Mounting a lens attachment to the DJI Osmo Mobile 2

August 27, 2018

I have been wanting to try use the DJI Osmo Mobile 2 with my Sirui WA-18 wide angle lens attachment but it will not balance on the gimbal due to the weight of the Sirui WA-18 on one side.

 


So I looked into my toolbox and found this, a hot-shoe mounting arm which I bought a while back.

 


I fiddle around with things I can mount on it to create the counter-weight on the other side of the gimbal and this mobile phone mount seems like the best choice for me.

 


I stuck abit of duct tape on the arm of the gimbal and clamped the hot-shoe with the phone mount to the arm.

 


Ok, I admit, this looks like a mess and it is not the beautiful way to do it. But I am just trying to illustrate that it could be done.

I moved my iPhoneX slightly to the right (above pic) as one of the gimbal motor was showing at the corner of the video recording while recording. Then I continued to calibrate the gimbal horizon level from the DJI Go app to straighten the video.

And here you go, it is all set to go. I walked with it for about 200 metres and it held up just fine. But since the overall weight of the set up have increased, I would would not recommend it for some serious run and gun action but more of slow and steady movement instead.

To sum it up, it is possible to use a wide angle attachment of this kind with a phone on the DJI Osmo Mobile 2.  You just need to find a proper counter weight to balance the gimbal properly. I know, I know, my setup looks hideous right? But anyway, it was just for experimental sake. And if you are worried about voiding the warranty, then you better sit this one out.

It is always nice to be able to have that option to film in ultra wide angle for a couple of shots and yes, it is possible to do so with some ‘hacks’.

If you are looking to get a DJI Osmo Mobile 2 or Sirui WA-18 wide angle attachment, you could try getting from Amazon with these links:
– Buy DJI Osmo Mobile 2 from Amazon
– Sirui SU18WAB+MSC-01 18mm Wide Angle Lens with clip

Hope this simple experiment of mine helps you in some way. If you have a comment or question, do leave it below. Thank you for reading. 🙂