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ddouxchamps   つくば, JP  Basic Member Wed 13-Jun-01 02:29 PM
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"Macro 'slider'"



Hi all,

I'm looking for a 'slider' (is this the official term?) to fit on the top of my tripod. After some practice, I realize this would be a great accessory. Any recommendations? Is there some way to do it yourself?

Thanks,

Damien

Damien
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TD   Everett, US  Basic Member Wed 13-Jun-01 03:22 PM
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Yep, they're called macro sliders or focusing rails. I have the Velbon version. It is all metal, reasonably smooth, and allows both back-and-forth and side-to-side motion. It is also less expensive than most of the other ones out there. The only minor beef I have with it is that the adjustment and locking knobs are too close to each other and to the frame so it can be a pain to operate the knobs.

B&H sells several different varieties - try this link:

http://www02.bhphotovideo.com/default.sph/FrameWork.class?FNC=CatalogActivator__Acatalog_html___CatID=723___SID=E749234D9C0

tad


  

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ddouxchamps   つくば, JP  Basic Member Thu 14-Jun-01 07:33 AM
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Thanks for the infos, Tad!

It seems that all these sliders are prety heavy (about 700gr). Does anybody knows of something lighter?

Damien

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avm247 Moderator Awarded for high skills in documentary architecture and aviation photography Donor Ribbon. Awarded for his support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014   Rancho Cordova, US  Charter Member Thu 14-Jun-01 02:11 PM
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LAST EDITED ON Jun-14-01 AT 03:33 PM (GMT)

LAST EDITED ON Jun-14-01 AT 03:28 PM (GMT)

Velbon used to have information on their Super Magnesium Slider but it is no longer listed on their website.

UPDATE: just found the information on the magnesium version: www.velbon.com.au/super_mag_slider.html

Movement: 60mm Forward/Back, 30mm Side to side
Weight: 47g

Also, the regular version is www.velbon.com.au/macroslider.html

Movement: 65mm Forward/Back, 25 Side to side
Weight: 68g


However, Adoramahas it listed on their website for $115 US. (Click on Tripods then click on MISC.CAMERA SUPPORTS. Put a check on Velbon and you're there.)

From what I've seen on the web, they are pretty good. I believe photo.net has posts on it. If you haven't been there before, becareful, they can have tongues of battery acid.

Anthony


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ddouxchamps   つくば, JP  Basic Member Thu 14-Jun-01 02:48 PM
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Thanks for the infos. I've checked photo.net, velbon website,... and probably found what I was looking for: the bogen/manfrotto 3419. Looks well made, light (480gr), compact and cheaper than velbon ($72 @ B&H). Besides, it's made in EU so I can probably get it for even cheaper here in Belgium.

Cheers,

Damien

Damien
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jnscbl   US  Basic Member Thu 14-Jun-01 04:03 PM
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In a recent Outdoor Photo magazine, George Lepp discusses a lightweight stripped-down slider from Really Right Stuff.---scott

--scott

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