Edelkrone Introduces Wing Ver. 2 with SteadyMOVE

Turkish manufacturer Edelkrone just announced the second generation of its “Wing” and “Wing Pro” products which are marketed by the company as “rail-less” sliders and can give you 40cm (15 inches) of movement from a unit measuring just 17cm /7 inches long.

An early prototype of the first generation Wing was first shown on NAB 2014 and has been on sales for a few years but it got some criticism for being hard to work with – especially compared to Edelkrone’s own small footprint slider – the SliderONE which now has a motorized unit which makes it a very interesting option.

Edelkrone listened and came up with two updated versions (the pro is a bit heavier at 2kg/4.4lbs compared to the non-pro version at 1.4kg/3lbs and can carry three times the weight or 21kg/48lbs) but the most interesting feature of the new version is the addition of the SteadyMOVE – a mechanism which takes the uneven hand movement and makes it into a smooth continuous movement of the Wing.

From our experience and that is true for most manual sliders, the main issue is not how smooth the slider is (there are a lot of smooth sliders around) but being able to move the camera in a continuous fluid motion. Motorized slider has a big advantage here and if Edelkrone’s SteadyMOVE can indeed fulfill its promise it can make for a very interesting accessory.

A demonstration of the SteadyMOVE on the Wind Gen 2

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The Edelkrone Wing sells for just under $400 and the Pro version sells for $700.

You can check out more of our coverage of Edelkrone’s products as well as more new HDSLR related products on our HDSLR gear section.

Iddo Genuth
Iddo Genuth is the founder and chief editor of LensVid.com. He has been a technology reporter working for international publications since the late 1990's and covering photography since 2009. Iddo is also a co-founder of a production company specializing in commercial food and product visual content.

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