I finally decided to get myself a slider. I've been on the fence about one for about a year now but finally I went out and purchased the cheapest one I could find. The Opteka 23". It's SOOOO light and tiny, but the results you can get are awesome, so long as you are patient and careful. Looking forward to using this as a "pusher" ... hollywood style ;)
I'm also experimenting with long focal lengths, rather the wide angle lenses on the slider. It's more difficult (just like the glidecam) but the results are cool! You just have to get a little more creative with your camera position and sliding angle, and you have to be much steadier with your guiding hand. I might invest in a larger slider with bearings and other bells and whistles after all...but not just yet. I'm loving this lightweight almost pocket sized thing!
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