FlexTILT Head 2 is an ultra-flexible camera positioning solution that can be mounted on a tripod or used independently. The product looks like a small square brick and has foldable legs that sit right inside the box. It weighs about 5 pounds; so a lot heavier than a gorilla tripod.
This is not exactly an alternative to gorilla tripod as this product is designed for DSLR cameras only. Instead of placing the camera directly on top of the tripod mount, you can attach FlexTILT Head 2 on top of it. You can position this product in various ways so that you get the best shots possible. Great for shooting vlogs, adventure sports, choreography, nature photography, etc.
About the Manufacturer: Edelkrone
Edelkrone is a camera and DSLR rigs manufacturer based in Winter Park, Florida. It was founded in 2009 by the Kadir Koymen who now is the CEO of the company. Edelkrone is very popular in the film industry as they have been supplying advanced and custom-made camera rigs to the movie makers in Hollywood.
Main Features of FlexTILT Head 2
1. No buttons, No locks, and No knobs: You don’t have to worry about adjusting the settings with the help of tools. Just tilt it with your hand and Edelkrone’s constant friction technology will keep the whole thing in place.
2. Longer dolly shots: Dolly shots allow you to shoot while the camera is in motion. It also gives a dramatic effect to the footage. No need to panic about finding the right dolly size. This product can extend up to 6.7 in (17 cm).
3. Precise and smooth panning: Panning means moving the camera from one end to another end while shooting a panoramic image/video. The product comes with precise markings which allows you to pan effortlessly.
What I like about FlexTILT Head 2
You can tell the moment you take it out of the box that the this is an expensive product make from high-grade material. With a lifetime warranty, this product is designed for a lifetime of daily use. You don’t want a cheap knock-off camera positioner in between your DSLR and the tripod. The body is made from aluminum and it is assembled using super precise CNC machining.
What I don’t like about FlexTILT Head 2
FlexTILT Head 2 weighs about 5 pounds. It is heavier than any camera gear I have ever used. This is the only thing I don’t like about this product. The weight is never an issue when shooting indoors. But logistically speaking, the extra 5 pounds in your backpack can be a dilemma while traveling.
Are you an intermediate or advanced level photo/videographer? You regularly mess up your shots due to the rigidity of your tripod. FlexTILT Head 2 might be a solution to your problems as it is tailor-made for professional artists like you.
FlexTILT Head 2 is priced at just $149. You also get a lifetime warranty with this product. Meaning, if you break it or lose any of its spare parts, Edelkrone will either replace the whole product or ship the spare parts to your home.