Lefoto tripods

7 months 4 weeks ago #661679 by Carter Gledhill
What has been your experience with these tripods?  I'm seeing some mixed reviews, mostly good.  Some people say they are knocks to other more popular brands.  They seem like a good deal, and some have said they were impressed.  

What has been your opinion of them?


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7 months 3 weeks ago #661819 by garyrhook
They're knock-offs.

If you have no compunction about spending that kind of money on a product that appears to have a design ripped off from a more reputable manufacturer, then by all means, purchase away.

On the other hand, you could look at a 3 Legged Thing (reputable) for a reasonable amount of money, and get something well designed and well made. And support a good company. And feel good about yourself.

And possibly avoid a tariff.  Just sayin'.

BTW it's LeoFoto.


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7 months 3 weeks ago #661944 by Little Kate
I have a friend who bought one of their tripods, it looks SO close to RRS.  Nice but high price for a knockoff.  


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7 months 3 weeks ago #661960 by SJM
why spend the bucks on a knockoff when you can get the real deal for a little more.  3 Legged Things are nice.  Have you had any issue with your legs getting loose?  

Country guy living in the big Apple!
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7 months 3 weeks ago #662091 by garyrhook

SJM wrote: Have you had any issue with your legs getting loose?  


Not me, no. They clamp down nicely.


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7 months 3 weeks ago #662123 by Pat White
I almost got one of these and opted to get a Vanguard Alta Pro 2+ 264CT which is carbon fiber, kind of heavy, but it was under my budget.  Where as the  Lefoto  was over, and then someone told me they were a knock off of some other brand.  


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6 months 4 weeks ago #665080 by Joslyn
Hi Carter, just be aware that they look nice in the start.  Then the inexpensive manufacturing starts taking a toll as time continues.  I know someone who bought one of these tripods, it looked great when they first started using it.  I almost bought one.  Glad I didn't.  Just after 30 days, the legs were so loose it was a pain to use.  I wouldn't now.  


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6 months 4 weeks ago #665215 by Greg Friedman
It's like driving a Pinto dressed up to look like a Ferrari.  It's still a Pinto.  


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6 months 2 weeks ago #666652 by J Hemingway
Oh no, just don't do it.  These are such a knock off tripods.  Just get the real deal.  


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