For many, the Philip Bloom Pocket Dolly has been the slider to buy but it has also been out of reach for some – so it is great to see Kessler (a planet5D sponsor) come up with a new slider that fits between the Pocket Dolly and the Philip Bloom version – thus the “Stealth” – which will come in at $799.
The Best of Both Worlds
The Stealth Camera Dolly was created due to the demand for a tool offering the same smooth, short run dolly shots of the Kessler Pocket Dolly with the added drag control of the Philip Bloom Signature Slider. The result is a device that provides multiple options for smooth motion, endowing the shooter with the ability to achieve the perfect shot every time.
The units are available in the Standard 3′ version and the 2′ Traveler size, and does not possess the crank handle of either slider. Eric Kessler, owner and CEO of Kessler had this to say about the new Stealth slider.
“We had a number of requests from customers that said they liked the Bloom, but would prefer it in black. As well we had requests to have a slider with the belt drive and drag, but they did not need or want a crank handle. Like the Bloom is a hybrid between the Pocket Dolly and CineSlider, the Stealth is a hybrid between the Pocket Dolly and Bloom.”
The Stealth is compatible with many of Kessler's accessories (sold separately) including the Outrigger Feet and All-Terrain Outrigger Feet, the Hercules Head and K-Pod tripod system.
(cover photo credit: snap from the video)