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I need the best (cheapest) slider?
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Author:  DommyPanx [ Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:05 am ]
Post subject:  I need the best (cheapest) slider?

I am new to timelapse so I am gonna do some still timelapses first to figure out the best methods, but eventually i will be wanting to buy a motorized slider so I can get the sliding timelapses. My price range is preferably 0-500$ but if I have to go around 1000 i will. Can anyone recommend some motorized sliders that meet these specs?

I found one right now, has anyone ever used this one or have any opinions about it?

http://www.pocketslider.de/en.html


:D

Author:  DerekMellott [ Mon Apr 08, 2013 2:21 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: I need the best (cheapest) slider?

May I recommend http://www.slidetracked.com

(disclaimer: It's my site.)

Author:  agour [ Tue Apr 09, 2013 12:46 pm ]
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viewtopic.php?f=24&t=9687

Author:  Owen [ Wed Apr 10, 2013 12:50 am ]
Post subject:  Re: I need the best (cheapest) slider?

DommyPanx wrote:
I am new to timelapse so I am gonna do some still timelapses first to figure out the best methods, but eventually i will be wanting to buy a motorized slider so I can get the sliding timelapses. My price range is preferably 0-500$ but if I have to go around 1000 i will. Can anyone recommend some motorized sliders that meet these specs?

I found one right now, has anyone ever used this one or have any opinions about it?

http://www.pocketslider.de/en.html


:D



Those two words shouldn't be used in the same sentence :)

Author:  Chris147 [ Wed Apr 10, 2013 7:11 am ]
Post subject:  Re: I need the best (cheapest) slider?

DommyPanx wrote:
I am new to timelapse so I am gonna do some still timelapses first to figure out the best methods, but eventually i will be wanting to buy a motorized slider so I can get the sliding timelapses. My price range is preferably 0-500$ but if I have to go around 1000 i will. Can anyone recommend some motorized sliders that meet these specs?

I found one right now, has anyone ever used this one or have any opinions about it?

http://www.pocketslider.de/en.html


:D


I built one using the guide and pictures from the pocketslider.de site.

I've used it a lot but mine doesn't do the SMS movements just continuous.

Good slider but could do with something a bit longer now as I only bought a 1m length of rail.

Author:  Karl M [ Wed Apr 10, 2013 4:00 pm ]
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I've spent some time lately looking for SMS sliders, and Derek's slidetracked (listed above) is definitely one to look at.

Author:  fabians.ch [ Wed Apr 10, 2013 9:02 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: I need the best (cheapest) slider?

I'm certainly not building the cheapest DIY slider, though if you'd replace some of the expensive parts with cheaper ones, you could probably save a couple hundred dollars.

I'm building a Chronos, my progress is being documentated on my website: http://fabians.ch/articles

Author:  scotchtape [ Fri Apr 19, 2013 8:34 am ]
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If you can get one used do so :)
I think used DP zero you can get for around $600 or less depending on your luck.

I built a DP zero clone - did NOT save any money because I had to buy all the tools and didn't know which parts to get :)
However I did end up with 2 rails and 2 carts and lots of tools + parts :)
I'll do a write up eventually. 1030 is good because it's relatively easy to get and expand on if necessary.

I looked at slide tracked too and was really considering it.
The one thing I wish it did have was some kind of digital SMS controller so I could dial in the exact timing / speed.
I think if you got that it wouldn't be too hard to add the MX2 controller ($225 + ) / DIY MX2 ($100).
So that would be a really good option.

If you are thinking of doing 3 axis moves at all, plan ahead if you want to save $$$.
It all depends on what you're going to do but if you know for sure you'll do a lot of 3-axis, the emotimo can be the controller...

If you REALLY need 3-axis on a budget and can't find a merlin head, the all view head might be able to be used if you go about it backwards.
Currently the MX2 can't control the head, but, you could use the all view to trigger the camera, and the camera to trigger the mx2.

Author:  cronix [ Fri Apr 19, 2013 8:56 am ]
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scotchtape wrote:
If you REALLY need 3-axis on a budget and can't find a merlin head, the all view head might be able to be used if you go about it backwards.
Currently the MX2 can't control the head, but, you could use the all view to trigger the camera, and the camera to trigger the mx2.


I have plenty Merlins heads in stock and we ship all over the world. We can alway try to find the most economical shipping.

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