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The Official Gimbal Thread

Discussion in 'Photography & Video' started by jonneymendoza, Oct 9, 2018.

  1. jonneymendoza

    Capodecina

    Joined: Apr 7, 2008

    Posts: 14,024

    Anyone use Gimbals here?

    I currently use a zyhiun crane plus which is a bit light weight but not the easiest to setup on the field for run and gun video work unless you preset and note down the axes settings you use for a particular camera and lens setup.

    What i dont like about it is that it blocks the LCD screen a bit but overal it does the job on my sony a7r3 and a small prime.

    At a push i can use my 35mm sigma art prime at its absolute but no longer lenses then that due to the bit that blocks the back of the camera and weight.

    they are about to release this one though which looks smaller!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43JvTlQRwc8
     
  2. vodkacokebloke

    Hitman

    Joined: Nov 20, 2004

    Posts: 881

    Location: Stoke

    i use the osmo 2 with my phone, i think its a great bit of kit. Makes all the difference to holiday videos. I had a zhiyun one previously.
     
  3. jonneymendoza

    Capodecina

    Joined: Apr 7, 2008

    Posts: 14,024

    I also have a zhyum mobile phone one and its excellent too! i am trying to find a good flat profile video recording app for android!
     
  4. vodkacokebloke

    Hitman

    Joined: Nov 20, 2004

    Posts: 881

    Location: Stoke

    It was the software that made me move to DJI tbh. It's still not perfect on android as they favour Apple quite shamelessly but it is certainly better.
     
  5. jonneymendoza

    Capodecina

    Joined: Apr 7, 2008

    Posts: 14,024

    O yea the software is terrible on android!
     
  6. GSXRMovistar

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Nov 6, 2002

    Posts: 9,150

    Location: London UK

    I've got a Zhiyun Smooth Q (or whatever the mobile version was being sold this time last year), I use it with a GoPro 5 Session so not using any of their software however really impressed with the results for the price.
     
  7. killem

    Gangster

    Joined: Aug 3, 2010

    Posts: 313

    ordered a FeiyuTech G6 plus on tuesday to use with my Panasonic TZ100 as there is not many option for small compact cameras. Jessops had it for £199 when I ordered but now gone back up to £269
     
  8. MacRS4

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Dec 15, 2008

    Posts: 2,147

    Location: London

    I have the Crane2 and the Crane Plus. Both great bits of kit aren't they - the 2 will take my A73 with a big heavy lens on it too.

    Only problem I find is being bothered to take it anywhere.
     
  9. jonneymendoza

    Capodecina

    Joined: Apr 7, 2008

    Posts: 14,024

    There's a new one out now that packs smaller and easier to carry
     
  10. MacRS4

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Dec 15, 2008

    Posts: 2,147

    Location: London

    Cool - do you know what that's called...?
     
  11. jonneymendoza

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    Posts: 14,024

  12. MacRS4

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Dec 15, 2008

    Posts: 2,147

    Location: London

    Ace, thanks, will have a look see.
     
  13. iamtheoneneo

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Mar 15, 2010

    Posts: 8,614

    Location: Bucks

    Use the DJI Ronin-M for work and I have the Osmo Mobile for personal use.
    Osmo mobile is great for hols and works well.
    The Ronin-M is great also but the software sucks so bad, also dont go watching configuration videos on youtube beforehand - they are so over the top! These devices are literally designed to plonk your device in and as long as its reasonably balanced it will calibrate fine. You have alot of these youtube videos making out that you need it mm perfect! ridiculous.

    But seriously the main battle you will have with any Dji product will be the software.
     
  14. Bes

    Soldato

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 7,129

    Location: The Ghetto: AKA Brixton

    I have a DJI Osmo 2 and an iPhone 8+ and I think it is a great combo for someone who is 'not too serious' about video/ photography. I LOVE the pano photo mode on it- got some incredible photos in NYC and Maine last year.