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Varavon Slidecam LITE 800 Camera Slider

B&H # VASCL800 Mfr # SL-LITE800
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You Pay: $265.00
Product Highlights
  • 32" Camera Slider with 19.8 lb Capacity
  • Steel Roller Bearings
  • Height Adjustable Removable Legs
  • 3/8" Screw Compatible w/ Standard Heads
  • Adjustable Friction Break
  • Integrated Bubble Level
  • Oil Seal for Cleaning Rails
  • Includes Focus Sling
  • Includes Carry Bag & Shoulder Strap

The Varavon Slidecam LITE 800 Camera Slider is approximately two and a half feet long and features three steel bearing rollers. The slider track incorporates three sets of 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 mounting holes, allowing you to support it in the center or at both ends. Two removable height adjustable legs are also included for using the slider on the ground. The legs provide height adjustment for leveling, and are articulated, allowing you to adjust them for uneven surfaces.

The slider weighs just over three pounds and supports up to 19.84 lbs of weight. The slider carriage features a 3/8"-16 threaded mounting screw with a large thumb wheel to tighten down available flat base heads. It features a friction break mechanism that can apply tension or lock the carriage in place along the rails. The carriage incorporates a built-in bubble level that allows you to confirm the level of the track. The included oil seals are used to clean and oil the chrome plated track for smooth sliding. Included with the slider is a focus sling and a carry case for transport or storage.

The slider platform rides on three wheels with sealed bearings, and it is captive in the track bed. This allows you to flip the track over and get that inverted shot without worrying that the carriage will fall off the tracks.
Chrome coated rails are rust and corrosion resistant.
The feet are removable and attach to the track using a large easy to use spin wheel.
The removable feet feature a single point of articulation, providing 90° of vertical adjustment.
The built-in end stops feature threaded holes that allow you to mount available accessories.
Included with the slider and carriage is a focus sling that you wrap around your lens. This provides you with a lever for pulling focus on your slider setup.
Material of Construction Anodized aluminum
Maximum Load 19.8 lb (9 kg)
Mount Type 3/8"-16
Track Configuration Length: Length: 32" (800 mm))
Width: 1.73" (34 mm)
Tripod Mounting Thread 3 x 1/4"-20
3 x 3/8"-16
Weight 3.3 lb (1.5 lb)
Varavon Slidecam LITE 800 Camera Slider
  • Carriage
  • 3 x Allen Key Wrenches
  • Pouch
  • Carry Bag with Shoulder Strap
  • 2 x Oil Seals
  • Focus Sling Unit
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

    by PowerReviews
    VaravonSlidecam LITE 800 Camera Slider
     
    3.6

    (based on 11 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (2)

    86%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (8)
    • Compact (4)
    • Easy to use (4)
    • Improves performance (4)
    • Professional quality (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Complex projects (3)
      • Independent films (3)
      • In the studio (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Business owner (3)
        • Primary use:
        • Business (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (8)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Great Quality

      I bought this track for use with my RED Scarlet..I needed something lightweight, compact, and durable.. This slider meets all of those needs.

      It is solid!! I was...Read complete review

      I bought this track for use with my RED Scarlet..I needed something lightweight, compact, and durable.. This slider meets all of those needs.

      It is solid!! I was impressed on how high quality this track was manufactured, its cut from one solid piece of metal. There are no plastic or cheap parts on this slider at all.

      I have used other sliders in this price range before that have plastic components and they are awful, this track, for the money is the best thing going.

      Out of the box the bearings were ready to go! The bearings don't catch or get stuck any where and the best part is that the mount actually does not slide off the end of the track.. Meaning you just attached the camera to the slider. and you are ready to shoot. I recommend always having some WD-40 on you at all times just to ensure the track stays smooth.

      I would recommend this to anyone in the market for a slider under $500

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Pass on this one!

      I just came off a one month 5D tourism shoot and this slider was rendered completely unusable after one week of use. There is no way this unit can handle the weight of the...Read complete review

      I just came off a one month 5D tourism shoot and this slider was rendered completely unusable after one week of use. There is no way this unit can handle the weight of the camera's Varavon recommends. The ball bearing unit repeatedly came loose and had to be retightened on a daily basis and at one point it just fell off completely during location changes. We respect our gear and maintain it daily....... but this slider will never be part of a serious shoot again!
      Love the weight and it's potential, unless you shoot with an iPhone, I would pass!

