Designer: Yetta White
SmallRig Handheld Ring for Ronin/Ronin M/Ronin MX Stabilizer 2068
SmallRig Handheld Ring 2068 is designed for Ronin/Ronin M/Ronin MX Stabilizer. It could provide more mounting possibilities and DIY options.
1. It is compatible with Ronin/Ronin M/Ronin MX Stabilizer. QR mount is anti-off designed for security.
2. QR mount on the top of the handheld ring comes with 1/4’’-20 and 3/8’’-16 threaded holes whereby top handle and QR plate could be attached.
3. The corners are equipped with NATO rails and Arri locating points and together with 1/4’’-20 and 3/8’’-16 threaded holes for external accessories.
4. Handheld Ring could mount Support Feet 1914 at the bottom to sit on the ground.
It includes four 25mm carbon fiber rods, 4 corners, and a QR mount. Threaded holes on the top of QR mount could attach NATO Handle 2084, or could be mounted with QR plate for the tripod.
25mm rod is compatible with any accessories with 25mm rod clamp and DJI thumbwheel controller as well. The corners are equipped with NATO rails and Arri locating points and together with 1/4”-20 and 3/8”-16 threaded holes for external accessories, like magic arm, single rod clamp and cold shoe for the monitor, LED light and microphone, etc. 2 foam handles on both sides could increase the force of friction for more comfortable handgrip experience.
Ronin/Ronin M/Ronin MX Stabilizer
4 x Corner
1 x QR Mount
4 x 25mm Rod
2 x Rubber Handle
Product Dimensions: 527 x 65.5 x 528.5mm
Net Weight: 1229g
Package Size: 630 x 70 x 420mm
Material(s): Aluminum Alloy/Carbon Fiber/Foam
*Please note the import tax may occur
This rig has a wide assortment of mounting points and is very solidly built. A must have for your gimbal.
I bought this with the feet that go with it to use for weddings so I didn't need to carry around a stand. I love it! I do wish it were a little smaller, but I suppose I could fix that myself. I didn't buy the handle that goes with it, but if you use 3 screws on top of the center head you can secure the original Ronin-M handle at the top and it fits perfectly! Would absolutely recommend this over the original Ronin-M configuration unless you need the ability to get camera extremely close to the ground.
The Ronin M/MX Stabilizer 2068 straight out of the box looks great with all the the mounting points, however, the biggest weakness is the Ronin mounting plate which you cannot screw all four screws fully in to hold the two parts together. The biggest difficulty is that the screws were too small and could only screw half-way into the mounting plate with the rod in it in order to get all sides were equally screwed in. Unfortunately, it kept on slipping when I mounted my GH5 to it - I guess it wasn’t strong enough. Smallrig were helpful to send me another mounting plate and extra screws. My second time round I followed another customers suggestion to screw one side of the mounting plate so the two parts closed together on one side and screw the other side half-way so it wouldn’t slip. This ended up working really well for my GH5 set-up, but when I put a RED set-up on the rig, the side that was only screwed half-way slipped. Now I cannot even get the two parts of the mounting plate to close when I screw it together and the screws just fall out. Contacted Smallrig on Facebook for another replacement part and hopefully this time round it will turn out well as I’ve suggested that longer screws may solve the problem and they said they’ll send me longer screws. Sucks since I’ve had to do so much troubleshooting with this product. Fingers crossed for this next time round. Update: Really thanks for your update, our designers will contact you via email for further discussing.
Update: After our designers contact customer, the SmallRig Handheld Ring for Ronin/Ronin M/Ronin MX Stabilizer 2068 will be update soon, and will solve that problem, really thanks that review and suggestion. Ok, too much to say!, I have a long post about these here https://www.visionrouge.net/web/2018/06/smallrig-handheld-ring-for-dji-ronin-reviews/ The best part are the cage itself with the amazing designed corner.... But, the top lock system come with 4 tiny screw M3 which goes only 1mm inside the other part. No way it will last long with a bit heavy setup... I have also reduce the tube length to get a smaller footprint. Waiting for Smallrig to upgrade the feet system and locking ring. For now, it's a not the best item I saw from them Update: Our designers has been contact customer for further discussion of the problem.
Oh, this product is exactly what I want for my Ronin MX Stabilizer. It could be mounted with magic arm for monitor. It is also equipped with 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 threaded holes for external mountings. I would like to give it a thumb-up!
Really good build quality. I use this with a Red Epic dragon on the original DJI Ronin and it works perfectly and makes operating very comfortable. Pleasantly surprised with the additional bag that came with it to store the product when hot in use. Packaging was very good too. Good job Smallrig!
i cannot fit my ronin with extensions properly, if you could sell a set of bigger 25mm carbon fiber rods (10 or 15 cms) i would gladly rate this product with 5 stars.