FLM Berlin 38.4 Review

  1. Introduction & Specifications
  2. Design & Operation
  3. Test Results
  4. Head Choice
  5. Comparison & Conclusion

 

This tripod was generously lent to me for testing purposes by Robert Asami.  I was not paid by any party to write this review, and the opinions are entirely my own.

NameFLM Berlin 38.4
ClassSystematic
Yaw Stiffness1995 +/- 3 Nm/rad
Yaw Damping0.543 +/- 0.054 Js/rad
Pitch Stiffness4622 +/- 17 Nm/rad
Pitch Damping1.44 +/- 0.14 Js/rad
Retail Price$810
Weight5.82 lbs (2.639 kgs)
Manufacturer weight rating88.18 lbs
Maximum Height54.2 in (137.7 cm)
Minimum Height5.9 in (15.0 cm)
Center ColumnNo
Base Diameter3.5 in (8.9 cm)
Folded Length20.2 in (51.3 cm)
Folded Circumference20.5 in (52.1 cm)
Folded Volume676.0 cu. in. (11.1 liters)
Leg MaterialCarbon Fiber
Leg Sections4
Primary Leg Angle24.5 deg
Leg LocksTwist
Top Tube Diameter38.4 mm
Second Tube Diameter34.3 mm
Third Tube Diameter30.3 mm
Fourth Tube Diameter26.3 mm
Exchangeable FeetNo
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.

 

Specs Discussion

 

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