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Edelkrone launch improved SliderPLUS V2

By site editor Dan Chung:

Edelkrone’s new version 2 of the SliderPLUS is available to buy from today. The original design has been finessed and gets a new all black finish. The new version is also said to be quieter in operation thanks to the use of Delrin wheels on the rails.

As before it comes in two sizes and features the same ingenious ball bearing extending system with extending rails. These allow the slider to offer a much greater travel than the short length would suggest. An added advantage is that it extends as you dolly forwards. This aids keeping the slider out of shot if you are pointing the camera in the direction of movement.

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The shorter 1.3 ft version is $499 and the medium 2ft version is $599. The company has also mentioned that a larger one is also in the works.

You can purchase them on the Edelkrone webstore.

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Posted on July 16th, 2013 by Dan Chung | Category: SIiders |

4 responses to "Edelkrone launch improved SliderPLUS V2"

  1. Bob123 Says:
    July 16th, 2013 at 9:10 am

    Two Questions
    1 – Despite the 22 roller bearing in the design, SliderPLUS stage could wobble, has that been fixed?

    2 – Since the SliderPLUS launch on 12-12-12 Edelkrone promised a Motion Control Unit motor control for the SliderPlus. On 7-15-2013 Edelkrone launched SliderPLUS v2 and removed all mention of SliderPlus and the motor support from it website. Edelkrone broke their word. Are they trustworthy?

    • Paper_bag Says:
      July 21st, 2013 at 12:36 pm

      Hey Bob, the wobble is actually supposed to be there. Edelkrone suggests fixing this by making the camera front heavy on the fluid head.

  2. dbarr62 Says:
    July 17th, 2013 at 8:01 am

    Im feeling duped and ripped off!

    I recently received my SliderPlus (old version) only to learn that they have improved it and resolved the “bump” in the travel issue with a new model.

    Unlike other companies that inform and tease about an upcoming products and then discount the existing product prior to the arrival of the new model, Edelkrone has chosen to be sneaky and grab your money, run and then rub your nose in the new product that actually delivers the performance that was initially promised.

    They are aware of the travel issue and even email you a link to a video that explains how to “adjust” your SliderPlus. It improves the defect a bit but does not eliminate the issue.

    Unlike RED or BLACKMAGIC that disclose issues and delays and improvements that allow an informed purchase, this is a poor business practice that will not win over any repeat customers.

  3. Paper_bag Says:
    July 19th, 2013 at 3:14 am

    Another dissatisfied customer here. It’s not that I purchased version 1 just before version 2 came out (I’ve had version 1 for months). It’s more that I don’t think version 1 was fully baked before they took it out of the oven. The rusty rollers, the inconvenient locking mechanism, the lack of usability on grass, and especially the bump in middle of the slide, and the rollers not gripping the track properly — I think these are all issues that a reasonable person would expect would have been resolved before the slider was first released. I think that collectively they amount to serious enough defects that people would not have purchased version 1 if they’d known about them.

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