Lensse DSLRPro Stabilizer Demo

The Lensse DSLRPro Stabilizer has been around for possibly a few months now, and it is the latest version camera stabilizer in their product line. Here's some footage with a Canon T2i. Lensse uses a custom low friction brass gimbal in their stabilizers, and it doesn't have quite the range of motion as a Steadicam Smoothee or Steadicam Merlin.

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The top stage of the Lensse doesn't provide you with many options for fine tuning knobs but you can slide the camera forward and back. It's not real clear in the product description or photos, but there seems to be an adjustment to shift the gimbal left/right. When not in use, the stabilizer folds down for traveling. Still with a demo video like this, it shows that it can be fairly capable. Lensse makes a variety of different sized stabilizers for different sized cameras. (Click here for Lensse DSLR Video Camera Stabilizers)

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24 thoughts on “Lensse DSLRPro Stabilizer Demo

  1. David

    This is a nice solid design, but I am disappointed in the gimble, it is way too much friction and it does not move freely on the head, terrible. I am going to try and polish it as smooth as I can get it so there is no friction.

  2. ScottDSLR

    Good to know, thanks. Hard to find feedback from people between the two systems (compact Lensee or Flycam Nano) This would be for a 60D, Tokina 11-16mm and possible a few extras.

  3. Emm

    Post author

    @ScottDSLR - I find the Flycam Nano easier to use, but it won't fly lightweight cameras without adding more weight to the top. The Lensse will probably fly smaller cameras than the Nano can, but it doesn't have the same range of motion in the gimbal. I personally still prefer the nano for this price range.

  4. ScottDSLR

    How does this compare with the Flycam Nano? Both are similar pricing but how do they compare in terms of usage and abilities?

  5. thanls alot for the fast response,I'll check it

    ebay ?! can't get done with the buying withtin these 6 days ?

    don't hesitate if you have even a not-sure-advice here , i'll try anything to get it these days

    thanks alot man

  6. hey Emm,

    am addicted to your site 😀 great effort man.
    and I have a question and need your answer real quick:
    what's the quickest way to buy a stabilizer in USA ? say a flycam.
    I'm about to fly in 6 days :(

    thank's again for your effort, waiting 4 ur replay

  7. Hmm sorry your having these issues I understand. I am able to tighten with no problems, in fact I can tighten with very little effort . I will be posting a video showing the setup and DSLRpro in action so viewers can see not only the results but the unit itself.

    One thing that I have been doing is placing the angle a little higher (folded or back) and then after tightening knob, I would push bar down where it should be to be balanced and this tightens even more making it very secure. I hope this helps.

  8. iana

    @HPNDVR, no not adding the weights to the side but to the front as per instructions. The weights in this front location partially cover the tightening knob, making it almost impossible to tighten properly. As I said, a design flaw.

    The more worrying problem I have is that tightening this central position is extremely difficult (regardless of whether there are counterweights fixed or not) - the design of the joint - flat anodised metal (or painted) on metal makes it almost a certainty that with counterweights on the bottom position, you can easily shake the centre joint loose.

    In discussing this with Lensse, they say that the metal washer here is crucial. If a washer is crucial, then the design is bad, simple as that. I had to try 6 different types of washers in various configurations to even get a reasonable degree of tightness.

    I wont be returning this items as I wish to cannibalise the good bits and make a design that is more stable and easy to use but there is no way I could recommend that anyone buy this, based on my experience.

  9. The DSLRpro works great and design is good too. I am able to tighten centre joint even without weights . There is (2) knobs: one for the angle rod to adjust position (side knob), and second for weights (front knob).
    Sounds like some people are trying to add weights on the side knob where you tighten for angle adjustment.

  10. iana

    I have the DSLRPro and it's got some serious design issues. Tightening the centre joint (critical to hold the angle of the arm) is ridiculously difficult and requires trial and error with various washers to make it work. Further the counter-weights that sit on this joint make it very hard to tighten things (they partly cover the screw).

  11. Tony

    What? No comments on the chick in the video? Bunch of classy, gear-centric group of people here. =) Thanks, Antonio...I'm familiar with swivi, just had the smaller screen models with eye piece in mind.

  12. imgpro615

    i think the opteka is probably the better deal by comparisson...the microadjustable topstage just does it for me...

  13. Rob

    Nice, but how do we know that the FCP "Smoothcam" effect was not added in post to smooth out the move. i sometime use the "Smoothcam" effect in Final Cut Pro to smooth out my Flycam shots in post...

  14. Tony

    I know this was a proof-of-concept video...but I was getting dizzy by 2 minutes in. lol. We need a Budget stabilizer shootout! Flycam/Opteka/Lensse/etc etc. We got stabilizers, sliders, and LED lights...now all we need is a budget electronic viewfinder (EVF). All I know of is Zacuto and SmallHD.

  15. Emm

    Post author

    @Pr3 - I haven't heard anything too positive, and for close to a similar price, there are many proven options like the Flycam Nano.

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