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    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?

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    http://nofilmschool.com/2012/09/film...al-diy-slider/

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    • #3
      Not sure that is what I mean by "Just as good".

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      • #4
        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.

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        • #5
          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.
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          • #6
            I use the DigitalJuyce Slyder - best bang for the buck IMHO
            Blog: http://frankglencairn.wordpress.com/

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            • #7
              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:



              // Aaron

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Taikonaut View Post
                Not sure that is what I mean by "Just as good".
                LOL! I didnt really read your post sorry

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                • #9
                  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

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                  • #10
                    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.

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                    • #11
                      The Atlas 10 by cinevate is really nice and robust http://www.cinevate.com/catalog/prod...roducts_id=252

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Trevor Roach View Post
                        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.
                        Tim Veal
                        http://sandstoneproductions.net
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by vealti View Post
                          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.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Frank Glencairn View Post
                            I use the DigitalJuyce Slyder - best bang for the buck IMHO
                            Thanks for the recommendation Frank. I ended up buying one tonight. Digital Juice has them for sale for $350 on their site right now

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Yuns View Post
                              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.

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