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Gimbal for Canon 700d

Can anyone recommend a gimbal for use with a Canon 700d?  The Ikan DS1 Beholder was a possibility in terms of weight specifications, but this model has been discontinued.

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Re: Gimbal for Canon 700d


noodles231 wrote:

Can anyone recommend a gimbal for use with a Canon 700d?  The Ikan DS1 Beholder was a possibility in terms of weight specifications, but this model has been discontinued.


I hope you have a fairly robust tripod, preferably one with a platform, and no center column. 

I find your question [which gimbal for Camera X] to be rather curious.  I would not buy a gimbal to use with a camera.  I would buy a gimbal to use with a specific lens, typically a [super] telephoto with a tripod foot.

 

Wemberly and Kirk make good gimbals.  Not every gimbal offers all the adjustments that you would need to properly balance the rig.  For example, avoid any and every “gimbal adapter:, which claims to convert a ball head into a gimbal.

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Re: Gimbal for Canon 700d

Sorry, I wasn't clear - I mean a handheld gimbal.

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Re: Gimbal for Canon 700d


noodles231 wrote:

Sorry, I wasn't clear - I mean a handheld gimbal.


I assume that your intent is too shoot video.  There is no single, one-size-fits-all answer to your question.  I would recommend doing research, which you are trying to do, but this is not the place.  Soliciting opinions is not research, either.

What gimbal would work best for you is highly dependepht upon your lens, and what type of shot you are after.  Sorry, that i cannot be of anymore help than that.  Shooting video while the camera is moving can become quite complex, rather quickly.  I would suggest starting small, with a slider.  Moving the camera can demand significant changes in exposure.

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Re: Gimbal for Canon 700d

B&H Photo has a whole section dedicated to products in this category.  It's in their "Stabilizers & Gimbals" category.

 

ikan makes quite a few products... they have various weight/load ratings (some are made for small cameras... other models are designed for larger/heavier cameras.)

 

 

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Re: Gimbal for Canon 700d

https://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2017/11/battle-of-the-best-gimbals-dji-ronin-2-vs-freefly-movi-pro/

 

I suggest you talk to lens rentals dot com and see what they say. Then rent some to find the best for you, In fact, renting might be your best option anyway.

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