Zhiyun Increases Payload 50%, Crane Now Able to Fly 5D Mark III

Zhiyun announced yesterday a new firmware upgrade allowing Canon 5D owners the ability to use their popular Crane brushless gimbal stabilizer. Formerly, Zhiyun rated the payload of their pistol grip stabilizer at 1,200 grams, which many in the forums over at EOSHD thought was an overly conservative estimate. The new firmware, v1.50 5D RC2, will enable camera/lens combinations of over 1500 grams… Read More

Zhiyun Crane Handheld Brushless Gimbal Stabilizer: Roll Axis Screw Becomes Loose

I’ve already written extensively about the Zhiyun Crane – as of now, the highest quality, most affordable stabilizer for small mirrorless cameras. But there is one fly in the ointment, and that is the screw that adjusts the roll axis. When picking up the gimbal, the screw becomes loose, throwing the camera off balance. I’ve… Read More

Calibrating the Zhiyun Crane Gimbal

Balancing a camera lens combination like the Panasonic Lumix GH4 and Lumix G X Vario 12-35mm f/2.8 on the Zhiyun Crane is a simple task which even most novices can accomplish in a matter of minutes. Nevertheless, when the gimbal is exposed to extreme changes in temperature, it is still possible that during operation, the… Read More