Zhiyun-Tech Crane-2 3-Axis Stabilizer with Focus Motor

BH #ZHCRANE2 • MFR #CRANE-2
Zhiyun-Tech
Zhiyun-Tech Crane-2 3-Axis Stabilizer with Focus Motor
Key Features
  • For Mirrorless & DSLR Cameras up to 7 lb
  • 360° Pan, 320° Tilt, 360° Roll Motion
  • Focus Motor and Lens Gear Rings Included
  • Select Canon/Nikon Digital Focus Control
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The Zhiyun-Tech Crane-2 is a 3-axis handheld gimbal stabilizer supporting mirrorless and DSLR cameras weighing up to 7 lb. Mount your camera on the included Manfrotto-standard quick release plate, balance it, and shoot for up to 18 hours on the supplied batteries. A rod-mount mechanical focus motor is included and can be controlled via the gimbal's handwheel or an optional remote control for the Crane 2. It can be aligned to the focus or zoom ring of your lens for follow focus or zoom control. A support rod, USB cable, and two universal lens gear rings are also supplied for attaching and connecting the focus motor and using it with virtually all lenses.
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Zhiyun-Tech Crane-2 Overview

The Zhiyun-Tech Crane-2 is a 3-axis handheld gimbal stabilizer supporting mirrorless and DSLR cameras weighing up to 7 lb. Mount your camera on the included Manfrotto-standard quick release plate, balance it, and shoot for up to 18 hours on the supplied batteries. A rod-mount mechanical focus motor is included and can be controlled via the gimbal's handwheel or an optional remote control for the Crane 2. It can be aligned to the focus or zoom ring of your lens for follow focus or zoom control. A support rod, USB cable, and two universal lens gear rings are also supplied for attaching and connecting the focus motor and using it with virtually all lenses.

The Crane-2 also allows for digital follow focus control via the gimbal handwheel for select Canon DSLRs and the Nikon D850 with compatible autofocus lenses. Simply connect the camera to the gimbal with the included USB cables, and after a few settings adjustments you'll have direct follow focus control without requiring the external motor.

The Crane-2 features 360° pan, 320° tilt, and 360° roll adjustment. Multiple different special shooting modes allow you to get extra creative with the gimbal. Full-range POV mode enables 360° synchronous movement on all three axes. This means that the camera will lock into a single position and follow your movements without any limits, as opposed to evening out at some point. This allows for true POV capture.

Gimbal settings are quickly adjustable using the onboard control buttons and an OLED display. For safety, a "slow-fall" feature protects your camera from a sudden drop when the Crane-2 is powered down.

Features

  • Includes external rod-mount focus motor for mechanical follow focus/zoom control
  • 360° pan, 320° tilt, and 360° roll adjustment
  • 7 lb payload
  • 18-hour runtime using the included batteries
  • Digital follow focus control for select Canon cameras and the Nikon D850 with compatible autofocus lenses
  • Manfrotto-standard quick release plate
  • "Slow-fall" feature protects your camera from a sudden drop when the Crane-2 is powered down

Firmware Update v1.76 (June 2019)

  • Full-range POV: 360° synchronous movement on all three axes—instead of leveling off during motion, the camera will remain locked in position no matter which way or how far you move the gimbal, allowing for true POV shots
  • Vortex mode: Add dynamic movements to your barrel shot and open up possibilities
  • Direct control support for the Nikon Z6 and Z7 via the control panel—take photos, start/stop recording video, and control various other parameters
UPC: 191493000186

Zhiyun-Tech Crane-2 Specs

Gimbal
Number of Axes3-Axis (Pitch, Roll, Yaw)
Rotation RangeYaw (Pan): 360°
Pitch (Tilt): 320° (-135 to 185°)
Roll: 360°
Follow SpeedPan: 120°/s
Tilt: 120°/s
Roll: 120°/s
Load Capacity7 lb / 3.2 kg
Connectivity
Ports1 x USB Micro-B
Wireless Frequency2.4 GHz
Wireless ProtocolBluetooth 4.0
Battery
Battery Type3 x 18650
Capacity (mAh)2000 mAh
Capacity (Wh)22.2 Wh
Battery Runtime18 Hours
Battery ChemistryLithium-Ion
Power
Operating Voltage9.8 to 12.6 VDC
Operating Current110 to 6000 mA
Environmental
Operating Temperature14 to 113°F / -10 to 45°C
General
Mounting1 x 1/4"-20 Female
1 x 3/8"-16 Female
Dimensions8.27 x 4.65 x 17.72" / 21 x 11.8 x 45 cm
Weight2.76 lb / 1.25 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight8.25 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)19.7 x 10.9 x 6.1"
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