Zhiyun Assistant App Gets Snazzy New Look

The Zhiyun Assistant App interface has gotten a fresh new look, and it isn't all purely cosmetic. The app now shows remaining battery life in a large, easy-to-read dial. The buttons to access calibration, firmware upgrades, stabilizer settings and remote control functions are all there, but they are now larger and grouped conveniently together at... Continue Reading →

After Installing Firmware v1.51, Crane Still Unstable

I wrote yesterday that installing firmware update v1.50 to increase gimbal payload capacity to 1,800 grams made using the Crane unusable for camera/lens combinations weighing under 1,500 grams. Zhiyun Tech responded quickly, recommending I reinstall firmware v1.51. I installed the firmware this morning and shot a little video, and the shakiness is still there. Apparently,... Continue Reading →

Why I’m Not a Fan of Universal Zooms

A forum member over at EOSHD interested in purchasing a Panasonic Lumix G80 was considering either the Lumix 12-60mm or 14-140mm f/3.5-5.6 kit lenses that come with the camera. Apparently in Spain, you can't buy the camera without a lens. What follows is my response. First of all, there is something shady about not offering... Continue Reading →

Field Test: Sigma 30mm f/1.4 DC DN for MFT

When I was younger, I used to collect classical music, and I'd buy records based on reviews in publications like the Penguin Guide to Classical Music and Gramophone magazine. When I'd get home and listen to their recommended recordings however, I was often dismayed by what I'd heard, and ended up throwing away a lot of money... Continue Reading →

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