Product Review: ZHIYUN Weebill 2 Pro Combo

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Weebill 2 Pro Combo

ZHIYUN

4.9/5

4.9

Based upon3 reviews from Wedio members

Effectiveness

4.8/5

Usability

4.5/5

Value for money

4.9/5

Overall rating

4.9/5

What creators like

Compact and easy to take with you on shoots

Very easy to setup – turn it on & it’s ready to go

The monitor is great for high and low shots

What creators don't like

Tricky to set up, not acting the way I wanted it to

There's a learning curve – hard for beginners

Camera’s view finder is not good while outdoors

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Is it worth it?

Yes

If you're a videographer or a cinematographer, this gimbal can do wonders for your work. The gimbal has a built-in tripod system with a remote trigger. The pro-package also comes with extra attachments.

No

The ZHIYUN WEEBILL 2 Pro has a payload of 7.3 pounds, which means it will hold most DSLR and Mirrorless cameras on the market, however it might not hold heavier pro cinema setups.

Specs

Weight

3.15 lb / 1.43 kg

Payload

7.3lb/3.3kg

Dimensions

13.8 x 8.9 x 5.9" / 350mm x 225mm x 150 mm

Dimensions (Folded)

12.6 x 8.9 x 2.4" / 320mm x 225mm x 62mm

Battery runtime

9 hours

Battery charging time

1.5 hours

Output

5V, 1A

Flip-out Touchscreen

2.88"

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Community reviews

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Corry Raymond

ZHIYUN Weebill 2 Pro Combo: Hands-On Review by Corry Raymond

Quick review of the Weebill 2 taken everywhere from London to New York 🗽 Check-out Corry's quick review on ZHIYUN Weebill 2 Pro Combo 📷

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Intro

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Key features

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Control wheel

109

Battery life

160

Camera compatibility

176

Canon compatibility

196

BlackMagic compatibility

206

Payload

216

Focus control wheel

228

Side trigger

238

Accessories

243

Usage

270

Final thoughts

314

Ending

343

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Malcolm Modele

ZHIYUN Weebill 2 Pro Combo: The Ultimate Review by Malcolm Modele

In his ultimate review learn more about the key features, camera compatibility, prices, functionality and more. Also, compare it to the DJI Ronin and calibrate it properly with Malcolm 🎥

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Intro

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Getting started

37

Key features

81

Touchscreen

149

Packaging

270

Pricing

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Payload

342

Battery life

349

Weebill 2 vs. DJI Ronin

427

Price

435

Weight

509

Functionality

560

Battery life

762

Testing

815

Compatibility

945

Balancing

1071

Tilt axis

1129

Front & back

1165

Roll axis

1199

Pan axis

1244

Calibration

1292

Final thoughts

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Ending

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Community appreciation

Malcolm

UK

5.0

After getting my hands on it, I was very impressed. It's versatile, the monitor is great for high and low shots and the odd shape makes it considerably more comfortable.

Corry

UK

5.0

It’s compact and easy to take with you on shoots. Could slip it into a backpack quite safely. Very easy to setup and you just turn it on and it’s ready to go.

Peter

DK

5.0

Smoothness of videos, after you get used to it, it’s good!

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Community critique

Peter

DK

4.0

Little complicated to set up, not acting the way I wanted to. Hard to twist manually, and camera’s view finder is not good while outdoors.

Malcolm

UK

4.0

Initially i was a bit sceptical about the Weebill 2, the monitor seemed like a gimmick and the shape seemed odd.

Corry

UK

4.0

Maximum payload of the Weebil won't hold your pro cinema setup with heavier camera and a lens.

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Best features

1

Battery life

The ZHIYUN WEEBILL 2 Pro is fitted with a built-in battery. However, the gimbal has a battery runtime of around 9 hours, which should be more than enough for a full-day shoot. The charging time from 0 to 100% is roughly 1.5 hours. The gimbal is designed so that you have to detach the camera for it to recharge, so you should always be sure that your gimbal is fully charged when you're out on a project.

2

Handling

The WEEBILL 2 Pro has a nice handle and a rubberized grip, so you're sure it will not slip out of your hands. It also has a tripod attachment that makes it easier to mount. It can also be used as a grip. With the pro package, you get the Sling Grip Handle, which gives you much more freedom in handling, especially when you have a separate monitor attached. One of the benefits of the pro package is complete creative control!

3

Transportation

The ZHIYUN WEEBILL 2 Pro is compact and can be folded for more accessible transportation. This works great with the accompanying WEEBILL Carrying Case, which means you can take it anywhere and look good while you're doing it!

4

Balancing

It has three rotating joints to help you balance and rotate your camera to your liking. It can do a 360° pan rotation, a 340° tilt rotation, and a 340° roll rotation. It also has three sliding sections to attach various-sized cameras. So you have a lot of artistic freedom in your shoot, with complete control over every adjustment.

