Video Chat with a B&H Expert & Get Photography Advice Live!

FLM CP30-L4 II 10X Carbon Fiber Series II Tripod

BH #FLCP30L4II • MFR #32 30 912
FLM CP30-L4 II 10X Carbon Fiber Series II Tripod
Key Features
  • Load Capacity: 44.1 lb
  • Maximum Height: 68.3"
  • Minimum Height: 3.6"
  • Folded Length: 23"
The FLM CP30-L4 II 10X Carbon Fiber Series II Tripod is a 4-section support with a twist leg system. With a simple turn, you disengage the leg locks, which enables you to extend the legs for the tripod to reach a maximum height of 68.3". To shoot close to the ground, you can collapse the legs to have a minimum height 3.6" and a folded length of 23". The strong and durable tripod has a load capacity of 44.1 lb, and it only weighs 3.1 lb, making it easy to carry to any location.
In Stock
$429.25
Price $505.00
Instant Savings 15%
$72/mo. suggested payments for 6 Mos.
with the credit card.§ 
Protect your Gear
Add a protection plan from $54.99
Savings Available:
Ask Our Experts
800.856.5456

FLM CP30-L4 II Overview

The FLM CP30-L4 II 10X Carbon Fiber Series II Tripod is a 4-section support with a twist leg system. With a simple turn, you disengage the leg locks, which enables you to extend the legs for the tripod to reach a maximum height of 68.3". To shoot close to the ground, you can collapse the legs to have a minimum height 3.6" and a folded length of 23". The strong and durable tripod has a load capacity of 44.1 lb, and it only weighs 3.1 lb, making it easy to carry to any location.

FLM CP30-L4 II Specs

General
Load Capacity44.1 lb / 20 kg
Head Mount TypeNot Specified by Manufacturer
Maximum Working Height68.3" / 173.5 cm
Minimum Working Height3.6" / 9.1 cm
Closed Length23" / 58.4 cm
MaterialsAluminum Alloy, Carbon Fiber
Weight3.1 lb / 1.41 kg
Legs
Leg Lock TypeTwist Lock
Leg Sections4
Leg Diameter1.18" / 30 mm (Maximum)
Feet FeaturesRubber, Removable, Spiked
Packaging Info
Package Weight3.91 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)24.1 x 4.5 x 4.3"

FLM CP30-L4 II Reviews

Great reach, great value

By lars
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-01

light weight, great height. I love this one.

Good Quality and Value

By Robert
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-10

I've been using an old Gitzo 410 for the past 30 years, which is built like a tank and has outlasted my shoulders. This is my first carbon fiber tripod, purchased for small lens (studio or landscape) use, so it's stunning to me how compact and light it is for such a sturdy platform. Purchased this model because it reaches my eye level (6'2) without a center column, and seems to be close to the quality of a Gitzo or RRS at a significantly lower price. My only concern is the light weight could be a problem in windy conditions, and to that point, I wish the tiny eyelet under the base was either a hook, or big enough for a carabiner clip to hang my bag or backpack on for added weight and stability. Locks and leg ratchets seem well made and smooth and it comes with replaceable spiked feet. My only big disappointment was that it went on sale a week after I got it.

Good Quality and Value

By Robert
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-10-27

I've been using an old Gitzo 410 for the past 30 years, which is built like a tank and has outlasted my shoulders. This is my first carbon fiber tripod, purchased for small lens (studio or landscape) use, so it's stunning to me how compact and light it is for such a sturdy platform. Purchased this model because it reaches my eye level (6'2) without a center column, and seems to be close to the quality of a Gitzo or RRS at a significantly lower price. My only concern is the light weight could be a problem in windy conditions, and to that point, I wish the tiny eyelet under the base was either a hook, or big enough for a carabiner clip to hang my bag or backpack on for added weight and stability. Locks and leg ratchets seem well made and smooth and it comes with replaceable spiked feet. My only big disappointment was that it went on sale a week after I got it.

Best Tripod I have ever owned.

By Allan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-09-09

This tripod is tall, so no more sore back bending over to camera. It is big and tall but not too heavy. It is smooth and very sturdy. High quality and very well built.

It's a tall one!

By Kenny
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-08-30

Which is what I wanted, I'm 6'1. All the way extended with head and camera, it's taller than me. Solid construction, easy and smooth twist locks, solid leg angle adjustments. Excellent product

just buy it

By Carlos
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-07-14

I'm into landscape photography... So the weight of the tripod along with its sturdiness are of the highest priorities for me. If it's too heavy or too woobly it won't cut it. I switched from a 3LT Billy (which I loved it's portability) to this and I love it. The weight increase over the Billy was marginal, but the stability gained is incredible. On my 3LT without center column, it would vibrate under light wind when paired with my RP and Sigma 70-200 sport (2kg lens). With this tripod, no vibration at all*. * A bit of disclaimer... I researched a lot of tripods before arriving at this one. I wanted a tall and sturdy tripod, and while 98% of the time I need a 53 tripod, sometimes I need a little extra reach in the mountains or on very un even terrain.... The last extension of the legs work very well for this, but it does wooble and vibrate quite a bit when extended to its full height. For me this is nearly a non issue so no star deduction, but if I need something sturdy at that height constantly I may look at 34 or 38 variants of this tripod.

