macro slide rail

Discussion in 'Australia Photography' started by Scott Coutts, Dec 22, 2004.

  1. Scott Coutts

    Scott Coutts Guest

    Hi,

    Short notice I konw, but anybody know where I can get a macro slide rail
    before the end of the week, so preferably in Melbourne? I'm talking
    about a camera-mounting rail by the way, not bellows.


    Cheers,

    Scott.
     
    Scott Coutts, Dec 22, 2004
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    Henrik Tived Guest

    I doubt, they can get it to you before xmas but have a look at
    www.reallyrightstuff.com they have some really nice stuff, but you better
    start saving.

    I have dealt with them before and the service is second to none - I wish I
    could afford this rail myself!

    regards

    Henrik
     
    Henrik Tived, Dec 22, 2004
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    Rob Guest

    The little Velbon Super Mag Slider is OK, the knobs are a bit dickey but
    it quite light and sturdy. Give the distributors Maxwells a call
    tomorrow, I'm sure they'll let you know who has one in stock.

    http://www.velbon.com.au/super_mag_slider.html
    http://www.maxwell.com.au/

    Cheers,

    Rob
     
    Rob, Dec 22, 2004
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  4. Scott Coutts

    Scott Coutts Guest

    WTF?! US$350 for a 1 directional slider?! At that price, they can keep
    it, even if they CAN get it here by the end of the week! The Velbon,
    Manfrotto, Spiratone ones are better than that and they're not even
    close to that price.

    Ah, well. Thanks for the link anyhow :)

    Scott.
     
    Scott Coutts, Dec 22, 2004
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    Scott Coutts Guest

    Yeah, tried to contact them today, but couldnt ): I wanted the velbon,
    spiratone or manfrotto one. The manfrotto one doesnt go in two
    directions tho ):

    How good is the slide stability on the velbon? I wish it was longer.
     
    Scott Coutts, Dec 22, 2004
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    Rob Guest

    You can make a one or two way rail out of the Manfrotto 454 Micro
    Positioning Plates and add a 323 or 225 QR Adapter if you need a QR
    solution.
    It's pretty good but I had to do a bit of work on mine from new as it
    was a bit gritty and stiff as some screws had been over-tighted. It did
    however come with a small but utilitarian tool kit.

    The Manfrotto kit was just too heavy for what I needed.

    Cheers,

    Rob
     
    Rob, Dec 22, 2004
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    Dave Ello Guest

    Hi Scott,

    I bought the Manfrotto 454 Micro positioning plate about 3 months ago and
    have only used it twice in that time, using it to shoot pans (nodal point
    stuff). I still have the packaging and instructions etc. if you're
    interested. I'll find the cost of the item and if you are interested we can
    work out a price that will be OK for both of us. I've just looked at it now
    and it does look new to me but can send you a photo if you like.

    In an overnight express post bag it should make it to you tomorrow from here
    (Sydney).

    Cheers,
    Dave 0411-808-222
    Email: deldridg (at) ozemail (dot) com (dot) au - mobile could be best this
    morning.
     
    Dave Ello, Dec 22, 2004
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    Dave Ello Guest

    Scott,

    A little addendum - the Manfrotto address for the item is:
    http://www.manfrotto.com/product/templates/templates.php3?sectionid=12&itemid=677
    and it's probably best to contact me by phone all day - could be out but
    will have time to send it to you before COB this afternoon if you are
    interested. I think the product cost me something like $165 new but we
    could look at something like $120 including the cost of posting it to you
    Express if you like (assuming it's not too heavy for Express post??).

    Cheers,
    Dave
     
    Dave Ello, Dec 22, 2004
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