Edelkrone are no strangers to innovation. The company, mainly known for its slick designed and user-friendly filmmaking tools ranging from sliders to follow focus units, has just introduced another very smart and compact motion tool for independent filmmakers. The Edelkrone Wing is a compact motion tool that mimics the movement of a camera slider, however unlike conventional sliders (and there really isn’t much conventional things about the awesome Edelkrone sliders to begin with), the Wing eliminates the need for rails, while still allowing the camera to travel for about 40 cm or 1.3 feet. As with all Edelkrone products, the new Wing motion tool sports a slick and polished design featuring CNC machined aluminium and stainless steel components.
Edelkrone Wing Features and Specs
Construction: CNC Machined Aluminium and Stainless Steel
Dimensions: L x W x H – 5.7 x 1.7 x 2.6 inches (or 147 x 45 x 66 mm)
Weight: 1.2 lb (0.54 kg)
Payload: up to 3.3 lb (1.5 kg)
Camera Travel Distance: 16 inches (40 cm)
Additional Features: Locking and Drag adjustment elements
Mounting Options: 1/4″-20 on top / 3/8″-16 on bottom
Price: 220 Euro/$250 USD
Available: End of September
The Edelkrone Wing’s biggest advantage is its size – when collapsed it is not bigger than a mobile phone or a 5v power bank that you use to charge your phone, making it perfect for travel. Filmmakers can achieve perfect, straight-line shots similar to what you can get from a slider, but this time with the added benefit of not having rails and a smaller footprint. The payload capacity seems decent with up to 1.5 kgs, you can easily rock a DSLR or mirrorless camera like the Sony A7sII with a prime or compact zoom.
The Wing is set to start shipping September 26th and sell for 220 Euros/$250 USD.