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Old March 25th, 2015, 07:41 PM   #1
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Besteady One brushless gimbal

Besteady One

$1,990 USD O.B.O.

I found myself needing a gimbal to support larger cameras, so Iím selling my used Besteady One that Iíve been using with my Panasonic GH3. I purchased it via Quickstarter on 2013 without the factory handles, so I customized my own using express35 parts

What I liked the most about it:

ē It takes cameras up to 4.4lb (2kg).
ē The balancing is tool-less since it uses thumbscrews
ē It has up to 3 profiles that you can switch in between just by clicking on the control button.
ē The footage is very smooth and I only had issues when I didnít balance the camera properly.
ē It is very lightweight compared to the rest in this range, around 9lbs.
ē I was able to change the zoom of the lens without rebalancing to tilt axis. I used the Panasonic 14-140 lens which extends as it zooms. I balanced it for a 35mm focal range and I was able to work on the 14-50mm range without a problem.
ē Battery life. I was able to shoot a 12 hour wedding with just 2 batteries making sure I didnít have it on when it wasnít needed, but with the 4 batteries Iím including you could work on long shoot or an entire wedding without a problem.
ē If you need a more free access to the top part of the camera, you can take the top part of the cage off.
ē No need to do any programming, just tweak settings in the desktop manager application.

The foam of the base where you seat the camera on is damaged, so I just added a piece of plastic to make sure it doesnít twists on me.

Iím including the following:

1. Besteady One
2. Cinestar adapter (for drone use)
3. Express35 Rig (the besteady is attached to this via 4 thumbscrews)
4. 4 batteries. I purchased 2 extra batteries myself, the black ones
5. 2 chargers. I purchased 1 extra charger.
6. Silk mini-quick release adapter. I do have the quick release plate, I just forgot to take it out for the pictures.
7. Xit XTHC40 Medium Hard Case. Forgot to take a picture of the actual case but Iím adding a stock one.

I spent $220USD on the 2 extra batteries and charger.

You can download the manual from

Here are some specs:
Mainboard 8-bit custom SimpleBGC / AlexMos
Sensor units 1 Inertial Measurement Unit: 3-axial gyro & 3-axial accelerometer on camera shelf
Number of profiles stored on board 3 profiles
Camera cage Two simple aluminium cheeseplates
Balancing Completly tool-less balancing
Camera weight range From 0,5 kg to 2,0 kg (from 1.1 lb to 4.409 lb)
Camera cage sensor enclosure Two piece aluminium box
Weight Basic option without Antivib: 1,07 kg (2.359 lb)
Main power cable Bare wires, JST connector
Rear arm electronics housing cover with LEDs Transparent plexiglass
USB connector on mainboard Revision 1: solder in two points, revision 2: solder in two points plus two positioning towers
Manager App From 1.0 to 1.3.3, 2.0+ after firmware upgrade
Classic Stabilisation mode Available, old version of strict stabilisation
Xtended Stabilisation mode Available, new version giving wider operational range
Follow mode Available, selectable for Pan, Tilt and Roll
Special connectors (combs) One 6-pin comb for RCU or Thumbstick

Feel free to ask me any questions you may have.

The gimbal is in fully working conditions. Returns are accepted only if thereís something wrong with it and itís not stated in this post.

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Old March 30th, 2015, 04:09 PM   #2
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Re: Besteady One brushless gimbal

New price: $1,640
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Old April 4th, 2015, 12:44 AM   #3
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SOLD! Thanks for looking
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