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Zhiyun Tech Crane 2 and Crane 2S Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer
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    • Integrated 3-Level Follow Focus Control
    • Maximum Payload: 3.5kg
    • Pro-Grade Image Stabilization
    • OLED Display
    • Camera Control via Handgrip Buttons
    • 6000mAh Battery Runs up to 18 Hours
    • Power Select Sony Cameras via Gimbal
    • Quick Release Camera Plate
    • Gradual Power-Down Protects Camera

    New level of confusing names new Crane-2 will easily get confused with V2. No info yet on BH anyone got details? Interesting new dials.

    Integrated with an unprecedented follow focus wheel on the body, Crane 2 allows ±0.02° precision real time focus control through camera cable connection, so that you can always keep your subject in focus while moving, setting free your camera for more dedicated task.

    Empowered by the 6th Gen. Instune Algorithm System which realizes 50% increase in motor torque and 20% improvement in noise reduction, the Crane 2 sets up a new benchmark for the industry supporting a max. payload of 3.2kg, mountable by all models of DSLR and mirrorless camera on the market.

    Integrated with the pioneering 32-bit x 3 high-speed MCU parallel control technology which realizes 100% improvement in respond speed, CRANE 2 gets high above the industry standard with its cutting-edge attitude compensation system and unparalleled anti-shaking stabilizing performance.

    The intuitive interface design help you easily identify the connection status, battery level, control mode and multiple camera params, giving you full control over every detail.

    Three high energy efficiency 18650 rechargeable batteries give the Crane 2 maximum runtime of 18 hours with 6000mAh capacity. Meanwhile, the Crane 2 allows convenient real-time charging to the camera even when your camera is without batteries.

    The quick control dial on the control panel is like an integrated extension of your camera. You can either press or rotate the dial to make various camera parameter settings such as TV, AV, ISO and EV, giving you seamless camera control independently from any software applications.

    Product Net Weight 1250g/Unit




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  • US pricing

    • $599.00 for standard set - tripod, three batteries plus charger, lens support and USB Type-C charging cable, camera control cables, and small hardware.
    • $649.00 for extra set - additionals three extra batteries and the TransMount mini dual-handle.

  • New Crane 2S

    • Works with Panasonic S1H or Canon EOS 1DX Mark III
    • FlexMount system with double safety mechanism
    • QR plate allows to switch from portrait to landscape
    • 0.96" oled screen
    • Three removable Li-ion batteries
    • Up to 12 hours of operation
    • Will be available in September
    • 659 €


    800 x 448 - 45K
  • Most reliable gimbal, and very good price.

  • Crane 2 Accessories

  • Any improvement about the motion timelapse function??

  • What is the present situation with Follow Focus and GH5? Is it working with new GH5 firmware? If not, is there any hope in near future to get it fixed?

  • Does it have the same issues like cannot be folded when balanced or base plate hit pan motor in some angles?

  • Looks like just Canon for now with the follow focus. I won't hold my breath on Panasonic.

    @Vitaliy_Kiselev I don't know why not but Canon has had this capability a long time. Guess someone with connections needs to ask Panasonic.

  • I keep thining USB follow focus might be possible on the GH5 once tethering support arrives with firmware 2 as this is how they access focus on many other brands. We don't know its limitations yet though.

  • @Scot

    Well, why not?

    JTZ seems to allow only AF toggle, but power zooms work ok. And I am sure they will make focusing work. We have here on PV topics about control of Panasonic cameras.

  • Hope I'm wrong but I doubt follow focus will work probably just start and stop as before. If it was possible you would think someone would have come out with a follow focus for electronic lenses. Considering the video centric nature of Panasonic cameras it always seemed an odd short coming. It would seem a natural and sell more glass for Panasonic.

  • @MarcioK

    • Sony Camera Control/Charging Cable 1
    • Panasonic Camera Control Cable 1

    Seems like Sony and Panasonic cameras works.

    Info at