The CB-48FT from FLM is a high capacity ball head within FLM's Professional FT line. Featuring an impressive strength-to-weight ratio, the head can support a maximum load of 99 lb while maintaining a fairly light weight of only 1.3 lb. The head stands 3.8" tall and features a base diameter of just 2.5". It utilizes a 3/8"-16 bottom thread for attaching to most tripod legs and features a standard 1/4"-20 top thread for mounting most cameras and lenses.
The FT line is designed around three important features which, when combined, make this ball head a unique and versatile tool. The first two are simple, an integrated knob for independent friction control and a separate pan lock with 10° markings for precise, incremental movement. The third feature is a patented 2-way tilt function which allows the user to lock the ball in a single position and then shift the ball back-and-forth along a single, straight line. This feature allows the head to be positioned in any direction and then separately leveled to straighten the horizon or bring a camera incrementally closer to a static object.