They've only just begun shipping the SliderPLUS+, but edelkrone has now unveiled the SliderPLUS XL, which takes everything that was good about the SliderPLUS+, and makes it even slidier. Whether you consider it (r)evolutionary or not, it's a pretty ingenious concept, where you can take a relatively small device and get twice the movement out of it thanks to its design. Click through to learn more about it.
Here's the announcement from the company:
edelkrone has introduced a true innovation in to camera sliders category late last year and it was the first slider with the ability to move twice its total length. After insisting demand from its customers about a longer version, edelkrone is now introducing a new size option to its innovative slider system.
The new size option gives 3ft camera movement with a body just half of this length and it is called SliderPLUS XL .
The first announced length gave 2ft camera movement with 1 ft body. The SliderPLUS’s XL version is priced 699 USD and can be purchased from store.edelkrone.com. The shipping of the products is planned to be in mid February.
SliderPLUS also has an extension port for a DC motor module for time lapse and motion control shots which will be announced later.
If you haven't seen it yet, here's a sample of the original slider in action:
$700 can get you quite a range of sliders, most of them with at least 3 feet of movement or more, but if you're really trying to limit the size of your gear, this slider, which is under 2 feet total in length, is going to travel a lot easier as you can fit it into more places. Yes, you'll still need a half-decent tripod, but it all might come down to making your gear just a little more manageable, especially in rough locations.
This particular design also has another major advantage over traditional designs, and that is the ability to dolly back on wider lenses without the slider actually getting into the frame, since the entire device moves as you slide.
You can head on over to the edelkrone site to pre-order the SliderPLUS XL, which should be shipping in a matter of weeks.
Disclosure: edelkrone is a No Film School advertiser.