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    Re: New FLM Tripod for LF/ULF

    I wanted one, but my retirement income is limited and I just moved, which always costs way more than we plan.

    Good work!

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    Re: New FLM Tripod for LF/ULF

    Thanks, Randy!

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    Re: New FLM Tripod for LF/ULF

    Thanks Ari,

    I'll likely be messaging you late spring/early summer!

    Good luck with your next design!

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    Re: New FLM Tripod for LF/ULF

    Very much appreciated, thanks!

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    Re: New FLM Tripod for LF/ULF

    My problem is that you serve only NAFTA counties, and in Europe the Berlin it’s not available.

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    Re: New FLM Tripod for LF/ULF

    Yes, that was clear when we started, and I knew it would hurt the crowdfunding.
    But the tripod is an initiative of FLM USA/Canada, and as such, we're not permitted to sell outside North America.
    I'd be happy to work with you if you should get a US or Canadian forwarding address in the future.
    Or you can wait for Germany to offer the tripod, I just don't know when or if they'll want to make the complete tripod in full production runs.
    Since I don't have their overhead, I can afford to make smaller production runs. I'm quite happy if I break even the first time around, because it lays some good groundwork, while the Indiegogo is a good gauge of general interest.
    Sorry I couldn't do much for you this time, I hope that changes in the near future.

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    Re: New FLM Tripod for LF/ULF

    I knew from the first moment that this tripod is a FLM US/Canada initiative. If ever FLM Germany will come with such a model....

    Congratulations for the succes, its a great idea.

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    Re: New FLM Tripod for LF/ULF

    Thank you!

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    Re: New FLM Tripod for LF/ULF

    Just see this topic and decide for one with the 75mm bowl. Quite amazing at 20" and bowl movement at 20 degrees look very fine https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZWAxt-iPIk
    Not very tall but like me so 8x10 will be right at my eye level.
    My Lumen project http://ginetteclement.com

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    Re: New FLM Tripod for LF/ULF

    Well, mine arrived today and what a beauty it is. It came with a very nice nylon padded tripod bag (with a good sized essentials pocket) and a kit of wrenches and alternate head mounting screw. I already had a leveling head so I ordered the bare tripod. It is the 4.9 lbs as expected and stands 56 and a bit inches tall. The legs have a twist lock which I my preferred method since I started with a tiltall. The finish and fit is beautiful and consistent with the FLM tripod look. The Gitzo leveling head fits perfectly snapping in past a little spring loaded ball bearing as a safety feature.
    The leg notches maintain their position when the tripod is folded up. This is a bit different from FLM's other tripod that turn inside out in which the leg locks revert to a standard position when the legs are closed and I prefer the arrangement on the Berlin as I most often use the usual footprint.
    The feet are hefty but screw off if points are preferred. The screw threads seem unlikely to unscrew spontaneously.
    I am 6 feet tall and the height is perfect for a view camera. And for a Hasselblad and WLF. If I were to use an SLR, a ball head would bring that viewfinder up to my height.
    The leg size is comparable to my GT5532LS Gitzo 5 series and In many ways these two tripods are comparable, which is no surprise as form follows function. The head changing mechanism uses an Allen wrench instead of a built in toggle but I prefer the allen wrench; I find the toggle tricksey but you only do that once, either way. The two tripods weigh the same, the Berlin is shorter by half a foot (with an extra leg mechanism) but that is reflected in the shorter collapsed length, which makes the Berlin very handleable in comparison. If I was Six foot Six inches I would probably prefer the Gitzo, but then my hands would be that much bigger too.
    The Berlin is a really really nice tripod. Fit, finish, function all bang on. And a well done bag to boot. This is a first class product.
    I half wish I had sprung for a FLM leveling head. I had a Gitzo leveling head already on the Gitzo and I was worried that FLM was not very specific about the leveling head they were going to create from scratch. I should not have worried.
    When Ari does things, he does them right. Period.

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