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Old October 9th, 2013, 02:44 AM   #31
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Re: Can anyone recommend a good slider?

It would appear that this slider for sale in UK under the brand Koolertron is exactly the same as Kamerar.

Whats more, they are very similar to a few other cheap brands. Basically the rails and carriage is bought from the same manufacturer called Igus.

Incidentally, Igus realised what these components were being used for and have been selling these components on Amazon directly.

Yea, no feet or end stoppers, but the slide is there if you are in any way handy.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/igus-UK-W10-...&keywords=igus
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Old October 9th, 2013, 04:01 AM   #32
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It would appear that this slider for sale in UK under the brand Koolertron is exactly the same as Kamerar.

Whats more, they are very similar to a few other cheap brands. Basically the rails and carriage is bought from the same manufacturer called Igus.

Incidentally, Igus realised what these components were being used for and have been selling these components on Amazon directly.

Yea, no feet or end stoppers, but the slide is there if you are in any way handy.

W10-40 system plus carriage: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics
Igus make components for conveyor belts used in food factories. A few years ago someone published details of a DIY project using the Igus track for a camera slider. The first company AFAIK to commercialise the product were Glidetrack in Scotland now no end of companies will sell you an Igus slider. It's just a friction bearing which is why they can be so frustrating to use as you never know when it's going to judder. Newer models will have hybrid combined friction & ball bearing from Igus which work much better.
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Old October 9th, 2013, 07:48 AM   #33
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Kamerar makes its own stuff. See Emm's post part way down the discussion in this thread:

Kamerar 23″ Slider Dolly SD-1 Overview CheesyCam

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Old October 10th, 2013, 09:59 AM   #34
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Re: Can anyone recommend a good slider?

Got my Kamerar Big Slider yesterday. They shipped same day I ordered so, I got it the next day. It is very nicely constructed. The bearings roll smoothly though, they make a little noise because the track has a slightly textured finish. I imagine that as the finish wears from use, it will get quieter. Don't get me wrong, it is not a loud noise; my 70D didn't pick it up when doing some test shots.

I did find the very low working height to be a bit of a problem in grass. A single blade of grass getting between the track and the bearings will jam the slider. I resorted to putting it on a tripod splayed out. It looks like I can just swap the leveling feet for some long bolts to get more height in the future.

Here's a couple test shots. I used a Benro S4 head, Canon 70D w/ 50 f/1.4 and 18-135 STM.
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Old October 10th, 2013, 11:13 AM   #35
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Looks good Bob!
Are you manually keeping focus on the tap as you slide? If so, that's great work!
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Old October 10th, 2013, 11:37 AM   #36
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Looks good Bob!
Are you manually keeping focus on the tap as you slide? If so, that's great work!
That is the 70D keeping focus. I just selected the point of focus and did the slide. My other cameras are getting jealous of the time we spend together.
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Old October 10th, 2013, 02:04 PM   #37
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Kamerar BIG Slider – Kamerar

This looks good ...

Any one have that? I'm looking for something to use with my Sony EA50.

I have a slider at the moment. It's one of those 150 chinese ones with ball bearings. Good quality, but my camera jitters on it ... I just smooth out the slide using proMercalli in post production though without loss in quality. (Amazing plugin btw).

The slider I got works perfectly fine for lighter cameras though ...
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