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DJI Ronin-M 3-Axis Gimbal Stabilizer and Steadimate 15 Kit

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DJI Ronin-M 3-Axis Gimbal Stabilizer and Steadimate 15 Kit
Key Features
  • Supports Cameras up to 8 Pounds
  • Shoot Freely and Unencumbered
  • Absorbs Unwanted Movement
  • Compensates for Pan and Tilt
The Ronin-M 3-Axis Gimbal Stabilizer and Steadimate 15 Kit from B&H offers a professional-level camera stabilization platform. This kit includes both the DJI Ronin-M 3-Axis Brushless Gimbal Stabilizer and the Steadicam Steadimate 15 Support System. Working together, these two devices allow the operator to shoot freely and unencumbered. The system checks linear and vertical motion, as well as compensating for pan, tilt, and movement along the horizon axes, so all unwanted motion is absorbed and eliminated.
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DJI Ronin-M Overview

The Ronin-M 3-Axis Gimbal Stabilizer and Steadimate 15 Kit from B&H offers a professional-level camera stabilization platform. This kit includes both the DJI Ronin-M 3-Axis Brushless Gimbal Stabilizer and the Steadicam Steadimate 15 Support System. Working together, these two devices allow the operator to shoot freely and unencumbered. The system checks linear and vertical motion, as well as compensating for pan, tilt, and movement along the horizon axes, so all unwanted motion is absorbed and eliminated.

By itself, the Ronin-M is a camera stabilization system designed to give the operator close to the freedom of unencumbered handheld shooting but without the hand-shake. The Ronin-M supports camera configurations up to 8 pounds. It utilizes brushless motors that work on three axes and features a computer-assisted precision of control of ±0.02°. In addition to handheld shooting, the gimbal can be used in vehicle mounting scenarios and other contexts where vibrations or other abrupt movements would make tripods and rigid camera support systems unsuitable.

Adding in the Steadimate 15 Support System adds another layer of stabilization and freedom for movement. The Steadimate 15 system is a classic arm and vest kit with a Steadimate gimbal mount that allows you to attach the Ronin-M. It incorporates a rotating joint that allows for tilt-axis manipulation while the Ronin-M is mounted. In addition to more freedom of movement and motion absorption, the Steadimate 15 system reduces arm fatigue by distributing the weight of the gimbal setup over the operator's torso. Having the weight more evenly distributed allows for the operator to more easily accomplish long takes and complex maneuvers with fewer breaks before or after shots.

Linear Axis Stabilization
By themselves, 3-axis motorized gimbals can compensate for movement in the pan, tilt, and horizon axes. However, linear movement, especially vertical movement, remains unchecked. Implementing the spring-loaded isolation arm and vest from traditional Steadicam stabilizers absorbs any unwanted vertical motion brought about by walking/running or arm fatigue.
Weight Distribution
While the spring-loaded arm provides additional movement isolation, the vest reduces arm fatigue by distributing the weight of the gimbal setup over the operator's torso. Having the weight more evenly distributed allows for the operator to more easily accomplish long takes and complex maneuvers with fewer breaks before or after shots.
UPC: 884613031817

DJI Ronin-M Specs

Stabilizer TypeVest System
Load Capacity15 lb / 6.8 kg
CounterweightsNone
Packaging Info
Package Weight19.5 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)21 x 15.4 x 15"

DJI Ronin-M Reviews

Batteries are horrible

By Zane
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2021-06-27

The gimbal is great in the rare event that you can get its "intelligent" batteries to charge. If you go more than a few weeks without using it, the batteries become in unchargeable paperweights. I have used mine maybe twice and it's completely useless now. There are plenty of "fixes" online and on DJI forums that don't work. And they're $95 a pop so replacing them is very expensive, and not guaranteed to work, as many people report issues with new batteries as well. Don't waste your money like I did.

Batteries arrived dead.

By Sven
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2020-02-06

Gimbal itself is well-built but arrived new in box with both batteries dead.

The Ronin-M works well for DSLR cameras.

By John
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2020-02-04

The Ronin-M works as well for DSLR cameras as well as the Ronin works for the larger cameras... I now have both the Ronin and the Ronin-M, I was using my Ronin for every type of camera but wanted the smaller M for DSLR's, the Ronin was kind of overkill.

DJI can't figure out their batteries

By Jarrod
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2020-01-17

Nothing against BH Photo, but DJI's Ronins have notorious battery issues and I received my new product with 2 batteries that won't charge or work at all. Replacement has been pretty straight forward so far through BH, just waiting on the replacements to arrive now.

