Canon Pro Solutions 2011: DSLR-Devices micro crane for DSLR

By Dan Chung

There were a number of new gadgets at the Canon Pro Solutions show this year. One of the most interesting was not officially on display but was brought along by the inventor James Smith. The Dslr-devices crane is a ultra compact jib designed for easy portability and light weight. It weighs a mere 1.5Kg (without weights) and is priced below £200. The crane is capable of moving a DSLR through a reasonable range. There are plenty of better built, bigger cranes on the market from established manufacturers but none that I have seen pack down into a backpack or suitcase for travel. The Dslr-devices crane may not have the best construction but I can imagine it being extremely useful for the solo shooter. In my ideal world I would like to see a better built ‘pro’ version which still kept the small form factor.

The Dslr-devices crane stowed for travel

Video shot by Felix Clay and Sam Morgan Moore.

The Dslr-devices crane can also be used with an Iphone


Posted on October 27th, 2011 by admin | Category: DSLR video news, Jibs and Cranes |

3 responses to "Canon Pro Solutions 2011: DSLR-Devices micro crane for DSLR"

  1. prasamoe Says:
    November 5th, 2011 at 12:17 pm

    Dslr devices have been withdrawn from ebay

    I have been warned by the eBay security department the that there may be issues.

    As a matter of fact, I have paid but I don’t know when I will be delivered

    • Dan Chung Says:
      November 7th, 2011 at 3:08 am

      That’s wierd, although I’ve had that happen to me before when I was selling stuff on Ebay. If you sell a lot of high value items in a hurry they suspend your account until they have made security checks – this may have happened in this case but I’m not sure.

  2. kayleigh Says:
    May 2nd, 2013 at 5:35 am

    The price for this crane seems alright but the fact that it’s so light highlights concerns for the stability and how much weight it can hold. Packing down is all well and good but if it tips with your camera on it it’s useless. I picked up my crane from – it holds a great 18lb weight and can carry my DSLR and all my accessories.

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