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Old March 23rd, 2016, 08:41 AM   #1
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Pilotfly H2 Gimbal

Pilotfly H2 Gimbal

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PILOTFLY H2 3axis Stabilizer for DSLR / Mirrorless Camera - Copter-RC

Has encoders like CAME-TV Single. Capacity 2.2kg (about 4.8 lbs).
Has two handle option.

Good walking and running examples.
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Old March 23rd, 2016, 08:46 AM   #2
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Even though in Japanese these reviews give you a good idea of the feature set given the visual walkthrough.


Two handle walkthrough.
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Old March 23rd, 2016, 08:58 AM   #3
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Looks like GH4 with 14-140mm lens.
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Old March 26th, 2016, 11:41 AM   #4
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Have you used one of these?
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Old March 26th, 2016, 02:35 PM   #5
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Re: Pilotfly H2 Gimbal

Nope but I'm most interested since I'm looking at one handed 3-axis gimbals.
I'd want to use a Blackmagic Pocket, Metabones Speepbooster, EF lenses. weight capacity is important.

Came-TV Single has encoders but the payload is too light (1.2 kg, 2.6 lbs)
Beholder DS1 looks good and I have tested that. Good capacity (1.7 kg, 3.7 lbs) but no encoders.
Nebula 4200 good capacity (1.6kg, 3.5 lbs) but build quality issues and not clear about the importance of their two handed springs.
PilotFly H2 seems to led with encoders and capacity (2.2kg, 4.8 lbs).
I'm hoping to see some user reviews and how well it's received at NAB as well as any new competition.
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Old March 26th, 2016, 02:38 PM   #6
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Dave Dougdale of Learning DSLR, who has the older PilotFly H1, has been testing the H2 and liking it. Looking forward to his review in a couple of weeks.



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Old March 26th, 2016, 03:01 PM   #7
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Re: Pilotfly H2 Gimbal

Dslr's with a flip out screen open up on the left side, they always have and yet pilotfly still manage to not take this into consideration.
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Old March 27th, 2016, 01:10 AM   #8
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I had the Beholder and it was close but not quite. I'm hoping some new options will emerge at NAB.
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Old March 27th, 2016, 01:28 AM   #9
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The ds1? What did you not like about it?
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Old March 27th, 2016, 11:56 AM   #10
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It would occasionally spazz out and need to be powered off and back on in order to regain its composure. The issue may well have been just with the one I had, but I didn't want to go any further with it.
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Old April 6th, 2016, 08:50 PM   #11
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Dave Dugdale review

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Old April 8th, 2016, 05:57 PM   #12
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Dslr's with a flip out screen open up on the left side, they always have and yet pilotfly still manage to not take this into consideration.
You can do it from either side now.
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Old April 11th, 2016, 07:29 AM   #13
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Re: Pilotfly H2 Gimbal

i ordered one, but there is a long line up to get H2, can't wait to test it, theoretically it should handle 1DX OK
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Old April 27th, 2016, 10:08 PM   #14
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Re: Pilotfly H2 Gimbal

Hey guys -

I picked up an H2 (and two-handle accessory) recently and looking forward to doing a review on Newsshooter. Until then, feel free to ask me any questions about its usage.

So far, it works quite well with the Canon XC10, absolutely no wobble or freak outs no matter where I point it. Used it briefly on a shoot in both one handle and two handle configurations, and also with one handle upside down for easy walking.

I also got it balanced with a C100 and 10-18mm lens, but fit-wise it was very very tight, and not recommended at all. The height of the y-axis had to be lowered so much that the camera was barely holding on. But interesting that the motors could carry that much of a payload.

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Old April 28th, 2016, 07:30 AM   #15
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I also got it balanced with a C100 and 10-18mm lens,
Wow:)
where did you get it from, i have it on order from B&H for three weeks and nothing :(
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