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Taikonaut
09-20-2012, 09:12 AM
Hi All,

I'm looking for good slider dolly for a BMC. Is there are cheaper and just as good alternative to the Kessler Bloom signature ones?

ianim8
09-20-2012, 09:37 AM
http://nofilmschool.com/2012/09/film-riot-tutorial-building-cheap-and-functional-diy-slider/

Taikonaut
09-20-2012, 10:17 AM
http://nofilmschool.com/2012/09/film-riot-tutorial-building-cheap-and-functional-diy-slider/

Not sure that is what I mean by "Just as good".

Cheezweezl
09-20-2012, 10:18 AM
The regular Kessler pocket dolly is quite a bit cheaper than the bloom model and is really nice. I have the 3' version. The crank handle has a channel so you can attach a motor/pulley. I DIY'd a motor setup for time lapse photography. It goes really slow and makes the whole run in about 35 minutes. The whole motor setup cost me around $30.

Jake Hellbach
09-20-2012, 10:26 AM
I guess you have to define "cheaper" since I don't know your budget.
I have the Kessler pocker dolly traveler. Love it. $629
http://www.kesslercrane.com/product-p/100162.htm

I also bought the basic controller and motor to make it even smoother than me moving it by hand.

Whichever you get, make sure you get a dolly that uses roller bearings and not the friction type. I had one of those, they are cheap and for a reason. The movement sucks and will show in your video.

Frank Glencairn
09-20-2012, 10:28 AM
I use the DigitalJuyce Slyder - best bang for the buck IMHO

pcenginefx
09-20-2012, 10:42 AM
I've been using the Kessler Pocket Dolly 2.0 for years now with the elektraDRIVE motor control system and plan on buying the Kessler pan/tilt head here very soon. I use the motorized dolly for almost every project - a few examples are below:


https://vimeo.com/28227589


https://vimeo.com/20546079

ianim8
09-20-2012, 10:46 AM
Not sure that is what I mean by "Just as good".

LOL! I didnt really read your post sorry :)

Trevor Roach
09-20-2012, 11:27 AM
Has any body tried the Konova brand? Seem really cheap, but I've herd a good about about them:

http://konovaphoto.com/slider/slidecam/slider-k2.html

Taikonaut
09-20-2012, 11:45 AM
Thanks. Kessler makes some nice dollies. No disrespect to the guy but cant undestand the mark up in price for the "Bloom" signature. The crassness would have deter me buying that one. I mean a Tarentino dolly would have still put me off let alone.

dustylense
09-20-2012, 12:36 PM
The Atlas 10 by cinevate is really nice and robust http://www.cinevate.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=252

vealti
09-20-2012, 02:21 PM
Has any body tried the Konova brand? Seem really cheap, but I've herd a good about about them:

http://konovaphoto.com/slider/slidecam/slider-k2.html
I have one and am happy with it. I also have the hand crank which so far I find a little hard to make a smooth movement with. Don't know if I need more practice or if it is the crank. This is the only slider I've used to can't compare it to others.

Chase Gardiner
09-20-2012, 05:17 PM
I have one and am happy with it. I also have the hand crank which so far I find a little hard to make a smooth movement with. Don't know if I need more practice or if it is the crank. This is the only slider I've used to can't compare it to others.

I also have a Konova slider, great bang for buck, however not as good as the kessler or dana dolly systems, but I use it all the time and love it. No Regrets.

Yuns
09-20-2012, 10:39 PM
I use the DigitalJuyce Slyder - best bang for the buck IMHOThanks for the recommendation Frank. I ended up buying one tonight. Digital Juice has them for sale for $350 on their site right now

Grug
09-20-2012, 11:21 PM
Thanks for the recommendation Frank. I ended up buying one tonight. Digital Juice has them for sale for $350 on their site right now

Just tried to get that same deal last night, but under the ENORMOUS FREE SHIPPING text, in tiny lettering, it says domestic customers only - and they want another $300 to send one to Australia, so I had to no thankyou.

Andrew Usher
09-21-2012, 09:00 AM
Does anyone know of a retailer for Kessler in the UK, or alternative UK slider?

Cheers,

A.

FloridaDP
09-21-2012, 09:10 AM
I own the Shot Tracker by One Take Only (www.onetakeonly.com) I could never make any money (or my money back) on a Kessler rig. I found the Shot Tracker to be a nice open concept pocket dolly. Use track, use a smooth surface or use your imagination. The dolly is well constructed and looks the part of a professional rig. I also use their prompter pad which is also a great product.

Soeren Mueller
09-27-2012, 02:58 PM
Just tried to get that same deal last night, but under the ENORMOUS FREE SHIPPING text, in tiny lettering, it says domestic customers only - and they want another $300 to send one to Australia, so I had to no thankyou.

Regarding the DigitalJuice slider... does anybody know if they really make that thing themselfes or if it's just some 3rd party produce (like asian ;o) resold...?

drazzon
09-27-2012, 03:35 PM
Please dont get the digital juice slider its built like a tank but its too shaky the way its been built

Frank Glencairn
09-27-2012, 04:30 PM
What do you mean shaky? Mine is buttersmooth, even with a 30lbs rig on it.

Javier Durá
09-27-2012, 04:31 PM
Hi All,

I'm looking for good slider dolly for a BMC. Is there are cheaper and just as good alternative to the Kessler Bloom signature ones?

Hi, take a look at this slider, includes an interesting "panoramic" system to fix an item within the view. I think that I have not seen many with this feature, which is very important for my.

http://www.e-kietacam.com/epages/e-kietacam_com.sf/en_US/?ViewObjectID=7312868

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-iBLX2biyfM

metaljesus
09-28-2012, 07:48 AM
I love my Konova. I havnt tried the crank or motor though.

robmneilson
09-28-2012, 07:50 AM
That Xlidercam looks pretty great. Next time I drop any money on a slider it will have to have a crank.....those igus rail sliders are for the birds.