Gimbals have gotten a necessary a part of any indie videographer’s equipment. Whereas not fairly as ubiquitous as a tripod, many individuals would possibly discover themselves choosing up their gimbal extra typically than their tripod. Being such a helpful and fashionable software as of late has led producers to develop loads of choices – and there are alternatives.
Recently, the Zhiyun-Tech WEEBILL-2 has upset the normal steadiness the gimbal world. On this case it takes on the favored RSC 2 from DJI’s venerable lineup. If you’re attempting to decide on between these two then this video from Peter Makholm would possibly do the trick.
Each the Zhiyun and the DJI are available at good worth factors and have comparable characteristic units. The WEEBILL-2 clocks in at round $550 for the bottom mannequin. DJI hits $500 for the RSC 2. It’s shut sufficient that options can be an even bigger issue.
This isn’t the top of the story, as for the WEEBILL-2 you’ll positively need the again deal with and case which is able to price $650 within the Combo model. Add a transmitter and comply with focus and you’re as much as $900. The RSC 2 is available in a $740 with all the additional items. It’s a giant distinction in case you want an entire set.
As for weight, the gimbals are principally the identical. The WEEBILL-2 has 0.1 kg extra weight than the RSC 2. The WEEBILL-2 does really feel good with a largely metallic building that evokes confidence – aside from the flip-out monitor.
Additionally, the controls are configured primarily for right-handed shooters. The deal with provides one other 0.75 kg. DJI has a regular setup that is available in round 0.2 kg lighter with the acessories included.
Ease of use is a priority, and the DJI’s smaller and cleaner menu is a profit to Peter. Buttons and controls are straightforward to be taught to rapidly get into settings. The adjustment factors aren’t probably the most safe and heavier kits might have points getting issues locked down. The WEEBILL-2 does have a strong locking system.
One level is that the DJI makes use of a regular quick-release plate you would possibly already use whereas WEEBILL-2 appears to have opted for a brand new setup.
As for precise efficiency, they each come by with flying colours. They each look good and have matched efficiency in terms of stability.
These are extra “compact” gimbals and if you wish to journey with them you’ll want to know the way they pack away. DJI has some fast releases the place you possibly can pop off among the further items and fold it up and you may throw it in a bag.
Zhiyun works the identical means. Now, for a photograph bag with smaller compartments you might discover the bigger footprint of the RSC 2 would require you to regulate among the sliders for balancing, that means you’ll must re-balance once you begin to shoot.
Operation will make use of the controls, and the RSC 2 seems to have some nicer buttons—just like the set off. The RSC 2 additionally moved the comply with focus to a handy place the place you possibly can simply hit it with a traditional grip. The WEEBILL-2 additionally has focus management however it doesn’t have it’s a good house. You most likely gained’t discover it as snug to function.
Payload is up subsequent and Zhiyun has upped the load capability to 4 kg, although you may need points with balancing some bigger cameras. DJI has a greater balancing design and though its payload is 3 kg it could possibly handle cameras just like the S1H. That is because of extra adjustment factors for steadiness.
Mode choice on the Zhiyun makes use of a easy swap, however a lot of the modes are within the menu. DJI has a button to toggle by some modes although you possibly can configure it utilizing the app. Peter prefers the design of the RSC 2.
Battery life is definitely a really huge concern because the batteries are inner on each gimbals. The DJI RSC 2 is rated to 14 hours, although Peter claims a practical taking pictures time of 4-5 hours of heavy use. The WEEBILL-2 states 9 hours, however it most likely may not final that lengthy in real-world use.
Which does Peter suggest? The DJI RS 2. It’s really not those checked out within the video, however the further advantages really make it price the additional cash. Although, if you’re wanting to avoid wasting cash simply be sure to know what you’re getting when making a decision. Any of those gimbals will get the job performed.
[source: Peter Makholm]