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Old April 26th, 2011, 02:11 PM   #1
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My ~$50 DIY camera slider

I've kind of been bitten by the "DIY" bug lately, so yesterday I made 4' camera slider. Parts were less than $50 and it took me just a few hours to make. I made a webpage for it on my site and a little how-to vid
DIY camera slider

Props to Vimeo user Lolo for the original inspiration.

Let me know if you have any comments, questions, suggestions, etc.

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Old April 26th, 2011, 03:41 PM   #2
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Re: My ~$50 DIY camera slider

cool. Thanks for the vid.

What keeps it from tipping on the tripod when all the camera weight is on one end?
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Old April 26th, 2011, 04:01 PM   #3
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I've kind of been bitten by the "DIY" bug lately, so yesterday I made 4' camera slider. Parts were less than $50 and it took me just a few hours to make. I made a webpage for it on my site and a little how-to vid
DIY camera slider

Props to Vimeo user Lolo for the original inspiration.

Let me know if you have any comments, questions, suggestions, etc.
Brian, I not your comment about using light stands. I have a monopod I always carry, so another way to go would be to fashion a way to mount on your regular tripod on one end, and your monopod on other end, there by reducing amount of gear needed.
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Old April 26th, 2011, 04:34 PM   #4
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Re: My ~$50 DIY camera slider

Paul, I just have a little 7D, so it's not enough to want to tip over the rig... but it does get a little shaky at the ends.

Great tip, Chris. I'll try to incorporate the monopod idea, thanks.
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