Achieve professional-level camera stabilization and control with the Zhiyun-Tech Crane-2 Gimbal Stabilizer Kit with Dual Handle and Remote Control. The Crane-2 stabilizer provides stability on all three axes, while the included motor can control focus on lenses with 0.8 MOD gearing. Attach the Dual Handle for more precise control of the gimbal and better weight relief. The advanced Remote Control connects wirelessly, or with an included USB cable, to the Crane-2 and provides control over camera functions, focus, and the gimbal as well. See below for more information on the products included in this kit.
Zhiyun-Tech Crane-2 3-Axis Stabilizer with Focus Motor
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.
- 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
Zhiyun-Tech Dual Handle for Crane-2 Stabilizer
The Dual Handle for the Crane-2 Stabilizer from Zhiyun-Tech allows you to perform various gestures with the gimbal, such as top-down and bottom-up, with two-handed operation. The optional gimbal installs in the center and you can then manually control it with two hands instead of one.
Zhiyun-Tech Remote Control for Crane 2
Whether you're a solo operator with your Crane 2 gimbal atop a monopod or boom, or a camera assistant tasked with directing the camera, the Zhiyun-Tech Remote Control for Crane 2 can help you control your camera while the stabilizer itself is out of reach. Connect the remote control itself to the stabilizer either wirelessly with Bluetooth or with a wired USB connecting using the included cable. The USB port on the remote is also used to recharge the internal lithium-ion battery which will yield approximately 25 hours of use.
The controls on the remote mimic the control set on the Crane 2 gimbal stabilizer. Use the side knob to control lens focus with compatible cameras. The central dial is used for menu and parameter control. The focus knob features a luminescent marking disk that can be marked for repeatable focus pulls.
If you have your camera on a monopod or boom, use the included clamp to secure the remote to your monopod or boom. If you're a second operator, the included lanyard will keep the control close at hand. In either situation, not only can the remote control the gimbal and all of its functions like follow focusing, start/stop, and on-the fly exposure adjustment, but also can fine tune gimbal motor response. Additionally, the remote control can be used to direct the gimbal. Use the joystick to move the camera in the desired direction. Alternatively, press the G-Mode button to use the built-in motion control to direct the gimbal by moving the remote itself.