New Varavon Storefront Grand Opening – Lower Prices Ends Nov 21st

Big big news! Varavon has completely redesigned their main website with a new storefront, and to celebrate the official launch they are offering huge price drops on their most popular items! Exciting times to grab yourself some high quality manufactured gear, but the bad news is that you got just until Nov 21st.

Here's just a few examples of what you guys are probably interested in the most. If you were ever on the fence about the popular Birdycam2 3-Axis Gimbal Stabilizer, this first time ever price drop goes from $2375 down to just $1999 (click here).

Varavon Birdycam2 Gimbal Birdycam 3 Axis Stabilizer
find-price-button Varavon Birdycam2 3-Axis Folding Gimbal Stabilizer

If you're not familiar with the Varavon Armor Cages, they are machined from a single block of metal. Amazing build quality and design. Their entire Varavon Armor Cage series for the BlackMagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera (BMPCC), Panasonic GH4, and Sony A7s drops from $$350 down to as low as $200 dollars (found here).

Varavon Armor Cage GH4 Sony A7s BMPCC
find-price-button Varavon Armor Cage Series for GH4, BMPCC, Sony A7s





29 thoughts on “New Varavon Storefront Grand Opening – Lower Prices Ends Nov 21st

  1. MUCH thanks to this site for educating me on the Varavon products. Though I have a large amount of big name brand gear (kessler, Vinten, etc) I am not averse to buying an unknown brand if the product is right.

    I have a Sony FS7 and I think it's just too heavy to fly on a Ronin. That's almost 20lbs and no one will survive that all day. I also have a Sony A7S (amazing camera) which is perfect for the birdycam. Around 8lbs total and the images are extraordinary.

    It took me a while to figure it out... I tuned and tuned and tuned and ended up right where I started. The best setting was the one out of the box. Impressive piece; I have no complaints.

  2. Emm

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    @Habez - Yes it should work, but the connector they have is smaller. You would have to make some type of adapter cable in between.

  3. Habez

    @Emm

    Bought the birdycam2 in the end! Works like a dream. Totally happy with your recommendation (: Anyway, mine copy seems to run on a their 12v battery. Do you think it could possibly run on the black cctv batteries you were using a long time ago? Those black rechargable ones that had USB and a 12v DC out. *hmm*

  4. Emm

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    @arthur7 - The Ronin uses briefcase mode because of the wide top bar. The Varavon has folding handles so it does not need that setting.

  5. Habez

    @David peterson Yes i'm aware. Lol xD 16 is plenty wide. Sometimes a little too wide for me. But it works xD

    @Emm Awesome info man, especially about the inverted mode. Definitely pulling the trigger on this over the weekend. Cheers!

  6. J Toha

    Thanks for posting all these great deals, Emm. I've been on the fence in getting the BMPCC cage but with this deal, I might just go ahead with it. And I think the extra battery solution is a good one too.

  7. Emm

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    @Glenn Nelson - Funny how so many other people are able to get it working fine. Your comment is a little vague so either you were using a camera setup it didn't support, or there's something else going on. Care to be a little more detailed about the camera + lens you tried and issues you've had?

  8. Glenn Nelson

    I tried to make the Birdycam work, but it's a real piece of garbage. Save yourself the trouble and stick to reputable brands like DJI.

  9. Emm

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    @David - I have not used the Birdycam2 in inverted mode, but the software does have that option. You could list it as one of your profiles and then it will recognize the Frame IMU as being upside down.

  10. Emm

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    @DomSim - I have to say they are both worth the money, and that's because they are priced so differently. It falls into 'you get what you pay for'. I'm one of those guys that only shoots with one camera and one lens so I don't balance very often. Sure it takes a bit longer on one system than on another system, but once that task is done there's no need to rebalance. If you need the features of easy balancing then definitely go for the Birdycam. It's also all metal so a good build. If you want to be able to throw everything at a Gimbal then go for the Ronin. I personally just hate to carry around extra bulk when it's not needed and to shoot with a tiny GH4 on a Ronin is literally overkill unless you're doing something really crazy and extreme where you have to really abuse your stabilizer.

  11. DomSim

    So with your experience the Came worth the $ or you would go more for the Birdycam ? I rater pay a bit more to get something that will last and well built ( easy to balance ) but if there is not much difference between the two I would be glad to get the best value . Thanks again!

  12. Emm

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    @DomSim - They will all work, but the Ronin's size is a bit overkill for such small cameras. It's literally a pain to travel with the entire Ronin case, stand, etc. We used two Ronin gimbals in Vegas for several days and just walking around with it all day was tough. It's not just about price, consider how heavy or large of a system are you able to work and travel with.

  13. DomSim

    I have a Sony A6000 and I am looking for a gimbal but wonder what would be the best choice between a came 7800, birdycam or Ronin ?

    My set up is light but i may use a heavy lens Sony 18-105 f4 ...

    Thank you

  14. Emm

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    @Mike Moore - It's possible to add wireless follow focus systems but most of them require rails to be attached. It would be possible if you were working with a smaller camera and a low set of rods.

  15. Mike Moore

    Hi Emm,

    Is it at all possible to use a follow focus with any of these gimbals? I'd imagine it would take a second person following the operator with a long whip. Would the weight on one side be too much for the gimbal to balance? Would a rod system fit? I'm aware of the remote FF options but was wondering if this could be done.

    Thanks!

  16. Emm

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    @henry - They run similar controllers and software (alexmos / basecam) so they can be tuned to stabilize cameras exactly the same. The Birdycam still has the most amount of fine tuning adjustments, completely tool-less design, comes with a stand, and folding handles to fit it into a smaller case (some people can fit it in a backpack).

  17. henry

    hi Emm,

    how would you compare this with the came 7800? i was considering this but found that the 7800 was much more inexpensive..

    but the varavon's got a nice color trim..

  18. Emm

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    @Habez - If you power it on/off through the day 1 battery can last several several hours. Bad news though, I just got an update that this price is only available for the next 10 days.

  19. Habez

    Thanks for the quick reply, Emm. Damn Im almost gonna purchase already. Just need to click buy. Do you think i'll need extra batteries? Still not sure how long one battery will last and whether its possible to charge it in the field or if there are any alternate power sources.

    :S

  20. Emm

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    @Habez - Yes it will hold a 5DM3 with a Tokina 11-16mm. That's actually still light for the Birdycam. I balanced my BlackMagic 4K and a Canon Fisheye the other day.

  21. Habez

    Im almost going to pull the trigger on the Birdycam. Lol. It can most definitely hold a 5d3 with a tokina 11-16 right?

    Not sure if this is pushing it or not. hmm

  22. Emm

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    @DocHutch - The Varavon won't support the FS700, but would be perfect for a Sony A7s. If you want all in one, you're looking at the larger Ronin.

  23. DocHutch

    I'm really on the fence about getting the Varavon Birdycam or the DJI Ronin. I shoot on the a7s and the fs700. Any advice or thoughts from anyone is welcome. Thanks.

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