There aren't many sliders on the market that most everyone seems to like. The Cinevate Duzi is one of the few, and it just got a major update.
The Cinevate Duzi has always had a reputation for being stupidly strong despite its small size and minimal profile. However, older versions of the slider also came with some minor annoyances -- like a strangely placed carriage brake. In the newest version, Cinevate has addressed those issues.
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Here are the new features of the Duzi 3:
- Upgraded lock secures the camera anywhere on the rails
- Now available in two lengths: 24 and 32 inches
- Compatible with timelapse add-on
- Load capacity of 120 lbs
- Integrated bubble level
- Price: $420 for 24" and $470 for 32"
Though they're squarely in the middle of the market in terms of price -- they're neither the cheapest or most expensive -- the Duzi sliders are built to take a major beating day after day and still operate as smooth as butter, and by all accounts, they accomplish just that. This alone makes them a great tool for filmmakers who are constantly traveling and on the run, and whose relationship with their gear is perhaps less than loving at times.
You can order the new Duzi v3 sliders over at B&H.