Lightweight, portable panning: Edelkrone Wing manual slider provides 16 inches of motion
posted Thursday, August 25, 2016 at 3:30 PM EST
As video becomes an increasingly important part of a photographer's workflow, accessory and gear makers are coming up with new and better pieces of equipment. Edelkrone doesn't want a newfound reliance on video equipment to mean that you need to get a bigger camera bag or worry about large, awkward pieces of gear, though. With its new Wing camera slider system, you can get smooth panning shots without any rails or complex set-up.
When totally compact, the Edelkrone Wing's dimensions are 5.7 x 1.7 x 2.6 inches, yet in use it can still provide your camera with up to 16 inches of travel distance. The one-pound device does have a somewhat low weight limit of 3.3 pounds, but as Kishore Sawh of SLR Lounge points out, this is still enough weight to attach a Sony A7 II with a 24-70mm f/2.8 G Master lens.
It's important to note, though, that the Wing is a fully manual device. There's no motor anywhere, so you will have to create all of the motion manually. You can customize the amount of drag, and the design prevents the Wing from ending up in any of your shots, but the lack of a motor will be a deal-breaker for some users.
The Edelkrone Wing costs US$250 and is available for preorder now. As of writing, orders will ship by September 26.
(Seen via SLR Lounge)