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#1 falk eggert

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Posted 28 January 2010 - 02:31 AM

I have taken quite some time to commit to a dolly. I am in South Africa, so I had a limitation in terms of choice... imported equipment immediately costs anywhere from 20-50% more.

My requuirement has been a system which is light, for travel, easy to set up, requires no assistance, and durability.

I found a locally manufactured system, which comes packed into a single bag, is nice and robust and will handle anything from a 790 down to a Z1. I ended up buying a fly-dolly which is locally made. it cost about $1600, and so far has been worth every penny.

the shots are super steady, even with a large load on the track.

I can really recommend it to all fellow dolly users (admitedly its not a grips final choice, but if you are doing doc and corporate fils or music videos, you will love it)

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#2 JD Hartman

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Posted 28 January 2010 - 01:28 PM

Pictures? We like pictures, even grips are visual people.
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#3 Mark Stuen

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Posted 13 February 2010 - 04:47 PM

http://www.fly-dolly.com/ seems to be what he is talking about.

Weighs just under 22lbs with 9' of track. This could be nice for HD doc work. Comparatively, a 4' slider weighs 35-60lbs depending on the brand and material.
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