DJI has just revealed final details for its highly-anticipated single-handed gimbal stabilizer—the Ronin-S. This exceptionally capable device will help smooth footage when working with DSLRs and mirrorless cameras up to 7.9 lb. For now, the Ronin-S will be exclusive to B&H
NEW YORK, May 29, 2018 – B&H Photo would like to share the official announcement of the DJI Ronin-S 3-Axis Gimbal Stabilizer, a lithe, single-handed tool used to smooth movement when shooting video with a DSLR or mirrorless camera. DJI is daring us to move, and the Ronin-S makes that dare easy to accomplish with its clean and high performance, for camera systems weighing up to 7.9 lb. It also offers one-handed design, enabling simple, intuitive operation, and a slimmer profile for working in confined spaces with ease.
Among the major advantages provided by the Ronin-S is a design that moves the roll axis to a 45-degree angle, ensuring there is a clean line of sight to the camera’s rear screen for monitoring purposes. Also, it is a part of DJI’s constantly growing ecosystem, and will offer immediate support for plenty of their accessories, including the Master Wheels and Master Force. It has a dual handle system, multiple types of wireless receivers, a focus control setup, and more. Also included are standard mounting points for attaching useful tools like microphones and lights.
Three operational modes are available for added versatility—underslung, upright, and flashlight. Each of these is determined by the desired grip and angle of the shot, and make it more comfortable to operate for longer periods of time. The gimbal can even be removed from the handle and mounted on other supports, such as a jib or RC car, for which there is a dedicated mode to ensure silky smooth motion. A Sport Mode can be enabled for moments of fast-paced action.
Three-Axis Motorized Gimbal Stabilizer
Holds DSLR or Mirrorless Cameras
Offset Roll Motor for Screen Visibility
Interchangeable Parts Ecosystem
Customizable Parameter Groups
To provide an excellent operating experience, the Ronin-S offers multiple control options, including a precise joystick located on the handle, with multiple customizable parameters. Users will enjoy support for camera control as well, with the ability to connect to select Canon, Sony, Nikon, and other systems where they can adjust focus settings, initiate recording and more without taking their hands off the Ronin-S. Other settings include a Virtual Joystick option, Time-Lapse, Track, and Panorama modes.
A wide range of movement is possible with this gimbal, including continuous 360 degrees of rotation, tilt from -95 to 185 degrees, and a complete 360 degrees of roll in a Roll 360 mode that will come in handy for rapid movement and repositioning of your camera. Additionally, it is powered by a rechargeable 18650 2400mAh Li-ion polymer battery pack that will operate for hours on a single charge, while Bluetooth 4.0 and USB Type-C connections permit the stabilizer to be connected directly to mobile devices and computers.
The DJI Ronin-S will be exclusive to B&H Photo for a limited time. It is already open for pre-order, and will soon be available.
This boom extends from roughly 4-7' (1.2-2.1m), pans from one side of the wall to the other and can be significantly tilted up and down. If you have a deadicated studio space, mounting this on your wall means you have an always available boom without another light stand leg to trip over.
I was in coastal Katmai National Park primarily to photograph brown bears feasting on salmon, but the landscape was also very impressive.
As the light faded on the bears, clouds settled into the mountaintops and the setting sun brightly lit the clouds not shaded by the mountain.
Direct sunlight just before sunset (or just after sunrise) is warm in color and very significantly warmer than the light in shaded areas.
I often like that difference in color.
While I carried a wide angle zoom lens along with me on the bear treks, primarily to use for landscape photography, it was not the right lens choice for this scene.
My subjects were mountain tops and I wanted them large in the frame.
Meeting this goal calls for telephoto focal lengths and the Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM Lens I primarily intended for wildlife use worked perfectly here.
Sometimes capturing a great landscape image with a telephoto lens seems too easy.
While the 100-400 L II is not a small or light lens, it is usually with me when photographing landscape exclusively.
This is an extremely versatile lens that delivers very impressive image quality.
A larger version of this image is available on Flickr.
SIGMA 24mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art and SIGMA 35mm F1.4 DG HSM | Art for Sony E-mount are scheduled to start shipping in June, 2018.
While offering the same high-performance optical design as other lenses in the Art line, the new Sony E-mount models will feature a newly developed control algorithm that optimizes the autofocus drive and maximizes the data transmission speed. In addition, these lenses will be compatible with Sony’s Continuous AF (AF-C), which is not addressed by SIGMA MOUNT CONVERTER MC-11. Like the converter MC-11, the lenses will be compatible with in-camera image stabilization and in-camera lens aberration correction, which includes corrections for peripheral illumination, chromatic aberrations, and distortion.
B&H lists the lenses' expected availability as "mid June."
SIGMA 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens for Sony E – B&H | Adorama
SIGMA 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art Lens for Sony E – B&H | Adorama