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

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

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

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  • 1Description

The ikan DS2 Beholder and Monopod Extension Kit includes the DS2 Beholder three-axis gimbal stabilizer and MPA70 five-section aluminum monopod. The gimbal features a 360° rotating brushless motor on the pan axis, and a 32-bit controller and 12-bit encoder system. Mounting the gimbal to the monopod adds stability and control to the overall setup. The monopod allows you to create jib-like shots without any additional gear or complicated setups.

  • DS2 Beholder 3-Axis Gimbal Stabilizer with Encoders

    The ikan DS2 Beholder is a 3-axis handheld gimbal stabilizer for DSLR and mirrorless cameras weighing up to four pounds. The DS2 offers unlimited 360° rotation along the pan (yaw) axis, and features an advanced 32-bit controller and 12-bit encoder system. 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 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 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 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, 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 features a 360° rotation brushless motor on the pan axis
    Designed for Multiple Camera Types
    With a payload up to 4 lb, the DS2 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 will only follow your pan movements
    Pitch and yaw-axis follow mode: The DS2 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
    • Works with cameras up to 4 lb
    • Multiple modes of operation
    UPC: 847983022618
  • 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 for Beholder Gimbal Stabilizers
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Carry Bag
  • Hex Key for Reversible Mount
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
Table of Contents
  • 1Description
  • DS2 Beholder 3-Axis Gimbal Stabilizer with Encoders
    Load Capacity Up to 4 lb / 1.81 kg
    Rotation Range Pan/Yaw: 360°
    Roll/Horizon: 310°
    Tilt/Pitch: 310°
    Tripod Mount Thread 1 x 3/8"-16
    Accessory Mount Thread 2 x 1/4"-20
    Battery 3 x 18650 model Li-ion batteries included (3.7 V)

    Approx. 8-10 hours operating time when used continuously

    Up to 20 hours operating time when switched between shooting and standby modes

    Approx. 3-4 hours charging time
    Operating Temperature 14 to 158°F / -10 to 70°C
    Dimensions 6.9 x 6.1 x 13" / 17.5 x 15.5 x 33 cm
    Weight 2.25 lb / 1.02 kg (without batteries)
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 16.5 x 8.3 x 3.5"
  • MPA70 Monopod
    General
    Material Aluminum alloy
    Maximum Height 70.8" (179.8 cm)
    Folded Length 18.8" (47.8 cm)
    Load Capacity Vertical: 35.0 lb (15.9 kg)
    Horizontal: 7.0 lb (3.1 kg) 70.8" (179.8 cm)
    Leg Stages/Sections 5
    Leg Lock Type Twist
    Male Thread Size 1/4"-20 or 3/8"-16 reversible mount
    Weight 1.6 lb (0.7 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 20.2 x 2.7 x 2.4"

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