Edelkrone is one of those companies that is always attempting to reinvent established products, and the Standplus is no exception. Basically, they’ve taken the design of their FlexTilt head and applied the concept to a full-size tripod. The result is this accordion style studio stand on wheels.

Edelkrone standplus

First of all, I don’t think the Standplus is intended to replace a traditional tripod for anything other than studio work on flat surfaces. Second, the position is held in place by springs tension and friction, so don’t expect it to support huge cameras.

I was able to play with the Standplus at NAB 2016. It takes a little bit of force to change positions and when I asked about weight capacity, the gentleman at the booth said, “Maybe 15 pounds or maybe more”. After that, he told me the Standplus was in the testing phase and that Edelkrone would have more information when it was ready for release.

A few people have been asking about weight. I picked this up on the showroom floor and my calibrated arm measured between 10 and 20 pounds. Which is to say it felt just about as heavy as a 503hdv head on a set of heavy duty legs.

No word yet on pricing or release dates, but I’ll keep an eye out for it.

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