Axler Foldable Crane Slider

Axler Foldable Crane Slider

Axler Foldable Crane Slider

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Product Highlights

  • Highly-Portable Folding Camera Slider
  • Linear & Parabolic Movements
  • Slides 14" from Middle to Either Side
  • Slides Distance of 28" from End to End
  • Control Movement with Round Knob Handle
  • 4.5 lb Payload (Medium DSLRs/Mirrorless)
  • Includes Compact, All-Aluminum Ball Head
  • Lock Keeps Slider Folded in Transport
  • 3/8"-16 Threaded Tripod Mount
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Axler FCS-1428 overview

  • 1Description

Enjoy the trend towards mobility in the video world? Like being able to carry all your equipment in one bag? Well, here's a major addition to portability, the Foldable Crane Slider from Axler. But, its portability is just one of its features.

You can achieve smooth and steady linear slides, as well as parabolic slides--where the camera pans along with the slide while keeping the subject in frame. And, all this is done by moving a comfortable knob handle to one side or the other. The Foldable Crane Slider is designed for medium-sized DSLRs and mirrorless cameras, and supports a max payload of 4.5 lb.

The slider attaches to your tripod facing forward, slides from the middle to either side a distance of 14", and extends out to 28" from end to end. Using an included ball head, mount your camera on the "Linear" mounting point on the very front of the slider, and move it back to the "Parabolic" position for panning slides. Both positions offer a 1/4"-20 mounting screw. The ball head is compact and made of aluminum, but you can use any other matching ball head if you'd like.

When you're done and ready to pack the slider away, just set the lock into position, and the slider will stay folded in your bag.

The Foldable Crane Slider is made of aluminum and has ABS plastic side panels. It features a 3/8"-16 tripod mount thread on the bottom and works well with standard tripods and hi-hats.

Key Features
  • Slides 14" from the middle out to either side
  • Slides 28" from end to end
  • Achieve smooth linear slides
  • Achieve parabolic (panning) slides with the subject in frame
  • Round knob handle for controlling movement
  • Supports medium-sized DSLRs and mirrorless cameras up to 4.5 lb
  • Pull-and-twist lock keeps the slider folded securely during transport
  • Includes compact, all-aluminum ball head
  • 1/4"-20 threaded camera mount screws
  • 3/8"-16 threaded tripod mount on the bottom
UPC: 847628597792
In the Box
Axler Foldable Crane Slider
  • Ball Head
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    • 1Description

    Axler FCS-1428 specs

    Performance
    Load Capacity 4.5 lb / 2 kg
    Travel Distance 28" / 71 cm
    Mounting
    Camera Mounting Screw 1/4"-20 Male
    Tripod Mounting 1 x 3/8"-16 Female Thread
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    Physical
    Body Material Aluminum, Plastic
    Track Length 9.5" / 24 cm
    Track Width 4.5" / 11.4 cm (Folded)
    Track Height 2.5" / 6.4 cm
    Weight 2.5 lb / 1 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 3.4 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 11.024 x 6.772 x 3.465"

    Axler FCS-1428 reviews

    Foldable Crane Slider is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 9.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Small, portable, and easy way to add flare to your shots First off, I love how compact and portable this slider is. I like a small kit and this is a wonderful addition, just make sure you have a tripod beefy enough, with a wide enough base, to handle the range of the arm. With a solid tripod this slider is excellent but make sure you spend a bit of time practicing prior to employing on set. It takes a few goes at it to really get comfortable with the movement and pull off those smooth silky shots. Setup takes no more than 5 minutes which is excellent. The design is very intuitive easy to manage. Overall the motion this provides given its small, lightweight and portable design is excellent.
    Date published: 2017-03-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simple, sturdy, and elegant This slider is perfect for a quick slider shots. It's design is such that you don't have to touch the camera at all in the middle of the movements. That is a huge plus to avoid shake and bumps. It also works great on a B/C camera on an interview with the very simple, parabolic movement design you can add a little bit of flare without the need for anything with power. The Axler Foldable Crane Slider is also incredibly well built. Everything feels secure yet smooth. This a great tool for someone looking for professional results without a lot of setup.
    Date published: 2017-03-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sturdy and Portable This slider is perfect for on-the-go productions. It's incredibly well built and high quality, and so far has met all of my needs. For the most part, I've moved away from using traditional sliders for my videos, as the foldable design simplifies getting the right shot and minimizes set-up time. The slider is completely smooth and the knob allows you to have a lot of control movement without having to touch the camera or base and disturb the shot. I recommend trying this out to anybody looking for a portable, simple solution to sliding shots.
    Date published: 2017-03-04
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Virtually unusable I'm not sure if it's a manufacturing defect or what but there's about 5 of loose play in the linear mounting stud rendering the device completely unusable for a steady shot. One of the main issues I see with this is that it has multiple gears that must maintain tight tolerances to deliver steady shots, there's no way to adjust this and it makes the device vulnerable to looseness. Another issue is the movement modulates, it starts out slow then fast then slow again. Trying to smoothly tilt/pan while sliding would be extra challenging with this thing.
    Date published: 2017-05-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for travel! I recently took a trip up the pacific northwest. I was on foot a lot, which made it difficult to take anything that couldn't fit on my back. The Axler foldable crane slider made a perfect addition to my kit. The supper compact, sturdy design made it easy to store in my camera bag. I was using this slider with an A7sii and a range of Canon L series lenses, and it held up very well, even with a good amount of weight. Make sure you have a good sized tripod with a wide base and practice a bit before taking it out in the field. One feature I really liked was the parabolic mount, which allows for a smooth parallax around a foreground subject. I could see this being a great tool for product shots. Overall the shots were smooth and I would definitely recommend if you're on the move and need something compact and durable.
    Date published: 2017-07-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Small scale great slide Nice slider in compact form! Takes practice but very good slider wither multi functions.
    Date published: 2017-10-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it So small and portable it is amazing for those weekend trips just make sure you have a very sturdy tripod. My handheld shots were just not cutting it but Im always in such a rush, this is now my go to piece of equipment the quick smooth slider motion. I highly recommend this to anyone doing studio shots or outside on the GO!
    Date published: 2017-06-13
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Compact, good but difficult to use. The Slider is compact, good a little bit heavy and I have a difficult to use, I need to training more.
    Date published: 2017-11-29
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