼” mounting hole for attaching a weight hook – such a hook and carabiner are included with all Ranger tripods.
The range features fat joints with prominent ribbing to provide great grip and torque for easy loosening and tightening of the joints. One of Leofoto’s features is a single-piece joint-shim. All Leofoto tripods feature a one-piece shim, which makes maintenance and cleaning of the joints much easier.
With bevelled aluminium core feet rubber Leofoto have designed the ultimate tripod foot and the result is an internal aluminium frame that minimises the amount of flexible rubber in the construction adding to the rigidity of the tripod. All Leofoto Ranger series feet feature a multi-angled bevel, which helps to ensure grip and include a set of spiked feet for shooting on ice or slippery rocks.
- Maximum Height: 1465mm
- Minimum Height: 85mm
- Folded Length: 520mm
- Maximum Load: 10kg
- Weight: 1.3kg
- Column Tilting Range: -15°/+15°
BV-10 Video Fluid Head
- Length: 388mm
- Width: 122mm
- Height: 91mm
- Base Diameter: 60mm
- Tilt Angle: +90° to -75°
- Panning Base Travel: 360°
- Maximum Balance Load: 4kg
- Maximum Load: 8kg