Zhiyun Crane 2 3-Axis Stabilizer with Follow Focus

Zhiyun Crane 2 3-Axis Stabilizer with Follow Focus

Gain greater control over your gimbal shots with the Zhiyun-Tech Crane-2, a 3-axis handheld stabilizer with an integrated follow focus control for select Canon cameras. The Crane-2 supports DSLRs, mirrorless cameras, and camcorders weighing up to a solid seven pounds. Connect your Canon DSLR or mirrorless camera (released after 2008, with an original autofocus lens) to the gimbal via cable, then adjust focus using the large thumbwheel on the handgrip. The Crane-2 offers three levels of focus control, enabling you to fine-tune your focusing based on the lens used, and the shot itself. For quick, convenient adjusting of your camera’s settings, the Crane-2 provides an interface comparable to those found on most cameras. Two large buttons, and two smaller ones, on the handgrip are pressed or rotated to scroll through and choose parameters. An LED screen above the controls enables you to quickly and easily monitor your settings. The Crane-2 offers improved motor torque, response speed, and image stabilization over earlier Zhiyun models, enabling smooth, reliable moves. Shoot up to a whopping maximum of 18 hours—the Crane-2’s three 18650-type batteries provide 6000mAh of capacity. Select Sony cameras may be charged through the gimbal, eliminating time otherwise spent swapping out camera batteries. Additional Crane-2 features include a Manfrotto-standard quick release plate for rapid camera mounting, and a “slow-fall” function that protects your camera from a sudden drop when the stabilizer is powered down.

Product Highlights

Both Digital & Mechanical Follow Focus

Integrated with an unprecedented follow focus wheel and attached Servo Follow Focus, Crane 2 allows ±0.02° real time follow focus for brands like Canon, Sony, Panasonic and Nikon. You can always keep your subject in focus while moving, setting free your camera for more dedicated tasks and achieving dolly zoom for lots of cameras.

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

3.2kg Max. Payload

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 cameras on the market. Compatibility:

  • Canon EOS Series
  • Panasonic LUMIX Series
  • Sony ILCE Series/ a Series
  • Nikon D Series

Intuitive OLED Display

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

  • Control Mode EV
  • Battery Level AV 
  • Shutter Release ISO

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


External Servo Follow Focus

Integrated with an unprecedented follow focus wheel and attached Servo Follow Focus, Crane 2 allows ±0.02° real time follow focus for brands like Canon, Sony, Panasonic and Nikon.

Unique Dovetail Slot Design

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

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 and EV, giving you seamless camera control independently from any software applications.

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

Quick Release Plate by MANFROTTO 

Crane 2 comes standard with a durable quick release plate that meets the MANFROTTO, which allows you to mount your camera quickly to the stabilizer or tripod simply with a sliding of the plate.

Operation Voltage
Max: 12.6 v
Standard: 11.1 v
Min: 9.8 v
Operation Temperature
Max: 45 °C
Standard: 25 °C
Min: -10 °C
Battery Runtime
Max: 18 h
Min: 12 h
Gravity balance
Charging Time
Standard: 2.5 h
Following Deviation in Motion State:
Max: ± 0.1 °
Min: ± 0.05 °
Following Deviation in Static State:
Max: ± 0.03 °
Min: ± 0.01 °
Tilt Mechanical Range:
Max: + 185 °
Min: -135 °
Roll Mechanical Range:
Standard: 360 °
Unlimited rotation
Valid Payload:
Max: 3200 g
Min: 500 g
Product Dimensions (cm) W x D x H 
21 x 12 x 4521

Product Weight 
(Kg) 1.25

  • Stabilizer
  • Tripod
  • 18650 Li-Ion batteries x3
  • Battery Charger
  • Micro to Micro USB Cable
  • Micro to Mini USB Cable
  • Sony Camera Control Cable
  • Panasonic Camera Control Cable
  • Micro USB Cable
  • User Guide
  • Shoulder Strap
  • Storage Case

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  • Brand: Zhiyun
  • Product Code: ZHI-CRANE-2
  • Availability: 2 - 3 Days
  • €739.00
  • Ex Tax: €600.81

Tags: Zhiyun, Crane 2, 3-Axis, Stabilizer, Follow Focus