ikan DS2-A Beholder 3-Axis Gimbal & DH7 Monitor Kit with Sony L-Series Battery

ikan DS2-A Beholder 3-Axis Gimbal & DH7 Monitor Kit with Sony L-Series Battery

ikan DS2-A Beholder 3-Axis Gimbal & DH7 Monitor Kit with Sony L-Series Battery

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  • 1Description

Designed for use with DSLR or mirrorless cameras, this ikan DS2-A Beholder 3-Axis Gimbal & DH7 Monitor Kit comes complete with the DS2-A Beholder 3-axis gimbal to give your shots a smooth cinematic stabilized look, dual-grip handles to provide you with a comfortable rig, the DH7 7" 4K HDMI on-camera LCD monitor kit, and a 7" articulating arm.

The monitor kit comes with the DH7 LCD monitor, the Sony L-series type battery with compatible plate, battery charger, a 1.5' HDMI to micro-HDMI cable, a 1.5' HDMI to Mini HDMI cable, and a soft padded case. The included articulating arm is used to attach the monitor to the dual-grip handles.

The 3-axis gimbal features a 360° rotating brushless motor on the yaw axis for better motion. It also features a 32-bit controller with a 12-bit encoder, and uses an adaptive PID algorithm for better performance.

  • 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
  • Dual-Grip Gimbal Handle

    This Dual-Grip Gimbal Handle from ikan enables you to operate your gimbal with both hands rather than one. Capturing smooth, professional-looking footage with your gimbal-mounted DSLR is rewarding, but nursing an aching arm is not. By transferring movement from your wrist to your core, this two-handed grip increases the time you can shoot comfortably. The Dual-Grip Gimbal Handle can be grasped overhanded, or underhanded (with gimbals that work in an inverted mode).

    The Dual-Grip Gimbal Handle features built-in feet so you can rest the unit on a tabletop, creating a stable base for hands-free gimbal calibrating. Constructed of lightweight, durable aluminum, the DGH attaches to most gimbals with a 3/8"-16 mounting socket.


    Compatible with ikan DS1, MS1, and EC1 gimbals, and most other DSLR gimbals
    Two-handed grip reduces user fatigue, increasing potential shooting time
    Movement is transferred from the operator's wrist to the body's core for increased maneuverability and stability
    Built-in feet enable tabletop placement for hands-free gimbal calibration and for resting between shots
    Use overhanded, or underhanded with gimbals that have an inverted mode
    Lightweight, aluminum construction with 3/8"-16 mount
    UPC: 847983017171
  • DH7 7" HDMI LCD Monitor Deluxe Kit with Sony L-Series Type Battery, Plate, & Charger

    The DH7 7" HDMI LCD Monitor Deluxe Kit from Ikan includes the DH7 7" Full HD HDMI Monitor with UHD 4K support, BP5 Sony L-Series DV Battery Plate, ICH-750 Portable Battery Charger, 1.5' Mini HDMI to HDMI Cable, 1.5' Micro HDMI to HDMI Cable, and an Ultra-Heavy Duty Camera Shoe Mount. The DH7 Monitor features a 1920 x 1200 WUXGA IPS panel, and downscales to display the incoming 4K image. The 4K-compatible HDMI connections can accept and provide loop-through 4K output signals over HDMI. The BP5-S Battery Plate supports Sony L-series batteries. The Ikan ICH-750 is a portable charger for Sony L-series lithium-ion batteries.

    The Mini HDMI and Micro HDMI cables enable you to use the DH7 with a wide variety of cameras. They can be used to connect a device with a Mini (type C) or Micro (type D) HDMI connector to a device with a full-sized HDMI connector. The removable sun hood mounts with three mounting screws, and the included screen protection film helps protect your screen from the rigors of production. The Ultra-Heavy Duty Camera Shoe Mount from Ikan is a 1/4"-20 mount that can mount directly onto a DSLR shoe, allowing for the attachment of accessories such as display monitors. This ball head has a single locking knob for fast and safe operation, and is easily removable. The included padded soft case protects your kit during transport and storage.

    UPC: 847983019427
  • 7" Articulating Arm for Camera/Monitor

    The ikan 7" Articulating Arm for Camera/Monitor is a flexible arm that supports 5 pounds for attaching and positioning available accessories (sold separately) to your camera or accessory mounting point. It is machined from a metal alloy for strength and features three points of articulation that tighten and loosen using a single locking twist handle.

    The ends of the arm feature 1/4"-20 threaded studs set into ball joints, with each joint providing swivel adjustment and up to 90° of lockable position adjustment. The threaded studs feature thumb wheels that allow you to tighten accessories on the threaded studs. The arm includes a removable shoe mount that attaches to your camera's accessory hot/cold shoe.

    Metal Construction
    Threaded mounting studs on ball joints
    Three points of articulation
    Locking twist handle tightens the arm
    Removable shoe mount adapter
    UPC: 847983009244
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
  • 3/8"-16 Mount
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • Ultra-Heavy Duty Camera Shoe Mount
  • BP5 Sony L Series DV Battery Plate for ikan Monitors
  • ICH-750 Portable Battery Charger - for L Series Sony Batteries
  • HDMI-AC-18 Mini HDMI to Standard HDMI Cable (1.5')
  • HDMI-AD-18 Micro HDMI to Standard HDMI Cable (1.5')
  • DH7 Monitor
  • Screen Protection Film
  • Sun Hood with 3 x Mounting Screws
  • USB Drive
  • AC Power Adapter
  • Screen Cleaning Cloth
  • Soft Padded Case
  • Removable Shoe Mount
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
Table of Contents
  • 1Description
  • DS2-A Beholder 3-Axis Gimbal Stabilizer with Encoders
    Number of Axes 3-Axis
    Rotation Range Yaw (Pan): 360
    Roll: 310
    Pitch (Tilt): 310
    Load Capacity 4 lb / 1.8 kg
    Battery Type 1 x 18650
    Capacity (mAh) 2600 mAh
    Battery Runtime 8 to 10 Hours
    Battery Chemistry Lithium-Ion
    Voltage 3.7 VDC
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 15.2 x 9.3 x 3.1"
  • Dual-Grip Gimbal Handle
    Material of Construction Aluminum
    Mounting Thread 3/8"-16
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 14.7 x 4.4 x 2.3"
  • DH7 7" HDMI LCD Monitor Deluxe Kit with Sony L-Series Type Battery, Plate, & Charger
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 11.2 x 8.4 x 6.8"
  • 7" Articulating Arm for Camera/Monitor
    Dimensions 2.25 x 7.75 x 1" (5.7 x 19.7 x 2.54 cm)
    Weight 0.6lb (276.69 g)
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.323 x 3.15 x 1.024"

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DS2-A Beholder 3-Axis Gimbal & DH7 Monitor Kit with Sony L-Series Battery is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Gimble set up for DSLR I've been using this kit with my GH5 and Canon 16-35, 24-105 lenses. Super easy to balance and battery lasts all day. The double mount with monitor is a must have because it makes operating way easier.
Date published: 2017-12-28
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