When DJI said its new Ronin-M 3-axis gimbal would be under $2000 back at NAB 2015 earlier this month, I expected it to be pretty close to that number. I am pleasantly surprised to report, however, that the Ronin-M will retail well south of that number at just $1399. [Read more…]
DJI Ronin 3-Axis Gimbal Now Available
The new DJI Ronin 3-axis gimbal that we saw back at NAB 2014 is now in stock and shipping from B&H. It runs $3000 and can handle camera loads up to 16lbs. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
DJI Ronin Stabilizer Gets $1500 Pre-Release Price Drop
Whenever the M?VI was announced, many potential customers were appalled at the high price tag. Even the lower end M?VI carried a retail price of $5k, which many folks still considered too high.
DJI was expected to ship its M?VI competitor, the Ronin, for $4500 next month. Now, it seems that DJI wants to get an even bigger edge on the market with an entry price of $2999 for the Ronin. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
Comodo Orbit is a New Hand-held Camera Stabilization Rig Featuring Dual Mechanical Gimbals
The Comodo Orbit is another fresh take in the camera stabilization market. For many years, Steadicam and Glidecam models have remained mostly static in the fundamental ways they are constructed and operated. Now, the Comodo Orbit rig has come along and shaken up the basic single-gimbal designs we are accustomed with a new two gimbal design. [Read more…]
Zacuto Point’n’Shoot Now Available for the iPhone 5, 5c & 5s
The Zacuto Point’n’Shoot camera grip for the iPhone is now available for all iPhone 5 models, including the new 5c and 5s models. The grip also works as a tripod, slider or jib mount thanks to the 1/4-20 mount on the bottom of the grip. [Read more…]
Shooting HDSLR Video with a Glidecam
I picked up a Glidecam 2000 a couple of months ago after talking with the Glidecam guys at NAB. One of the operators at the booth gave me a short course in how to use it effectively, which turned out to be very helpful as I’ve been learning the ropes.
I haven’t arrived by any means, but I’ve started getting some pretty fun and usable shots with it. My church’s VBS was a couple of weeks ago and I took the opportunity to have a bit of live practice with it.
Below is the VBS recap video we had for the parents the Sunday after. [Read more…]
Joby Gorillapod Magnetic is Grooviness Incarnate
When Joby developed the Gorillatorch, which is a combination of a Gorillapod, flashlight and ordinary magnets, Joby fans immediately started asking for a similar device to hold their cameras. Earlier this year, Joby delivered on that request with the Gorillapod Magnetic.
Every year, there are maybe a handful of products that really “wow” me. The new Gorillapod Magnetic is officially on the list for 2010.
It’s quite simple, really. It’s a Gorillapod with magnetic feet. [Read more…]