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FLM Centerball 38 FT - Ballhead with 38mm Ball Diameter, with Friction Control and Tilt Function (PTF) - Supports 55 lb (20 kg)

B&H # FLCB38FT MFR # 12 38 902
FLM Centerball 38 FT

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This FLM ballhead is simple, elegant and traditional in appearance with a two-tone finish and features a large easy-grip knob for ball control, and an additional control knob for friction control. In addition, the head features a calibrated panning base, with a independent panning lock.

This version also features PTF™ (Patented Tilt Function). This means that when operating the tilting function the ball can only be rotated around its center axis. The ball joint is now locked and will only provide 2-D tilting operation.

Manufactured in Germany to exacting standards, each component is milled from a solid block of aluminum and computer machined to tolerances within .01mm. Each ballhead is tested for smooth movement and lockdown strength. Includes 1/4-20" to 3/8" conversion screw.

38mm ball diameter
Friction control
Patented Tilt Function
Calibrated panning base
Maximum Camera Supported Large format 8x10
Load Capacity 55 lb (20 kg)
Height 4.6" (117mm)
Quick Release No
Spirit Level No
Tension Control Yes
Tripod Mount Thread Size Dual 1/4-20" & 3/8"-16
Weight 15.1 oz (428g)
FLM Centerball 38 FT - Ballhead with 38mm Ball Diameter, with Friction Control and Tilt Function (PTF) - Supports 55 lb (20 kg)
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    FLMCenterball 38 FT
     
    5.0

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    5.0

    Finest ball heads I have used...

    By BobP

    from Chicago

    About Me Pro Photographer

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    Pros

    • Attaches Firmly
    • Good Stability
    • Large Range of Motion
    • Strong Clamp

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Night Shots
      • Portraits
      • Travel
      • Weddings/Events
      • Wildlife

      Comments about FLM Centerball 38 FT:

      I use the FLM ball heads with a camera alone, with L-bracket, with on-camera flash, for long and short lenses, and with a panoramic head for multi-level and HDR panoramas. Very few heads available hold as much weight without slipping. It is built like a fine instrument instead of a pickup truck part. Highly recommended, any size that has etched angle degrees.

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      5.0

      Great ball head

      By Tor

      from Bangkok Thailand

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attaches Firmly
      • Good Stability
      • Large Range of Motion

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Video

        Comments about FLM Centerball 38 FT:

        I use this product as a ballhead (all directions) and tilt& pan for video. This is a very solid lock knob ball head. There are many levels of fiction control, so it can be easily adjusted amount of friction to fit the weight of camera and lens above. It should have a hex for allen key to remove 3/8" stud. Sometimes I have to tighten it up and remove the stud with Hose Clamp Pliers. It make 3/8 stud ruin.

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        5.0

        FLM Centerball 38 FT... a great panning ball head

        By PER

        from Warsaw IN USA

        Comments about FLM Centerball 38 FT:

        There are more expensive ball heads available of course,however this head is very much quality and precision made,both in appearance and performance.I've had it for a little over a year and really enjoy using it.I've used it to follow birds in flight with my 500mm telephoto and it works as smooth as silk.I liked it so much I bought my son one just like it and he feelsthe same way.

        Expertise: High end amateur (once in awhile for money)

        Previous Equivalent Item Owned: Manfrotto

        Items I Recommend: Manfrotto 3021BPRO tripod and a camera quick release

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