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FLM CP38-L4 II 10X Carbon Fiber Series II Tripod

BH #FLCP38L4II • MFR #32 38 901
FLM CP38-L4 II 10X Carbon Fiber Series II Tripod
Key Features
  • Load Capacity: 121.25 lb
  • Maximum Height: 68.3"
  • Minimum Height: 3.6"
  • Folded Length: 23"
The FLM CP38-L4 II 10X Carbon Fiber Series II Tripod is a 4-section support with a twist leg lock system that you can disengage with a simple turn. This enables you to extend the legs and have the tripod reach a maximum height of 68.3". To shoot close to the ground, you can collapse the legs to a minimum height of 3.6" and a folded length of 23". The strong and durable 4.9 lb support has an impressive load capacity of 121.25 lb, which can support even the larger camera setups. You also have the option of adding a 75 or 100mm video bowl to your tripod; each of these bowls is available separately.
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FLM CP38-L4 II Overview

The FLM CP38-L4 II 10X Carbon Fiber Series II Tripod is a 4-section support with a twist leg lock system that you can disengage with a simple turn. This enables you to extend the legs and have the tripod reach a maximum height of 68.3". To shoot close to the ground, you can collapse the legs to a minimum height of 3.6" and a folded length of 23". The strong and durable 4.9 lb support has an impressive load capacity of 121.25 lb, which can support even the larger camera setups. You also have the option of adding a 75 or 100mm video bowl to your tripod; each of these bowls is available separately.

FLM CP38-L4 II Specs

General
Load Capacity121.25 lb / 55 kg
Maximum Working Height68.3" / 173.5 cm
Minimum Working Height3.6" / 9.1 cm
Closed Length23" / 58.4 cm
Weight4.9 lb / 2.22 kg
MaterialsAluminum Alloy, Carbon Fiber
Legs
Leg Lock TypeTwist Lock
Independent Leg SpreadYes
Leg Sections4
Leg Diameter1.50" / 38 mm (Maximum)
Feet FeaturesRubber, Spiked
Packaging Info
Package Weight5.73 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)24.5 x 5.6 x 5.4"

FLM CP38-L4 II Reviews

Great for Stills

By James
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-23

It's super sturdy. I can't imagine a better tripod for my Pentax 67 with 400mm f4 and GFX system. I wouldn't recommend it for video work with a 100mm bowl head. The distance of the leg attachments from the center point is too short. This limits the leveling ability of the 100mm base head since the tie downs touch the legs. Maybe a 75mm half ball head wouldn't be an issue.

1st CF Tripod!

By Randuy
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-01-10

I have many, very heavy, very old tripods. Decided to try a heavy duty CF. Very happy with this tool. Lightweight, very strong, fast setup. Surprise CF is not cold like aluminum. Using 3 sections my GG is at eye level. I also use FLM HB-100 1/2 ball head and love that feature. I level it, snap the LF camera into Kessler Crane QR and done. I also wanted a tall FLM for secondary usage with gimbal head. DSLR long lens birding. All 4 sections. Now I can get under the rig standing up ready to move in any direction. I will buy FLM again.

It's Amazing!

By Dennis
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-21

I love it! It is taller than me (I'm 6ft), it really doesn't feel as heavy as it looks. It is solid as a rock. So much more solid than my Manfrotto and taller than the old one even when it had its center column extended. Can't wait to to use it in a stream or in other adverse conditions and not have to feel all of the vibration and movement.

Last tripod?

By David
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-11

Like many other photographers, I have owned and used many different tripods over the years. When I ran a photo business, I used Gitzo almost exclusively. They were dependable and stable. Most of mine were aluminum, although one was a light duty carbon fiber - the first carbon Gitzo they made. I have since retired, and my needs are different. I want the stability of my Gitzo Giant, but not the weight. I now use more heavy telephoto lenses. I need my tripod to be tall at times and steady. I read DPreview's reviews of professional tripods with great interest. My choice came down to three brands: RRS, Pro Media, and FLM. Gitzo would have been fourth place. I found my three preferred choices to be very similar in quality. ProMedia and RRS had excellent reviews as did FLM, but I couldn't justify spending $400-500 more for the ProMedia or the RRS seemingly for the name and where they are made. I was able to upgrade the FLM from the one reviewed by DPreview and still save hundreds of dollars. I was also able to buy an FLM leveling head for only around $55, and FLM includes spikes for the tripod legs with the purchase. I am very pleased with my purchase. The tripod is extremely steady, and I have found no manufacturing flaws. The leveling head is a wonderful addition. I know I would have been pleased with any of my other possible choices, but I do not believe that any of the others would have been a better tripod for my needs.

Great tripod

By Richard
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-03-07

If your one who needs overkill this is your tripod. Solid as a rock, fairly lightweight and surprising not as expensive as some. I thought this is money well spent though. So far it has not disappointed.

Amazing!

By Jason
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-08-17

This is my first Big Boy tripod. I was between this and Really Right Stuff. Nick Page's video is what sealed the deal for me. Cheaper than the RRS. I have never used a RRS, but cannot imagine it being better than the FLM.

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