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Zhiyun-Tech Crane v2 3-Axis Gimbal Stabilizer and Dual Handgrip Kit

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Zhiyun-Tech Crane v2 3-Axis Gimbal Stabilizer and Dual Handgrip Kit
Key Features
  • Gimbal Stabilizer
  • Supports Compact Cameras up to 3.9 lb
  • Includes Lens Support for Long Lenses
  • 360° Rotation Along All Three Axes
This B&H kit of the Zhiyun-Tech Crane v2 3-Axis Gimbal Stabilizer and Dual Handgrip Kit is assembled to provide you with a gimbal stabilizer and handgrip system for extended shooting times while avoiding the fatigue that may accompany one-handed operation. Designed for mirrorless and DSLR cameras and capable of supporting longer lenses, the Crane v2 provides 360° rotation along the pan, tilt, and roll axes to keep your image stable while you move. Control can be exerted manually using the integrated 4-way joystick, or remotely over Bluetooth using the free Zhiyun Assistant app from your mobile device (iOS/Android).
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Zhiyun-Tech Crane v2 Overview

This B&H kit of the Zhiyun-Tech Crane v2 3-Axis Gimbal Stabilizer and Dual Handgrip Kit is assembled to provide you with a gimbal stabilizer and handgrip system for extended shooting times while avoiding the fatigue that may accompany one-handed operation. Designed for mirrorless and DSLR cameras and capable of supporting longer lenses, the Crane v2 provides 360° rotation along the pan, tilt, and roll axes to keep your image stable while you move. Control can be exerted manually using the integrated 4-way joystick, or remotely over Bluetooth using the free Zhiyun Assistant app from your mobile device (iOS/Android).

Brushless motors offer high accuracy while maintaining low vibration and increased torque. And featuring a quick release system and tool-less balancing, you can mount and adjust your camera on the Crane v2 in under a minute. The included Dual Handgrip provides a method of comfortably supporting your gimbal with two hands, helping to reduce fatigue when operating your gimbal. The Dual Handgrip can be operated in normal or inverted mode, and is made from an aluminum alloy for durability.

Note:
The Crane v2 is the original Crane updated with a higher payload (3.9 lb) and higher-capacity batteries (12-18 hours).
Zhiyun-Tech Crane v2 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer

The Zhiyun-Tech Crane v2 is a 3-axis handheld gimbal stabilizer offering 360° rotation along all three axes. It offers button-powered continuous rotation along the pan axis, and manual non-stop circular rotation along the tilt and roll axes.

The Crane is designed for DSLR and mirrorless cameras weighing up to 3.9 lb, such as the Sony a7S and Panasonic GH4, and includes an attachable lens support for long lenses. The Crane features three 32-bit MCUs (motor control units) running in parallel at 4000 Hz, and has a stepless joystick at your fingertips that allows switching between different modes. Cameras attach by securing a simple thumbscrew without any tools, and full setup can be achieved within a minute.

A 1/4"-20 threaded mounting hole on the bottom also allows use with monopods and various other support equipment. The Crane can also be controlled wirelessly from an iOS/Android app (available from Zhiyun-Tech) via a built-in Bluetooth connection to your phone. The Crane runs on and comes with two 26500 batteries which feature a 12- to 18-hour runtime.

Note:
The Crane v2 is the original Crane updated with a higher payload (3.9 lb) and higher-capacity batteries (12-18 hours).
Key Features
  • 360° rotation along all three axes
  • Supports compact cameras weighing up to 3.9 lb
  • Includes an attachable lens support for long lenses
  • Features three 32-bit MCUs running in parallel at 4000 Hz
  • Four-way stepless joystick
  • Tool-less camera attachment using thumbscrew
  • 1/4"-20 threaded mounting hole on the bottom
  • Can be controlled wirelessly from an iOS/Android app via built-in Bluetooth
  • 12-hour runtime with included batteries
UPC: 191493000087
Zhiyun-Tech Dual Handgrip for Crane/Crane-M Gimbals

Use the Dual Handgrip from Zhiyun-Tech to reduce fatigue when operating your Crane Plus gimbal. Holding the gimbal with both hands also produces smoother, more professional-looking footage when filming with your camcorder, gimbal-mounted DSLR, mirrorless camera, or smartphone. By transferring movement from your wrist to your body's core, this two-handed grip increases the time you can shoot comfortably. The versatile Dual Handgrip can be grasped overhanded, or underhanded (inverted mode).

