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Feiyu MG V2 3-Axis Motorized Gimbal Stabilizer EXPIRED

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B&H Photo Video has Feiyu MG V2 3-Axis Motorized Gimbal Stabilizer (FEMGV2) on sale for $369. Shipping is free. Thanks thawynd

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  • Feiyu MG V2
  • 2 x Cross Bars
  • 2 x Handgrips
  • Handle
  • Adjusting Clamping Plate
  • 3 x Thumbscrews
  • Thumbscrew for Fixing Lens
  • USB Connector
  • Micro-USB Cable
  • 4 x 18650 Batteries
  • Battery Charger
  • Carrying Case
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Some features of the Feiyu MG V2 gimbal include tool-less design, three motors that rotate 360° and built-in 4-way joystick and function button. The product page also has a YouTube demo video. This also has a limited 1-year warranty. -Corwin

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Specs:
3-Axis Motorized Gimbal Stabilizer
Supports DSLR and Mirrorless Cameras
3.5 lb Load Capacity
Single-Handed & Two-Handed Configuration
360° Rotation for All Axes
Tool-Less Camera Mounting & Adjustment
Fixed Axes and Pan/Tilt Following Modes
Joystick for Angle Adjustment & Settings
Easy Management via Android App
Includes Carrying Case
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I've used this gimbal before and what sets it aside from most gimbals in this price range is the weight capabilities. It can support a DSLR with a decent size lens with SOME adjustments.

It was able to take a Nikon D5300 with a 17-70 on there. Anything longer and you would have to put some kind of offset. The mount mechanism is weird and the horizontal bolt for essentially goes under this metal piece that you can't actually tighten at that point, for this I'd get some kind of offset piece which can be made pretty easily.

Other than that both the monopod mode and the dual grip mode is what you would expect and the motors aren't too bad at handling the weight or jarring movements.

The footage is actually really good and if you pair this with something like a G7X M2 or a mirrorless, it will look even sweeter.

At this price point you can't go wrong.


I also have a Movi M10 at work, so if you wanna talk pro gimbals we can chat about that too Wink That was about 10 grand with all the bells and whistles btw, lol.
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looks like a pro gimbal Wink !
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I got this last time they had this sale in the fall. When it works well it's great. There are times though it just doesn't want to work with the camera you put on it. Other times it will start vibrating really bad at certain angles. Again, when it works it's done some great stuff and the price is good, but it isn't perfect.
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I've used this gimbal before and what sets it aside from most gimbals in this price range is the weight capabilities. It can support a DSLR with a decent size lens with SOME adjustments.

It was able to take a Nikon D5300 with a 17-70 on there. Anything longer and you would have to put some kind of offset. The mount mechanism is weird and the horizontal bolt for essentially goes under this metal piece that you can't actually tighten at that point, for this I'd get some kind of offset piece which can be made pretty easily.

Other than that both the monopod mode and the dual grip mode is what you would expect and the motors aren't too bad at handling the weight or jarring movements.

The footage is actually really good and if you pair this with something like a G7X M2 or a mirrorless, it will look even sweeter.

At this price point you can't go wrong.


I also have a Movi M10 at work, so if you wanna talk pro gimbals we can chat about that too Wink That was about 10 grand with all the bells and whistles btw, lol.
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The trick to this guy is that you 100% no joke have to push the camera against the side of the plate next to the bushing. There must be no space whatsoever between the camera and the side. I didn't realize this and had left an almost invisible gap and it vibrated so badly I almost cried. Finally I pushed it hard to the side and clamped it down. no vibration at all anymore.
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I got this last time they had this sale in the fall. When it works well it's great. There are times though it just doesn't want to work with the camera you put on it. Other times it will start vibrating really bad at certain angles. Again, when it works it's done some great stuff and the price is good, but it isn't perfect.
The camera is probably too heavy at that point for what you're trying to do.

I guess I can talk about quirks to make it a fair discussion of pros and cons...

I found the joystick to be rather useless and often times I would just lock and pan the camera myself. Gimbals are generally harder to use in tight turns and you'll be fighting focus more than anything anyway.

My suggestion for most people looking at this, is to pair it with a lighter camera (I mentioned the G7X, but also the RX-100 or even any of Sony's A mirrorless cameras. It will take your footage to another level, imo and for under 400 I think it's a good deal.
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Can anyone comment on if this is better or worse than the Zhiyun Crane m?
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Anyone using this with an a7rii or a7sii?
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Can anyone comment on if this is better or worse than the Zhiyun Crane m?
Couldn't make an accurate comparison since I've never used or owned one, but after looking at the specs, it's only rated for 1.4lbs so if you're planning to utilize a dSLR at some point, your sol.

Also the Feiyu actually comes with the rods to make it a dual grip mode which is helpful for some shots as well as a carrying case.
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The camera is probably too heavy at that point for what you're trying to do.

I guess I can talk about quirks to make it a fair discussion of pros and cons...

I found the joystick to be rather useless and often times I would just lock and pan the camera myself. Gimbals are generally harder to use in tight turns and you'll be fighting focus more than anything anyway.

My suggestion for most people looking at this, is to pair it with a lighter camera (I mentioned the G7X, but also the RX-100 or even any of Sony's A mirrorless cameras. It will take your footage to another level, imo and for under 400 I think it's a good deal.
Not the camera weight. I'm using a Sony A6500 with a small 35mm lens on it.

Also, as one other mentioned the joysticks are kind of useless beyond setting up your shot. Really it's a cool device, but know it doesn't replace a steadicam. I don't know if it's strong enough to carry a Sony a7/a9 series camera. The body with lens would be pushing the max weight for this.
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Can anyone comment on if this is better or worse than the Zhiyun Crane m?

its more comparative to Zhiyun Crane . and from reviews ,looks like Zhiyun Crane is better . but you also have to pay 649 for it , which is around 270 $ more then this ...
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its more comparative to Zhiyun Crane . and from reviews ,looks like Zhiyun Crane is better . but you also have to pay 649 for it , which is around 270 $ more then this ...
Thanks. It's on sale for $399 on Amazon which is why I was leaning towards the Zhiyun. Also I'm using a mirror less so the weight will be fine
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I aint never heard of this brand till today which means it's not as popular as Zhiyun. I do believe zhiyun sent a load of crane to some of the famous youtuber to push the crane. All the reviews were around the same time. I will take my chance with this one. If it is crap I'll return it.
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