Edelkrone has released yet another small filmmaking tool to help compact shooters add production value without getting a hernia. The Edelkrone Flex-Tilt Head is a lifting, flexing and tilting head for cameras 5.5 lbs or less.
Clocking in at less than a pound and measuring less than four inches square and about an inch tall, the Flex-Tilt Head is perfect for combining with small sliders, lightweight tripod legs and even monopods.
For mounting, the Flex-Tilt Head has a 1/4"-20 threaded mount on top and 3/8"-16 on bottom, for easy mounting to pretty much any camera/tripod combination. The cool thing about the Flex-Tilt Head is that even if it's not mounted to a tripod it can stand on it's own for ground-up shots or for peeking over ledges and counters.
Beyond the tilt and lift functions, the Flex-Tilt Head is able to flip a mounted camera 90-degrees for portrait shooting, and — if the intro video is to be believed — has a small enough footprint to allow for battery changes on cameras like the 5D Mark III while still mounted.
As always, the Edelkrone equipment looks nicely made from CNC machined aluminum, with high-quality delrin thermoplastic components and stainless screws.
Here are the specs:
Folded Size: (L x W x H) 3.3 x 3.7 x 1.06 inches (85 x 95 x 27mm)
Weight: 0.405 kg
Carrying Capacity: up to 5.5 pounds (2.5 kg)
Mount: 1/4"-20 on top and 3/8"-16 on bottom
Materials: CNC machined aluminum construction with delrin components and stainless steel screws
Spirit Level: Included
Total Panning Range (Mounted) 340 degrees
Check out Edelkrone’s introduction video to see the Flex-Tilt Head in action:
The unique Flex-Tilt Head will be shipping in a month for $99.99. For more information, check out Edelkrone’s website.
Edelkrone has been on the scene for a couple of years now, and their offerings are usually of the high-quality, small size nature. Some of their most popular offerings have included the SliderPLUS+, the PocketSLIDER and many other pint-sized accessories. The Flex-Tilt is the latest in their series of tools to add production value to the portable shooter.
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