      Reviewed by 11 customers

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      5.0

      Superior Product for Less Money

      By Mike

      from NY, NY

      About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

      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 Varavon Slidecam LITE 800 Camera Slider:

        I film and edit video content for CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta, and I needed a slider that was portable, but more importantly, smooth, steady and slick. That's why I bought a Slidecam Lite 800, and I wasn't dissapointed. Varavon makes a strong, reliable product that slides true and smooth.Their customer service is also superior to that of thier competitors.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        3.0

        Considering the price it's ok

        By Albert

        from Fontana

        Comments about Varavon Slidecam LITE 800 Camera Slider:

        Flexes when the camera is at the end of the slider. Spirit level leaked right away the slide action is smooth

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        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Horribly built product

        By hughes productions

        from new brunswick , canada

        Comments about Varavon Slidecam LITE 800 Camera Slider:

        We bought this slider 2 weeks ago and it has already broken. We mounted onto a tripod twice and the inlet where the tripod screws into was stripped. The slider was setup once at the house and once on location and thats all it took to strip it. Would never recommend this product to anyone.

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        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        So far so good

        By Ash from Appleton

        from Appleton, WI

        Comments about Varavon Slidecam LITE 800 Camera Slider:

        I've only used the slider onece so I really can't explain in detail, but from what I've seen as far as smoothness in the rails and construction, I like what I see. I believe for the price it gets you in the game and you WILL start getting awesome slider shots right out of the box. Great but for the price.

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        (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Great value!

        By The Limb Reaper

        from Sarver, PA

        About Me Hobbyist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Varavon Slidecam LITE 800 Camera Slider:

          I wasn't surprised by the quality of this slider simply because a friend in Romania already had one and did an excellent review of the Varavon Cam Lite 800. I bought this completely out of necessity for a shoot in Belize. After a week in Central America I may have more to offer later.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          Share this review

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          What a great tool!

          By emvision

          from New York, NY

          About Me Business Owner

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Varavon Slidecam LITE 800 Camera Slider:

              This is my seconce Varavon slider (firs was a curved model) Pleased with both. Solid, rugged, deliver great performance.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              Share this review

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Great Quality

              By Act3 Media

              from Jupiter, Florida

              About Me Business Owner, Professional Artist

              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 Varavon Slidecam LITE 800 Camera Slider:

                I bought this track for use with my RED Scarlet..I needed something lightweight, compact, and durable.. This slider meets all of those needs.

                It is solid!! I was impressed on how high quality this track was manufactured, its cut from one solid piece of metal. There are no plastic or cheap parts on this slider at all.

                I have used other sliders in this price range before that have plastic components and they are awful, this track, for the money is the best thing going.

                Out of the box the bearings were ready to go! The bearings don't catch or get stuck any where and the best part is that the mount actually does not slide off the end of the track.. Meaning you just attached the camera to the slider. and you are ready to shoot. I recommend always having some WD-40 on you at all times just to ensure the track stays smooth.

                I would recommend this to anyone in the market for a slider under $500

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                Share this review

                (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Good and Lightweight for Wediing Filming

                By Mikhail

                from Kaliningrad, Russia

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Lightweight
                • Stylish

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use
                  • Traveling

                  Comments about Varavon Slidecam LITE 800 Camera Slider:

                  I bying for wedding cinema, 'couse it lightweight. But I did not like the rubber end on legs

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  solid construction; works great!

                  By TKT

                  from Chicago, IL

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • High Quality
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Varavon Slidecam LITE 800 Camera Slider:

                      Only had this for a few days, but it performs flawlessly in all tests I did so far.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Business
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

                      Share this review

                      (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      1.0

                      Pass on this one!

                      By LosEd

                      from Toronto, Ontario.

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                      • Wears Out Easily

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Varavon Slidecam LITE 800 Camera Slider:

                        I just came off a one month 5D tourism shoot and this slider was rendered completely unusable after one week of use. There is no way this unit can handle the weight of the camera's Varavon recommends. The ball bearing unit repeatedly came loose and had to be retightened on a daily basis and at one point it just fell off completely during location changes. We respect our gear and maintain it daily....... but this slider will never be part of a serious shoot again!
                        Love the weight and it's potential, unless you shoot with an iPhone, I would pass!

                        • Primary use:
                        • Business
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

                        Share this review

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        Gets the job done

                        By Tim

                        from New Jersey USA

                        About Me Career

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Good value
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Establishing Shots

                          Comments about Varavon Slidecam LITE 800 Camera Slider:

                          I use this for weddings and events. Its light weight and easy to carry. It doesnt have the ease of slide as the more expensive sliders have but if you put this sider up against another the footage would like exactly alike.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Business
                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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