In a recent video, we take a look at the FeiyuTech AK2000 gimbal to see how good it is and if it's worth recommending. This gimbal is the smaller version of its bigger brother, the AK4000, and I wanted to see how the little one compares.
Personally, I'm not a fan of huge heavy gimbals, because most of the time, I'm the one who has to carry them. I'd also feel bad making my assistants carry the super-heavy stuff, and for that reason, I prefer shooting with smaller, lighter equipment. This is one of the reasons why I absolutely love the Zhiyun WEEBILL LAB. It's tiny, comfortably fits in a messenger bag, and performs very well when it comes to producing smooth footage. The issue is that this gimbal will not allow me to balance heavier lenses like the Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 Art. This zoom lens is a favorite for many videographers, and not being able to balance that lens on a gimbal is a bit of a deal-breaker. This is why the AK4000 was a brilliant option; however, the downside is that it's a huge and heavy gimbal. Fortunately, the AK2000 is actually the perfect balance between the two. Not only is the AK2000 (quite a lot) cheaper, smaller, and lighter, it can also balance heavy zoom lenses like the Sigma 18-35mm. Due to that, I'd say the AK2000 is actually a much better option, and I'd highly recommend it over the AK4000 gimbal.
Check out the full video to see how it performs.