Drylin W1080-B Linear Guide Camera Slider, Predrilled
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|Number of Items||1|
|Brand Name||igus Inc.|
|EAN||0022099069768 , 5554442329021 , 5554442457496|
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This Igus DryLin W1080-B dry-lubricated camera slider has an anodized aluminum construction, a predrilled 107 x 1,000 mm guide rail, and an adjustable carriage to mount cameras for sliding and panning video shots. With a 1,079 lb. static load capacity for supporting camera weight, the slider is dry lubricated for oil-free, low maintenance care, and its anodized aluminum construction is lightweight and resists corrosion and tarnishing. Cameras with medium-sized lenses can be mounted to the camera slider's 100 mm long carriage plate. The carriage fits onto the 107 x 1,000 mm guide rail for linear sliding, which comes predrilled with 3/8"-16 holes for mounting to tripods or other surfaces. Four plastic bearings help reduce sliding noise and friction. The camera slider's resistance adjusts by tightening or loosening the carriage's screws on the guide rail with an included Allen wrench, and it comes with four bolts to help prevent carriage misalignment. The camera slider has an assembled weight of 4 lb., and it is suitable for cameras with medium-sized lenses and for use in amateur and professional video applications.
Igus manufactures polymer chains and cables, linear guides, bearings, and other power transmission products for a variety of industries. The company, founded in 1964, is headquartered in Koln, Germany.
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A few tips:
1. Buy an extra baseplate for your tripod, screw it into the slider and leave it there.
2. Buy a small ballhead connector -- ideally the type with its own small baseplate -- and leave it on the slider as well.
3. Get a couple of rubber tipped clamps from Home Depot and use them as simple moveable stoppers -- to keep your camera sliding off the end or to mark the spot where you want the camera to stop (i.e. if you are doing a short, push-in dolly shot). These three things should cost you less than $100.
4. Take care using the slider with long lenses. it isn't stable enough to keep them still and you can get some nasty looking vibration. I tried some shots with my 80-200mm and many are not usable.
If you want to see some of the shots using this slider, check out [...] and go to my multimedia page.
When I received the unit and attached it to my tripod, it slid very smoothly over the full one-meter track, except for about four inches near the center where it bound a little. Even so, I could have used it when shooting if I took a little extra care.
Feeling I had nothing to lose, I wrote a polite email to Igus' customer support at telling them about my experience. I received a very helpful reply which said the adjustable clearance bearings might be at fault and stating they would send me two more without charge. These arrived, I replaced the two suspect bearings and now the carriage, with camera mounted, slides as smooth as silk.
This is truly exceptional support for an item in this price range. I recommend the Drylin slider without reservation.
Am I using this as a time-lapse slider that I customized to be extremely lightweight and back-packable? You bet.
Igus is an awesome company to work with. Their customer service department "gets it". Call them if you have any questions. These are some seriously knowledgable and courteous people. They essentially overnighted my order through a local courier after we worked out the best solution for my project. I'm loving the result, and look forward to purchasing more engineered products through Igus in the future.
I ordered mine from amazon with a Manfrotto 701HDV Mini Head and 501PL Sliding Plate.
,got it a couple of days later, brought it to Home Depot,Got the necessary screws. No drilling necessary. It even came with a small Hex key to adjust how much friction I wanted. took me less than 20 min. to set up everything including stoppers at both ends and Voila ...
If you're looking for a solid piece of equipment that does exactly what it says,nothing fancy with the right price look no further.
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