Tilta Hydra Alien Car Mounting System and Tilta Float Handheld Gimbal Support System for DJI RS 2 are getting an improved design with additional supporting parts for a better user experience. The improvements also mean a price increase. Hydra Alien will be going up from $999 to $1,299 and Float System will be going up from $1,199 to $1,349. The price changes go into effect on February 5th.
Shortly after DJI announced its new compact handheld stabilizers DJI RS 2 and DJI RSC2 in October 2020, Tilta launched a whole accessory ecosystem for the larger DJI RS 2 gimbal. Perhaps the most notable RS 2 accessories are Tilta’s Hydra Alien Car Mounting System and Tilta Float Handheld Gimbal Support System. Tilta recently announced that, based on customer feedback, these two systems were improved and as a result, the prices had to be increased. Let’s take a look at the details.
Tilta Hydra Alien system updates
According to Tilta, the Hydra Alien Car Mounting System will be modified with additional parts to provide a more stable image on tougher uneven road. Also, the new version will be able to sustain cold weather up to -22°F (-30°C). Tilta did not provide additional information on the exact changes.
Tilta Float system updates
The Float System will include some additional support that will prolong the operating time. As Tilta says, with the additional support, camera operators will be able to sustain longer shots without taking a break. Both systems should also be more user-friendly at the assembling stage with the new updates. Tilta did not provide additional information on the exact changes.
Price increase on Feb 5th, 2021
According to Tilta, these changes were not possible without a price increase. Hydra Alien will be going up from $999 to $1,299 and Float System will be going up from $1,199 to $1,349. The price changes go into effect on February 5th. Existing pre-orders will include these improvements. Tilta says that the new orders will ship out in about 8 weeks.
If I understand this right, it means that there is still some time to place an order and secure the “proved version for the original price”. If you were thinking about getting one of Tilta’s systems, maybe now is the time.
If you already purchased the “old” version, you may be interested in this statement from Tilta on the matter:
All existing orders will receive the upgrades. Customers who already received their units have been contacted the new parts as well. Email us at [email protected] if you haven’t been contacted.from Tilta’s comment section (link)
Did you buy one of Tilta’s RS2 accessories? What do you think about the updates and price increase? Let us know in the comments section underneath the article.