Andrew Wonder - Edelkrone SliderPlus In Action-1

edelkrone sliderPLUS+ customer demo! You wanted to see it in action, now you can!

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There has been a lot of interest in the new edelkrone SliderPLUS+ since it was announced a few weeks ago and one of our incredible readers, Andrew Wonder (remember the Canon EOS 1D C lobster movie!), sent us his first demo of the SliderPlus!

Andrew Wonder - Edelkrone SliderPlus In Action

Andrew Wonder – Edelkrone SliderPlus+ In Action


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Some thoughts from Andrew

In his blog post about the new sliderPlus+, Andrew posted:

My initial thoughts are:
–It seems just as smooth as any other slider I’ve used. Even my much more cumbersome Kessler Stealth.
–I cannot believe how small it is in real life. I didn’t believe the “fit in your backpack” marketing line but it’s true. It will fit nicely in a Pelican 1510 case. Finally a slider you can actually bring everywhere with you. No more ski pole case and extra tripod bag.
–Watching it slide is pretty trippy. It must be the equivalent to people seeing a Ferris Wheel for the first time and thinking wind would tip it over. If you plan on using this for interview shots I think you are going to have some distracted talent for your first few slides. That being said, the sliding movement is amazing. Being able to actually slide forward and backwards is a dream come true. The small profile is really nice.
–In my opinion this is the first true portable slider. I really want to love my Kessler Stealth (especially for triple the money) but even though it’s a bit lighter it’s really no easier to move around than a 5′ Cineslider. It still requires two tripods and two guys to really make it work. Using the drag control you can lock your camera center and lift it/move it so easily it’s amazing. My ideal world would be to have a larger heavy duty Kessler Cinesilder for long/big setup moves then be packing a SliderPlus+ for everything else.
–I did not feel as limited by the range as I thought. This is also the first slider that I could actually use a tripod head while moving the camera. Linear slider moves are so 2012 and being able to easily add smooth pan/tilts and forward/back moves (like on a short doorway dolly) really elevates this and allows you to get shots that I previously haven’t been able to achieve with a slider without a remote head.
–I would love to add some Kessler Qwik Release plates to the system. One under the slider connecting to the tripod and another for the camera would make this an even better kit for quick builds and dismantles.
–So far weight wise it seems to like whatever the 701 likes. 5D3 and 1DX were no problem. Didn’t test with anything heavier.
There are a few cons I noticed:

Now, I know you’re curious about the “cons” so slide over (see the pun there?) to Andrew’s blog for all the details!

  Note: it is our policy to give credit as well as deserved traffic to our news sources – so we don’t repost the entire article – sorry, I know you want the juicy bits, but I feel it is only fair that their site get the traffic and besides, you just might make a new friend or find an advertiser that has something you’ve never seen before  

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I got used slider from ebay from Czech Republic! After I got it there was some loos between bearing and tracks. They upload some pictures on eBay where they show the slider with BRAKE on the side. I got without! I ask them about the looses and missing brake. They just respond the loose is normal (??!!??) and they stop selling slider with brake because of lack of smoothness. So I'm stock with slider which can stop and be lock only in center position not whenever I want. Ebay description they wrote: USED FOR PERSONAL PURPOSES FOR SMALL PROJECT. The thing is that the address they have is the same like the address EDELKRONE website have for RETURNS! So in reality I didn't get some slider which was used for "ONE SMALL" project but something what somebody else return for any reason (example toss tracks and loos bearings etc) So from the description I got slider in great condition, in life I get dysregulated piece of s@#$!


Just a warning to those purchasing this product, I got mine in the mail today and it was broken. The belt was snapped and the whole pc was locked and would not slide, basically the entire unit was not assembled correctly. To make matters worse it shipped with no instructions and the card that had the site where the instructions are located was a blank page. They want me to pay for having it shipped back to the Czech Republic and then I have to wait until they deem whether or not they are going to replace it. Also if of some reason they don't receive this package they won't refund me, so basically I just bought a $500 paper weight. I would advise everyone to not buy this product and to stick with Kessler who have real customer service and way better quality control. Now I must wait an additional 2 weeks assuming all goes well. Once again I seriously think Edelkrone should be held accountable for their actions and this sort of thing should not be acceptable in our community, we work hard for the gear we buy and their attitude is simply awful towards their defective products


I'd love to see a solid review on this. I own a Cinevate FLT, and have been through various different sliders over the years. And they all have the same problems (some worse than others), which are always overlooked when it comes to product reviews and presentations. -They stick -Some have play in the carriage meaning wobble in the shot -They don't completely mate with a one tripod setup and as a result shots offer a rainbow style bow as slide left to right. Can you comment on how the Edelkrone slider handles these points? The latter point is paramount, as I feel with the way this slider operates, it offers no form of counter balance when it's at it's furtherest point on each side. Meaning there must be a high tendency to tip. You say it has have a tripod spread of 80mm or it tips over. How does it perform at 80mm and over? Does it feel 100% solid? Or are you still weary of use?


Hi John, A couple of questions. Did you buy the protection plan they offer? I am not asking so I can juge you id you didn't. I am asking because I am curious as to if it was worth it (customer service wise) if you did. I know their site states that they will replace things without question if you've bought the protection plan. Also, was the box damaged at all? could the damage have happened in shipping? I have seen other reviews (and read) that their quality control wasn't bad and the build on the units is tank solid. Has this issue been resolved for you? Patrick


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