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Zhiyun-Tech CRANE 2S Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer Combo Kit

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Zhiyun-Tech
Key Features
  • Includes Side Grip & Spare Batteries
  • 9th Instune High Axis Response Algorithm
  • Large Camera Support: BMPCC 6K, S1H, 1DX
  • Dedicated TransMount Transmitter Mounts
The Zhiyun-Tech CRANE 2S Combo Kit includes the CRANE 2S gimbal and the TransMount Mini Dual Grip Lite, which is a side handle that attaches to the bottom of the gimbal. With this additional grip attached, the gimbal can be held with two hands. This capability can be useful in a variety of applications. The kit also includes a spare set of batteries, bringing your total to two sets of three 18650 batteries. Each set provides an up to 12-hour runtime. Using the included triple charger, you can recharge one set while continuing your shoot with the other.
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Zhiyun-Tech Crane-2S Overview

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The Zhiyun-Tech CRANE 2S Combo Kit includes the CRANE 2S gimbal and the TransMount Mini Dual Grip Lite, which is a side handle that attaches to the bottom of the gimbal. With this additional grip attached, the gimbal can be held with two hands. This capability can be useful in a variety of applications. The kit also includes a spare set of batteries, bringing your total to two sets of three 18650 batteries. Each set provides an up to 12-hour runtime. Using the included triple charger, you can recharge one set while continuing your shoot with the other.

The CRANE 2S, a follow-up to the highly popular Crane-2, has been upgraded to better suit the needs of filmmakers. Featuring a new-generation 9th Instune Algorithm that improves the responsiveness of each axis, the CRANE 2S is capable of stabilizing large cameras such as the Blackmagic Pocket 6K, Panasonic S1H, and Canon EOS 1DX Mark II along with accessories.

To support a collaborative process, the CRANE 2S offers dedicated mounting points for attaching an optional Zhiyun-Tech TransMount transmitter. Another new feature, integrated to support the growing demand for social media content, is a vertical quick release mount that enables you to set your camera up vertically. Besides this, a new FlexMount system is used for mounting your camera the standard way. This technology simplifies the mounting and setup process while securing your camera with a double-safety mechanism. The axis-locking mechanism for balancing a camera has also been improved with a two-phase locking design. The axis-locking mechanism additionally ensures that there's no movement of the gimbal components during travel or storage.

The grip handle of the gimbal is made out of carbon fiber so the gimbal feels lighter in your hand. The built-in handwheel on the side of the handle has been upgraded to allow for very low delay when controlling an add-on lens motor, sold separately, so you can make adjustments with more precision. (When using both a focus and zoom motor, you can set the handwheel to control your choice of one or the other.) On the bottom of the handle is a 1/4"-20 thread that allows you to attach the included mini tripod to be used as a stand or as an extension that can be held with the other hand for more control.

Using the companion iOS/Android mobile app, advanced cinematic functions such as panorama, time-lapse, motion-lapse, and long exposure time-lapse can be performed with the gimbal to achieve creative results. Many of the gimbal's parameters can be adjusted via this app, while many key modes and parameters can be accessed directly from the 0.96" OLED screen right above the handle.

The CRANE 2S also supports a variety of dedicated Zhiyun-Tech TransMount accessories, which include servo motors. The quick release plate included with the gimbal is compatible with many common tripod heads so you can efficiently move your camera between the gimbal and tripods, sliders, and other camera supports. Also included are a lens control and multiple camera control cables to allow for a comprehensive workflow.

Compatibility
For a full list of compatible cameras, please see the most current compatibility information on the Zhiyun-Tech website page or in PDF format.
Key Features
  • Kit includes the CRANE 2S, TransMount Mini Dual Grip Lite side handle, and a spare set of three 18650 batteries
  • 9th Instune Algorithm with high axis responsiveness
  • Support for large cameras such as the Blackmagic Pocket 6K, Panasonic S1H, and Canon EOS 1DX Mark II
  • Six modes: pan follow, lock, follow, full-range POV, vortex, and Go modes
  • Dedicated mounting points for attaching an optional Zhiyun-Tech TransMount transmitter
  • FlexMount camera mounting system with a double safety mechanism
  • Vertical quick release camera mount
  • Quick release plate compatible with many tripod heads and sliders
  • Two-phase axis locking mechanism for balancing a camera and for storage/travel
  • Carbon fiber handle
  • Low-delay handwheel performance when used with optional lens motors
  • Up to 12-hour runtime
  • 360° pan motion
  • 0.96" OLED screen
  • Panorama, time-lapse, motion-lapse, and long exposure time-lapse via the companion iOS/Android app
  • 1/4"-20 thread on the bottom
UPC: 191493001879

