Crayfish 55 Photographic & Video Turntable

Dear Customers, due to the high demand of our turntables
there is a 12 day wait before your product is shipped out

£1295 + UK vat (£1554.00) 

No vat to pay outside of UK and EU
If you inside EU and have a VAT number 
please email us and we will take off the vat


FREE SHIPPING UK 
£45.00 To Ship to US 
£39.00 To Ship to EU

 


Built to last ( 2 year warranty)

The Crayfish turntable is designed and built in the UK.  They are hand built in London, and are rigorously tested. Our first machine was installed at Office Shoes over 5 years ago.  This turntable is still spinning, and is used continuously 5 days a week.

 

We are still using the older turntable in the original studio, she is still going strong! 
David Gregory - E-Commerce Product Photographer 
. Office Shoes.

 

The photos show our simple robust design, each machine is cut from high grade aluminium.  The heavy duty construction allows our turntables to spin a weight of 100KG.  The Crayfish is perfect for products ranging from tiny pieces of jewellery to people and furniture.

Control Settings

The rotating platform has a number of settings to fully control the output of your video or photography.  The speed and direction can be adjusted.  The number of frames can be set from 1 to 999. It can rotate constantly without stopping, or it can pause for a preset amount of time on each frame. It is compatible with most DSLR cameras, and comes with remotes for all Canon and Nikon cameras.  (Compatible with Sony, Olympus, Hasselblad - we do not keep these remotes in stock, please let us know when ordering the make and model of your camera)

Software

We have been experimenting with 360 photography since 2000, and have been running a studio in conjunction with our design and manufacturing team.  The fastest and most flexible method to capture 360 images was to build a system that did not need software or a computer.   Our control box simply talks to the turntable and fires the camera via the remote.  You then have the choice of shooting to SD card or tethering to a PC or Mac. Using Photoshop or Lightroom we simply batch crop the images to a web friendly size and upload them to our website. 

The only software or code that is needed, is the viewer that sits on your website which allows your users to interact with your products. This viewer is the most important part of 360 photography, and it must work on all browsers, PC, Mac, tablet, phone, Android or Iphone.  We have tested all the viewers and can recommend these 2:

Disclaimer: We have no affiliation with these 2 companies. We suggest their use because they work well, and their customer service is excellent.

www.sirv.com

Once you have a series of images that have been cropped in Photoshop or Lightroom, The easiest way to have 360 products spinning on your site is to send them to Sirv.com. After uploading your cropped images to the Sirv website, it will provide you with 1 link which you can paste into your site. Once this link is embedded (Wordpress, Ebay, any web page) you will have a full interactive spin with zoom working seamlessly across all computers and phones.  We love this system as you no longer need to pay for recoding your website, just copy and paste. It is so simple and quick to use, we definitely think you should check out their free trial. 

www.magictoolbox.com  

Magic360 is another great viewer which only requires a one off small license fee.  Instead of Sirv hosting and delivering your spins, the Magic360 viewer and images are installed on your server. There are lots of free videos showing a step by step guide on how to get it up and running.  There are also many custom options to adjust zoom amount, styling, sizing, interaction etc.  It takes longer to set up and manage compared to Sirv, but it will give your customers a great user experience. 

Personally, we prefer Sirv.com for its ease of use.  As 360 images are hosted elsewhere you no longer need to worry about the extra bandwidth and the content is delivered much faster. We also like that the viewer is constantly being updated. If Apple launches a new OS for Iphone, the guys at Sirv are instantly tweaking and making changes so the new Iphone updates do not slow down your website. 360 embed links can be shared around the office, or given to your distributors within your network, and changes can be made to all your spins globally with just 1 click.  Don,t worry though, your 360's are protected, and only domains you allow can display your 360's.  We only wish we had Sirv 14 years ago.  Try them for free for 45 days. 

Specification

Weight...........................19kg

Width.............................495mm

Voltage input.................115v - 240v

Voltage output...............24v DC

Cable Length.................5m 

Remote Lead Length.....2m 

Cameras........................All DSLR and Medium Format, Canon, Nikon, Sony, Olympus, Sigma, Hasselblad

Supplied Remotes........ Canon x2 Nikon x3 (5 remotes)

Max Load.......................130Kg

Accessories....................Black / White disc, Mannequin adapter plate

Power Cables.................EU, US, UK plug 

Power Supply.................works with all global voltages 

Number of Frames.........1 - 999 

Direction....................... anticlockwise, clockwise 

Speed........................... 0.1rpm  to  3rpm

Pause Delay................. 0.001 secs to 59 seconds between frames

Other adjustments.........Shutter, Focus, acceleration

Motion............................Constant rotation, rotation with pause, Frame by Frame 

 

Dear Customers, due to the high demand of our turntables
there is a 12 day wait before your product is shipped out