There is Now a DJI Drone and Gimbal Store in World Square, Sydney, Australia

I accidentally discovered that a DJI boutique has opened in the Sydney central business district – aka CBD – at World Square while on the way back to the ‘burbs from an International Women’s Day event that I had been covering. 

Two handheld gimbals were on display as well as several drones of various sizes.

One gimbal was the recently released Ronin-S, a product in which I am interested, but did not dare pick it up and try it out as the Canon DSLR mounted on it had a defective lens mount lock and the Canon EF 24-105mm kit zoom lens looked like it was in danger of dropping off at any moment. 

It is great that a standalone store is now showing off and selling DJI products in Sydney now.

Although a subset of DJI products and other brands of drones and gimbals can be found in some city and suburban camera stores, none so far have a a substantial collection of such products to see, try and buy.

I would love to find a place that stocks Zhiyun-Tech handheld gimbals so I can try them out as well, in order to make an informed purchasing choice and so I can make informed recommendations to readers of ‘Untitled’.

It would also be terrific to find a store where the staff do not ignore me as if I were invisible.

Do they assume that an unaccompanied female cannot afford to buy their products?

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HPRC: PKT2400-01 HPRC2400 for Blackmagic Pocket [Cinema Camera] 4K

http://www.hprc.it/en/hprc2400-for-blackmagic-pocket-4k_pkt2400-01.html

“This watertight and waterproof hard case – based on the HPRC2400 series – is specifically designed to easily transport and protect the Blackmagic Pocket [Cinema] Camera 4K.

It features a pre-cut high-density foam interior that holds:

  • Camera
  • Batteries
  • Wise Portable 512 GB
  • HPRC1100 Memory card holder
  • 30W Power Supply with international adapters
  • International adapters
  • Lens: Olympus M. Zuiko Digital ED 12-40mm F28 Pro.

Thanks to the lightweight and to the ergonomic handle, as well as resistant, the case is also very handy. Carry-on approved size….”

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PKT2400-01 HPRC2400 for Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K aka BMPCC 4K.

PKT2400-01 HPRC2400 for Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

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HPRC HPRCGH52460-01 case for Panasonic Lumix GH5 and GH5S cameras.

Italian resin case maker HPRC has a welcome history of producing ready-cut foam interiors for popular movie and photographic equipment and the most commonly used accessories under its Tuning program and also provides a custom case insert cutting service under the Foamlab moniker.

HRPC’s custom case for the Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5 and GH5S recognizes their users’ tendency to cage both cameras and carry several lenses while this case fo the BMPCC 4K leans more towards the camera’s users to rig it up on location with gimbals such as the DJI Ronin-S.

HPRC also offers the option of three different custom cases for DJI’s Ronin-S gimbal stabilizer, a popular option for use with the BMPCC 4K given its lack of internal stabilization as a cinema camera.

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Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K mounted in an 8Sinn cage with included cable clamp, improved lens support and Scorpio too handle, with the new 8Sinn holder for the popular Samsung Portable T5 SSD available in capacities from 250GB through to 2TB.

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Zhiyun-tech: Zhiyun Crane 2 | The story behind Red Dot Award | Designed by Nancy Wang

“Zhiyun Crane 2 won the Red Dot Award in Germany this July. Here, we want to introduce the designer of Crane 2, Nancy Wang, to everybody. In this video, she is going to share her idea and creativity with us and let more people know the stories behind Crane 2.”

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Zheyun-Tech Crane 2 3-axis gimbal stabilizer

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It is great to know that the Zhiyun-Tech Crane 2 3-Axis Stabilizer was designed by a woman consulting closely with potential users and that fact alone gives more weight to it as a choice between two apparently similar new gimbals suitable for mirrorless cameras like those made by Fujifilm and Panasonic.

Right now though, I am undecided between the Crane 2 or the even newer DJI Ronin-S at least until I manage to lay eyes and hands on them here in Sydney.

Both competing products appear to be continually improving their support for various cameras especially the Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5, with the Ronin-S better supporting it at time of writing than the Crane 2, but that situation may well change in due course.

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DJI: Ronin-S [handheld gimbal]

https://www.dji.com/ronin-s

“Designed for DSLR and mirrorless cameras, the Ronin-S combines advanced stabilization, precision control, and manual focus control capabilities in a compact, single-handed form factor. With the Ronin-S, creators can shoot with the freedom of stabilized shots on the move….”

The new DJI Ronin-S one-hand gimbal for DSLR and mirrorless cameras such as the Panasonic Lumix GH5.

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Zhiyun: Full Introduction on Zhiyun Crane 2 – Industry-first Integration of OLED Display and Follow Focus

“The Zhiyun Crane 2 three-axis camera stabilizer, while realizing film-grade performance breakthroughs in both motion sensitivity and precision control with newly optimized algorithm system and motor construction, has integrated a tactile and sturdy follow focus controller on its body previously unheard of in the industry. Featuring an OLED display design combined with quick control dial on its panel, you not only can see various stabilizer status at a glance, but can also make various camera & gimbal settings in a twist of fingers.”

Note

Control of follow focus from the Zhiyun Crane 2 via USB cable to camera is currently only available for Canon EOS cameras. Adding this functionality to the Lumix GH5 and other Panasonic cameras requires Panasonic to issue a firmware update to enable it. GH5 users may wish to lobby Panasonic for such an update.

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