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Zhiyun - Crane 2 Handheld Stabilizer with Follow Focus-Angle_Standard

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 39 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Solid Performance

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    Wolfren
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    This is without a doubt an improvement over its predecessor, the build quality, battery life and how much easier it is to balance this one makes it a keeper. The size increase is a welcomed plus in my opinion I believe the added weight helps me get slightly more stable footage without giving me arm fatigue. I do wish they took a page out of ronins book and kept the motor out of the way of the screen, thats an issue from time to time for we Sony shooters, but all in all I think its a great addition to my arsenal and I'm mostly pleased with my purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Gimble, Worth the money

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    ITMvp
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    Was in the market for a gimble for my camera and at the time i had my mind dead set on the DJI Ronin S gimble. But after giving this one a second look this gimble at the time of purchase was $100 cheaper and has more features than the Ronin S. You are able to use the focus wheel on the gimble to pull focus on your camera as wheel as other settings like ISO. The ronin s at this time doesn't have the option to do so. As well as there is tons of accessories and 3rd party add on for the gimble. So glad i took a second look at it and i feel like this was the better buy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Gimbal for the Price

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    AmatureFilmMaker
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    The Zhiyun Crane Two is exactly what I needed for making the type of videos I create. I make videos in more of the cinematic style so the ability to get crisp stable shots is huge for me. The only thing I would recommend is that you have a heavier camera. I started off with the Canon T5 with a cheap nifty fifty on there. The gimbal is made for heavier gimbals so I feel as though it would be more comfortable with a heavier camera mounted on there.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Purchased on Best Buy Deal of the Day

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    Andy
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    The Crane 2 has been a wonderful travel gimbal and I purchased it on the bestbuy deal of the day for $550. As a Ronin and Movi operation I can be a little skeptical about these handheld gimbals but for the size it really holds its own. Like I mentioned I purchased it discounted for $550 but if I were to pay regular retail value would probably opt for the Ronin S

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    It's Ok/High Price for what you get

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    Kyle
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    It's ok. I don't mind the product and I'm sure I'll continue to like it. Spent some time thinking I might return it and some time thinking of the possiblities with it. Get used to it and learn it before making harsh decisions. Always remember there are other brands out there and make the best decision you can. For now I'm keeping it and going to see what I can get out of using it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This is a must have for all videographers

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    mccasive
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    I had heard a lot about gimbals but I didn't actually pay attention to them until I chance on some videos on youtube which convinced me to give the Crane 2 a trial and all I can say is, I wish I had goten this years ago. This difference is night and day and the Crane 2 has powerful motors enough to operate all Mirrorless and DSLR cameras.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent choice for any camera.

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    MWPhotography
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    Strong, consistent and easy to use. The best for Canon with its remote operation of focus. Tripod legs on bottom loosens up but not a big deal to maintain it like any other piece of heavily used equipment, tighten up with a wrench and back to work for a few more months. No electrical problems ever.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    None Better

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    blacksheep
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    The Crane 2 is very practical and easy to use once you get a little practice under your belt. It provides smooth footage for mirrorless cameras that I use like the XT-3 and the A73. I was surprised that it was able to work with bigger GM lenses from Sony which was pretty sweet.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Amazing quality

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    Kshot
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    Awesome especially with its canon compatibility!! The follow focus is definitely a game changer. The balancing is still a challenge but it becomes more fun the more I learn its strengths and abilities.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Smooth & Easy to Use

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    Kaleigh
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    This is my first stabilizer so I can't speak on comparison to others but I do really like this product. I've shot multiple videos on it and am super impressed on the footage. It does exactly what i need it to. No complaints.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great gimble for the price!

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    Camerapro
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    I sold my ronin m to get this after going to several shoots and feeling like taking the ronin was just too bulky to lug around. The batteryife is great, the tripod bottom is so convenient on location omg. I recommend this to anyone who's a serious shooter.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Smooth stabilization

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    Jimleon
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    Well built three axix gimbal perfect for pan and tilt movements for stable cinematic quality filming. You do need YouTube tutorials for proper balancing, calibration and use, since the maufacturer instructions are quite inadequate.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The best thing I ever bought

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    InFamousProductions
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    I had a horrible gimbal from Pilot Fly. It sucked like nothing ever could suck. I lost a thousand dollars on that. The Crane 2 works like a dream. I'm using it for all my jobs and it's amazing.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Did lotta research regarding this product, does a

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    asbadasicanbe
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    Did lotta research regarding this product, does a great job the only problem is there’s not a lot of cameras pacifically Nikon it will give you full control. Product works as expected

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great tool to use when I take my pictures

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    JOJO
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    It is amusing tool when i take my pictures, I am so confident with my work now as professional photographer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Awesome gimbal

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    supahotfyre
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    Works well with my 7iii. I misread that the built in follow focus would work with Sony bodies, so I was a little upset that it didn’t. Thankfully it came with the external follow focus for free, so I’m all good.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy To Use

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    gbolibol
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    This Crane 2 is wonderful for any level of experience in video recording. Great for cameras around three pounds but can's support the larger DSLR like a Nikon D4s.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great product, just need to learn it

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    bbyshopper
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    I have had a few different stabilizer, non electric, standard, this one has lots of features and easiest to use for the size. don't forget all the extra accessories to get for this.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Game changer

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    Tone
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    Got it on sale. Stands up toe to toe with the ronin. The ronin still has a few more features and slightly better motors but if you didn't know, you wouldn't miss them.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very stable gimbal

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    Biggdook
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    This gimbal is great for making short films or even YouTube videos. Works well with my canon 7d mk 2. I didn’t have to use the focus follow that came in the box.

    I would recommend this to a friend