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    Re: New FLM Series II Tripods

    I didn't buy the ball head as I don't want one ever. I have tried them.

    When I get it, I will show you mine, if you show me yours.
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    Re: New FLM Series II Tripods

    I rarely use a ball head with LF cameras anymore, unless I need to position the camera more than 15˚ off-axis. That very rarely happens.
    Randy's set-up is ideal: study tripod with a large, wide base providing 15˚ of movement in any direction, that also locks down rock-solid.
    I've been using an identical set-up (with a previous-generation tripod) for some years now, and it's proven to be utterly reliable. Not difficult to carry either.

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    Re: New FLM Series II Tripods

    Quote Originally Posted by Tin Can View Post
    I didn't buy the ball head as I don't want one ever. I have tried them.

    When I get it, I will show you mine, if you show me yours.
    I like my tripod but I'd like to believe that modern materials can make one lighter with the same strength. I think this model was designed in the late 1970s.
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    Re: New FLM Series II Tripods

    Looking at the photo of that Bogen brings back vivid memories of sore shoulders and displaced vertebrae.
    Yes, modern gear is a lot lighter and just as capable.

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    Re: New FLM Series II Tripods

    Is that the one with levers that release the legs? I have one, my knee knocks the lever open, oops! Or the one which has red levers under the head that unlock the legs, I have one of those also, way heavy and I fear it will fail and drop the camera.

    You think the FLM are too heavy...

    I also tried an old Series 5 Gitzo, not good for me.

    Now we all wait for delivery.

    Be patient...

    I am.



    Quote Originally Posted by ic-racer View Post
    I like my tripod but I'd like to believe that modern materials can make one lighter with the same strength. I think this model was designed in the late 1970s.
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    Re: New FLM Series II Tripods

    Delivery is now confirmed for first week of September for all orders, and "thank you" to everybody here who took us up on the new tripods.
    There will be a few tripods remaining, so the special prices will remain in effect until supply runs out.

    I've also added a new tripod, the CP30-S4 II, essentially a short version of the L4 tripod.
    It gets to 55 inches tall, folds down to 19 inches and weighs 2.8 pounds. No center post.
    It's now available for direct purchase from the FLM website: http://www.flmcanada.com/new-series-ii-tripods.html

    Thank you

    EDIT: My apologies, a minor correction in the specs for the S4 tripod.
    It reaches 53.5 inches in height, or 136 cm.
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    Re: New FLM Series II Tripods

    Great news Ari!

    After using my new one, I may also be interested in the S4.

    Waiting patiently...

    Quote Originally Posted by Ari View Post
    Delivery is now confirmed for first week of September for all orders, and "thank you" to everybody here who took us up on the new tripods.
    There will be a few tripods remaining, so the special prices will remain in effect until supply runs out.

    I've also added a new tripod, the CP30-S4 II, essentially a short version of the L4 tripod.
    It gets to 55 inches tall, folds down to 19 inches and weighs 2.8 pounds. No center post.
    It's now available for direct purchase from the FLM website: http://www.flmcanada.com/new-series-ii-tripods.html

    Thank you
    sin eater

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    Re: New FLM Series II Tripods

    My apologies, a minor correction in the specs for the S4 tripod.
    It reaches 53.5 inches in height, or 136 cm.

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    Re: New FLM Series II Tripods

    Just wanted to thank everyone here who bought a tripod, and also let you all know that we are in production again.
    More tripods are on the way and special pricing will remain in effect for one more production run.
    I expect the next delivery to occur around Hallowe'en.

    There are a couple of CP38 tripods still in stock if time is of the essence.
    Let me know if you have any questions; thanks.

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    Re: New FLM Series II Tripods

    Update for everyone:
    There are two new members of the Series II family: a new travel tripod and what we call a hybrid tripod.
    • CP26-Travel II is an update to the successful CP26-Travel introduced in 2016. It has the same features as other Series II tripods: no centre post, revised leg angle locks and standardized interchangeable feet. It's a 5-section, carry-on friendly tripod that can be used with a wide variety of cameras and lenses.
    • CP30-M5 Hybrid is somewhere between a travel tripod and a traditional, standard-size tripod, but with thicker legs. Still carry-on friendly, yet taller than average, and very sturdy for a 5-section tripod.


    Both tripods are now available for pre-order on this page (scroll down): http://www.flmcanada.com/new-series-ii-tripods.html
    I've also attached the full spec chart here.

    Thank you

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