$99 Dollar Camera Slider

Not too happy with the Fluid Head that comes attached with this $99.00 dollar slider from IndiSystems, but the rail and carrier work pretty well. It looks thicker than other Camera Slider rails out there, but it's actually hollow and very lightweight. This 2 foot version of a silder is easier for my type of workflow compared to the 4 ft. slider I show in this video. This $99 dollar video camera slider mounts well directly to the Tripod or to a Quick release plate.

I had to drill out the old fluid head mount (plastic) and make room for a 1/4 x 20 flat headed screw. I wanted to keep it at 1/4 x 20 so I still have the option of mounting a camera directly to the carrier plate. In order to mount the Bogen 701HDV Fluid head, 1/4 to 3/8 adapter like this one. I don't do a whole bunch of sliding, but now maybe I will since this is a lighter and smaller version compared to the other Igus Rail. This is the mini slider from http://indisystem.com/products/indislider_mini

You can also get the same slider for a bit more here:

Did I mention I got my new 100mm Macro IS USM lens in also?? It's awesome...Here's a few samples below I took outside in the parking lot.
100mm Macro IS USM Canon Lens



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17 thoughts on “$99 Dollar Camera Slider

  1. Damyan

    Hello i have a question does the slider come with thing that you move the camera with or is it from the tripod and you just connect it? Thanks

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  3. Emm

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    @David G.Rubianes - No the slider does not have the Vertical Mounts. The slip is 'not' equal to IGUS. The handle is just for the fluid head.

  4. Hi there, I would know several things:

    1 / This slider can do vertical shots?

    2 / The slip is equal to igus?

    3 / What possibilities does the handle that brings (the one you took)?

    Thank you very much in advance!

  5. Emm

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    @Alex- Most tripods are more than strong enough when the weight is centered. It's when the camera is sliding off to one side where the weight really shifts. If the legs aren't wide enough or the base isn't heavy enough, it could tip.

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  7. Emm

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    @Travis * Johansen - Sliders are easier to get steady shots. I would suggest building up a slider first.

  8. I'm contemplating buying a slider or a camera stabilizer (the steadicam knock-offs you've done a video about here). What would be a better deal? Should I get the slider or the camera stabilizer first?

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  11. admin

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    Thanks, that is the Igus Drylin W linear guide rail from Ireland used for machinery and robotics with a standard carrier and dry bearings. Also known to many as ZaZa slider. I've already posted a DIY article about this, thanks for sharing.

  12. feizh

    Nice job.
    How did you manage to remove the "puck" head mounted on the carrier plate ? I don't like it and I'd like to get rid of it so I can mount my tripod head the same way you did (I have the basic $99 version).

    Thanks.

    And thank you very much for all those helpful articles 😉

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