Genus has teamed up with DSLR Devices to bring us another mini jib to the market. We’ve seen quite a few of these products surface over the last couple of years. With camera devices becoming smaller and more accessible, it’s only natural that grip equipment follows suit.
DSLR Devices brought us one of the first fully compact solutions to the jib. I myself am an owner of one of these jibs, and the new one seems to have addressed some of the short falls of the original micro crane.
cinema5D member TimFok has recently created this very nice review of the DSLR Device Jib. A small, lightweight and affordable jib by a company based in Great Britain.
From TimFok’s blog:
One addition I’d like to add that I didn’t include in the video, is a comment on the brake unit. This is connected using the two supplied bolts and wing nuts. When tightened up it does it great job, holds the full weight of my 5D, lens and 701 effortlessly. What I wasn’t such a fan of was when it was not in use.
Due to the length of the bolts, it was difficult to find a position where the brake wasn’t retaining any tension, but wasn’t so lose that it was in danger of falling off completely. A simple solution would be to have slightly longer bolts, meaning you could put the brake in a safe ‘off’ position without risking the nuts falling off.
The DSLR Devices Jib is £235 ($369) and can be ordered here: LINK