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CobraCrane 5237 Tracking Dolly without Track

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You Pay: $328.95
Product Highlights
  • Runs on 2" PVC
  • Works with CobraCrane
  • Mounts to Tripod

The CobraCrane 5237 is the Tracking Dolly without track. This dolly operates on 2" PVC and provides a stable platform for a tripod with the CobraCrane attached.

It runs on six skateboard wheel offset at 90°. It offers easy set up and breakdown.

Construction Metal
Doorway Width Not Specified by Manufacturer
Folded Length Not Specified by Manufacturer
Wheel Diameter 2"
Wheel Lock No
Cable Guards No
Weight Not Specified by Manufacturer
CobraCrane 5237 Tracking Dolly without Track
  • Dolly
  • 1 Year Warranty
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    CobraCrane5237 Tracking Dolly without Track
     
    4.5

    (based on 20 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (11)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    94%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (17)
    • Improves performance (14)
    • Professional quality (13)
    • Compact (12)
    • Lightweight (11)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Independent films (14)
      • In the studio (10)
      • Complex projects (5)
      • Home movies (5)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Film student (6), Professional artist (6), Business owner (5), Enthusiast (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (14)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Simple and efficient!

      When I first saw this product, I thought it seemed a bit pricey. However, for video work, a dolly is a great tool, so I went ahead and bought it. I can...Read complete review

      When I first saw this product, I thought it seemed a bit pricey. However, for video work, a dolly is a great tool, so I went ahead and bought it. I can now say that it is entirely worth the money. The dolly is compact, relatively light, and it moves extremely smooth -- even carrying my 10lb+ camera set-up. The wheels are large, and very high-quality. Overall, I was very impressed, because although the dolly looks simplistic, it works wonders for your work.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Great Motion... Until the Wheels Fall Of

      The dolly works great for about 15-20 minutes of use, then the wheels begin to loosen from the mounts, and they catch on the track. If you are shooting short segments, and...Read complete review

      The dolly works great for about 15-20 minutes of use, then the wheels begin to loosen from the mounts, and they catch on the track. If you are shooting short segments, and have time to adjust the wheels after each take, this dolly system will give you some amazing results. We, however, film live stage events, and it's impractical to stop shooting, remove the tripod, and tighten 6 individual wheels.

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      4.0

      Great Dolly

      By Travis

      from Schertz, TX

      About Me Professional Artist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Highly Compatible
      • Improves Performance
      • Professional Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about CobraCrane 5237 Tracking Dolly without Track:

          This is ultra smooth and ultra affordable! I was a little nervous about the quality due to its lower price tag, compared to products like Kessler, but it works great! Shots are very stable and it glides like a dream. I highly recommend this product. I had a little trouble making sure all the pieces fit together snugly, but once I got it, I had no problems at all.

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          5.0

          A great and affordable piece of equipmen

          By Manhattan Shooter

          from New York, NY

          About Me Professional Artist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Easy To Use
          • Highly Compatible
          • Improves Performance
          • Lightweight
          • Professional Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Complex Projects
            • Independent Films

            Comments about CobraCrane 5237 Tracking Dolly without Track:

            The 5237 was a great investment. It's smooth, easy to assemble, lightweight, and sturdy. And I like the fact that it's made in the U.S.A.

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            5.0

            Very soft Tracking Dolly

            By MacUser

            from Mexico

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about CobraCrane 5237 Tracking Dolly without Track:

            Works great, very soft, like others buy the pipes apart, much cheaper that way.

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            5.0

            Very nice thing!

            By Real Rudi

            from Knoxville, TN

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Highly Compatible
            • Improves Performance

            Cons

            • Pricey / Poor Value

            Best Uses

              Comments about CobraCrane 5237 Tracking Dolly without Track:

              Works great with 2" PVC I got in general store. No shakes for my 60D

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              5.0

              Great Deal

              By Josh

              from Richmond, VA

              About Me Film Student

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • Easy To Use
              • Improves Performance
              • Lightweight
              • Professional Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Independent Films

                Comments about CobraCrane 5237 Tracking Dolly without Track:

                I purchased this for a film shoot, intending to buy/cut the track myself. After a little trial and error I was able to get it to work well and save a little money.

                The dolly itself is great. It has a really solid feel and fits together precisely. I haven't been disappointed yet by it, so if you're on the fence I'd say go for it.

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                4.0

                Needed to tweak bolts

                By KT

                from Omaha, NE

                About Me Film Student

                Pros

                • Compact Design
                • Easy To Use
                • Highly Compatible
                • Improves Performance
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Independent Films
                  • In The Studio

                  Comments about CobraCrane 5237 Tracking Dolly without Track:

                  Set up is easy, the only problem is after I purchased the PVC piping and bracketed all the ends together, I placed the dolly on and started a gentle push, the tripod was showing a slight wobble and I ened up pushing more force then just gentle. I took the dolly off the track and noticed 2 of the 6 wheels were pretty loose. I took it apart, tightened everything up and then reset on the PVC track. At that point, it worked like a charm. Glides like wet ice. Good purchase for the money and cant wait to get filming.

