This tripod was lent to me for testing and review by FLM Canada.  I was not paid by any party to test this tripod, and any opinions are entirely my own. All specifications shown here are measured from the test tripod aside from the weight rating.

NameFLM CP26-TM2
Yaw Stiffness318 +/- 1 Nm/rad
Yaw Damping0.117 +/- 0.012 Js/rad
Pitch Stiffness1451 +/- 7 Nm/rad
Pitch Damping0.71 +/- 0.071 Js/rad
Retail Price$385
Weight2.41 lbs (1.094 kgs)
Manufacturer weight rating35.3 lbs
Maximum Height57.5 in (146.0 cm)
Minimum Height3.1 in (7.9 cm)
Center ColumnNo
Base Diameter1.8 in (4.6 cm)
Folded Length34.5 in (87.6 cm)
Folded Circumference8.1 in (20.6 cm)
Folded Volume180.0 cu. in. (3.0 liters)
Leg MaterialCarbon Fiber
Leg Sections2
Primary Leg Angle21.5 deg
Leg LocksTwist
Top Tube Diameter22.2 mm
Second Tube Diameter26.2 mm
Exchangeable FeetYes
Foot TypeRubber
Bottom HookYes

The test results are included here as I consider them to be part of the tripod’s specification. For full discussion of the stiffness and damping, see the test results page of the review.

There are a couple of interesting aspects to the CP26-TM2.  The obvious is that it is a two section tripod with the lower section as the thicker tube.  This results in some unique ergonomics, but also very decent stiffness for such a lightweight travel tripod.  This is also one of the tallest travel tripods around sans center column.  The downside to all this is that it is also one of the least compact tripods I have ever tested.  

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