Smallrig is a Designer and manufacturer of DSLR camera rigs, camera cages and camera stabilizer, professional video shooting accessories.
SmallRig Universal Wooden Side Handle for RoninS / Zhiyun Crane Series Handheld Gimbal 2222 is designed to provide multiple mounting points and better handheld shooting for gimbals. The comfortable side handle is attached to the bottom of gimbal via a 1/4”-20 or 3/8“-16. It enables you to hold the stabilizer with two hands to reduce the weight stress on one hand.
Made of handcrafted rosewood, the handle is comfortable to hold when shooting.
Note: The wooden handgrip is made of natural rosewood without any painting, thus the color will be a little different from the website.
The comfortable side handle is attached to the bottom of gimbal via a 1/4”-20 or 3/8“-16. It enables you to hold the stabilizer with two hands to reduce the weight stress on one hand.
The bottom 1/4”-20 and 3/8”-16 threaded holes allows for attaching tripod plate if necessary.
I bought this product about a week ago and I have gotten to use this with a couple of gigs. The handle is made really well and is very sturdy. It is hefty so will keep your camera still while recording handheld. I know that the handle is made for gimbals but I use it on my Lumix GH5 and my Lumix G85 and attach it to either of my small rig cages. I highly suggest buying it for your use!
This is a well designed handle that can be used in either left or right hands. The wood looks OK, but the finish on mine had a lot of rough machining marks, as if the wood was finished in a hurry. That is a minor issue, but I do find the gloss finish a bit slippery to hold, so I wrapped the handle with tennis racker grip tape. There are multiple 1/4x20 and 3/8 threaded holes for mounting accessories. There is also a cold shoe. For the price, I think the finish should be better, which is why I'm only giving this 4 stars. I'm a fan of Smallrig parts, but this one could be a bit better.
I was going back and forth on whether to buy this SmallRig handle or the cheaper version from some other companies. I'm glad I went with SmallRig. It's very well built and extremely comfortable in the hand. I love the wood grain handle as well over the metal ones from other companies. It has plenty of adjustability when deciding how you want to connect it to the Ronin-S. You can put it on the right or left side depending on whats best for you to hold the grip and you can reverse the actual handle to fit your hand either direction. It has the cold shoe mount on the top of the handle which is great for mounting a monitor or shotgunmic. It also has multiple 1/4 20 options in various locations.
I love wooden grips. Just love them. They are comfortable, there's no rubber to wear and wither away, and it looks soooo good. The Smallrig wood grip for single grip gimbals is sleek, comfy, and even has several mounting points. There's a cold shoe on top which helps more than anything for putting a monitor on my Crane 2. There are also 3 Arri points and some other thread holes, in the fashion to mount another Smallrig cold shoe if needed. And one thing that was actually very important to me: a rubber area where the bottom of the gimbal connects to the wooden grip. Very nice.
I've used this on a few shoots and and pleased with the results. This is the next best thing to having dual handles. Makes it much easier to get smooth shots when walking or panning.
I put this on the bottom of my Ronin S. I shot a wedding and halfway through the day the handle dramatically SNAPPED off and sent my camera and gimbal into the ground.
This bracket is both sturdy and looks good. I believe it is a little larger than is indicated. I bought it for my Canon EOS RP but it was a little too large so, I attached it to my Canon 5d MK11 and it works fine. Be aware that it large and heavy.
Although it doesn't seem so at first, you CAN mount this to the left of a Ronin SC. Remove the big screw, remove the small screw, then put the big screw back all the way and it will pop through and can slide at that point. At first, this wasn't obvious to me.
I originally rated this 1 star because I did not receive the exact product that was pictured and I also had issues with screws coming loose. Lawson, from customer service (I think he is on the Canadian side) was incredibly responsive and helpful. Turns out that the pictures that were listed that I saw were of the older model and I received the newer more versatile model(it can be more easily switched from left handed to right handed handle). However, despite all that I still was not satisfied with how the new setup felt a little loose and after a day of shooting the little screw would wiggle lose and fall out. So they sent me the older model for free which I am extremely grateful for. I am currently testing that one out to see if I have the same issues with screws coming loose and will update. I gave it 4 stars for the customer service NOT the product as I think the product is great but pretty useless for a serious shooter if the screws come lose and fall out.
Not even needed, just adds unnecessary weight and bulk to an already heavy setup.