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                  4.0

                  Excellent solution

                  By gabdad

                  from Lausanne Switzerland

                  About Me Professional Artist

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Professional Quality

                  Cons

                  • Limited Compatibility

                  Best Uses

                  • Independent Films
                  • In The Studio

                  Comments about CobraCrane 5237 Tracking Dolly without Track:

                  I need a simple and transportable system to produce a travelling on the ground, the precision of this dolly makes it possible to carry out very beautiful images and with a very simple installation

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  You can see like it is through your eye

                  By michaelauknz

                  from Auckland New Zealand

                  About Me Professional Artist

                  See all my reviews

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Compact Design
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Highly Compatible
                  • Improves Performance
                  • Lightweight
                  • Professional Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Complex Projects
                    • Independent Films
                    • In The Studio

                    Comments about CobraCrane 5237 Tracking Dolly without Track:

                    This product is well designed and very clever and with a number of feature improvement's that over time have made it very cool..
                    For example - The way it has slots and locking pins that loads and locks the tripod legs tightly, the easy tracking on 2 inch pvc pipe is far superior to a glide cam and even off the pipe even on wooden floors it slides easily and opens up so many more shots.. Because you can adjust the height and it travels like you are walking with it and the clips have that look.. Next load it up with the Cobra crane Backpacker and you have something. Very cool!!

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                    4.0

                    Cost Effective Solution

                    By Joe Edelman

                    from Allentown, PA

                    About Me Business Owner, Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Highly Compatible
                    • Improves Performance
                    • Professional Quality

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Complex Projects
                      • Home Movies
                      • Independent Films
                      • In The Studio

                      Comments about CobraCrane 5237 Tracking Dolly without Track:

                      I am a professional photographer who is beginning the adventure in to the video world and selected this based mainly on price.

                      I chose to make my own track out of 2"PVC pipe instead of buying the kit. (It is much cheaper to do it yourself)

                      The dolly is everything that was promised. It fits the 2" PVC perfectly and is as smooth as can be.The PVC track allows for quick and easy assembly and take down.

                      I took one star off only because the method used to secure the tripod legs to the dolly is a little clunky.

                      Other than that - I highly recommend this for beginners and professionals.

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                      5.0

                      Great low budget/ mobile dolly

                      By M11 Films

                      from Tampa, Fl

                      About Me Business Owner, Film Student, Hobbyist

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact Design
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Highly Compatible
                      • Lightweight
                      • Professional Quality

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Complex Projects
                        • Home Movies
                        • Independent Films
                        • In The Studio

                        Comments about CobraCrane 5237 Tracking Dolly without Track:

                        This added the little accent to my video that keep it more visually interesting. This was for me the perfect solution for me being that I like being mobile and dont like to carry alot of equipment.Easy to use, easy to assemble. You can use any tripod and lock in the legs. I did have to loosen and agjust some of the wheel gides and wheels to get them perfectly angled. TRACK: I went to [@] bought and cut 5 foot sections of 2 inch PVC but I recommend cutting them into 3 feet section because I had issues fitting the 5 foot sections in the trunk of my car. I also bought 2 inch flush inside coupling to join the PVC sections. I also cut (saw) slits throught all pipes were they join because they fit extremely tight and was alot a trouble breaking down. These slits made it easier for me to slide each pipe into eachother without haveing to fight and held everything place very snug. To keep the PVC from rolling in just bought 2 inch 90 degree elbow joints. I didnt join the tracks because that just more stuff to carry and elbow kept the track from moving around.

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                        2.0

                        Great Motion... Until the Wheels Fall Of

                        By MIDIMan

                        from Phoenix, AZ

                        About Me Business Owner

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact Design
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                        • Poor Design
                        • Poor Performance

                        Best Uses

                        • Complex Projects
                        • Independent Films

                        Comments about CobraCrane 5237 Tracking Dolly without Track:

                        The dolly works great for about 15-20 minutes of use, then the wheels begin to loosen from the mounts, and they catch on the track. If you are shooting short segments, and have time to adjust the wheels after each take, this dolly system will give you some amazing results. We, however, film live stage events, and it's impractical to stop shooting, remove the tripod, and tighten 6 individual wheels.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Excellent Product

                        By sharpeshooter

                        from Wilmington, NC

                        About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Improves Performance
                        • Lightweight
                        • Professional Quality

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about CobraCrane 5237 Tracking Dolly without Track:

                            I use the dolly in the field and find it to be super smooth and easy to use. I bought two 10' sections of 2" PVC at [...], two elbows, a 4' section for a spacer ($20) and I was off and running.

