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Ronin SC control cable for Canon 80D
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Hannibal_
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Hi,

I am using the Ronin SC in combination with my Canon 80D.
Don't worry, I realize there is limitations and I take care to balance (and validate) the camera properly (excuse me, perfectly ;) ).

I also know that my camera is not on the compatibility list.
When I bought the camera, one of the support guy's there suggested to take the canon instruction video and he thought that it would work.
I kind of put that idea aside when I noticed that there is no cable for MY Canon in the box (it sports a mini USB connector).

However, I am getting more and more intrigued by the product and feel that it would ad value to start recording from the Ronin SC.

Question: When I find a micro - mini USB cable (have not searched for their existence yet), would there be a change that I could control the 80D?

My excuses up front for slightly pushing the support limits perhaps.

Kind regards,

Han
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Hi Han, Canon 80D is not in the compatible list, we do not have the USB control cable can be recommended, even you find the cable, the compatibility and control features still cannot be ensured, hope other users who have the same camera could give you some advice.
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Hannibal_
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Okay, cool.

But do I understand that I can try?
It won't damage stuff?

I would be happy to experiment and publish the results here...

(found a cable in the meanwhile)
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Никита Гуц
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Hannibal_ Posted at 8-6 03:43
Okay, cool.

But do I understand that I can try?

Hi!
Could you please discribe how does Ronin SC cope your Canon 80D and what lens you are use?
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Hi,

To be honest, when you use a Canon 80D on the Ronin SC, you have to be aware of limitations.

I saw youtubes where someone balanced the 80D with a hefty canon redline lens and thought I would be fine.

I am, but it was close.

Video is something I have only been doing the last years. I have a lot of older lenses for Canon EF and most of them are pretty compact and light. Most of them are also not suitable for video.

The latest lenses are best in terms of getting light in:

Tamron 17-50 2.8
Tokina SD 11-20 F2.8 DX

They are, apart from my tele lenses, the heaviest too, both around 700 gram.
I do not intend to put the telelenses on the ronin, so I wanted to try out the tamron & tokina just to see where the limit is in terms of balancing.

Furthermore I wanted to try out the:

Canon 50 1.8 (old but shoots great portraits on APS-C)
Canon 18-135 3.5-5.6 USM 2

I started with the canon 18-135 for it serves as my video lens.
I also have a powerzoom with it, but thats pushing it I quess.
It weighs less than 500 gram.
Balancing was no problem.
I did not try the full zoom range but the lower part only (time limitations).
Also the clearance was okay, but leaves mm’s to the roll engine when tilted high.
Gave me nice footage on HD 50 fps tests panning.
I can imagine clearance will be more of an issue on the tele end of the lens if you want full tilt.

The 50mm was no issue at all to balance.
Nor were there clearance issues.
It proved not to be a video lens though, it was noisy when using auto focus and it was a bit slow focussing too.
On manual focus it was great.

Than the challange, the tamron and the tokina.
They both balanced fine but the left only 1-2 mm clearance on the roll engine when using full tilt (something I think I will not use often though). Ohhhh for that clearance I had to get the ocular rubber off.
Oops.
Video tests 50fps, panning were more than okay at first glance, pretty silent too.

The Tokina, i bought for landscape photography, was disappointing in a way in my pan tests. I had hopes for indoor video so I only tested the wide angle side yet and you see some distortion in the edges that has a bad effect panning. Perhaps zooming in slightly will improve (sometimes quite dramatically) but I simply haven’t tested it yet.

Sooo....

I am over the moon happy with the Ronin SC, since the exercises I did gave me confidence that it will serve my purposes very well. I do not intend to tilt the thing to the max and I prefer the compact form factor over some limitations.

But I can imagine that it depends largely on what kind of purpose you have and the lenses you intend to use for that.

The Ronin S may be a safer choice if you don’t want limitations.
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Никита Гуц Posted at 8-6 07:41
Hi!
Could you please discribe how does Ronin SC cope your Canon 80D and what lens you are use?

Can use the 80D with a lighter, shorter lens (like the 50mm f/1.8 or the EF 24mm f/2.8) and have full range use of the Ronin SC.
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Hannibal_ Posted at 8-6 03:43
Okay, cool.

But do I understand that I can try?

You won't damage anything by trying. I doubt it will be compatible though. Never got any of our 80D bodies working with either of our Ronin S units. I doubt the Ronin SC would add support of the 80D either.
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Hannibal_
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Okay...

Thank you for that input.
The test is planned for this weekend, cable is in.
But I understand that chances are real that it won’t work.

Thanks for setting my expectations to the right level ;)
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Hannibal_ Posted at 8-10 00:04
Okay...

Thank you for that input.

Hi, I own a Canon 80D as well. Im using the Canon 50mm STM lens as my main cinematography lens, will the SC work fine with it? Looking forward to purchase the Ronin SC.
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Moni Johnson Posted at 8-8 18:37
You won't damage anything by trying. I doubt it will be compatible though. Never got any of our 80D bodies working with either of our Ronin S units. I doubt the Ronin SC would add support of the 80D either.

You were right (of course, since you seem to have much more experience with this gear)..
There is no control over the camera using a cable connection.

It was nice and worth to try anyway.

Thanks!
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djiuser_LkKGbbExOjLQ Posted at 8-10 23:25
Hi, I own a Canon 80D as well. Im using the Canon 50mm STM lens as my main cinematography lens, will the SC work fine with it? Looking forward to purchase the Ronin SC.

Hi,

Well I understand the lens is under 160 gram and ultra compact.
I would not expect any issues at all.

I am trying zoom lenses with much more weight and challenging form factor and it seems I am the real bottleneck.
I struggle with my moves in relation to the speed settings of the ronin.

I am a novice.

But your setup should not give any issue to my knowledge.
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djiuser_LkKGbbExOjLQ Posted at 8-10 23:25
Hi, I own a Canon 80D as well. Im using the Canon 50mm STM lens as my main cinematography lens, will the SC work fine with it? Looking forward to purchase the Ronin SC.

Hi,

Well I understand the lens is under 160 gram and ultra compact.
I would not expect any issues at all.

I am trying zoom lenses with much more weight and challenging form factor and it seems I am the real bottleneck.
I struggle with my moves in relation to the speed settings of the ronin.

I am a novice.

But your setup should not give any issue to my knowledge.
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Hannibal_ Posted at 2019-8-10 00:04
Okay...

Thank you for that input.

Would you mind sharing the info on the cable?
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Martyamp#39s Mavic Posted at 2-5 07:52
Would you mind sharing the info on the cable?

Hi Marty,

The cable connection did not work.
It turns out that the software of the 80D does not support this.

I use the 80D software (camera connect) now to control the camera on my phone in the ronin clamp.
Sometimes I use two phones though, one to control the ronin setup, the other to control the camera...

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So, will DJI Will update the firmware to use with canon 80D or Make a new Cable to connect with the camera.
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Hannibal_ Posted at 2-5 22:57
Hi Marty,

The cable connection did not work.

same , I am also doing like that,

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