Constructed of a lightweight, durable aluminum alloy, the Dual Handgrip features thumb-lever fasteners, and rubberized handles for a secure grip. The handles detach from the crossbar for increased portability, and each handle incorporates a 1/4"-20 mounting thread for attaching to a tripod or other support for stationary shots.

Compatibility
Zhiyun Crane Plus gimbal
Features
Two-handed grip reduces user fatigue, increasing potential shooting time
Capture smoother footage as movement is transferred from the operator's wrist to the body's core, increasing stability
Integrated 1/4"-20 mounting threads on handles for attaching to a tripod or other support
Use overhanded, or underhanded using the inverted mode
Lightweight aluminum construction with rubberized grip surfaces
UPC: 090729613544

Zhiyun-Tech Crane v2 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer Specs

Grip DesignSingle Handgrip
Gimbal
Load Capacity0.8 to 3.97 lb / 0.4 to 1.8 kg
Number of Axes3-Axis (Pitch (Tilt), Roll, Yaw (Pan))
Rotation RangeControllable Range
Yaw (Pan): 360° 
Pitch (Tilt): 360° 
Roll: 360° 
Follow SpeedPan: 120°/s
Tilt: 120°/s
Roll: 120°/s
Compatibility
Camera ControlOn Compatible Models
Connectivity
Inputs/Outputs1 x Micro-USB
Wireless Frequency2.4 GHz
Wireless ProtocolBluetooth 4.0
Battery
Battery Type2 x 26500
Battery Capacity3600 mAh
Battery Runtime12 to 18 Hours
Battery ChemistryLithium-Ion
Voltage3.7 VDC
Power
Operating Voltage6.8 to 12.6 VDC
Operating Current80 to 6000 mA
Environmental
Operating Temperature14 to 113°F / -10 to 45°C
General
Display TypeNone
Mounting1 x 1/4"-20 Female
1 x 3/8"-16 Female
Dimensions14.7 x 7.4 x 6.8" / 37.34 x 18.8 x 17.27 cm
Weight2.1 lb / 0.95 kg (without Battery)
Packaging Info
Package Weight5.58 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)14.05 x 13.65 x 4.15"

Zhiyun-Tech Dual Handgrip for Crane/Crane-M Gimbals Specs

Material of ConstructionAluminum Alloy, Rubber
DimensionsCrossbar: 18.5 x 1" / 471 x 25 mm
Handles: 6.9 x 1.3" / 176 x 32 mm
Assembled Dimensions1.75 x 19 x 6.75" / 45 x 483 x 171 mm
Weight2.1 lb / 0.9 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight2 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)20.2 x 6.4 x 2"

Zhiyun-Tech Crane v2 Reviews

China Garbage

By Rush
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2020-10-13

Only lasted year, which unfortunately is right after the warranty ran out.

No support from manufacturer

By Francis
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2020-01-26

Before I ditched my Glidecam for this, I had this feeling I would end up regretting it. When it works, it's great... but it is full of glitches and most of the time doesn't work well. From the start the batteries stopped charging after a few gigs. I have informed Zhiyun : not covered !? I have been struggling to get the app working... no success.. IMPOSSIBLE to connect to Gimbal. Impossible to find a firmware update : the product is not even listed of their website ! Last week I was filming and the Gimbal's motors would randomly stop working every 5 mins or so. I had to reboot the gimbal. It is an un reliable piece of equipment, with NO support from the manufacturer. I love motorized gimbals, but by all mean, do not buy one from Zhiyun. Pay a bit more and get something reliable.