Zhiyun-Tech Crane-2S Specs

Grip DesignSingle Handgrip
Gimbal
Number of Axes3-Axis (Pitch (Tilt), Roll, Yaw (Pan))
Rotation RangeYaw (Pan): 360°
Pitch (Tilt): -80 to 135°
Roll: -35 to 35°
Stabilization Accuracy±0.05 to 0.3° (Motion)
±0.01 to 0.04° (Motionless)
Compatibility
Camera ControlOn Compatible Models (See Full Compatibility List)
Camera Mounting Screw1 x 1/4"-20 Male
Connectivity
Wireless Frequency2.4 GHz
Wireless ProtocolBluetooth 5.0
Battery
Battery Type3 x 18650
Battery Capacity2600 mAh
Battery Runtime12 Hours
Battery Charging Time4 Hours
Battery ChemistryLithium-Ion
Power
Operating Voltage9.8 to 12.6 VDC
Operating Current160 mA
Environmental
Operating Temperature22 to 77°F / -10 to 45°C
General
Display TypeFixed OLED
Mounting3 x 1/4"-20 Female
1 x 3/8"-16 Female
Weight4.14 lb / 1.88 kg (without Battery)
Packaging Info
Package Weight9.85 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)21.75 x 16 x 5"

Zhiyun-Tech Crane-2S Reviews

Best quality

By Euclides
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-21

First I purchased DJI RSC 2 Gimbal Stabilizer to use with my bmpcc 4k. It couldn't hold, but this beast does, so I trade for this! And B&H made that very easy, thank you!!

So much performance and quality, for so little cost.

By Lawrence
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-09

No.1 Even for someone with basically zero videography experience, as myself, the learning curve is not too steep. No.2 Even after only a short time in use it is easy to see and feel the quality built into this product. No.3 The quality of video is worlds away from any other hand held output I have ever been able to accomplish with my D850 before, even for such a short time using the product. If you have ever had even a remote desire to make high quality hand held video this is without a doubt a great starting point.

Excelente producto

By Carlos
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-09

Es un gran dispositivo para trabajar como videografo profesional. Manejo Fcil e intuitivo

Using this as my first gimbal

By Joseph
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-19

This is my first gimbal and I love it so far. I mean it has it's cons but so far it's great. Had a bit of trouble getting it set up and balanced when on, but quickly learned how to calibrate the motors and all that and it works like a charm! I would definitely recommend this to a friend!

Great midlevel gimbal!!

By Josh
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-13

I have a Z7II with the batterygrip added so expectedly my camera is quite heavy, especially with the super long 24-70 2.8. This gimbal has had some small issues handling it, but after a while of fine tuning the motors and carefully balancing the gimble, it handles it beautifully, even with super aggressive maneuvering. My lense is quite heavy and longer than most with the required ftz ii mount (for using an old lens with a mirrorless), so i can only imagine how much better a slightly less heavy and less long lense would handle on this. Solid job Zhiyun!

Works Great

By Jonathan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-13

This is my first gimbal, it works amazingly. Takes almost all of the shake out of my video, even if I'm runnning and on poor terrain. This kit includes the handle on the bottom and it is an arm-killer if you're hiking or plan to be holding it for extended periods (used it rock climbing, was a killer) due to having all the weight so far from you. I ordered the other handle option that sits higher up on the body and it made a hugh diference in comfort for longer periods of time with my heavier setup, also makes low shots a little easier. I used this with the R5 & RF 15-35 F2/8/RF 28-70 F2, it was able to support the heavy lens with no issues when balanced at mid-zoom range. The dial can be set to work with electronic MF with the R5 but it takes alot of turning for any large adjustments. I picked up the Zhiyun-tech focus motor controller & it was alot better to work with due to having a Lo, Med & High setting for speed of the focus. (The in-Gimbal speed setting doesn't seem to work with camera controled AF, only the external motor). Great gimbal, batteries last forever, works with heavy loads, highly suggest the other 2 additions I mentioned in the review aswell.

Like one other reviewer said - get a glidecam.....

By John
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-29

I was excited to get this and use it. I use a glide-cam all the time so I figured this should be better....... Set up and balance are a snap. The use..... not so much much. Maybe I have a deflective one but it will not go into follow mode (even if I go into the menus), unless I hold the follow button which is not how it is supposed to work, but it starts to drift as if with a mind of its own. I have reset, rebalanced, recalibrated....... Hate to say it but it is going back to B&H. AND..... you have to register it with an app...... I HATE that. That alone put a bad taste in my mouth for this product. And as one other reviewer also said.... it block most of the screen so unless you are using and external monitor...

I liked it

By Ilham
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-24

But a little heavy

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