And because I like my dual-handed lightweight setup is exactly why I never understood the reason to use a one-hand gimbal in the first place. Because the Ronin-S is compact and balanced, it is easily passed through windows and doorways, over walls, and up or down stairs. Only one problem, it barely fit on the Pilotfly H2. Does the Ronin-S come with a tripod? It will tell you how well you have done your balancing or if you need to change anything. Multiple User Memory No longer will multiple users have to redo settings after every single use by a colleague. The camera will change positions more quickly in Sport Mode.
We'll go into external monitors a bit more in the review below. The two-handed Pilotfly H2 has been the most compact and simple gimbal solution for the last couple years. So comparatively, the weight and design of the Ronin S is perfectly suited for the most common production use cases. The motors in the gimbal are whisper quiet. Connect third-party remote controllers via the S-Bus port on the Ronin-S. You can shoot wide or semi wide with a lightweight , for example, and the full frame sensor still gives you very satisfying depth of field. It's super unlikely for a one man band or even a small crew to add a gimbal to their documentary or corporate shoot, if it takes a whole separate suitcase to carry all the components, and then it takes a long time to setup the gimbal and camera before using, and then you have to carry around a stand to balance it on, everywhere you go.
What does the Front Trigger do? In which case, there may certainly be a need for a technician to go in and adjust the micro details of the motor strength, stiffness, and filters. It wasn't perfect, but it worked well enough. That's a very nice feature for a lot of cameras, which tend to have an articulating screen fold out to the left. But it will take cooperation from camera manufacturers to make these future features work with a wide variety of cameras. I set M1 to normal stabilized follow mode which follows your movement slow enough to get rid of unnecessary camera shake when you use it normally. Holding it down will lock the camera in the direction it's pointing, cancelling all user movement, while a double-press of the trigger will recenter the camera if it drifts. If desired, you could certainly add an accessory like the , which fits conveniently between the bottom of the grip and the top of the tripod accessory.
Shooting inside a vehicle or from the interior? The main thing is when you add additional handles, you don't want your hands to sit at such a distance below where your camera and motors are. They are a gimmick, they go trendy right now, but I failed to see good footage yet with them. If that doesn't work consider ganging printers and stabilizers under a new sub menu accessories. An included mini tripod screws into this base, and it's very helpful when rigging your camera. But if you're going to not bother with balancing your gimbal you may as well trash it since it won't last very long.
Mount a microphone, lights and an external monitor. It has a small screen that lets you quickly change settings like motor controls and operations. Autofocus on most cameras will work fine, and you can readjust focus drift while you're shooting thanks to the motor strength of the Ronin-S. On M2, I set it to the fastest movement possible — basically just to see how fast it really works. We write about video production gear that we use everyday on real world documentary and corporate shoots. A lot of people bought this because of the original compatibility list.
I would welcome another improvement! How do the electronics hold up? Both models are excellent stabilizers at very competitive price points. As well as making the whole setup process easier, Auto Tune also makes it easy to quickly re-calibrate the gimbal. This is a big deal and can save you a lot of time as a lot of other gimbals completely freak out when you do that while they are running. They can be plasticky, hard to tighten or loosen, in weird positions, and unreliable. A C200B by itself weighs only 3 pounds, and a Canon 10-18mm only adds 0. The Ronin-S does not support control of these cameras. Please keep in mind that this is not an in-depth review of all these gimbals.
The gimbal is rated to support up to 3. Yes, all in one arm was a big of an oooff at times but it delivered what I needed to do. Yes, the Ronin-S has a selfie mode, and with just the press of the trigger button the Ronin-S will do a complete about face. The naming convention is a bit confusing. To be honest, we've never bothered with using gimbals for things like timelapses, because for one, we couldn't trust most gimbals to keep their horizon or direction for more than a few minutes while holding it, so why would we trust it to execute an hour-long move? The detachable tripod collapses to create an extended handle for two-handed support.
You can go in and make all of them slower, or pick one and monkey with it as you wish. This avoids the need to learn how to configure the motor behavior though you can do so manually if you wish. The Pilotfly H2 two handles could be rotated in such a way that you could also set it down on a flat surface to balance. An evolving list of compatible cameras and lenses can be found on the. But I also dreaded the total weight with a camera. And the Ronin-S itself can be mounted to a tripod, extension pole or radio-controlled buggy. RoninS arrived some time after the Z7 with no support.