The DM5 is a small motor with big performance. It offers a combination of speed and torque optimized for minimum size and weight. It is perfectly suited for handheld, steadicam, or other weight-critical applications. Like all Preston digital motors, the DM5 is built to last with metal (not plastic) internal gears, coated with Diamond-Like Carbon that virtually eliminates wear and backlash.
The standard output gear is 0.25” wide, but can be swapped for a 0.5” version for lenses with significant travel on the focus ring. You can also stack multiple gears with the three 2-56 thread screw holes in the side of the gear to achieve the same effect. The unique clamp assembly means you can mount multiple DM5 motors on a single bracket and 15mm rod, eliminating additional motor brackets and making for a lighter, more compact camera package.