Super Members Mattias Burling Posted August 22, 2015 Author Super Members Share Posted August 22, 2015 Ah. I'd suggest that if you're getting too much friction on your slider a trick to alleviate some of that jitteriness is to rotate the slider on the z-axis. This effectively changes the center of gravity more to the balance point of your camera rig while not changing the direction of the slide. Once the tension is lessened the slide should become nice and smooth.For instance, If I shoot a slider shot with a light 50mm prime on my 5D, then the weight of the camera is close to the center of the actual slider plate and it moves easily. However, if I put on a big and heavy 24-70mm redband lens, then the balance point is farther away from the center and it can bind the slider plate. A simple counter-angle adjustment moves that center point back to a more manageable useful spot.Any of that make sense?Anyway, that solution might cost less than buying a new camera body. For production problems like this I like to recommend to change your technique, not the technology.Sounds like something to look into, thanks for the tip Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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