Zhiyun-Tech Crane-2 3-Axis Stabilizer with Follow Focus for Select Canon DSLRs

Zhiyun-Tech Crane-2 3-Axis Stabilizer with Follow Focus for Select Canon DSLRs

Zhiyun-Tech Crane-2 3-Axis Stabilizer with Follow Focus for Select Canon DSLRs

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Product Highlights

  • For Mirrorless & DSLR Cameras up to 7 lb
  • Electronic Follow Focus Control
  • Pro-Grade Image Stabilization
  • OLED Display
  • Camera Control via Handgrip Buttons
  • 12-18 H Runtime with Included Batteries
  • Power Select Cameras via Gimbal
  • Quick Release Camera Plate
  • Gradual Power-Down Protects Camera
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Zhiyun-Tech CRANE-2 overview

  • 1Description

Gain greater control over your gimbal shots with the Zhiyun-Tech Crane-2, a 3-axis handheld stabilizer with an integrated follow focus control for select Canon cameras. The Crane-2 supports DSLRs, mirrorless cameras, and camcorders weighing up to a solid seven pounds. Connect your Canon DSLR or mirrorless camera (released after 2008, with an original autofocus lens) to the gimbal via cable, then adjust focus using the large thumbwheel on the handgrip. The Crane-2 offers three levels of focus control, enabling you to fine-tune your focusing based on the lens used, and the shot itself.

For quick, convenient adjusting of your camera's settings, the Crane-2 provides an interface comparable to those found on most cameras. Two large buttons, and two smaller ones, on the handgrip are pressed or rotated to scroll through and choose parameters. An LED screen above the controls enables you to quickly and easily monitor your settings. The Crane-2 offers improved motor torque, response speed, and image stabilization over earlier Zhiyun models, enabling smooth, reliable moves.

Shoot up to a whopping maximum of 18 hours—the Crane-2's three 18650-type batteries provide 6000mAh of capacity. Select Sony cameras may be charged through the gimbal, eliminating time otherwise spent swapping out camera batteries. Additional Crane-2 features include a Manfrotto-standard quick release plate for rapid camera mounting, and a "slow-fall" function that protects your camera from a sudden drop when the stabilizer is powered down.

Features
  • Supports cameras weighing up to 7 pounds
  • Improved torque, response, and image stabilization over prior models
  • Quick, direct camera control via handgrip buttons
  • LED screen displays camera and stabilizer settings
  • Manfrotto-standard quick release plate for quick camera mounting
  • Maximum of 18-hour runtime with included batteries
  • "Slow-fall" feature protects your camera from a sudden drop when the Crane-2 is powered down
Follow Focus Function Compatibility
Three-level follow focus control for Canon DSLR and mirrorless cameras released after 2008, with original Canon autofocus lenses
UPC: 191493000186
In the Box
Zhiyun-Tech Crane-2 3-Axis Stabilizer with Follow Focus for Select Canon DSLRs
  • Tripod
  • 3 x 18650 Lithium-Ion Battery
  • Battery Charger
  • Micro-USB Cable
  • Micro to Mini-USB Cable
  • Sony Camera Control/Charging Cable
  • Panasonic Camera Control Cable
  • Shoulder Strap
  • Carrying Case
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Zhiyun-Tech CRANE-2 specs

    Gimbal
    Number of Axes 3-Axis (Pitch, Roll, Yaw)
    Rotation Range Yaw (Pan): 360
    Pitch (Tilt): 320 (-135 to 185)
    Roll: 360
    Follow Speed Pan: 120/s
    Tilt: 120/s
    Roll: 120/s
    Load Capacity 7 lb / 3.2 kg
    Connectivity
    Ports 1 x USB Micro-B
    Wireless Frequency 2.4 GHz
    Wireless Protocol Bluetooth 4.0
    Battery
    Battery Type 3 x 18650
    Capacity (mAh) 2000 mAh
    Capacity (Wh) 22.2 Wh
    Battery Runtime 18 Hours
    Battery Chemistry Lithium-Ion
    Power
    Operating Voltage 9.8 to 12.6 VDC
    Operating Current 110 to 6000 mA
    Environmental
    Operating Temperature 14 to 113°F / -10 to 45°C
    General
    Mounting 1 x 1/4"-20 Female Thread
    1 x 3/8"-16 Female Thread
    Dimensions 8.27 x 4.65 x 17.72" / 21 x 11.8 x 45 cm
    Weight 2.76 lb / 1.25 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 8.25 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 19.7 x 10.9 x 6.1"

