The CP30-L3S FLM CentrePod Tripod is a small, lightweight yet extremely stable tripod with each leg comprising of 3 pure carbon fibre tube segments.
The CP30 range is very sturdy and ideal for DSLR camera systems and good for travelling due to it's light weight.
The minimum height of the CP30-L3S is 12cm, the maximum height when fully extended is 1790mm, while the maximum height without the centre column extended is 1440mm. The weight is 1.5kg and load capacity is 15kg.
The uppermost leg tube is 30mm in diameter and the length when closed (for storage) is 620mm. You can store the FLM tripods WITH the FLM Centreball Head connected, as it fits elegantly and perfectly between the tripod legs, without changing the overall stored dimensions.
All FLM Centerpod tripods include an adapter thread with 1/4 inch one end and 3/8 inch the other.
FLM tripods and monopods are made from 8-layer carbon tubes made of pure carbon fibres to ensure stability and lightness of the product. It is important to bear in mind that the more tube sections you have allow for more compactness, which is ideal when you need to travel light. While the fewer sections you have provide more stability, which is ideal when you're shooting in low light.
Each FLM tripod is fitted with an anti-rotation centre column (middle tube) that can be displaced over its entire length. Its design means that, even with the tripod head attached, its length when stored is not exceeded.
The FLM Centerpod Tripod can be used without its center column in order to obtain the best possible degree of stability and freedom from vibration. You can also invert this centre column to enable the camera to be positioned as close to the ground as possible.
CENTRE COLUMN ADDITIONS
A retractable hook system is integrated into each center column in order to add stabilisation to the FLM tripod outdoors. When not in use, it can be simply retracted with a click thus reducing its stored dimensions.
The special locking technology enables each tube segment to be opened and locked into place using just one hand. All these connections are protected with the A-S-L-System (Anti Shock Lock System) against dirt and unintentional opening.
FLM's automatic leg locking system means the actions of unfolding and folding up the FLM Centerpod legs are accomplished with just a few movements.
To set up the tripod, each leg is rotated downwards to the desired locking position. Each position will lock automatically on the way down, but you can also manually change this.
To fold up the tripod, make sure the legs are all swiveled downwards first (through each locking position). Then fold each leg in one movement upwards, through 180° with one movement for each leg, so they all meet together around the centre column. When the legs are folded together in this way, the stored dimensions of the FLM-Centerpod are very compact.
The CP30 and CP26 3 tube models come with a protective retractable rubber foot, which when turned counter clockwise reveals the carbon fibre spike with steel tip. While the CP26 models with 4 tubes have a protective removable screw rubber foot / cap, which when removed reveals a carbon fibre spike with a steel tip.
LEVELLING YOUR SYSTEM:
The plate on the top of the FLM centre column has a slot in the side to add an FLM adaptor with bubble level for levelling your tripod.
You will need one of the following FLM Levelling Adaptors:
AND you will need one of the following spirit bubble levels:
The benefit of having the spirit bubble level at this point is for ease of levelling your equipment and reading the level.
Min. height (mm): 12
Max. height (mm): 1790
Max. height excluding centre column (mm): 1440
Tube segments (mm): 3
Uppermost tube diameter (mm): 30
Foot system: Carbon fibre spike with steel tip & protective retractable rubber foot / cap
Weight (kg): approx. 1.5
Load (kg): 15
Packed length (mm): 620
RECOMMENDED FLM TRIPOD HEADS TO USE WITH THIS TRIPOD:
All models of CB-38 centreball head
All models of CB-43 centreball head
All models of CB-48 centreball head
All models of CB-58 centreball head
P1 (panoramic head)
LB-15 (panoramic head)
LB-25 (panoramic head)
PH-38 QRP (bird watching / video applications)
PH-38 PRP (bird watching / video applications)