Great Gimbal watch out for the batteries

By Paul
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2020-01-13

The gimbal is outstanding, rock solid and provides all the flexibility you need for your video creations. But there is an issue with the batteries that is a know issue that DJI support will work with you on it. Neither of the batteries that came with the gimbal worked and have had to work with the DJI support team to get replacements. So be aware of this issue.

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By Grady
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-07-25

The ronin was exactly what I asked for. Good trusted product that offers a lot in a small package. The case provides slots for all of the parts of the ronin and include a few spots for extra gear.

DJI Ronin M Battery

By Ismail
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2020-04-30

baught my ronin m a year ago hardly even used it put it to charge last night the battery won't even charge, i called in today they said the can't do anything about it, and i don't have the money to buy a new one, i have a huge event that i have to film in coming weeks and i really don't know what to do.

Gimbal is great, batteries are horrible...come on DJI!

By Nick
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2020-02-25

As you probably have noticed, DJI really dropped the ball on these batteries. It comes with two and only one worked. I had to send the other back to some 3rd party company because apparently DJI doesn't even want to deal with it. Nice going DJI... That's some quality in products and customer service for you!

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Can this fit a Canon C300? Also what do you need to mount a Monitor on top?
Asked by: Aiden
The ronin-m can carry a canon c300. But you have to buy extension rods that lower the cg of the camera. I cary a red epic dragon with canon is24mm lens all the time. And i fly that rig on a drone. It can carry bigger cinema cameras assuming you keep the weight under the 8lb limit. You just have to buy extra parts to make it work.
Answered by: Charles J U.
Date published: 2018-08-26

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there will be Tool-Less Balance Adjustment System in the box with Ronin-M? Or there is no need that tool because of no case?
Asked by: Eray O.
They mean there are thumb screws. It means basically you don't need an allen wrench...which isn't entirely true. You need to adjust the tension of the thumb screws from time to time.
Answered by: Jon L.
Date published: 2018-08-26

Can I mount the RED dragon or ARRI Alexa SXT???

Can I mount the RED dragon or ARRI Alexa SXT???
Asked by: Nachiketh
This gimbal has an 8 Pound Load Capacity. It may be able to handle a cinema camera, if it is stripped down quite a bit. We would not recommend it for a RED or Arri. Instead you could look at the MOZA Pro 3-Axis Gimbal B&H # MOMP3AG, which has a 22 pound load capacity and is designed to handle such cameras. https://bhpho.to/2rVeXrq
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2019-02-27

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Does this work with a Sony PXW-X70?
Asked by: Pat H.
The Ronin M should have no issue with the PXW-X70.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2018-08-27

question

Can this be used with the BMCC and the BMPC 4K cameras?
Asked by: Jason N.
At this time, we are not recommending any camera larger than a DSLR for the DJI Ronin-M. With these devices, it is not just the weight but the mass as well. The strength of the motors must be considered in handling the camera/lens balance.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2018-08-26

question

I know that the BMPCC w/Metabones Speedbooster and Simga 18-35mm lens are within the weight limit (under 3lbs) for the Ronin M, but I'm wondering if the length or balance of this combination will present problems?
Asked by: Pablo
Without testing it is not possible to say for sure. However, the Ronin M is made with small mirrorless and DSLR cameras in mind. The BMPCC is very small and while the Sigma 18-35mm is long, it is very light. Therefore, it is my opinion the Ronin M probably will be able to fly such a camera/lens.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2018-08-26

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But will the FS5 work with this gimbal??
Asked by: Patrick
I've used it with the FS5 successfully, but the handle, monitor, and handgrip have to be removed.
Answered by: Michael R.
Date published: 2020-12-10

question

Can i use D-Tap cable splitters to power up two parts of my rig out of DJI Ronin M power distribution box?I have a such situation, i need to power Small HD 702 Bright camera monitor with a D-Tap to 2 pin-Lemo cable that can be used with a breakerbatt from Mediablackout and RedRock Micro Atlas Motor from their new wireless follow focus Eclipse system.Does the d-tap output from DJI Ronin M power distribution box is ok to work with a d-tap splitter cable and provide enough if juice to power my devices I mentioned above?
Asked by: Iaroslav
You are asking if four different manufacturer devices will play together nicely. The true answer can only be found by testing which we and the manufacturers are unable to perform. We can therefore only offer an opinion. Since the DJI Ronin M is suppose to power two devices including follow focus motors, we feel it should work. Since this is an unsupported combination, you will be proceeding at your own risk. Check the power and polarity before connecting. Good luck!
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2018-08-27
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