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Old March 22nd, 2014, 10:09 AM   #1
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Which Slider to Get??


I'm in need of a nice 40-60" slider for my cameras - Sony PMW-300 and Canon 5D Mark III.
I already own a Dana Dolly, but it requires a team of at least 2 because of the mini combo stands that come with it.
I'm looking for something lighter that I can operate solo.
After reviewing many sliders out there I have narrowed it down to two -
1. Kessler CineSlider
2. Digital Juice Slyder Dolly
Both seem suitable for bigger cameras if I ever rent one.

The Kessler is more expensive (almost 700$ more for the same options), but has the option for future motion control, and the handle for more precise movement.

Does anyone has any experience with either of these?

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Old March 22nd, 2014, 11:23 AM   #2
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Re: Which Slider to Get??

I just got the Kessler Cineslider (Traveler version) with the Oracle controller. Only had it a week and have been working out just what adapters I will need to get my camera attached to the plate. I have the high hat they sell, but my 75mm head won't fit on it properly (bolt on the head isn't long enough). I intend to use it mostly for timelapse with a Canon 7D and regular video shooting with a XF305. The Oracle controller can move the slider and fire the camera. The slider is very well-built. I think I read that it will hold up to 80lbs. I was up and running in no time, doing programmed moves. Plenty smooth. The motor gets a bit noisy when operated at higher speeds. I got the outrigger feet for it and am very glad I did. They allow setting it up on uneven terrain. There are some youtube video reviews that I found helpful for my decision. I like quality gear. Proaim seems to make copies of lots of Kessler gear for less money but I would expect their quality is not as good.

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