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    Re: New FLM Tripod for LF/ULF

    Thanks, Johnny!
    And yes, you can pick up in person when the tripods are ready, if you're up for that drive in February.
    I was in North Bay in 1996 when I was in the music business. Do they still have that store that sells "Guitars & Vacuum Cleaners"?

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    Re: New FLM Tripod for LF/ULF

    Heh, heh; yep, the store's still there and the guy still sells guitars.
    But they dropped the vacuum cleaners a few years ago and opened a pet grooming salon, so it's guitars and pet grooming now!
    Haven't been there in a long time, I live just outside the city.
    And yep, I forgot about the February delivery; maybe I'll get you to ship it after all, but I'll let you know. Thanks a ton!
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    Re: New FLM Tripod for LF/ULF

    For decades, I travelled with a Velbon Carmagne 630 tripod that, at 22 1/2 inches, would just fit into my regular suitcase diagonally, without the head screwed on, but it is getting a bit worn now. The FLM CP 26 Travel Tripod at 15.35 inches fits nicely into a carryon and works well for medium format but my stability comfort level does not extend to a 4x5.
    Being 6 foot tall myself, I would normally want a taller tripod, but for travel, at 20.5 inches, this makes better sense and will go back into the regular suitcase as a sturdier tripod for when I want to travel with a larger camera. Just can't decide on a 75mm or 100mm head.

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    Re: New FLM Tripod for LF/ULF

    Hi Bill,
    Unless you're shooting 11x14 or larger, you won't need the 100mm system; the 75mm system is great for 8x10 and smaller.
    Here's the Toyo 810M attached to the Berlin with a 75mm adapter and leveling bowl. It's plenty strong for that kind of camera.

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    This also comes in handy when confronting ruffians and street thugs.

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    Re: New FLM Tripod for LF/ULF

    Hey all,
    Quick update: free shipping on the tripod is now available if you buy through Gadget Flow website (sign up required): https://thegadgetflow.com/portfolio/berlin-38-4-tripod/

    Thanks!

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    Re: New FLM Tripod for LF/ULF

    Thanks, Bart; I'll first see if there's enough demand among photographers to keep making the tripod.
    It'd be nteresting to branch out as well.

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    Re: New FLM Tripod for LF/ULF

    Ladies and Gents,
    A gentle reminder that this project wraps up this Friday, December 1 at 11:59pm PST.
    We're 77% funded, and even if we don't meet our goal, everyone who orders a tripod will get one.
    If you shoot large format at all, this is one of the best investments you could make.
    Thanks for looking!

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    Re: New FLM Tripod for LF/ULF

    Quote Originally Posted by Ari View Post
    Ladies and Gents,
    A gentle reminder that this project wraps up this Friday, December 1 at 11:59pm PST.
    We're 77% funded, and even if we don't meet our goal, everyone who orders a tripod will get one.
    If you shoot large format at all, this is one of the best investments you could make.
    Thanks for looking!


    Really wish I had the funds for it, but there's no way I'll be able to justify such an investment for at least another 6 months.

    Wish you well in your continued development, though!

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    Re: New FLM Tripod for LF/ULF

    Quote Originally Posted by MAubrey View Post


    Really wish I had the funds for it, but there's no way I'll be able to justify such an investment for at least another 6 months.

    Wish you well in your continued development, though!
    Thank you, that's very kind of you to say.
    Contact me in 6 months (or whenever), I might have a demo tripod by then.

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    Re: New FLM Tripod for LF/ULF

    Just wanted to say thanks to everyone who participated in this discussion, and to the 2 forum members who bought the Berlin tripod.
    We ended at 93%, but all the orders will be filled, and we'll be developing some good accessories in the process.
    Those will serve us for any other bowl-capable tripods we make in the future.
    On a personal note, I'm surprised that more LF shooters didn't (I know that some couldn't) buy the tripod. It was designed with LF/ULF specifically in mind.
    The latest reviewer used the words "solid" and "steady" about 20 times; the tripod weighs just under 5 pounds, and was at a killer price.
    Anyhow, I've already started thinking about our next tripod, so if you have any thoughts about tripod features, you can email or PM me.
    Thank you

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