The Zhiyun Crane 2 is a 3-axis gimbal controller designed for DSLR and mirrorless cameras. It has a large control panel with a 4-way joystick, this makes controlling the Crane 2 easier when compared to its predecessor and a new battery provides extended shooting time to 10-18 hours. The integrated universal mount plate makes it easier to balance your camera. Another great feature of this Zhiyun-Tech gimbal Crane 2 with 3-axis is that it has a 1/4”-20 threaded hole at the bottom of the gimbal stabiliser that seamlessly fastens to a tripod. Crane 2 Servo Follow Focus adopts fast installation design that allows you to mount in only 60 seconds, sparing you a lot of time of painstaking reassembling.

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The Zhiyun Crane 2 is a 3-axis gimbal controller designed for DSLR and mirrorless cameras. It has a large control panel with a 4-way joystick, this makes controlling the Crane 2 easier when compared to its predecessor and a new battery provides extended shooting time to 10-18 hours. The integrated universal mount plate makes it easier to balance your camera. Another great feature of this Zhiyun-Tech gimbal Crane 2 with 3-axis is that it has a 1/4”-20 threaded hole at the bottom of the gimbal stabiliser that seamlessly fastens to a tripod.

The improved Zhiyun-Tech Crane v2 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal Stabiliser is lightweight, easy to use, boasts a tool-less design making setup a breeze and comes in a compact hard case ensuring your Crane gimbal stabiliser doesn’t get damaged while travelling.

Crane 2 Servo Follow Focus (mechanical) allows real-time focus of all DSLR and mirrorless cameras including Canon, Sony and Nikon. Owning a Zhiyun Crane 2 mounted with the Servo Follow Focus, you will have a professional camera team with a focus puller on your side.


Features

  • 360° rotation along all three axes
  • Real-time follow focus
  • Maximum payload of 3.2 kg
  • Innovative quick control dial design
  • 18 Hour runtime for longtime task
  • Anti-shake stabilisation
  • One-handed operation facilitation
  • Easy-to-use thumbscrews
  • Standard quick release plate
  • Dovetail slot design


Quick Installation

Crane 2 Servo Follow Focus adopts fast installation design that allows you to mount in only 60 seconds, sparing you a lot of time of painstaking reassembling.


Real-Time Follow Focus

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 tasks.

  • Real-time Follow Focus
  • Tactile Focus Wheel
  • 3 Levels of Focus Adjustment


Payload

Empowered by the 6th Gen. Intune Algorithm System which realizes 50% increase in motor torque and 20% improvement in noiseNOISEThe appearance of random pixels scattered over a photo, similar to the grain effect seen in film photography, which degrades photo quality almost as if it is stained. It occurs when taking photos in low-light conditions, with very slow shutter speeds on high sensitivity (ISO) settings. It is caused by amplification done by the sensor when high ISO settings are used. You can counteract digital noise by lowering the sensitivity (ISO) setting of your camera - the lower the ISO setting, the lower the noise in the image. Typically cameras with larger sensors (like full-frame cameras) will inherently produce less noise due to larger pixels on the sensor. 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.


Innovative Quick Control Dial Design

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 ISO Exposure is controlled by three elements: Aperture, Shutter Speed and ISO. The ISO speed determines how sensitive a camera's sensor is to incoming light. A higher ISO speed absorbs more light, resulting in a brighter exposure, however, a higher ISO also results in more digital noise in low-light conditions. Cameras with larger sensors (like full-frame cameras) typically have higher ISO speed capability and produce less digital noise at high ISO settings. Digital cameras include a control for adjusting ISO speed, some of which can be set to adjust automatically in combination with certain other exposure settings. ISO is indicated in numbers usually starting at 100 and going upward (200, 400, 800, 1600 etc.) doubling in sensitivity each time. Most cameras also indicate 3rd stop intervals (100, 125, 180, 200 etc.)and EV, giving you seamless camera control independently from any software applications.

  • Quick Control Dial
  • Instant Parameter Settings
  • One-handed Operation Facilitation


Intuitive OLED Display

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

  • Control Mode
  • Battery Level
  • Shutter Release
  • ExposureEXPOSUREExposure is controlled by three elements: Aperture, Shutter Speed and ISO. Achieving the correct exposure is similar to collecting rain in a bucket, up to an optimum level. The rate of rainfall is out of your control (light), yet you can control these three factors: the bucket’s width (lens aperture), the duration you leave it in the rain (shutter speed), and how effective your bucket is in collecting rain (ISO). These three elements work together to control the amount of light per unit area, preventing underexposure (too dark) or overexposure (too bright), giving you a natural looking image.
  • ApertureAPERTUREAperture, shutter speed and ISO form what is known as the exposure triangle in photography. Aperture refers to an opening inside the lens, similar to the iris of your eye, that changes in diameter to control the amount of light that enters a camera. Aperture is expressed in f-stops: the lower the number, the larger the aperture, e.g. f/1.4 is larger than f/8. A larger (or wider) aperture allows more light to pass through the lens to the sensor (film) as a picture is taken, particularly useful in low-light conditions. A larger aperture also produces a shallower depth-of-field, and thus more background blur.
  • ISO

*Crane 2's controllability to cameras may vary depending on the specific camera brand and model. See more at User Guide or official website.


Instant Precise Attitude Compensation

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


18 Hour Runtime for Longtime Task

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.

  • 6000mAh Battery Capacity
  • 18 Hour Continuous Runtime


Complete Kit with Elaborate Details

Crane 2 comes standard with a comprehensive accessories kit, including camera control cables to connect with various brand cameras, an Aluminum alloy tripod, an EVA carrying bag, as well as a MANFROTTO standard quick release plate that allows quick camera installation to the stabilizer or tripod within seconds, ideal for videographers stepping up their game.

  • Standard Quick Release Plate
  • 60 Sec. Balance Adjustment
  • Aluminum Alloy Tripod


Unique Dovetail Slot Design

Featuring the unique dovetail slot design, CRANE 2 enables high-precision balance adjustment for faster and more convenient camera mounting.


Quick Release Plate by Manfrotto Standard

Crane 2 comes standard with a durable quick release plate that meets the MANFROTTO standard, which allows you to mount your camera quickly to the stabilizer or tripod nice and tight simply with a sliding of the plate, sparing you a lot of time of painstaking reassembling.


60 Sec. Balance Adjustment with Unique Thumbscrews

Thumbscrew for Quicker Balance Adjustment Designed with easy-to-use thumbscrews and the unique quick release plate, you can mount, dismount and balance your camera to get ready for shooting only within 60 seconds with no need of a screwdriver. Start your shooting at anywhere, anytime.

The Zhiyun-Tech Crane-2 3-Axis Handheld Stabiliser offers features that make it an irresistible piece of photographic equipment for those who want to shoot stable video with their DSLR.

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What’s in the box?

  • Zhiyun-Tech Crane v2 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal Stabiliser
    • Tripod
    • 3x 18650 Li-ion batteries
    • 18650 x3 Battery charger
    • Micro to micro USB cable
    • Micro to mini USB cable
    • Sony Camera Control/Charging Cable
    • Panasonic Camera Control Cable
    • Battery Compartment
    • Limited 1-Year Warranty
    • Micro USB Cable
    • User Manual
    • Shoulder strap
    • Carry case
  • Zhiyun-Tech Servo Follow Focus Motor 
    • Support Rod
    • 2 x Universal Lens Gear Rings
    • Hex Key
    • USB Data Cable
    • Storage Case
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty

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