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#1 Matt Wicker

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Posted 11 May 2006 - 02:30 AM

Hi everybody,

Am hoping someone could offer some buying advice here.

I am looking to buy a Spyder type dolly and jib arm, new or used and would prefer to buy in the states and ship to UK as my £ buys some good $ at the moment, requirements are.

Good quality, 2 Wheel Steer, 4 Wheel crab, Pneumatic Tyres/Wheels, must be able to take a jib.

It is to be used in the studio only, on a good flat floor so no track required.

What advantages does a centre column have over other configurations.

Any thoughts or ideas greatly appreciated.

Sorry if these are dumb questions, I am new to this. 20+ years of advertising stills photography behind me, but I now have 3 clients chasing for some moving imagery.

Almost forgot Budget Approximately: Dolly $ 6,000, Jib Arm $ 1500 + Shipping+Import taxes

Many Thanks
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#2 Alex Haspel

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Posted 12 May 2006 - 10:28 AM

ive made good experiences with cinejib's hotdog dolly. i think it's one of the cheapest jib arm - compatible ones...
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