The Wing is the world’s most compact solution when it comes to moving a camera like a slider does. The tradition of edelkrone of creating small accessories and ingenious solutions is, again, present in this new product.
The Wing takes even further the idea presented by edelkrone with their SliderONE, although the implementation and the weight it can carry are different. Quite different, in fact, as the SliderONE accepts up to 20 lb (9.07kg) while the Wing can only take 3.3 lb (1.5kg).
Still, if you’re using a light camera and lens, what we’ve here is a device that allows your camera to travel four times the length of the device itself. What this means is that you get a 16 inches or 40 cm slider out of a small, almost pocketable, accessory, the Wing.
The images presented suggest a smoothness of movement that only a real world test can confirm, but there is no doubt that the idea is interesting and exciting for those having to carry all their gear on their back. With a weight of 1.2lb (0,54kg) and dimensions of 147 x 45 x 86 mm, the Wing offers extreme portability for what it does, also considering that the SliderONE offers only 6 inches or 15cm of camera travel while the Wing goes all the way up to 16 inches or 40 cm, if you need it to.
Wing moves with the camera, says edelkrone, so it always stays clear of your frame. Not bigger than a smartphone, it really deserves to be considered a benchmark in portable camera sliders. Now, if only edelkrone would send one my way to test I can try to fit it into my backpack to, as edelkrone says, take it to places no slider has ever been before. Then we can discover how smooth that sliding movement is!
The price, says edelkrone, is € 219.99 for Europe, excluding VAT. The wing will be available in September.