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FeiyuTech G6 Plus Review

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A few months 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 within 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, 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 be creative with their filmmaking. You can control both the focus and zoom with one dial, however, this 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 your 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

 


 

the case of the FeiyuTech G6 Plus is similar to the case that comes with the G6 but slightly larger.

 

FeiyuTech G6 Plus case layout.

 

FeiyuTech G6 Plus

 

The controls on the FeiyuTech G6 Plus are similar to the G6 with the addition of a follow focus wheel.

 

the camera platform of the FeiyuTech G6 Plus is large and can accommodate a variety of cameras.

 

The bottom of the FeiyuTech G6 Plus handle has a 1/4 inch tripod mount for use with handles and extension poles.

 

FeiyuTech G6 Plus Contents.


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GoPro Vlogging Case | How To Connect A Microphone To The GoPro Hero 7 Black

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In this video review, we are taking a closer look at a new style of casie for the GoPro Hero 5/6/7 Black that is aimed at vloggers. This new style of case or as some would call it “housing” has a built-in cavity that can hold the GoPro microphone adapter. When connecting a microphone to the Hero 7 Black you must use GoPro’s microphone adapter which for the most part is a big brick. In the past when you set up a GoPro vlogging rig you would have this adapter hanging off the back and it would always be in the way. There are some DIY methods for managing all these cables and adaptors but they really just were not all that convenient.

A few months ago these new styles of GoPro vlogging cases with a built-in microphone adapter holder started popping up on Amazon and eBay. I ordered one in to take a look at it and I really was quite impressed and wondered why it took so long for someone to come up with this idea. The other necessary component when setting up a GoPro Vlogging rig is you need a way to attach your microphone, most commonly this is called a cold shoe. In the past, there have been many offerings of aluminum GoPro cases that had a built in cold shoe and for the most part, they have always worked well (except dangle mic adapter). The downside to these cases is they were quite heavy and added a lot of bulk to your rig. This new style of vlogging case is made of durable plastic and is significantly lighter. They also feature a raised cold shoe for connecting a microphone, this raised cold shoe helps keep the microphone out of the GoPro’s wide field of view.

You can watch our video review of this new style of GoPro Vlogging case that is compatible with the GoPro Hero 7 Black, Hero 6 Black and Hero 5 Black.

GoPro Vlog Case: https://amzn.to/2CysmeM
Rode Microphone: https://amzn.to/2CxL4TV
Fusion Grip: https://amzn.to/2TZANtE

 

 

 


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Dusk White Limited Edition Hero 7 Black Unboxing

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Here is a quick unboxing video of the new GoPro Hero 7 Black Dusk White Limited Edition that GoPro released on March 3. It is available for purchase on the GoPro website as well as select stores around the world. As of the posting of this article, it is not available on Amazon yet and I am not sure if it will be. This new Dusk White GoPro is not to be confused with the Hero 7 White which is GoPro’s budget entry level camera, this is a full-fledged Hero 7 Black just with a new limited edition look. There are no hardware changes all internal components, specs, and features are the same as the original Hero 7 Black.


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