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    Looking to put a little movement into my shots and trying to decide between a 14inch or 24 inch slider. Particularly this one: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produ...35.html?sts=pi

    I'm mostly "one man band" and would mount on Sachtler Ace, C100 on top.

    Will the longer slider make much of a difference? Thoughts? Experiences?

    Thanks


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    If you can afford the extra size, then I say go 24". You can always use less of the longer one, but once you reach the end of the 14 you don't have any more to go. Just how I'd look at it.
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    It takes very little movement to get a nice effect. Being on your own, you don't want to carry any more than necessary. To help you decide, set up a scene and drag the camera across a table top on a towel and see what 14" and 24" offer you.


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    Don't get one longer than your sticks bag!


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    I hauled a 24” rhino slider for a day at a trade show/conference recently with a c100. Wasnt too bad. This was on my little Sachtler DV4 tripod. With a beefier tripod (FSB6 or something) would have been even better probably, but even with the setup I had the slider didn’t tilt from the weight when at the cam was at the ends. I would go as long as you can without having to support the ends.


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    Thanks, guys. As advised I'll try the cam on towel test and see how that goes. I have a feeling 24" may be the way to go if I want a 5-6 second shot?


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    Run the test and let us know what you think. I'd like to hear what you decide. It really depends on the lens and scene composition.


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    No matter which, be sure to subtract the camera mount length from your slider move length to figure your actual total move length.


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    I second the advice to get longer. May be harder to transport etc, but when you are there shooting, you have the length when you need it.


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    This company has some cool sliders that travel twice the distance of their size:

    https://edelkrone.com/products/sliderplus


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