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Zhiyun Crane 3-Axis Gimbal

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Zhiyun Crane 3-Axis Gimbal

Anybody know any reliable sites to purchase from. I don't wanna shell out the extra $ at Vistek. I was thinking of purchasing from Zhiyun through Ali express. Or maybe someone has a reliable ebay vendor?

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kymira wrote:
Dec 5th, 2016 6:54 am
Anybody know any reliable sites to purchase from. I don't wanna shell out the extra $ at Vistek. I was thinking of purchasing from Zhiyun through Ali express. Or maybe someone has a reliable ebay vendor?

Thanks
did you end up buying a crane yet?
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Be sure to get the new one. Crane v2 was just released, it now officially supports more weight whereas v1 needed a FW update to do that, also some other changes like better base plate, longer lasting batteries, etc.

My box from Vistek looks like this:

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haha yeah .. yeah thats why i posted here to revive this thread.. yeah im seeing v2 being pushed out .. you got it pretty quick ... why you get the v2 .. the v1 not good enough for you? or whats the big difference?

amazon has it for 850 with no tax and free shipping.. not sure if you saw that
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FigNewton wrote:
May 14th, 2017 11:30 pm
haha yeah .. yeah thats why i posted here to revive this thread.. yeah im seeing v2 being pushed out .. you got it pretty quick ... why you get the v2 .. the v1 not good enough for you? or whats the big difference?

amazon has it for 850 with no tax and free shipping.. not sure if you saw that
I bought my V1 on sale for $800, it had a problem and Vistek was nice enough to exchange it out for V2. That was my concern as opposed to buying from somewhere without good CS.
The units have 1y warranty but you have to send it away at your shipping expense, wait etc
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cool..... i just bought it last night ... should come in friday... amazon is pretty good with returns and stuff... but not as good as what you are getting with vistek. you have a you tube channel?
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May 15th, 2017 7:10 am
I bought my V1 on sale for $800, it had a problem and Vistek was nice enough to exchange it out for V2. That was my concern as opposed to buying from somewhere without good CS.
The units have 1y warranty but you have to send it away at your shipping expense, wait etc
What camera do you use with Zhiyun ? I am using a A7s with canon 16-35. It works not good, may be too heavy.
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Quetzaly wrote:
May 15th, 2017 5:25 pm
What camera do you use with Zhiyun ? I am using a A7s with canon 16-35. It works not good, may be too heavy.
V1? Weigh your setup, if you are between 1200-1800g, you should be on FW v1.50 5D RC2. I wouldn't exceed that although what you mentioned+metabones should be under, I think.
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just got it in had.. going to open it soon
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I got one of these at MassDrop when the buy was up. It came to about $724.07 CAD including shipping and then UPS charged about $91 CAD brokerage/duty. They were selling all models at various prices.
It seems to be up again. 3 Days left. $499.99 USD, shipping to Canada was $35 USD before, but this time around they're not showing it. Don't know if that means they're not shipping to Canada anymore, or if they're waiving the fee, or if the cost is hidden now.

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