A 6″ Slider Provide ‘Just Enough’ Movement

Dec 2, 2015

Udi Tirosh

Udi Tirosh is an entrepreneur, photography inventor, journalist, educator, and writer based in Israel. With over 25 years of experience in the photo-video industry, Udi has built and sold several photography-related brands. Udi has a double degree in mass media communications and computer science.

A 6″ Slider Provide ‘Just Enough’ Movement

Dec 2, 2015

Udi Tirosh

Udi Tirosh is an entrepreneur, photography inventor, journalist, educator, and writer based in Israel. With over 25 years of experience in the photo-video industry, Udi has built and sold several photography-related brands. Udi has a double degree in mass media communications and computer science.

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Can a 6 Inch Slider (15cm) be a working tool for videographers? Turkish gear maker Edelkrone says yes and putting their development money where their mouth is. Edelkrone just introduces Slider One, a tiny slider that fits right at the top of a tripod.

The Slider can be a great companion if you know how to use those 6 inches. (I am holding back on all the obvious jokes here, I am sure you will make up for it in the comments). If you are shooting a close by object, 6 inch done slowly can be quite a big camera move. This is true even if you are shooting something that is further away, but have an element in the foreground.

The introduction video for the product is a mastery of playing with foreground and background planes.

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The Slider One can carry 9kg (20lbs) of gear which is enough considering that if you are using such a small slider your camera is probably not a one to come in several Peli cases.

Lastly, aside the small form factor, the slider provides two extra features: friction adjustment and position lock, both accessible via wheels at the bottom of the slider.

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For me, I think that this makes the decision of taking a slider or not on a small shoot a non-question. On the other hands, Edelkrone does not provide any info on the mechanism that is used to slide along the tracks. It does not seem to have bearings inside. I guess we will need to see actual reviews to see if movement is as smooth as Edelkrone claims.

What do you think? Does this slider show a good balance between portability and move length?

[Slider One $250 | edelkrone.com]

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4 responses to “A 6″ Slider Provide ‘Just Enough’ Movement”

  1. langleyt Avatar
    langleyt

    This looks really neat, but I’m more impressed with your restraint on the 6 inch puns. ;)

    1. udi tirosh Avatar
      udi tirosh

      It was not easy, trust me.

  2. Lee Daley Avatar
    Lee Daley

    nice and its something I prob will get BUT I hope it works with their motor system

  3. pincherio Avatar
    pincherio

    It ain’t the size. It’s how you use it.