The ikan DS2-A Beholder Gimbal Ring Kit consists of the ikan DS2-A 3-axis gimbal stabilizer and the ikan Gimbal Ring Handle. Combining these two gives you a full 360° grip to handle the Beholder stabilizer, increasing overall stability and reducing fatigue with the wider center of gravity. See below for more information on the items included in this kit.
ikan 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
Designed for Multiple Camera Types
Three Follow Modes
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
- Durable all-aluminum construction
- 360° movement from pan axis
- Multiple modes of operation
ikan Ring Handle for One-Handed Gimbals
The ikan Ring Handle for One-Handed Gimbals lets you get a grip on your gimbal from nearly any angle. Three rubberized grips (two for the sides, one forms a top handle) are included for easy hand-holding. The wide grip area not only widens the center of gravity, but also provides grip area for operator handoffs for otherwise impossible shots. The included feet can stand the ring handle with gimbal up on a flat surface, either when not shooting or for an impromptu locked-down shot. The gimbal itself slots into the handle via quick release, and the entire unit can be disassembled for space saving when not in use.