The European budget-oriented gear maker Edelkrone mostly known for its smartly designed and sturdy build filmmaking tools just unveiled the second iteration of its genuine FlexTILT Head. Unlike its predecessor, the brand new FlexTILT Head 2 comes equipped with an additional joint that makes it much more versatile and flexible pan and tilt solution. Beyond that, the unit provides amazing build quality alongside an ultra-compact form factor. On top, it can also work as a stand without the need of legs or any other additional accessories which seems to be another handy feature, especially on occasions when you find yourself in a rush. You can even use the device to increase the dolly range of your slider with 6.7 in (17cm) when fully extended. Meanwhile, here are some of the shots one can get with the brand new FlexTILT Head 2.
Edelkrone FlexTILT Head 2 Specifications
Instant height adjustment
Works a table stand alone
Fantastic build quality and durability
Folded Size: 3.3 x 4 x 1.06 inch
Weight: 16 oz (440 g)
Recommended camera load: 5.5 lb (2.5 kg)
Mounting options: 1/4″-20 mounting screw on top; 3/8″-16 mounting port on bottom;
Total panning range: 340 degrees
CNC machined aluminum construction
Price: $139/139 Euros
It’s also worth noting that the joints of the FlexTILT Head 2 use the Edelkrone’s proprietary constant friction technology. In essence, it guarantees that those components never get loose even after prolonged and intensive usage. The camera head can accommodate multiple devices weighing up to 5.5lb (2.5kg) which makes it perfect for the most mirrorless cameras, DSLRs, and compact camcorders available out there.
Another impressive feature of the FlexTILT Head 2 that’s also a serious advantage is the ability to adjust the camera height regardless of the fact whether you’re using a tripod or not. In conjunction with the smooth and precise camera panning and lens center shifting along with other powerful features, the FlexTILT Head 2 certainly stays ahead of the pack.
When you add the relatively affordable price tag, toolless design, and ability to adjust the device with one hand, you get an incredibly versatile filmmaking tool that’s indeed much more than just a camera head. The additional joint adds a few extra features and some considerable advantages to the mix and clearly makes the FlexTILT Head 2 a worthy upgrade of the original model released by the Edelkrone more than a year ago.