i need to buy a slider
Posted 17 February 2012 - 05:20 AM
Posted 17 February 2012 - 05:56 AM
I'm a big fan of Eric Kessler's products. Great customer service, great reputation for solid build quality and reliability. All-around great company as well.
Plus, I find that it's smooth and very easy to use with the hand crank. Plus, you can adapt motors/controllers for smooth easing in and out of key points, as well as support for precise time-lapse work.
Hope this helps!
Posted 18 February 2012 - 01:52 AM
Try the Chapman slider from Chapman/Leonard - http://www.chapman-l...JB SLIDERS.html
Or try the slider from Ronford/Baker - http://www.ronfordba....uk/slider.html
These are the ones that I use and can recommend for film cameras. There may be many others that are as good, but I know these work.
The Chapman slider is VERY pricey, and they may or may not sell to customers within the US, it may be only lease.
Posted 19 February 2012 - 08:31 PM
I like the Twin Dolly System from Solid Grip Systems. The beauty of it is that you can make it any length, as long as you support it, and it works great for a "tabletop" dolly. It's well thought out and the action is very smooth because Onno got away from the multiple tiny bearings and went with larger wheels, something I had been thinking about for a while until I saw his. I'm sure it's up on his web page at solid grip systems
i need to buy a slider at least 4" long , i need it for heavy duty camera like red, alexa, arricam....
Posted 20 February 2012 - 07:16 AM
I have mounted the track on iced lakes, mountain rocks, dirt roads and it always performs flawlessly.
Thanks Onno for a very good product!
PS - I do not work for SolidGripSystems, nor do I have any financial interest in it. Just a happy costumer
Edited by Pedro Emauz Silva, 20 February 2012 - 07:18 AM.
Posted 21 February 2012 - 01:06 PM
Posted 21 February 2012 - 06:41 PM
It's also got a great feature where you can mount to both tripod or light stands, and attach multiple lengths of track together to lengthen/shorten it to the needs of your shot without having to re-mount a different slider, shortening setup times.
It's certainly overkill for a DSLR rig, but its right at home for a larger, heavier rig such as a fully equipped RED, Alexa, etc. It's available with a Mitchell mount, if that's any indication of what it's suited for.
This place in Burbank, CA did a little video on it and gives a good (if brief) look into it:
I have one here in Vancouver, Canada so if you're in the area and want to come check one out in person, just let me know! I have the 2.5' & 3.5' lengths and the 4-way Mitchell mount.