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Original DJI Ronin 3-Axis Gimbal Stabilizer V3.1 Firmware

Original DJI Ronin 3-Axis Gimbal Stabilizer V3.1 Firmware

$69 day
$207 week
Last Updated: Mar 19th 2020


This was the very first gimbal made by DJI. It can be used for getting incredibly smooth footage. If you are running with it, it may have a slight wobble that can be smoothed in post. Outside of running, and car mounting, I'd say this gimbal is as smooth as a Ronin 2 ( or a Movi Pro ( but only if you're being half as rough with it. I recommend the Thunder Runner as a gimbal support option: ( It makes the job of cam op a whole lot easier to focus on getting your footage as smooth with as much depth as possible. It'll open up possibilities like mounting a thumbwheel for an operator, such as yourself or the operator, to pull focus. When renting the Ronin 1 from me, you can get the Thunder Runner for $15 instead of $30. I'll apply the discount after the order is made. You'll also get $10 off my Red battery belt: Which is to mount the battery off the camera to keep the setup lighter and hopefully smoother. The Ronin 1 comes with 2 batteries. They each last for at least 3 or 4 hours and charge in practically 30 or 40 minutes. If you'd like me to build the gimbal with the camera and it is one of JB Camera Production & Rental's cameras, you may pay $25 and I'll teach you how to setup the gimbal and do it for you so you know how to break it down. This gimbal is on firmware version 3.1. That is the latest version that DJI has come out with and from what I understand, ever will come out with. If they ever do come out with an updated firmware, feel free to let me know. It is quite a pain to install the latest firmware but oh so necessary. Having this firmware update means that your gimbal will be much less likely to have an interrupted tilt axis fail on you in the middle of a shot. Plus, earlier firmware updates made the gimbal roll sideways. I used to just turn the gimbal off and turn it back on and it would be rightside up. After a while, it would roll sideways. I kept doing the turn off and on method, but it kept getting worse. When I finally upgraded to version 3.1 the camera stayed level even for longer periods of time. Occasionally the tilt axis might give out, which only happens if the gimbal is off balance, but if you want the better more expensive gimbal, just go with the lighter weight option: a. the Movi Pro: or the heavier duty option b. the Ronin 2: Both gimbals are excellent and are much stronger than the Original Ronin. I still recommend the Original Ronin as long as balance is carefully maintained and don't try to do crazy stuff like go running or mounting it to a car. I don't recommend either. Running, you can get away with running with this gimbal, but you can expect a little bit of a left-right wobble. That is because the Original Ronin is not as strong as the Movi Pro or Ronin 2 in between it's pan and roll axis, so running causes that problem to reveal itself. However, this can easily be stabilized in Premiere Pro using Warp Stabilize set at 1%-2%. Obviously this takes time, which is what you pay for when you get the Movi Pro or the Ronin 2. You get to save time on set and in post. Above all else, I do have to respect the fact that this gimbal does work. I've shot entire films with the camera on this gimbal and was never taken off. If you don't ever want to change lenses, I would recommend getting the Sigma 18-35 f1.8 This lens is good in low light, plus it zooms. That can be a double benefit as a wide angle. As long as your camera isn't a full frame camera. If it is, your camera will vignette when the lens is at the wider end. If you want a lens that doesn't vignette at the wider side, the Canon 16-35 f2.8 is comparable but lighter and doesn't vignette at all on a full frame sensor: The bottom line with gimbals is the lens weight. With the Sigma 18-35, it is much heavier than the 16-35, which weighs about the same as an average lens. If you change lenses from the 18-35, it's going to take a while to rebalance the camera because odds are it'll be a big shift in weight. That is why if it's the only lens you use, it's great, but once you change it you gotta weight for the gimbal opp to rebalance it. The Canon 16-35 f2.8 L is lighter like most standard photography zoom lenses so it won't be as drastic of a shift in balancing when changing lenses with this lens. I would also recommend the Canon 24-105 f4 L lens. I also recommend cinema prime lenses that weigh about the same Rokinons:
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$69 day
$207 week
Last Updated: Mar 19th 2020