Combining DJI’s Osmo stabilizer with Moment’s modular system and lenses could give your phone videos a real boost in quality, but some videographers using this DJI / Moment combo have had problems with the Osmo’s motor. When paired with a larger phone, like the Apple’s 6 Plus and 7 Plus, the Osmo’s motor in the stabilizer struggles to perform properly when those phones have Moment lenses mounted onto them. This all leads the Osmo’s battery draining quicker because it has to work harder to keep everything level.
In light of this problem, Moment says that they’ve developed a counterweight solution that will perfectly counterbalance the weight that their lenses add to the Osmo. The counterweights are made from stainless steel and come in two sizes. This first size is meant to balance smaller phones like the iPhone 6, 7, 8, X, the Google Pixel, and Galaxy S8, weighing 50g. The second option is a 100g size and is meant to balance bigger phones like the iPhone 7 Plus, 8 Plus, Pixel 2 XL, and Galaxy S8 Plus.
These counterweights mark the second time that Moment’s tackled the balance issues their lenses create on the Osmo. Earlier this year, they presented a DIY solution that literally had you sticking 45 to 55 grams of metal onto one side of the Osmo with a piece of double-sided tape.
It’s probably safe to say that these new counterweights are a little more professional than taping a few quarters to your Osmo. Both work, but if it seems like the counterweights will give us a long term solution.