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#1 JB Earl

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Posted 04 September 2015 - 05:54 PM

Has anyone used the Woody Dolly from Wooden Nickel?  The use of speedrail for supports LOOKS like a good idea, but I've had wobble with things like that before.  Any thoughts?

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#2 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 04 September 2015 - 07:12 PM

I've used it but never with speed-rail as such. Just grab low-boys and you'll be fine. Also MUCH easier to move like that then standing up 6' tall (or taller) rail. Though as the image shows-- nice to have in a pinch of an odd set up


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Posted 05 September 2015 - 05:04 AM

The speedrail legs will interfere with your panning ability. If you want to track in the direction you are pointed, you will see the legs unless you carry different sizes for all eventualities. If you are definitely only going to track 90 degrees to the angle you point the camera you maybe OK.


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#4 JD Hartman

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Posted 05 September 2015 - 06:02 AM

It's a variation on the Dana dolly, notice the track supports with the junior pin.  I'd say the speed-rail uprights are about 16-18" apart.  Setup as shown begs for some sandbags.  What Sanjay posts is correct,  but camera height adjustment with that setup is more flexible. than using apple boxes and more stable than the two point support provided by combo stands.


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Posted 05 September 2015 - 12:46 PM

Yep I was hoping the flexibility with shooting height wouldn't have drawbacks.  Didn't think about the push-in problem. (doh..)

they do have casters available.


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Posted 05 September 2015 - 12:58 PM

Yep I was hoping the flexibility with shooting height wouldn't have drawbacks.  Didn't think about the push-in problem. (doh..)

they do have casters available.

 

No problems if the grip department orders a Speed-Rail "pipe organ" along with the dolly.   Wooden Nickle image shows versatility to adapt to a slope, stairs or uneven terrain, but not having the Speed-Rail uprights end below the eye-line of the camera was a poor choice for an advertising image.


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