DJI Ronin S IN HAND first Look w/samples!

DJI Ronin S IN HAND first Look w/samples!

By Steve Huff

Hey guys! I’m still hanging in Montery, CA at Sony Kando  2.0 and having a great time shooting, testing gear and enjoying the gorgeous weather and even the beach. I have been using the a7III more and more and will have my review of it soon. To date, I have given my first look of the a7III but not my review, so be on the lookout for ANY MOMENT NOW!

Today I was able to test out the new DJI Ronin-S which is a gimbal/stabilizer for larger cameras such as the Sony a7III or even a DSLR. It’s made to an amazing standard with build quality I have never experienced in a Gimbal. You can watch the video overview of it to see my thoughts, and then see it in use and finally, my Son Brandon makes his video debut sharing his thoughts on this superb (but heavy) stabilizer.

Tested it with the Sony A7III and 12-24 Lens. Smooth as silk.

Video 1st Look and Test of the Ronin-S

You can see it at B&H Photo.com HERE. 

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8 Comments

  1. Hi Steve, have you tested the ronin s with a Leica sl? I am looking for feedback on using a sl and the 24-90 sl lens? Thanks, mark

    • No as that would be WAY too heavy to even hold for a minute. With the Sony it was a beast in weight. SL with a 24-90, if it held it, would be just too heavy and the AF with video on the SL is much too slow so MF would need to be used. I would not recommend the Ronin-S for this combo. Would be worth grabbing an A7III for video for the Ronin, as that is the best video camera sold today for anywhere near its price IMO. I have used the SL, A7RIII, A9 and A7III for video and the A7III and A9 are just incredible for this, and would be amazing on the gimbal.

    • Mark…I’ll be doing just that ie using Ronin S and SL. Don’t even own 24-90 but many other lenses. I wonder too how it will work before spending money. SL with a lens is not that heavy at all.

    • Mark…I’ll be doing just that ie using Ronin S and SL. Don’t even own 24-90 but many other lenses. I wonder too how it will work before spending money. SL with a lens is not that heavy at all.

  2. Interesting Steve and good to see a range of devices covered – horses for courses isn’t it! I enjoy seeing the more studio-centric or pro-grade gear insights alongside the portable consumer ones, there’s a time and a place for each. This one looks like a tank!

  3. So you both say how heavy it is. What is the weight of the Gimbal by itself? What unit in your experience has similar performance in a lighter package” I have an A6500, what would give me that great performance in a lighter package for a mid size camera? BTW its something to see the boy become a man, been a pleasure seeing your family grow over the years, thanks for sharing.

    • I have no idea what the weight is. We had it for less than an hour, no scale and no info on weight. I do know the 12-24 is a light lens though, so a heavier lens will make it even heavier.

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