Manfrotto introduces new sliders. Finally.

Oct 14, 2015

Liron Samuels

Liron Samuels is a wildlife and commercial photographer based in Israel. When he isn’t waking up at 4am to take photos of nature, he stays awake until 4am taking photos of the night skies or time lapses. You can see more of his work on his website or follow him on Facebook.

Manfrotto introduces new sliders. Finally.

Oct 14, 2015

Liron Samuels

Liron Samuels is a wildlife and commercial photographer based in Israel. When he isn’t waking up at 4am to take photos of nature, he stays awake until 4am taking photos of the night skies or time lapses. You can see more of his work on his website or follow him on Facebook.

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Known for its tripods, tripod heads and other support equipment, Manfrotto’s newest products seem to be a natural next step for the company.

The slider comes in two versions, 60cm and 100cm (2’ and 3.3’) long, and is aimed at experienced photographers and videographers.

Other than being extremely smooth and accurate, the slider also promises to be silent and steady.

Manfrotto states that the sliders are totally machined and that the 8 high precision steel ball bearings used in them will provide users with smooth and accurate sliding movements. In addition, the carriage’s friction can be adjusted to your liking. The wide tracks of the slider should also add to the sturdiness and steadiness.

Friction system and brake
Friction system and brake

Adding to the fluidity and silence of the sliders’ movement are the wheels, made of an “an exclusively strong material (PSU – high performance polymer)”.

PSU - high performance polymer wheels
PSU – high performance polymer wheels

Weighing in at 2.19 and 2.95 kg (4.83 and 6.5 lbs), both versions are made of aluminum and steel and can safely carry a payload of up to 10 kg (22 lbs).

The slider includes a bubble level and numerous standard 1/4 “ and 3/8 “ threads that allow for attachments such as the Digital Director or the company’s arms to be used.

Multiple standard attachments 1/ 4” and 3/8”
Multiple standard attachments 1/ 4” and 3/8”

The Manfrotto website shows eight various slider and head combinations on its website, four for each version, but for now the slider is available in the following combinations:

60 cm slider – $450 (plus free shipping)

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100 cm slider – $500 (plus free shipping)

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60 cm slider and 500 fluid head kit – $570

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100 cm slider and 502 fluid heat kit – $680

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I have not tried this slider in person, but based on my experience with other Manfrotto products I’d say it will probably give the other sliders out there a run for their money.

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