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.
|Yaw Stiffness||318 +/- 1 Nm/rad|
|Yaw Damping||0.117 +/- 0.012 Js/rad|
|Pitch Stiffness||1451 +/- 7 Nm/rad|
|Pitch Damping||0.71 +/- 0.071 Js/rad|
|Weight||2.41 lbs (1.094 kgs)|
|Manufacturer weight rating||35.3 lbs|
|Maximum Height||57.5 in (146.0 cm)|
|Minimum Height||3.1 in (7.9 cm)|
|Base Diameter||1.8 in (4.6 cm)|
|Folded Length||34.5 in (87.6 cm)|
|Folded Circumference||8.1 in (20.6 cm)|
|Folded Volume||180.0 cu. in. (3.0 liters)|
|Leg Material||Carbon Fiber|
|Primary Leg Angle||21.5 deg|
|Top Tube Diameter||22.2 mm|
|Second Tube Diameter||26.2 mm|
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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