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What length for glidetrack??

 
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Mar 28, 2011 11:48 |  #1

Hi guys,

What length for glidetrack works best as slider as welll as shoulder support? 0.5m, 0.75m, or 1m? Thanks


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Mar 28, 2011 11:50 |  #2

...glider? long as possible. Shoulder rig? how long are your arms...


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Mar 28, 2011 11:54 |  #3

My arms are less than 2ft long..I guess 0.75m it is?? Here is the link
http://www.glidetrack.​com …s/standard-hd-bundle.html (external link)
Btw, what is the difference between Manfrotto 501HDV vs 701HDV?


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Mar 28, 2011 12:47 |  #4

0.65m rail I use is capable of sliding for 3-6 seconds, more than enough for one shot. However, the one I am using is ball bearing slider and it's completely smooth from start to finish.

.5m is best for shoulder but I do not recommend it for shoulder mounting.




  
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Mar 28, 2011 12:48 |  #5

501 (external link) vs 701 (external link). 701 is smaller.

i would also guess .75m but i don't think using a glidetrack as a shoulder rig is a good idea.


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Mar 28, 2011 12:55 |  #6

I shoot 70-200mm f/2.8 w/ 7D on 501hdv and 5D with 24mm, 50mm, or 85mm on 701hdv. The weight is well balanced on the 701hdv

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Btw, what is the difference between Manfrotto 501HDV vs 701HDV?




  
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Mar 28, 2011 13:30 |  #7

Thank you for your inputs guys. I'm going with the ZazaSlider DIY to save $$$. Is it a good idea to get both Manfrotto 562B-1 Fluid Video Aluminum Monopod with Plate and Manfrotto 701hdv?
@Trey, Can the 701hdv handle the 70-200mm f/2.8?


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Mar 28, 2011 14:52 |  #8

anyone has ULTRAcompact Package? How is their follow focus compare to other in the same price range? thanks

http://indisystem.com/​products/ultracompact_​package (external link)


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Mar 28, 2011 15:49 |  #9

I have the .75mm glidetrack shooter. I find it sufficient for slides. Be warned though, when using it as a shoulder mount it's extremely front heavy since you don't have a way to balance the weight. I can only shoot with it shoulder mounted for 5-6 minutes before finding myself fatigued and I consider myself to be in pretty good shape.


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Mar 28, 2011 17:08 |  #10

thanks gibson..im making offer on gini rig


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