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    Hello, I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions for sliders in the $500 range? I rented the Benro Move Over 8 for a shoot and my Ursa Mini fully rigged felt like it was just a tad too heavy for it. I've been looking at the Cinevate Duzi v3 slider which has really good reviews and a high payload. Has anyone had any good experiences with certain sliders with the Ursa Mini?


    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...slider_v3.html
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    I'm in the same boat as you. Number one on my list right now is the Rhino Slider Evo Pro followed by the Duzi. A little more expensive, but the extra length would be useful (for my applications anyway). The 24" version is $550, though. http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...slider_42.html . Looking forward to hearing any other suggestions.
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    Cant go wrong with the EVO Pro! Been using it and has been a work horse! IMG_0612.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by imaj View Post
    Cant go wrong with the EVO Pro! Been using it and has been a work horse!
    Yeah I'm using the EVO Pro with the ursa mini too. It's great but I'm looking for a better head/High hat to use with it. Which benro head is that in the picture by the way?
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    Have been using the UM4.6k on a 40" Kessler Cineslider for about 9 straight shoot days. The Kessler really handles the weight of the Mini very well. I have a friend who has that rhino and it seems barely adequate for an AF100 much less the increased weight of the UM.
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    I found the Cinevate v3 Duzi 32" on B&H as an open box item for much cheaper than retail so I ordered that and going to give it a shot. Will post how it handles the camera fully rigged when I get it in next week.
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    iFootage Shark Slider here.
    I replaced the carbon fiber rails with chrome plated 22mm steel ones which I found from a drive shaft company. (Cost me 50€ for the rails)
    Now I can hold easily up to 150 lbs without warping.
    Absolutely the smoothest slider I have ever used. I can push a fully loaded Alexa as if it was feather.


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    If I wanted my films to look like the real world I'd buy a video camera.
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    Hi Yoclay that looks great - but have you lost the facility to centre mount it now?
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    I had the Duzi v3 and sold it for the Edelkrone Slider Plus Pro (allows for more weight).

    Couldn't be happier but you'll need to use a hi hat or get low on the tripod if you want the full movement on the ground and the engineering disallows for full movement without the center bottom stationary.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt_Rozier View Post
    Hi Yoclay that looks great - but have you lost the facility to centre mount it now?
    Hi,
    I wouldn't center mount a heavier camera rig.
    Doesn't make sense in terms of the stresses at the ends.
    for lighter rigs, I still have the possibility of swapping out for the carbon rods.
    If I wanted my films to look like the real world I'd buy a video camera.
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