The review above is quite long and detailed so there isn’t much I can add.

It’s not too short, not too long, it’s portable enough, it can be fast, it can be slow, it’s easy to use and it makes perfect sense for me.

I’ve only just stated using this slider and there are so many new possibilities that have opened up to me, so more footage shot with this slider is yet to come.

I’ve been looking for such slider for a long time now and I will definitely be keeping this one for years to come.

At this price, I don’t think there is any real competition, not to say that there won’t be in future. We are living in a great time for independent filmmakers. The quality and features keep growing and the prices keep dropping. Amazing times!

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30/07/2012 11:57

The best video review so far. It's great that you saying what you think of the slider and the sound quality is much much better then before. The wedding cake wasn't too bad either. :) I like that you have started using the slider for vertical sliding shots. Great stuff.

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Alan
30/07/2012 12:56

Thanks a lot Silvis. A good Sony Lavalier Mic with FS100 makes it a great setup for anything (hopefully more than just filming of my reviews :D )

I really like the vertical shots and will be doing more of them from now on.

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30/07/2012 12:53

Hi Alan!

Thanks again for a great review and pointing out again bargain but really professional looking gear. I saw that in your video there was also tilted vertical shots. So is the motor power enough to push the camera straight upwards vertically? Even in the lowest speed?

Also I would like to hear how much was the postages to UK if u ordered the item from Camtree seller on ebay. They deliver from Indiæ if I have ubderstood correctly?

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Alan
30/07/2012 13:01

Hey Teemu.

Yes, there was plenty of power for everything I was doing. Mind you I wasn't using anything to heavy, but should be fine with any DSLR and mid side lens.

I got my on eBay. I think the postage prices are probably the same as buying from the website. You are correct, they deliver from India with Fedex. Good service, never had any problems with it.

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suffieaee
07/08/2012 21:15

Hi Alan,

The slider looks like a real bargain, but I was wondering as it has an analogue controller, how slow is the slowest setting? Would you say its suitable for those 'Timescape' / Night-time timelapse of stars? Or is the slowest setting not suited?

Thanks!

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Alan
10/08/2012 05:50

Apparently the lowest setting is about 50 minutes to travel the whole slider, although I didn't test the exact time on my one. For the time-lapses I do it's slow enough, I've never done any with stars, so I don't really know how slow the slider should be for such shots.

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23/03/2013 02:28

Dear Alan,

thx for this great review. After I saw it, I couldn't resist and I bought the same gear as well. The first results you find here: http://vimeo.com/62361741

But may I ask you something? Do you put oil or silicon on the rail? I sometimes have the impression, that there are some vibrations. Can you tell about your experience after a couple of months?

Thx,

Tom

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25/03/2013 07:16

Hey Tom.

I do not put any oil on the rail, my one doesn't seem to have any vibrations, but I thing it depends on the head and tripod that you use with the slider. If the head is high (like photo ball head), you will get more vibrations, than from a low, video type head.

I still love using mine and have shot so much cool stuff so far. Not buying anything different any time soon.

Alan

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Tom
25/03/2013 11:04

Thx Alan for your info. I use a bit of WD-40 which is for me helpful to minimize the vibrations...

But you are right, the system is really nice :)

01/10/2013 13:04

Found your site from another blog and wanted to see where I could find more info

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