Edelkrone’s motto, lately, seems to be: “Why not? Let’s give it a shot!” It’s the spirit behind products like their StandPLUS, the “reinvented tripod”, and the strange-but-probably-useful Povie smartphone necklace mount. And it’s the same spirit that, today, brings us the Edelkrone Wing.
This super smooth, portable, fully-manual slider is a tripod attachment that will no doubt come in very handy for videographers in particular. If you want to add super smooth movements to your shots without carrying around bulky sliders, the Wing is a great solution.
As you can see, the Wing moves you camera across the same perfectly straight line as any other slider, but because it doesn’t use rails it takes up a lot less space when it’s all packed away.
In fact, it’s not much larger than a smartphone when it’s fully collapsed:
It’s just 4 inches in size when it’s all packed up, but can provide up to 16 inches (40cm) of movement on a single pass. And it’s designed to stay out of your shot at all times, even when you’re shooting wide.
Speaking of staying out of your shot, the price is the only thing that may discourage some people. The tripod attachment, ingenious though it might be, will cost you $250. That’s not so bad when you compare it to, say, the Manfrotto 60cm tripod-mounted slider—the Wing costs $100 less and is a ton more portable—but it’s still a pretty penny.
If you want to learn more about the Wing or pick one up for yourself, head over to the Edelkrone product page by clicking here.
(via Edelkrone via Gizmodo)