Are you a budding Steven Spielberg? If so, then you will know the importance of having the right gear. Anyone can get their hands on a camera these days but can you use it correctly? More to the point, do you have both the know-how and equipment to get that shot? Thanko have come to the rescue at least on the latter with the Camera Track Slider Dolly. There are plenty of these kinds of dolly sliders around, most are expensive items. Thanko specialize in providing smart alternatives for more modest budgets.
It can hold up to 4kg (8.8 lb) of weight and allow you to achieve those smooth tracking shots when used with tripods. But this rig is also simple to set up and can be adjusted easily to get horizontal or vertical sliding.
Here are some examples of the tracking shots you can achieve.
The Thanko Camera Track Slider Dolly features:
- Rail length (when fully set up): 1.2m (3.9 ft)
- Weight: 3.1kg (6.8 lbs)
- Maximum load: up to 4kg (8.8 lb)
- Tripod not included
- Includes rail, feet parts x 2, carry bag
- Instructions: Japanese (but easy to use)