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  KC-Lite 8.0 Camera Crane

Our Price: $399.95

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The Kessler KC-Lite 8.0 has been designed to be the best "economy" crane on the market. For the filmmaker shooting on a tight budget, using a lighter digital video or DSLR camera under 10 pounds, we feel the KC-Lite is the highest quality camera crane / jib in the sub $400 price range. Based off the design of our standard dual-rail KC series of camera cranes, the KC-Lite is a 100% tool-less, single rail crane that is light-weight and portable, yet has the heft where it counts like the 3/8" thick ultra rigid mounting plate. No flimsy sheet metal here! Unlike other cranes in this price range the KC-Lite mounts to your fluid head in a way that utilizes the fluid drag of the head's pan and tilt giving the best control and fluid like movements in all 3 modes of crane operation (manual tilt, fixed-angle mode, & automatic mode).

The KC-Lite is not a replacement for our standard dual-rail camera cranes. We still believe the dual-rail design of our standard line of camera cranes is the best option for superior strength and eliminating the dreaded side to side sway that is common with single rail jib cranes. However, we understand there are filmmakers that need a light weight "budget" jib solution, so we feel we have designed the KC-Lite to be the best in the "budget" category (under $400).

If you are shooting with a larger camera (up to 25 pounds) and want the most stable and affordable camera crane, check out our standard dual rail camera cranes (KC-5.5, KC-8, & KC-12/8).



- 100% tool-less setup.
- 360 degree rotation.
- Internal oil impregnated sleeve bearings insure incredible smoothness.
- Constructed of high grade 6061 aluminum.
- Very rigid 3/8" thick mounting platform and heavy duty control rod.
- Coated with a flat black non-reflective powder coat finish.
- Manual, fixed-angle mode, & automatic camera tilt control.
- Utilizes the drag control of your fluid head for the smoothest tilt and pan movement.
Uses standard household style exercise weights. (NOT Included)
- Lightweight and breaks down into two easily transported sections.
- All parts are precision made and held to +/- .005" tolerances.

Tech Specs
Camera capacity: Up to 10 lbs. (4.5kg)
Unit weight: 11.5 lbs. (5.2 kg)
Folded length: 48 inches. (122cm)
Extended length: 8 ft. (2.4m)
Distance from tripod to camera: 5.5 ft (1.7m)
Total vertical movement: 10.5 ft. (3.2m)
Counter Weight Required: 7.5 lbs + (1.8 X payload weight) (3.4kg)

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KC-Lite 8.0 Vertical Brake KC-Lite 5.5 Short Tip Upgrade KC-Lite Soft Case
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Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 | Total Reviews: 4 Write a review.

  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
As advertised… And then some January 25, 2015
Reviewer: Stephen Tyler from New Orleans, LA United States  
You know the old axiom about fraud, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is?  This reliable wisdom bounced around my head as I contemplated – – obsessed, really – – about the company's claims of a professional quality camera crane for less than $400. Let me save you similar obsession, and let Kessler save you money – – the KC-Lite 8.0 is everything it's advertised to be. I even splurged and purchased the 5.5 ft short tip, the vertical brake, the ultra clamp (for a monitor), and the soft case, which I'm not positive but I think might've come with the package.   all-inclusive, including shipping, for less than 700 bucks. I figured, at that sum what have I got to lose? I was surprised and pleased beyond expectations. Bravo, Kessler!

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
great investment February 26, 2014
Reviewer: Timothy OHearn from Waverly, NY United States  
This is a great jib/crane. solid workmanship, easy to assemble. fairly small to transport. once mounted on a tripod 8' reaches up and out farther than you think! very smooth operation. great investment

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  1 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
Great Little Crane! September 30, 2012
Reviewer: Bill from MS  
Rented one for a 4 camera shoot and it made the day! Easy to use and assemble. Had the assistant operating it after 5 minutes. Used mainly with a 5D. Buying one now! Can't live without!

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  2 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
Best purchase ever! May 8, 2012
Reviewer: Alex Murray from Columbus, OH United States  
I bought the KC Light to use for my Canon 60D. I'm a film student at Ohio University, and use this product in almost all of my projects. It's quite compact given it's extendability. I actually filmed a project in Tecate, Mexico and was able to fit the Crane in a hard case golf bag and check it as baggage. It's very portable. Unfortunately, me being a student, I couldn't afford to get the right tripod, so I ended up drilling some holes in another tripod shoe to fit the tripod I own now. The crane, even without it's native tripod, makes flawless movements. Great product by Kessler, I'll definitely come back for more.

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