5

Design

The WEEBILL 2 Pro is designed with modularity. You can attach various things to your gimbal to customize your experience. It allows for real-time monitoring on external screens, wireless control, and adjusting of small parameters. It can even do automatic tracking of the subject. It works fast and has a 100-meter transmission range, making it great on set.

6

Stabilization

The ZHIYUN WEEBILL 2 has an Infineon sensor, an upgraded algorithm, and a better motor. What this means is that it allows for better stabilizing than previous models. The gimbal has excellent stabilization, and it works like a charm. It is also straightforward to set up and has many different modes to help you out.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the ZHIYUN Weebill 2 Pro Combo worth it?

It is worth it for every videographer who needs a reliable gimbal.

What is included in Weebill 2 Pro Combo package?

The Pro Combo Package includes ZHIYUN WEEBILL 2 Gimbal, TransMount Handheld Tripod, TransMount WEEBILL 2 Carrying Case, TransMount WEEBILL 2 Sling Grip Handle, TransMount Video Transmission Transmitter AI, TransMount Focus/Zoom Control Motor 2.0, Backing Base, Lens Support, USB Type-C Cable, Canon Camera Control Cable 1 & 2, Panasonic Camera Control Cable, Sony Camera Control Cable, and 3 x 1/4"-20 Screw.

What is the Weebill 2 payload?

Weebill 2 payload is 3.3 kg / 7.3 lb.

What is the battery life of Weebill 2?

The battery life of Weebill 2 is around 9 hours.

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Accessories

TransMount Handheld Tripod

TransMount WEEBILL S Carrying Case

TransMount WEEBILL 2 Sling Grip Handle

TransMount Video Transmission Transmitter AI

TransMount Focus/Zoom Control Motor 2.0

Backing Base

Canon, Panasonic, Sony Camera Control Cable

Lens Support

USB Type-C Cable & 3 x 1/4"-20 Screw

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ZHIYUN WEEBILL 2 Pro: Payload

The ZHIYUN WEEBILL 2 Pro has a solid payload of 7.3 pounds, which means it will hold most DSLR and Mirrorless cameras on the market.

According to ZHIYUN's website, these are the following camera models compatible with the ZHIYUN WEEBILL 2.

  • Sony: A9 II, A9, A7R4, A7R3, A7M3, A7S3, A7R2, A7M2, A7S2, Α7C, A6600, A6500, A6400, A6300 & A6100
  • Canon: 5D3, 5D4, 5DS, 5DS R, 6D, 6D2, 80D, 90D, M50, EOS R5, EOS M6 Mark 2, EOS R6, EOS R & EOS RP
  • Nikon: D850, D780, Z5, Z6, Z7, Z6 II, Z7 II, Z50
  • Panasonic: G9, GH5, GH5S, S1, S1H, S5, DC-BGH1
  • FUJIFILM: X-T3, X-T4, X-T30, Z CAM & ZCAM E2
  • Blackmagic: BMPCC 4K, BMPCC 6K
  • Sigma: SIGMA fp
  • Olympus: OM-D E-M1 Mark II

So there's a good chance you have a setup where this gimbal will fit just right!

ZHIYUN WEEBILL 2 Pro: Gimbal modes

Pan Follow mode (PF):

  • Used to lock the tilt and roll axis
  • Allows for smooth panning

Follow mode (F):

  • Used to lock the axis motor
  • It keeps the camera level but allows for panning and tilting.

Lock mode (L):

  • Used to lock the camera into a single position
  • The camera points only in the locked direction

Point of View mode (POV):

  • Similar to follow mode but allows you to roll the camera.

Vortex mode (V):

  • Allows you to orient the cameras 90 degrees up
  • The camera can roll wholly around while moving

Go mode (GO):

  • Allows you to lock the axis but pan and tilt the camera
  • Works like follow mode but a bit faster

Portrait mode:

  • Allows you to shoot vertical videos
  • Useful for videos on TikTok and Instagram

ZHIYUN WEEBILL 2 Pro Combo: Pros and cons

Advantages

  • User-friendly design that's easy to learn
  • Two-stage trigger button
  • Compatible with a bunch of popular cameras
  • ImageTransmitter AI is a game-changer when you're working with a team.

Disadvantages

  • Built-in battery

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Review by Malcolm Modele and 2 other community members

Malcolm Modele

Malcolm Modele

Actor, director, filmmaker

London, United Kingdom

“Malcolm Modele is a director, award-winning actor, filmmaker, and entrepreneur. In 2014 Malcolm set up his film and tv production company called Unity Vision.”

Corry Raymond

Corry Raymond

Director, filmmaker, screenwriter

London, United Kingdom

“Corry Raymond is a director, videographer, scriptwriter, and filmmaker based in London and a part of Wedio community 🎥”

Peter Bak

Peter Bak

Videographer & editor

Copenhagen, Denmark

“Peter Bak is a videographer, editor, and founder of Budowski Film. Budowski Film has extensive experience in teaching filming and camera technique.”

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