A few month back Feiyutech introduced the G6, it’s all new gimbal for GoPro’s and similar action cameras. It was packed with many new features and improvements over its already impressive G5 gimbal. Last week Feiyutech introduced the G6 Plus which is an all in one gimbal that can be used with GoPro’s, Smart Phones and Small DLSR’s and mirror-less cameras. I love using gimbals and film with them almost daily, I was very curious how this new all in one gimbal would work.
The issue with these types of gimbals that work with many types of cameras is that it has to be balanced for every different camera that you mount. This can be a daunting process with 4 different points of the gimbal that need to be adjusted. With that said I did find the balancing procedure of the Feiyutech G6 to be fairly easy with little frustration. Once I got the hang of it I was able to swap out cameras and adjust the balance with in minutes when needed.
Being primary GoPro themed YouTube channel and blog I was interested to see how the G6 Plus would keep my Hero 6 Black stabilized. The G6 already did an impressive job. During my testing I did find in-fact that the new FeiyuTech G6 Plus was a little smoother…very impressive! Now when it comes to motor noise the G6 Plus did seem to have more vibration noise that transferred into my GoPro Hero 6 Blacks very sensitive microphones. To be fair however this could be due to improper balancing. If not balanced 100% the motors work a little harder and can cause more vibrations.
Just like the G6 the G6 Plus can be paired with your GoPro and mirror-less cameras via Bluetooth and WiFi. This allows you to control various functions of the camera. The new focus wheel is a nice addition for those who like to creative with their film making. You can control both the focus and zoom with one dial. This however is not compatible with GoPro’s.
So should you get the G6 or the G6 Plus? I have been asked this many times and here are my thoughts on it. If you primarily film with a GoPro I would stick to the G6 just for the simplicity of mounting and using you GoPro. It also is smaller, packs easier and weights less which can be important if using your gimbal a lot throughout the day. If you film with a variety of camera then the G6 Plus is a better purchase. You can have one gimbal and use it will all your cameras.
Watch our video review on YouTube.
FeiyuTech G6 Plus: https://amzn.to/2AF3Ha5
Updated 2018 GoPro Chesty Mount
In this video are taking a closer look at the new and updated 2018 GoPro Chesty. GoPro quietly released several new products this summer including and updated seeker backpack, silicon cases and a new updated chest mount. The design is quite different and now has a large back plate. I find it has a very similar design to the chest mount that is included when you buy the Seeker backpack. I think this is to help provide a more stable platform for this who like to mount gimbals when mountain biking. The larger chest plate should help prevent the gimbal from bouncing around as much.
This video is more of a “closer look” style video mainly due to the fact that there is not a lot of information or photos on the GoPro website about this new updated chest mount and some people may want to have a better look at it before they decide if it is worthwhile to upgrade.
New GoPro Chesty: https://amzn.to/2tIEndd
The Best Case For Your GoPro
Over the years I have used and reviewed many styles of GoPro storage cases, some hard shell and some soft. I always found the same problem with them and that is they are for the most part never customizable. This can be a big issue especial when you think that each and every one of us uses different gear and accessories and that makes it difficult to find a case that is suitable. Not to mention if you want to carry a gimbal in your kit…forget it. Most cases come with pre-cut inserts with spots for GoPro’s and various gear, many case come with 2 or 3 spots for cameras. But what if you only own one camera, that space is now wasted.
I recently came across this case by BUBM and instantly knew it was the perfect case for me. This case takes a different approach and instead of pre-cut foam it has a series of straps and pocket in different sizes. This allows you to securely pack you gear in what ever configuration that makes the most sense to you. You can pack just one GoPro or ten if you wish, You can even pack a gimbal and even a small extension pole. BUBM offers the case in two sizes a medium and large. They even offer the cases in three different colors (blue, black and grey). This case is durable and has a nice build quality, it’s a soft-shelled case but very rigid to help give you some crush protection. I have booth the medium and large version so I can pack depending on how much gear I need to take and I have been extremely pleased with them.
The other nice thing about this style of case is that it’s not design for specific GoPro’s. If you upgrade cameras down the road you know your case will work if the form factor changes. Watch our video review below.
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