I have loved following edelkrone since they started- even though it’s a premium product, once I was able to afford/expense some of the products, I’ve tried them. The slider itself was very smooth out of the box, I would recommend using it without a tripod to avoid the rainbow effect. The head (where the camera sits) has a natural divot on the wheels, which means it’s not totally gliding, you will inevitably are a bump in your footage. I never let the camera rest on the slider, Habit from previous cheaper products That don’t last. I’ll have to try my luck somewhere else, I am returning the slider and might try another product before going to a different company.
This is a must have for the slider. The variable tension knob can make your camera go from silky smooth medium speed (as fast as I would ever need) to super slow and smooth. There is no way I could ever get speeds this consistent by hand. The new version is smoother than first version (I have used both). Edelkrone builds top quality machines and has TOP NOTCH customer service. Cannot ask for more.
If you get the slide module v2 then this is not needed. Wasn’t really clear on the site. Will still use it though for manual slides!
Works well to smooth out ultra slow slides! I needed to do some slow, macro slides and this helped smooth out the movement.
The slider is smooth when travelling from both sides. However when it passes by the center, there is a very slight **** causing the momentum to slow. Its very slight but enough to feel it.
quality quality quality !!!