When I first opened the box, I was surprised by how small it was, and not in a good way, but then I bolted it to a tripod and the range of the trolley is now more than I might ever use. Fantastic. I came to appreciate its small size when I packed it up and headed for the hills. My last slider was over 32" and I found that I never took it with me in the field - this one is small and light enough that it always comes with me. It fits *inside* my pack instead of having to hang on the outside where it could get banged up on the rocks. The motor is quiet when in creep mode but you can hear it when running it at full speed. The travel is smooth, too. Perfect for my time-lapses. Bluetooth connects quickly with no issues. I also have no issues with the app (iPhone) itself. The auto-calculation is fantastic and takes some of the work of setting up a proper time-lapse session. I think the app is just as important as the actual slider and a deciding factor in buying into the Edelkrone system. I run the HeadOnes too and it's all integrated and seamless. Kudo's to the software team! Now, if they built in a star tracker I'd pay money for it! A fantastic slider and fantastic app. I have no regrets.
I used it for motion timelapse. The function is really good.
Love how it came packaged, and it's a solid piece of kit. However, I am not exactly thrilled with the smoothness of the motion. It's nearly impossible to get footage moving it at a very slow pace without getting slow/fast bits mixed in. In other words, there's more tension, and then less tension through most of the travel causing the speed to be inconsistent. I expected much more from something that costs this much. Maybe this isn't the norm, and I got a bad one, but I'm just not impressed with the results.
Connection! Connection! Connection. When using multiple Edelkrone device together such as Pan, Tilt head combine with Slider. The Apps is routinely lost the connection with one or more devices. It is pretty annoyed! The user can not even finishing the set up all position then he/ she has to power down the whole system and go through pairing process again. So there is a strong chance for user can not even finish the setup position or spending lot of time to repeat the pairing process. In saying that pairing process is OK but the connection to devices such as pan, tilt, or slider are routinely lost connection right after few minutes
What a wonderful addition to my set of equipment! It really works as advertised and I look forward to shooting with it a lot!
I have the first generation version as well and have used it almost everyday for work for the past 4/5years. They are made well and work great. No better slider on the market in my opinion.
Wow, best slider ever. Never used a slider better than this one. Even with a super sensitive macro lens, this slider is SMOOTH. Great design. Only note is you will need a good tripod to balance the weight.
I’m using the slider to automate some light movement for a stop-motion project and I couldn’t be happier with it. Though I wish it would communicate with the Slider Module through Dragonframe but I guess that feature only works with the motion heads. I’d recommend the slider and module to anyone though. Comes in clean packaging with super helpful video manuals.
Fantastic! Love it!
Nothing short of amazing. The build quality, modularity and versatility of this slider is absolutely solid!
Incredible, Thanks for the attention!
On average, it’ good and the sliding motion is extremely smooth. On the other hand, it’s a bit easy to topple on tripod if you don’t add weight to your tripod.
Compact, slides well, motion control amazing, sturdy. If I ordered again, I would lubricate the screws and threads when attaching the battery plates etc, as it's very easy to strip them if not careful.
When removing the belts the wall rollers easily fall out and could be lost. An extra belt should be provided.
Very smooth motion with my action module and with my steady module.
Very compact for the amount of travel it gives. And very well machined. A tiny QC issue with a burr left on the slider lock that scraped, but easy to fix with sandpaper. If you want a slider that can fit in a small tripod bag yet want large travel, go with the long. If you want something that can fit in a backpack, go with the compact. I've found it works best with solo style legs that can be spread out wide.
Awesome product. Same excellent improvements since the first iterations. Customer support is next to none. Edelkrone team has become the new gold standard for product development and customer support!
The screw-on stabilizer feet are just something else to worry about. Make the damn things less of a hassle and less of a snag hazard.
The product doesn't slide. Every time I try to use the app, it just shuts off. I've been trying to speak with customer service and it's very hard to get clear answers of how to fix.