ikan DS2-A Beholder 3-Axis Gimbal and 5-Section Monopod Extension Kit

ikan DS2-A Beholder 3-Axis Gimbal and 5-Section Monopod Extension Kit

ikan DS2-A Beholder 3-Axis Gimbal and 5-Section Monopod Extension Kit

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  • 1Description

The ikan DS2-A Beholder and Monopod Extension Kit includes the DS2-A Beholder three-axis gimbal stabilizer and MPA70 five-section aluminum monopod. The gimbal offers unlimited 360° rotation on the yaw axis and features an angled roll motor arm for an unobstructed view of the camera's screen. It features a 32-bit controller and 12-bit encoder system, and uses an adaptive PID algorithm for better performance. Mounting the gimbal to the monopod adds stability and control, and allows you to create jib-like shots without any additional gear or complicated setups.

  • DS2-A Beholder 3-Axis Gimbal Stabilizer with Encoders

    The ikan DS2-A Beholder is a 3-axis handheld gimbal stabilizer for DSLR and mirrorless cameras weighing up to five pounds. The DS2-A offers unlimited 360° rotation along the pan (yaw) axis, and features an advanced 32-bit controller and 12-bit encoder system. The DS2-A features an angled support arm that allows you to operate the gimbal normally while having an unobstructed view of the camera's LCD screen. You will notice that the gimbal is silent when powering up, avoiding the start-up chimes of other gimbals. It offers three follow modes plus a lock mode that sets the camera in a fixed position. A point-and-lock mode allows you to physically position the camera, and it will hold that position until reset.

    Auto inversion mode allows for upside-down operation, while retaining all the mode's functionality. The DS2-A also features a lock mode that sets the camera in a fixed position. An integrated OLED display on the rear confirms the selected mode of operation and provides battery life info. Designed with a quick release baseplate that allows for convenient camera attachment and tool-less balancing, the DS2-A also has two 1/4"-20 threaded mounting holes on the handle for attaching accessories for advanced setups, and a 3/8"-16 threaded mounting hole on the bottom for mounting onto a tripod, monopod, and other support gear. The DS2-A runs on three supplied 18650 batteries that provide 8-10 hours of operating life when used continuously, and up to 20 hours when the gimbal is switched between shooting and standby modes throughout the day. Mounted within a caddy, the batteries slide into the handle. Charging is done outside the DS2-A, with the batteries within the caddy. You cannot charge the batteries within the gimbal unit. The batteries can also be charged using optional chargers such as the ikan ICH-SC4. Included with the gimbal is a small folding tripod that can be used to support the gimbal on a flat level surface when balancing, and you can close the legs and use it as a handle for extra length.

    360° Rotation Motor
    The DS2-A features a 360° rotation brushless motor on the pan axis
    Designed for Multiple Camera Types
    With a payload up to 5 pounds, the DS2-A can stabilize a wide range of DSLR and mirrorless cameras including the Canon 5D Mark IV, Canon 6D, Canon 7D, Sony a6300, Sony a7S II, Panasonic GH5, GoPro, and select smartphones
    Lock Mode
    In the lock mode, the pan, pitch, and roll axes work together to keep the camera pointed in one direction. The camera's composition stays the same no matter how you move the handle
    Auto Inversion
    Simply flip the handle over the camera to switch to this mode at any time. It can be operated in conjunction with any of the lock or follow modes
    Three Follow Modes
    Pan axis: The DS2-A will only follow your pan movements
    Pitch and yaw-axis follow mode: The DS2-A will follow your pan and tilt movements
    Three-axis: Gives you full control, allowing you to pan, tilt, and roll
    Other Features
    • Durable all-aluminum construction
    • 360° movement from pan axis
    • Multiple modes of operation
    UPC: 847983022724
  • MPA70 Monopod

    This ikan MPA70 Monopod supports up to 35.0 lb and measures 18.8" when folded. It is constructed from aluminum alloy, consists of five sections that utilize twist locks for rapid deployment, and can be positioned to a maximum height of 70.8". A foam cover along the top section provides a secure and comfortable grip while moving the monopod, and a rubber foot helps to enhance stability on a wide variety of surfaces.

    Cameras, lenses, sport optics, or accessories with 1/4"-20 or 3/8"-16 female accessory threads can be directly connected to the reversible mount on this monopod's 2.3" top platform. A carry bag with strap is included for storage and transport.

    Use and Handling
    • Supports up to 35.0 lb
    • Can be set to a maximum height of 70.8"
    • Features 5 sections, twist locks for rapid deployment
    • Rubber foot helps to enhance stability on a wide variety of surfaces
    • Weighs 1.6 lb, measures 18.8" when folded
    Construction Details
    • Durable and lightweight aluminum-alloy construction
    • 1/4"-20 or 3/8"-16 reversible mount
    • Hex key to remove or install reversible mount
    • Includes nylon carry bag for storage and transport
    UPC: 847983022113
In the Box
Bundle Items
  • Micro-USB AC Adapter
  • Travel Case
  • 3 x 18650 Batteries
  • Mini Tripod/Handle with 3/8"-16 Mount for Beholder Gimbal Stabilizers
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Carry Bag
  • Hex Key for Reversible Mount
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
Table of Contents
  • 1Description
  • DS2-A Beholder 3-Axis Gimbal Stabilizer with Encoders
    Gimbal
    Number of Axes 3-Axis
    Rotation Range Yaw (Pan): 360
    Roll: 310
    Pitch (Tilt): 310
    Load Capacity 4 lb / 1.8 kg
    Battery
    Battery Type 1 x 18650
    Capacity (mAh) 2600 mAh
    Battery Runtime 8 to 10 Hours
    Battery Chemistry Lithium-Ion
    Voltage 3.7 VDC
    General
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 15.2 x 9.3 x 3.1"
  • MPA70 Monopod
    Monopod Head
    Camera Mounting Screw 1/4"-20 Male, 3/8"-16 Male
    Leg
    Leg Lock Type Twist Lock
    Leg Sections 5
    General
    Load Capacity 35.0 lb / 15.9 kg
    Maximum Working Height 70.8" / 179.8 cm
    Folded Length 18.8" / 47.8 cm
    Materials Aluminum Alloy
    Weight 1.6 lb / 0.7 kg
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 20.2 x 2.7 x 2.4"

ikan DS2-A Beholder reviews

DS2-A Beholder 3-Axis Gimbal and 5-Section Monopod Extension Kit is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Gimbal Set up I've been using this kit on my GH5 and it works great. I usually operate with my Canon 16-25 and 24-105 lenses and don't have any balance issues, etc. The extension pole is great for getting for low/high shots.
Date published: 2017-12-28
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