FLM CB-48FTR Professional Series Ball Head

FLM CB-48FTR Professional Series Ball Head

FLM CB-48FTR Professional Series Ball Head

B&H # FLCB48FTR MFR # 12 48 902
FLM CB-48FTR Professional Series Ball Head

FLM CB-48FTR Professional Series Ball Head

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Product Highlights

  • Load Capacity: 99 lb
  • Max Height: 3.9"
  • Weight: 20.9 oz
  • 360° Pan with Independent Pan Lock
  • Patented Tilt-Only Function
  • Tension Control
  • Reversible 1/4"-20 & 3/8"-16 Thread
  • Anti-Friction Cork Padding
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FLM CB-48 overview

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The CB-48FTR Ball Head from FLM is a high capacity tripod head which features FLM's patented Tilt-Lock function and an independent 360° panning base.

The CB-48FTR stands 3.9" high and features a maximum load capacity of 99 lb, while weighing in at 20.9 oz. The dual lock design uses two separate knobs to control the movement of the ball and the 360° panning base, giving the user greater control. A separate tension knob adjusts the drag on the ball, allowing the user to slow or hasten the re-positioning of their camera. The FTR series also utilizes FLM's patented Tilt-Lock function which allows the user to lock the ball in all directions but one, allowing the ball to move along a straight line similar to a pan/tilt head.

The top mounting plate is covered in a friction reducing cork layer, which protects your equipment and prevents unwanted shifting and twisting. The top mounting thread is a reversible 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 stud which can be flipped to accommodate most cameras and camcorders.

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FLM CB-48FTR Professional Series Ball Head
  • Limited 10-Year Warranty
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    FLM CB-48 specs

    General
    Head Type Ball Head
    Base Mount 3/8"-16 Thread
    Camera Mounting Screw 1/4"-20 Male, 3/8"-16 Male
    Quick Release Plate Type Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Load Capacity 99 lb / 45 kg
    Number of Bubble Level(s) Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Material Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Physical
    Ball Sphere Diameter 1.9" / 48 mm
    Base Diameter 2.5" / 65 mm
    Dimensions H: 3.9" / H: 99.0 mm
    Weight 20.9 oz / 593 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.55 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.1 x 4.5 x 3.7"

    FLM CB-48 reviews

    CB-48FTR Professional Series Ball Head is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 2.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Ball Head I started my search for a professional quality ball head to complement my CF tripod by comparing various ball heads from RRS, Acra Swiss, Kirk, Feisol, and others. Almost took the plunge on the RRS BH-55 until I found FLM. Sure glad I did. This is very well made impressive ball head. It is very solid and sturdy. It is very smooth and setting the tension is easy. It holds my equipment where I set it without sag or movement. Additionally the tilt feature is sweet. Highly recommended.
    Date published: 2016-02-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Feature-packed, Powerful, Remarkably Light Weight` I'd been using a heavy Linhoff III ball head from my Hasselblad days and finally decided to replace it with something a bit lighter. After reviewing all the heads on the B&H website I was most impressed with the German-built FLM line because of their light weight for load capacity and, specifically, features of the FTR model. This 48mm ball is really overkill (the 38mm ball would have sufficed) but the weight penalty wasn't that great (6 oz.)and, right or wrong, I thought the action of the larger ball would be smoother and more easily modulated. The panning base has 15 degree clicks with dialable resistance, but the most amazing feature is the patented Tilt-Lock mechanism that permits controlled forward and backward movements while restraining lateral movements, a perfect companion to the panning features, after the tripod is leveled. Construction is top notch and exudes quality. I replaced the round platform with a RRS lever clamp. There's nothing else on my wish list that this ball head doesn't already provide, and I expect this will be the last one I'll ever want or need to purchase. Highly recommended.
    Date published: 2018-04-27
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