RED Komodo: Versatility

Balancing the RED Komodo paired with the Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 Macro IS STM on a DJI RS 2 was easy peasy! In fact, it required much less time to balance than the a7s III with the Ninja V. As can be seen in the photo below, there is a ton of clearance between the batteries and the roll motor. The optical stabilization of the lens will come in clutch for handheld work. The camera can be removed from the quick release plate of the gimbal and mounted on a tripod with the provided Arca Swiss plate; or you can attach the SmallRig handle (shown above) to the NATO rail of the cage and go handheld. The phone can also be attached to the side of the gimbal with the SmallRig Monitor Mount (not shown) to avoid shaking the camera when using the app. There isn’t a menu item of the Komodo that can’t be accessed with the brilliant RED Control app. Recording R3D LQ to a 512 GB CFast card gives us around 1 hour and 17 minutes recording time and two Redvolt batteries can power the camera for several hours. The SmallRig cage and iPhone barely add anything to the Komodo’s small profile. Batteries, media and a cage are all that’s needed to make the Komodo a fully functioning camera, no more or less than any other camera on the market.

3 thoughts on “RED Komodo: Versatility

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  1. Very nice setup.
    It seems efficient.
    Why did you choose the Small Rig hand grip other the Red one?

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