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Field Test: DJI Ronin S is Meant to be a 'Category Destroyer'

DJI finally joins the single-handed prosumer club with a heavyweight over-achiever. Gimbal innovation is downright exhausting. The company's new design innovation—such as the angled design that allows for clearly viewing the screen on your camera—swept the market within 12-18 months. This summer, pretty much all of the features a user can want have been piled together into a surprisingly affordable unit from DJI, the company's first "one-handed" stabilizer. The unit is called the Ronin S. The Ronin S has the angled roll motor, allowing you to easily see your camera screen if not working with an external. It has an integrated follow-focus system. It works with industry standard mounting plates (though the DJI version comes with a threaded hole for a lens support). It's pretty much....all the things. It's important to remember that the Ronin S is too big to be your "'Bring it everywhere' scout tool." We had some hope that we would pick it up, it would feel light, and that we would leave one in our kit full-time to fire up for blocking. Sadly, that is not the Ronin S. Read More...

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Published By: NoFilmSchool - Monday, 9 July

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