15% Off Rentals with Code DECEMBER15 - See Details
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The Ikan EC1 Beholder 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer is designed for both DSLR and mirrorless systems between 2-4.5 lbs. It offers 360º rotation along yaw, pitch, and roll axes and features a grip joystick for easy tilt and pan adjustments. Ikan has incorporated slip-ring technology into this gimbal and removed rotation blockers to prevent wire twisting. There are 4 operating modes on this gimbal that can be selected with simple successive button clicks: all lock, pan, pitch, and follow (which includes auto-inversion that can be achieved by flipping the grip over your camera). The point-and-lock feature allows you to hand-set any position you desire and lock to that position automatically. Take the camera with one hand and hold it in the desired position for 2 seconds. The system will automatically save the desired angle and it will stay that way until you reset it. An OLED display will tell you what mode you're in and how much battery life you have left (batteries are stored in the grip and will last approximately 8-10 hours of continuous shooting). This gimbal is shipped ready-to-use and doesn't require software changes to get started. Please see the very detailed and helpful videos below from Ikan to get set up with your camera and lens. This gimbal is ideal for pros and beginners alike who are looking for a single handheld stabilizer for smaller-to-medium-sized cameras and lenses.


  • • This gimbal has a load capacity of 4.5 lbs but there is also a minimum load requirement of 2 lbs. If your entire camera setup is lighter than that, then this gimbal may not balance properly.
  • • The mount point on the bottom of the gimbal is 3/8"-16 while the shaft mount point is 1/4"-20.
  • • This gimbal comes with and operates on (3) Li-ion batteries that provide approximately 8-10 hours of total continuous operating time. They take about 3-4 hours to fully charge. Spares are rentable separately.
  • • There is a mini USB port on the gimbal that is designed only for attaching a wired joystick (not included). This is not a charging port. Charging is done via the USB port that is on the 3-battery holder that resides inside the grip.
  • • When you mount the quick release plate to your camera, the arrow should be pointed toward the back of the camera. Mount the plate closest to the center of gravity of both your camera and your lens.
  • • 5 clicks of the mode button will reset the gimbal entirely.
  • • You may need a screwdriver to connect your camera to the quick release plate. A screwdriver is not provided for you so plan accordingly. A 1/4 plate screw is provided.
  • • Press the power button for two solid seconds to power the gimbal.

  • • Ikan EC1 Beholder 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer
  • • Battery/Grip Cap with 3/8"-16 Mount
  • • Micro USB AC Adapter
  • • Quick Release Plate
  • • (3) 18650 Batteries for (1) Battery Holder (USB Charging Port on Holder)
  • • (5) Thumb Screws
  • • Carrying Case

  • • Load Capacity: 2-4.5 lbs
  • • 360º Rotation Range
  • • Quick-Release Baseplate
  • • OLED Status Display for Battery Life and Mode
  • • Dimensions: 14.2" Tall, 7.24" Wide, 3.1" Deep
  • • 5-Way Joystick Control on Grip for Tilt and Pan Adjustments
  • • 3/8"-16 Mount Point on Grip Base and 1/4"-20 Mount Point on Grip Shaft
  • • 4 Operating Modes: All Lock, Pan, Pitch, and Follow (Roll/Tilt/Pan)
  • • Point-and-Lock Feature
  • • Data Port
  • • Weight: 2.6 lbs


    Ikan EC1 Beholder 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer

    Rent an Ikan EC1 Beholder 3-Axis Handheld Gimbal Stabilizer. BorrowLenses provides rentals for professional photographers, videographers, and photography/videography hobbyists.
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