DJI just pulled a "Canon C300 esque" marketing mistake.
The Canon C300 was (and is) a great camera, but prior to its arrival Canon ran a huge marketing campaign (supposedly) targeting 5DMKII users. Well, the $15,000 price upon its arrival spelled a different story.
DJI should not have called this a "Ronin 2". Anything but that ...
The "Ronin 2" should have been an improved version of the "Ronin 1" with a similar, but perhaps somewhat higher, list price aka iPhone 1 -2 -3 -4 -5.
$7,000 leaves a sour taste in my mouth the way the initial pricing of the C300 did, and makes me dislike DJI. It's simply bad PR for DJI.
I was planning on buying my first DJI product, but now knowing how advanced this model is over the rest, I won't be buying any of them. DJI could have avoided this buy calling this unit a Ronin Pro and then subsequently releasing a Ronin 2 with some of the advancements at a more reasonable price.
My favorite light (which I personally prefer over the Litepanels Astra Daylight) wasn't included in the test - it is the "Aputure Light Storm LS 1/2".
It is not just a smaller version of the "Aputure Light Storm LS1" - it uses completely different LED Chips - it produces beautiful skin tones and is softer than most other LED lights.
I purchased 3 of them because of their small size, easy rigging with the lightest Manfrotto 5001B Nano Stands and I can fit 3 of these lights with all accessories (except the Nano Stands) as well as 3 V-Mount batteries into a Pelican 1560 Case w/Padded Dividers - very portable.