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Hello All!

Zhiyun has released the new POV firmware V1.72 .

Please update your current version V1.7 Firmware to V1.72 to take better advantage of POV mode on your Crane 2.

The link to the update can be found at the bottom of the product description page or right below here:
Originally Posted 02/13/2018

Found it cheaper here for $579.00. Not sure how long the sale lasts.

I also did some digging and found a promo code for 1-10% off. Code: VALENTINES
After everything it was only $561.63 Free Shipping 4-5 Days

Never ordered from that site before, but I thought I'd take a chance. Other people stand by the site with positive reviews.
Won't know the legitimacy until it arrives though.
Plus I paid through PayPal, so I should be able to get my money back if I run into any funny business with my order.

I will update this comment if I receive it before the drop ends.

This is not a post to compete with Massdrop, this is simply for my fellow people looking to save some cash.

UPDATE: 02/14/2018 notified me that it is currently being packaged to ship.

UPDATE: 02/15/2018
Received a txt update from DHL this morning that the Crane 2 has shipped and should be delivered tomorrow 02/16/2018!
So far so good!

UPDATE: 02/16/2018
DHL sent me a notification that the Crane 2 has been delivered. I will take photos once I get home.

FINAL UPDATE: 02/16/18
The Crane 2 was delivered and works perfectly. Brand New Free Shipping from HONG KONG to California in 3 days!!!! If the sale is still going, jump on it. It was a shot in the dark, but was completely worth it.

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Glad to see my post helped save people money!
Ok, so I looked it up on the site itself: it is a seller's warranty and not a manufacturers warranty (emphasis added by me)

Please note that all our products are imported goods and will not come with manufacturer's warranty but instead we will cover the warranty through our own company.
Link to the warranty page:

So it seems like these are Grey market products. In some cases a manufacturer would still grant your warranty claim under their own warranty, but that would be either generosity from their side or sometimes just a mistake if the person handling your claim didn't check the warranty status properly.

For me it won't rule out purchasing from this site, but I will certainly be more careful when deciding which products I will or will not buy from this site.

As they say: caveat emptor
How is the warranty situation on international orders? Ordering from Germany.
Oh I guess this isn't an international sale. No option to change the country.
Sorry , the battery prevents us from offering international shipping.
Anyone using this with a Canon 70d? Any issues?
I've seen videos online of this thing holding a 1DX II and 5D IV, so I don't think the 70D will be any problem.
I’m using it with my 80D and Sigma 18-35 and I have no issues so far.
I already received mine! Damn that was fast
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When was your drop? What date?
Mine had ended on the 23 of Jan
Wow, shipped already?! Makes me feel much better about cheating on B&H this time ;)
Are you in the United States? This price has me itching to cheat on B&H myself, Lol
Yes I am. This arrived at least a week earlier than originally advertised. Unfortunately I haven't had time to open it up and play with it yet.
Any idea would the shipping be free to Ireland too?
No, unfortunately not but you can see how much it would be by pre-joining the drop.

Click the "JOIN DROP" and the next page it will show you shipping and if you want to officially join then you need to confirm that on the following page.

We've burned through 3 of these units at work. . . Poorly Made, Cheap Feeling, Cheap Motors. It's a neat trick, but for serious shooting it's definitely not worth it.
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I can say this. Massdrop has sold a few thousand Zhiyun products at this point. (and we just started selling them in 2017) This is the first I have heard of motors burning out. In fact if you look over the drop discussions of the other Zhiyun products on Massdrop the reviews are all very positive. This is pretty much the best product out there without spending ALOT more money.

I have the version 1 Crane and haven't had any trouble with it. Works very nicely, planning to upgrade to the version 2 so I can fly a larger payload.