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    Re: New FLM Ultralight Tripod for 8x10 and smaller

    It's not a bad idea, Peter. It would be better-suited to the Atlas L4, which can reach 72" in height.
    So having a visual check of the level when the tripod is above your head is a good idea.
    Wish I'd thought of it or heard of it sooner. If implemented earlier in manufacturing, I doubt it would affect price all that much.

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    Re: New FLM Ultralight Tripod for 8x10 and smaller

    Another option would be to have an accessory clamp/or spacer with accurate levels, one that could be added to most tripods. In your case, it could just be attached to the video bowl.....but only if they're accurate.....My Sinar's are, but only because I can adjust them to a reference.
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    Re: New FLM Ultralight Tripod for 8x10 and smaller

    Agreed, so I'll look into re-designing the clamps to have a side-mounted level.
    Both the video bowl and all tripods have top-mounted bubble levels, maybe the bowl adapters can get a side level, but probably the easiest way is to adapt the clamps.

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