Ok, so another 4 is available online just today. These things have been moving very very quickly. I just received mine and wow this thing is very well made indeed. At all pivots they use nylon washers to reduce friction, but in between the frames there are actual little 'bearings' for extremely smooth movement. This is the only little jib I know doing this.
The unit has a nice flat black finish, assembly and weld points are clean, and this thing is super duper light. Traveling with this is a breeze and using it indoors even in tight space is even easier. I'm using one of my standard Fancier tripods to support the crane. With a Canon 5D Mark II and 24-70mm lens, it would require about 12lbs of weight in the back. I'm going to post a video up soon with a look around, but if you can't wait, there's a few online as we speak...
Hey, you know whether to continue making this crane?
Is that several months ago that I look and not displayed for sale ..
Advance thank you very much friend!
@Everyone - For international shipping try [email protected]. For USA, use the link in the article to make sure you're on the list of pre-orders.
Same problem here. Can't contact seller for international shipping,
Darin Fong Photography
Back in stock for now...
@John - It does not have to be one side. So long as it's close to the center.
Can't wait to see your video. Btw I have TWO 10-lb weights and just need to buy a 2-lb weight. Can I put 10-lb on right side and 2-lb on left in the back since you said it takes 12 lbs to balance? Or do I have to do 6 lbs on each side in the back?
@Emm - Thanks, will keep an eye out
@Paul - Keep checking back here, i'll have something to post about it soon.
When I went to get one of these (while they were still there) I didn't have any luck because the listing only has shipping to the americas. While the text did say to get in touch for other countries the "contact the seller" link said the seller wasn't contactable; makes it hard to get one! Can anyone in the US contact the seller and let them know of this problem; they would be missing more potential sales.
@Kevin - Yes The setup is pretty light. I'm using either this one httpss://cheesycam.com/ft-717-a-k-a-wf-717-fluid-head-tripod-review/. But a better one would be this one httpss://cheesycam.com/slider-tips-and-mounting-solutions/
@Rob - I can tell you it's the operators fault. I'm sure he didn't have it balanced properly.
Ordered mine! Can't wait to try it out. A little concerned by the sample video they show--there's a little side-to-side sway. Seems odd for such a short span. Could be the operator. For $143 with shipping I'm willing to give it a try. Cheap price to add some real dynamic movement to my video!
i can't beleive i keep missing this! blurg. i wish i could do a preorder or something...
Emm, are you using the tripod with the weifeng head?
Everytime you post I miss it. Hot item
dang, gone so fast.
And gone... these things are like unicorns... I'm beginning to wonder if such a crane really exists...
AAAAAAAND sold out.
I need to make a descision of whether or not I want one BEFORE seeing them pop back up. ha!