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Zhiyun Crane-2 3-Axis Stabilizer with Focus Motor

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Zhiyun 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
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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I have used this with a Canon 5D 4, is the same lever of control over camera settings through the Crane possible with a Canon 6D 2 also?
Asked by: Chris
The Zhiyun-Tech Crane-2 works with all recent Canon EOS cameras in pretty much the same way. You will see a similar if not exact performance on the 6D Mark II.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2018-08-27

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Which cameras does the follow focus work with?
Asked by: Noah S.
The follow focus feature will work by connecting a camera, that has an autofocus lens on it, to the gimbal via a control cable. At this time Zhiyun-Tech only has control cables for Sony and Panasonic Mirrorless Cameras available, B&H Numbers ZHGMBB78 and ZHGMBB77.There is no list available yet of specific cameras and lenses that will work, but it would seem that this feature should work for camera like the Sony A6300/6500, A7S II, A7RII and options from Panasonic like the GH4 and GH5 with a native auto focus lens mounted to them. https://bhpho.to/2xbjWZEhttps://bhpho.to/2w8y4Om
Answered by: Joseph P.
Date published: 2021-01-20

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Please, could someone tell the dimensions of the Crane 2 (in same position like when you put it inside tha Carrying Case) WITHOUT the mini-tripod?Because I need to know if it fits inside another case.Thank you!
Asked by: PABLO
The Crane 2 dimensions are: without tripod=18, with tripod=24, Width=10.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2018-08-27

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Does the follow focus work with Canon T5i?
Asked by: Amy T.
Canon EOS cameras such as the Canon T5i are supported by he Crane-2.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2018-08-27

I have a Nikkon D500 + 16-35mm len. Does this ...

I have a Nikkon D500 + 16-35mm len. Does this gimbal work?
Asked by: Harry
Yes, it will be able to balance that combination of camera and lens well.
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2021-03-07

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Is this stabilizer compatible with the Sony AX100 4K Ultra HD? I saw reviews of the original Crane. It was not compatible. You could mount it, but the viewfinder would interfere with the full motion of the gimbal. The Crane v2 was reviewed as fully compatible.
Asked by: Stephen
Yes it does work with an AX100 with full motion without the camera hitting the gimbal, it is a challenge setting up the zoom and start stop function. Initially go into the AX100 menu and system settings select USB LUN setting and select 'Single' Connect then connect the camera to the Crane with the Sony cable provided, Turn on the crane first, then turn on the AX100. Works fine.
Answered by: Melvyn
Date published: 2021-02-20

Will Zhiyun-Tech Crane-2 3-Axis Stabilizer work ...

Will Zhiyun-Tech Crane-2 3-Axis Stabilizer work with Blackmagic Pocket Camera 4k?
Asked by: Maiya
You may be able to balance a Pocket Cinema Camera 4K on the Crane 2, but we do not recommend it. However Zhiyun-Tech listed the Pocket Cinema Camera 4K as compatible for balancing on the Crane 3, B&H # ZHCRANE3LAB, we recommend this instead. https://bhpho.to/2CGIwUv
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2019-02-05

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Will this work with a Canon XA30?
Asked by: Steve B.
While we are not aware of any specific testing, we feel that the Crane-2 should be able to handle a smaller camcorder like the XA30. However, you would more than likely need to remove the XLR top handle for it to balance.
Answered by: Joseph P.
Date published: 2019-12-14
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