Yesterday, DJI released new Ronin-S firmware. The new firmware update (v1.8.0.70) brings you a number of new features. For instance: various focus speed settings for Nikon, Canon and Panasonic cameras, photo capture, video recording, autofocus, and focus pull support for Canon EOS 6D Mark II, Canon EOS R and Nikon Z6 cameras with supported lenses. Similar features for Sony A7M3 and A7R3 cameras and more. Unfortunately, I don’t have a Ronin-S to check out these new features but this seems like a pretty big firmware update to me. Let us know what your findings are after updating your Ronin-S in the comments below.

DJI Mavic Pro

New Ronin-S Firmware Released

Overview

  • Date: 2019.03.14
  • Firmware: v1.8.0.70
  • Ronin App iOS: v1.1.8
  • Ronin App Android: v1.1.8
  • DJI Pro Assistant for Ronin (PC): v2.0.2
  • DJI Pro Assistant for Ronin (Mac): v2.0.2
  • User Manual: v1.2

What’s New?

  • Added five speed settings of focus for Nikon cameras (requires Ronin app v1.1.8 or later).
  • Added three speed settings of focus for Canon cameras (requires Ronin app v1.1.8 or later).
  • Added two speed settings of focus for Panasonic cameras (requires Ronin app v1.1.8 or later).
  • Added photo capture, video recording, autofocus, and focus pull support for Canon EOS 6D Mark II cameras with supported EF lenses. To use autofocus on the Canon EOS 6D Mark II, press halfway down on the gimbal’s camera control button.
  • Added photo capture, video recording, autofocus, and focus pull support for Canon EOS R cameras with supported RF mount lenses. To use autofocus on the Canon EOS R, press halfway down on the gimbal’s camera control button.
  • Added photo capture, video recording, autofocus, and focus pull support for Nikon Z6 cameras with supported Nikkor lenses. To use autofocus on the Nikon Z6, press halfway down on the gimbal’s camera control button.
  • Added video recording, autofocus, and focus pull support for Sony A7M3 and A7R3 cameras with supported E-mount lenses using MCC-C cable. Photo capture is not currently available. To use autofocus on the Sony A7M3 and A7R3 cameras, press halfway down on the gimbal’s camera control button.
  • Now press the Ronin-S trigger twice to switch back to live view after using playback for Nikon D850.
  • Reduced shaking when switching between 3D Roll 360 and normal mode. 3D Roll 360 is now disabled when the roll axis angle is larger than 180°.
  • Fixed other minor bugs.

How to Update

Notes

  • Make sure that the Ronin App is the latest version when updating the firmware.
  • Leave the Ronin-S turned off and update the firmware through the DJI Pro Assistant for Ronin by connecting the USB-C port on the Ronin-S to your computer. Then proceed with the firmware update. Do not disconnect the gimbal from the computer while updating.
  • After the update is complete, unplug the USB-C cable from the Ronin-S and proceed to turn on the gimbal.
  • If the Ronin-S has a camera attached and is turned on while updating the firmware, make sure to protect the camera and lens as the motors will shut off during the update.
  • If the firmware update fails, restart the Ronin-S and retry.

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