Nice and Light!

By Darla
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-13

I've not used this in the field yet, but have tested it out in my living room. I found it easy to change position and I love how light it is given the heavy aluminum tripod I was dragging around. If I find I like this any less after some real world use, I'll update my review.

FLM CP30-L4 tripod review

By Darold
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-17

I purchased this tripod for landscape photography in situations close to the vehicle. I am also using the CP26 travel tripod. The CP30 exceeded my expectations. I love the extended height for star shots and the FLM is rock steady. Matches my Marlins Qi20 ball head perfect. After much research I believe FLM makes the best tripod for the money. I would definitely buy again.

See any errors on this page? Let us know

YOUR RECENTLY VIEWED ITEMS

will my RRS BH55 ball head fit okay with the FLM ...

will my RRS BH55 ball head fit okay with the FLM CP30?
Asked by: Jeffrey
Yes, the Really Right Stuff BH-55 Ball Head with Full Size Screw-Knob Clamp would be compatible for use with the FLM CP30-L4 II 10X Carbon Fiber Series II Tripod.
Answered by: Manzell
Date published: 2022-02-22

Does it come with tripod bag?

Does it come with tripod bag?
Asked by: NOPPAKUN
No, the FLM CP30-L4 II 10X Carbon Fiber Series II Tripod does not come with a tripod case. If you are looking for a carrying case recommendation, the FLM FB 14-65 Tripod Bag for CP30/CP30XL-Series Tripods (Black), B&H # FLFB1465, would be compatible for your usage needs. If you need a more economically-priced option, the Ruggard Deluxe Padded 27" Tripod Case (Black), B&H # RUBD3027, or the Ruggard Padded Tripod / Light Stand Case (27"), B&H # RUBP20272, would also wkro for your usage needs.
Answered by: Manzell
Date published: 2021-05-29

Will this tripod take a 75 mm bowl for a leveling ...

Will this tripod take a 75 mm bowl for a leveling base?
Asked by: Michael
This tripod does not take a bowl.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2020-05-22

Can anyone tell me the width of the cork on top ...

Can anyone tell me the width of the cork on top of the apex?
Asked by: Luke
According to FLM, the diameter of the cork pad is approximately 2.25".
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2020-12-06

will this tripod be steady for sony 200-600 + A9?

will this tripod be steady for sony 200-600 + A9?
Asked by: Boris
Yes, the FLM CP30-L4 II 10X Carbon Fiber Series II Tripod would be steady enough to support both the Sony Alpha a9 Mirrorless Digital Camera and the Sony FE 200-600mm f/5.6-6.3 G OSS Lens as long as you are using a tripod head with a maximum load capacity strong enough to support the camera/lens setup. The combined weight of the Sony Alpha a9 Mirrorless Digital Camera and the Sony FE 200-600mm f/5.6-6.3 G OSS Lens is 6.01 lb. The maximum load capacity of the FLM CP30-L4 II 10X Carbon Fiber Series II Tripod by itself is 44.1 lb., more than 7x the combined weight of the camera/lens setup.
Answered by: Manzell
Date published: 2022-01-26

Does the 30 have a hook that you can hang a bag ...

Does the 30 have a hook that you can hang a bag or weight off of to weigh the tripod down?
Asked by: Cullan
There is an "eye" from which you can hang a carabiner or hook.
Answered by: Ari
Date published: 2022-01-26

Will this model take an Arcatech GXP ballhead? ...

Will this model take an Arcatech GXP ballhead? Just want to check as the cork pad according to a previous Q&A is 2.25", so with the level it might not!
Asked by: Jason
The Base Diameter of the Acratech GXP is 2.375" (60mm). The Ballhead will definitely mount. It just may block a tiny bit of the spirit level on the tripod.
Answered by: Yaakov
Date published: 2021-06-21

What country is this tripod made?

What country is this tripod made?
Asked by: Bernard
All FLM tripods are now made in China by FLM China. All ball heads, clamps and plates are made in Stuttgart, Germany by FLM GmbH.
Answered by: Ari
Date published: 2022-01-26
  • y_2022, m_10, d_3, h_21CST
  • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvqa, vn_bulk_3.0.34
  • cp_1, bvpage1
  • co_hasquestionsanswers, tq_9
  • loc_en_US, sid_1509170, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=HAS_STAFF_ANSWERS, direction=DESCENDING)]
  • clientName_bhphotovideo