good gimbal

By MUZZ
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-12-31

lightweight This gimbal, i’m using only one hand... thanks zhiyun given a good price affordable! easy to balance

Cheap Plastic Buttons Break & Are Impossible to Replace

By Richard
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2019-11-10

When I first got the V2 the toggle button broke immediately. It was still under warranty so I was able to exchange the gimbal for a new one. Now the plastic power button is broken. After calling B&H and then calling and texting Zhiyun's customer service in India half a dozen times, it appears that getting a new button sent to me is simply not possible.

Very good!

By Alexey
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-10-24

Reliable, easy stabilizer

It broke after three times of use and the support didn’t help

By Manoela
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2019-09-03

Don’t spend your money in this equipment. After three times of using it, the motors don’t work anymore. I contacted zhyiun support because the product it’s still guaranteed, they told me to send it back to the US (I live in Brazil, where they don’t offer any support), I spent a lot of money to do this, received it today and the equipment came in the exact same box, package in the exact same way, with the same problem. Do they think this is a joke??? I want my money back!!!!

Not that good.

By Joshua
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2020-05-17

The weight limit on this is not very good. It was fine when I was just a new filmmaker using a Canon M50 with the kit lens, but as I upgraded I found that it wasn't able to hold heavier rigs. This was a more justifiable purchase when it MSRPed at 350, but at 400, you're much better off getting the Weebill S, which at this point is Zhiyun's flagship gimbal.

Very usable generally

By Lydur
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2020-02-18

Nice to ave around in crowdy places when bigger units are in the way. Take some time to callibre.

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Answered by: Joseph P.
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do u loose any stabilization when using the hand ...

do u loose any stabilization when using the hand grip
Asked by: Motty
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Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2019-12-29

question

funciona con una videocamara canon xc15?
Asked by: jose p.
No hay informes de que se use con la Canon XC15 y lamentablemente no podemos probarlo. Podemos ofrecer la opinin de que puede funcionar sin el accesorio del micrfono. Con el accesorio de micrfono, creemos que habr demasiada pesadez superior y la plataforma no se equilibrar.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2018-08-27

question

Can I use the crane v2 with my Nikon d3200, interested in buying one ASAP
Asked by: Chad W.
Just as long as you keep the total load including a lens under the 3.9 pound load capacity the D3200 should balance on the Crane V2. However you might want to consider the Crane Plus instead, it has a 5.5 Pound Load capacity and should be better able to handle a DSLR like the D3200.https://bhpho.to/2pEcYqf
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Is this product compatible with Cannon EOS Rebel ...

Is this product compatible with Cannon EOS Rebel T6i EF-S 18-55mm IS STM Lens Kit? I may be using the camera with a Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II lens as well. Thanks.
Asked by: T
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Date published: 2019-02-08

Will this hold a Black Magic Camera?

Will this hold a Black Magic Camera?
Asked by: K
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Answered by: Dennis A
Date published: 2019-02-22

Will this support the 80D with the Sigma 18-35 ...

Will this support the 80D with the Sigma 18-35 art lens (and a rose mic as well)?
Asked by: Anonymous
This gimbal has a 3.9 pound load capacity and is geared towards Mirrorless cameras. We do not recommend it for a DSLR with a lens like the 18-35mm and a Rode Mic, it will be very difficult to balance. For a set up like that the Crane 2 would be a much better choice. This is geared towards DSLRs and will be able to handle the set up you listed. https://bhpho.to/2vP4Qt9
Answered by: Joseph
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Sir i purchase pxw z 90 camera. Can i used crane ...

Sir i purchase pxw z 90 camera. Can i used crane v2
Asked by: Amit
While single handled gimbals are not designed to handle camcorders, it is our opinion that camcorder is small enough to work.
Answered by: Dennis A
Date published: 2018-12-13
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