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    some of you may remember a couple of months ago i mentioned a colleague based in China was about to start work on a camera slider for me. today i received an email with photo attachments showing the finished article. considering steve has no knowledge of or interest in photography or video and the only thing he had to go on was a couple of youtube links i sent him, the slider looks pretty good.
    apparently the slider will work withn a camera suspended from it as well as attached to the top of it ...... watch this space \lo

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    Quote Originally Posted by enc View Post
    watch this space
    I'm watching with great interest. I rather thought it was more than a couple of months and had given up hope...
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    Quote Originally Posted by TimStannard View Post
    I'm watching with great interest. I rather thought it was more than a couple of months and had given up hope...
    here ya go, quick first test.... ill get some proper footage up soon

    Last edited by enc; 06-19-2011 at 10:42 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by enc View Post
    here ya go, quick first test.... ill get some proper footage up soon
    Yay! Looking forward to some shots of the actual slider mechanism. It look like you're bucking the trend for cylindrical rails/pipes from what I can see here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TimStannard View Post
    ..It look like you're bucking the trend for cylindrical rails..
    In fairness Tim - It's only me thats gone that way I think.... But nice to think I'm a trend setter!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy Lockwood View Post
    In fairness Tim - It's only me thats gone that way I think....
    I think I posted the comment as I'd just seen


    so perhaps me suggesting it's a trend was a bit premature
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    Bloody hell - thats SEVEN HUNDRED DOLLARS! - and thats without the fancy tripods.... or head....
    Last edited by Andy Lockwood; 06-22-2011 at 11:12 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TimStannard View Post
    Yay! Looking forward to some shots of the actual slider mechanism. It look like you're bucking the trend for cylindrical rails/pipes from what I can see here.
    yeah, from what i could see on youtube it would appear the majority do opt for "piped" sliders.

    mines made out of shower cubicle runners LOL! didnt cost anything and although a bit heath robinson seems to work ok. doesn't really matter how it looks (it aint pretty) or what its made from as long as it works

    ill put up some pics and footage of the actual slider.

    ive asked my man in china to send me a couple of smaller bars to make it a bit more portable. currently its 76cm long. shouldnt be to difficult to swap the main gubbins over to vthe smaller runners when required.

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    Quote Originally Posted by enc View Post
    mines made out of shower cubicle runners
    And there we have the marketing sorted: Shoot'n'Go!
    Tim

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