Hey there, just wondering if anyone has worked with the J.L Fisher dolly before? If so I would be very interested to hear your experience. Thanks
The J.L Fisher Dolly
Posted 17 June 2014 - 11:21 AM
It's our industry standard here. I've worked with the Fisher 10 and 11 in a Dolly Grip capacity.
-Solid as a rock
-Jib arm is smooth, and has floor to ~5 foot reach without any additional bits
-configurable with the full kit of boards and risers
-Wheels are great on concrete
-Standard steering, crab steering and round steering, and switching between is easy
-easily holds an operator and AC, and can rise the jib arm even with one person standing on the arm.
-With a competent Dolly Grip, pretty much any move can be made smoothly.
-Heavy, thought the 11 is significantly lighter than the 10, and you'll need a truck to transport it.
-The 10 is a tight fit for doorways. 11 is several inches shorter in width
-Uses proprietary Fisher track, so in Canada we have to use speed wheels to adapt to our track.
Frankly, since I used it, any other dolly just is not the same. If you have the means to use it, I would.
Posted 17 June 2014 - 04:46 PM
Fisher dollies (and others) are used on standard 24.5" track made by several companies such as FilmAir or Matthews. They may be used with sled/u-channel wheels or tracking wheels from Fisher (code TTW).
Posted 24 June 2014 - 07:03 AM
The Fisher 10 is a great dolly. I am not a big fan of the Fisher 11.
Posted 24 June 2014 - 10:07 PM
User friendly, but I'll take the boom control on any Chapman over a Fisher every day.
Posted 25 June 2014 - 09:55 AM
Personally I agree with Jon. I also prefer Chapman dollies, but its a very personal thing. There are dolly grips making magic with Fisher as well as Chapman. Each one has a personal preference . In my case it is Hybrid / PeeWee big/small combination.
Some prefer the Fisher 10 / PeeWee combination. Its what suits you.