    Zhiyun-Tech CRANE-2 reviews

    Crane-2 3-Axis Stabilizer with Follow Focus for Select Canon DSLRs is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 87.
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Crane 2 Follow Focus Does Not Work and No Support I'm an amateur so assumed it was user error but i can not get the follow focus to do ANYTHING. I'm using Canon Rebel T4i (so it's compatible) and it's in manual focus (as directed) and I know the cable is good because I can control on/off via the handle but the follow focus wheel does absolutely nothing and that was the reason I went with this product.� There is ZERO customer service from the parent company, the USA subsidiary or the US distributor Tocad.� BH gave me a phone number and email address - no response for 2 weeks from either.� I even tried the online chat at Zhiyun and they referred me to an email address - that came back as failed.�� Needless to say, I am not pleased.
    Date published: 2018-03-27
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Total BRICK on day 1! Most of the favorable reviews for this on YouTube seem to be from people who were given a free one. I bought based on that and it was a mistake. The Crane 2 has a nice build but terrible software and support. Most of the features only work on Canon. So dumb. But I could live with that. Do not buy this direct, or you may be bankrupt in return shipping.I go to� On day 1 I go to update the firmware and it's bricked instantly. I find many other similar reports. Zhiyun does nothing, no solutions, just send it back, Thankfully I bought it from B&H and they covered international return shipping. I reviewed it in detail on my youtube channel.
    Date published: 2018-04-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect DSLR Gimbal I love this thing. I had the crane 1 ver1, and this is a perfect upgrade if you want to fly a heavy DSLR. I love the tripod legs, the motors are strong (however you have to change the strength setting from weak to strong if you are using a heavier DSLR). It is slightly heavier and bulkier than the previous version, but that's not a complaint, just an observation. Nobody should complain about the weight or size. Be grateful that this technology has come so far that instead of using a $10,000 enormous two-handed gimbal, you can use this under $800 single-handed, easy to use gimbal. God Bless America...and China.
    Date published: 2018-06-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exelente Producto Saludos a todos. despus de un tiempo de anlisis me compre el crane 2 y creo haber tomado una buena decisin, lo he trabajado en varios eventos usando la CANON 6D con lentes 24-105 f4 y 50mm 1.4 y trabaja perfecto, tambin la uso con la canon XA-10, la cual es una cmara de video con entradas XLR, esta cmara me gusta el color y calidad de imagen, solo que cuando la trabajas totalmente a mano y caminando ( por supuesto caminando adecuadamente ) no me gusta el resultado, he llegado a la conclusin que el estabilizador de la canon xa10 es muy malo, pues usando esta cmara con el crane 2, asunto solucionado, trabaja de maravilla con un foto y estabilidad y me evite comprar otra cmara.
    Date published: 2018-08-21
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Crane-2 Nice Gimbal A nice smooth gimbal. Default settings are a bit wonky but slowing down the settings with the app makes it very smooth. Unfortunately every time you turn it off you need to reconnect to the app because it does not retain the settings. Also I have a Zacuto Gorilla Plate V2 on the bottom of my GH5s and will need to offset it on the mounting plate to fit, without this plate it works fine, so not really the Crane 2's fault, but be aware if you use the Z-finder. All in all it's pretty nice, just wish it would hold on to the custom settings then it would rate 5 stars.
    Date published: 2018-04-11
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from 4 of 5, until panusonic update Coming from a Glidecam this thing is the simplest tool ever. The build quality is great, very sturdy, feels great in hands, easy to hold. As a first time crane owner, it took me 30 minutes to figure out on the first setup at home. Im running a GH5 + Metabones + Sigma 18-35mm. Packed it up and took it to the beach, took less than 2 minutes to setup and use. Using it is even easier. Everyone says you need the crouch run like i used to use for my glide cam. Yes i still do, but i was running full speed during some shots chasing my dog, and there was 0 shakiness. Im sure i have a lot to learn with the crane, but it was easy as plug and play.
    Date published: 2017-10-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from This beast is awesome I've got the Crane 2 a week ago to replace my old A2000, which got lagging with motors feel weirdly loose after a couple of months. I am happy I did the research, and finally target on this beast for all the promised technologies with it. Its outfit is gorgeous together with a nice case. The hand grip is a little big to fit my hands, and the weight is comparatively heavier due to its incredible payload. All in all, I love its OLED feature, much easier to tell which mode I'm in, and after a few try following the user guide, I found I can make various camera settings with the dial, and zooming with my A6500, it's really AWESOME.
    Date published: 2017-10-31
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Don't buy it, yet Roll axis wobbles. After numerous attempts to fix the problem by re-calibrating, it doesn't seem to work. Tried every possibility (adjusted motor strength, initialization, etc) I miss my V2 :( Also, the gimbal is significantly bigger than the V2. Unless you plan on putting a larger camera on it with a much bigger lens (GH5 + Sigma, or 5D, etc) I'd stick with the V2. It is smaller, lighter, and just as capable.
    Date published: 2017-10-22
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