Leofoto Ranger LS-223C mini tripod review

Is less more? Leofoto seem to think so! We test drive the Ranger LS-223C mini tripod to see if it's worth the money

Leofoto Ranger LS-223C mini tripod
(Image: © Future)

Digital Camera World Verdict

The Leofoto Ranger LS-223C won’t be for everybody. It’s quite expensive and for the same amount of money you could get a full-size professional tripod that will be a much more versatile option for everyday photography. We feel this mini tripod is aimed at those who already have a professional tripod and are looking for an additional option to use on shoots where you’re intentionally shooting low to the ground, such as street, travel or macro photography, and you want to keep your kit bag weight and bulk down to a minimum. In this area, the Leofoto Ranger LS-223C excels, and though pricey, it’s premium build quality and ease of use make it a brilliant option.


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    Well built

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    Very portable

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    Low working height


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    Quite expensive

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    Not as versatile as a full-size tripod

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I’ve recently been writing a few articles on low-angle photography including ground-level street shots and macro subjects like mushrooms usually found on the forest floor. Leofoto was kind enough to send me its Ranger LS-223C carbon fiber mini tripod with LH-25 ball head so here's what I've found after a few months of using it in the field...

(Image credit: Future)

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Dan Mold
Deputy Editor

Deputy Editor on PhotoPlus: The Canon Magazine, Dan also brings his technical wizardry and editing skills to Digital Camera World. He has been writing about all aspects of photography for over 10 years, having previously served as technical writer and technical editor for Practical Photography magazine, as well as Photoshop editor on Digital Photo

Dan is an Adobe-certified Photoshop guru, making him officially a beast at post-processing – so he’s the perfect person to share tips and tricks both in-camera and in post. Able to shoot all genres, Dan provides news, techniques and tutorials on everything from portraits and landscapes to macro and wildlife, helping photographers get the most out of their cameras, lenses, filters, lighting, tripods, and, of course, editing software.