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Zhiyun-Tech Crane v2 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer EXPIRED

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B&H Photo Video has Zhiyun-Tech Crane v2 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer on sale for $499. Shipping is free. Thanks thawynd

Features:
  • 360° Rotation Along All Three Axes
  • Supports Compact Cameras up to 3.9 lb
  • Includes Lens Support for Long Lenses
  • Three 32-Bit MCUs Running at 4000 Hz
  • 4-Way Stepless Joystick
  • Tool-Less Camera Attachment
  • 1/4"-20 Threaded Hole On the Bottom
  • Can Be Controlled via iOS/Android App
  • 12-Hour Runtime with Included Batteries
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Specs:

360° Rotation Along All Three Axes
Supports Compact Cameras up to 3.9 lb
Includes Lens Support for Long Lenses
Three 32-Bit MCUs Running at 4000 Hz
4-Way Stepless Joystick
Tool-Less Camera Attachment
1/4"-20 Threaded Hole On the Bottom
Can Be Controlled via iOS/Android App
12-Hour Runtime with Included Batteries
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yeah. i'll just start a channel about van life living and use my girlfriend as the prop to get views. she can wear a thong in all of the scenes like in this van life bait click vid: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1PF_eUFqZU&t=1s
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Zhiyun Crane is Cheaper than the last 5 Thumbs up deal!
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good deal, cheaper than the amazon lighting price I got in at $440
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Nice find, been waiting for it. Do I need to buy a charge with it? Thanks
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Nice find. I was just looking at this last night for my G7, nice timing! Repped!

Got a Zhiyun for my Go Pro, and it's great, so I'm looking forward to this for the mirrorless!
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Does anyone know if it's ok to hold the camera for along time with this set up or do they have a vest system for this?
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Boom. After I missed the massdrop I swore to myself I'd buy this if it was ever $499 again and here it is... the funny thing is, i'm gonna have this a month before the massdrop people hahaha.
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Does anyone know if it's ok to hold the camera for along time with this set up or do they have a vest system for this?
I would recommend getting a 90 degree handle that connects via 3/4 inch tripod mount, or even a manfrotto quick release plate so you could hold it upside down with the weight of the camera under your hand, reducing the stress on your hand when holding it for long hours. Holding these types of gimbal with the weight above your hand grip adds more strain to keep it positioned upward (with the camera weight above your hand); while holding it upside down (with the camera weight below your hand) allows gravity to keep it positioned.

As for using a vest, this is probably not big or heavy enough to make a lot of use as the vest requires a minimum weight to allow the springs to support it, not to also mention it does not connect using a tripod mount, so you will need to figure out a way to connect it.

One thing to note. I prefer this over the Beholder as it is easier to grip cause of its small diameter handle.

Note: I tried this and the Beholder as I have friends who have them. I personally went with a different company for an electronic gimbal, though it is heavier and had to use a vest and spend another 500 for the mount (followed some well known people on it).
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I would recommend getting a 90 degree handle that connects via 3/4 inch tripod mount, or even a manfrotto quick release plate so you could hold it upside down with the weight of the camera under your hand, reducing the stress on your hand when holding it for long hours. Holding these types of gimbal with the weight above your hand grip adds more strain to keep it positioned upward (with the camera weight above your hand); while holding it upside down (with the camera weight below your hand) allows gravity to keep it positioned.

As for using a vest, this is probably not big or heavy enough to make a lot of use as the vest requires a minimum weight to allow the springs to support it, not to also mention it does not connect using a tripod mount, so you will need to figure out a way to connect it.

One thing to note. I prefer this over the Beholder as it is easier to grip cause of its small diameter handle.

Note: I tried this and the Beholder as I have friends who have them. I personally went with a different company for an electronic gimbal, though it is heavier and had to use a vest and spend another 500 for the mount (followed some well known people on it).
Thanks for the info, do you happen to have any links for the parts you're referring to? Thank you!
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Thanks for the info, do you happen to have any links for the parts you're referring to? Thank you!
I don't have the exact product name of the things they used, but here is a reference to the types of product they used.

90 degree handle with 3/4 inch tripod mount: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01CFKGE0C/

Quick release plate (used only as a to help hold when upside down (like a washer to a screw)): https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MNA7E7W/
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I don't have the exact product name of the things they used, but here is a reference to the types of product they used.

90 degree handle with 3/4 inch tripod mount: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01CFKGE0C/

Quick release plate (used only as a to help hold when upside down (like a washer to a screw)): https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MNA7E7W/
For the 90 degree handle, how would it stabilize the camera? Wouldn't the camera be shaky? Or would it not be? I'm new to these types of tools. I usually use tripods for video recording, sorry for asking questions.
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yeah. i'll just start a channel about van life living and use my girlfriend as the prop to get views. she can wear a thong in all of the scenes like in this van life bait click vid: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1PF_eUFqZU&t=1s
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