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                            5.0

                            Love the Dolly!

                            By Sam Leanos

                            from Mission, Tx

                            About Me Film Student, Hobbyist, Professional Artist

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact Design
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Highly Compatible
                            • Improves Performance
                            • Lightweight
                            • Professional Quality

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Home Movies
                              • Independent Films
                              • In The Studio

                              Comments about CobraCrane 5237 Tracking Dolly without Track:

                              I expected something cheaply made. And I was actually very impressed with the materials, once it arrived. The wheels are big and smooth. It's actually lighter than expected. Very well recommended.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Totally Awesome!!!!!

                              By GRM Studio

                              from Hollywood, Fla.

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Compact Design
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Improves Performance
                              • Professional Quality

                              Cons

                              • None

                              Best Uses

                              • Independent Films
                              • In The Studio

                              Comments about CobraCrane 5237 Tracking Dolly without Track:

                              If you are looking for the great panning shots this what you need. Ultra smooth wheels, very portable and well built.

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                              • No

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                              4.0

                              A great buy, good for anyone

                              By Ijnebd

                              from Philadelphia, PA

                              About Me Budding Filmmaker, Hobbyist

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Highly Compatible
                              • Improves Performance
                              • Professional Quality

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Home Movies
                                • Independent Films
                                • In The Studio

                                Comments about CobraCrane 5237 Tracking Dolly without Track:

                                An overall great dolly, it runs very smooth on the track. I was very pleased with the quality of film I received after shooting with the dolly, and I hope to use it a lot in the future. I recommend this dolly to anyone with any price range and any level of experience. [...]

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                                • No

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                                4.0

                                Best Dolly for aspiring filmmakers

                                By Justin

                                from Los Angeles, CA

                                About Me Film Student, Hobbyist

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Compact Design
                                • Easy To Use
                                • Improves Performance
                                • Professional Quality

                                Cons

                                • Limited Compatibility

                                Best Uses

                                • Home Movies
                                • Independent Films

                                Comments about CobraCrane 5237 Tracking Dolly without Track:

                                This is a perfect track for filmmakers with a low budget. It glides perfectly and is as quiet as they come. It is light and easy to travel with as long as you can put pvc pipes in your car or transportation vehicle. The only down side is that you can't be pushed on it so pulling focus and panning/tilting are a bit harder. That is standard though for those types of dollies because ones with those capabilities are more expensive and harder to travel with. For the price and the look it delivers I give it two thumbs up!

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                                • No

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                                4.0

                                LOVE IT

                                By JANU

                                from bremerton, Wa

                                About Me Film Student

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Compact Design
                                • Easy To Use
                                • Highly Compatible
                                • Improves Performance

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Independent Films
                                  • In The Studio

                                  Comments about CobraCrane 5237 Tracking Dolly without Track:

                                  I was really not sure if it would be a good deal , i mean so much money for just a dolly, but trust me... this is AWESOME. LOVE IT

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                                  5.0

                                  Very convenient, can't live with out it

                                  By Sam

                                  from Charlotte, NC

                                  About Me Business Owner

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Improves Performance
                                  • Professional Quality

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Independent Films
                                    • In The Studio

                                    Comments about CobraCrane 5237 Tracking Dolly without Track:

                                    This dolly is super quick to set up and perfect for a quick moving production. I can set up multiple different dolly shots shooting by myself with out much trouble. I set it up on 2 inch PVC pipe and it looks great. It provides very smooth, professional quality track shots. Very pleased with this product.

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                                    4.0

                                    Perfect for the Indie filmmaker

                                    By Jakob

                                    from Stockholm, Sweden

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Compact
                                    • Lightweight
                                    • Smooth Movement

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Home
                                      • Outdoors
                                      • Sports/Action
                                      • Weddings/Events

                                      Comments about CobraCrane 5237 Tracking Dolly without Track:

                                      Add 2" PVC tracks that you can buy from pretty much any hardware store. In Sweden I picked them up for 30$. A bargain.

                                      Easy assembly, stable, smooth=crisp video.

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                                      5.0

                                      Simple and efficient!

                                      By Gelfman

                                      from Long Island, New York

                                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Compact
                                      • Easily Adjusted
                                      • Lightweight
                                      • Smooth Movement

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Home
                                        • Portraits
                                        • Video
                                        • Weddings/Events

                                        Comments about CobraCrane 5237 Tracking Dolly without Track:

                                        When I first saw this product, I thought it seemed a bit pricey. However, for video work, a dolly is a great tool, so I went ahead and bought it. I can now say that it is entirely worth the money. The dolly is compact, relatively light, and it moves extremely smooth -- even carrying my 10lb+ camera set-up. The wheels are large, and very high-quality. Overall, I was very impressed, because although the dolly looks simplistic, it works wonders for your work.

                                        Share this review

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