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Slide on an angle

#1 Chris 81
What are you guys using for mounting your 2 axis head on your slider when you slide on an angle?
I shoot with the emotimo spectrum and a Nikon d850 with 2.8 lenses. So its quite heavy. I have the feeling that a ballhead is not the best solution because it moves the weight to high over the slider and makes it not really stable.
I know dynamic perception is offering a level wedge but there costumer service is not answering. So maybe they are not in the market anymore.

Any advice is helpful and highly appreciated.

#2 Ralph
Hi Chris
Maybe that's something for you. https://www.dynamicperception.com/Multi-...p-agp1.htm
I use these for two Stage R and one D800 with a slider. So about the same weight.

Regards, Ralph
#3 Chris 81
Hi Ralph,
Thank you very much for your answer.
I tried to contact dynamic perception but they don't reply. It kind of looks that they don't work anymore.

Do you know of any other company offering that kind of angle wedge?
#4 gwegner
I mostly use a Sirui monopod tilt head like this: https://amzn.to/2WqcodJ
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#5 Chris 81
Thanks a lot Gunter,
That looks very interesting!...

I still try to find solutions to make the whole system more stable in windy conditions, because here in the Alps is always a bit of wind.
Especially with longer focal lengths beyond 100mm.
The mirror in my camera is not the problem. I tried the nikon z7 with the same results.
Iam very sure, the environment is the main factor. If I touch the camera slightly, I can actually feel its moving very slightly in the wind.
I think keeping the system as flat as possible is the way to go and those ballheads are just adding significant hights.

When I set everything up on a level flat ground, the slider directly mounted to the tripods, and the spectrum directly to the slider without any ballheads at all, I can shoot in medium winds with good results
But as soon as I add ballheads it's just not stable anymore because of the higher centre of gravity.

If you have any other advices how to get sharp long exposed motion controled timelapse with higher focal lengths, I would really really really appreciate those.

I know those are possible because there are a few online.

Thank you very much.
#6 Ralph
Hi Chris,
These seem to be the same.

But why do you use three axes at all with a focal length of over 100 mm? A clear parallax shift is therefore difficult to achieve. In order to avoid the problem with the wind, I would only work with sliders and the pan axis, if at all. You can make it much flatter. Check out the Black Forest Motion system.
#7 storm303
Interesting... I've heard no announcement on DP going out of business and I did have an email response from Jay @ DP about ~ two or three weeks ago. Maybe they are backed up or on vacation? I hope nothing is amiss as their gear is excellent and unique.

I'd say the full spectrum of options for leveling are:
-Tilt monopod head as Gunther mentions
-Tilt head (there are many just browsing amazon, different from leveling bases)
-Heavy duty ballhead (30kg loads and up)
-Small to medium video head
-Geared head (these are usually very strong)

I'm not convinced the height away from the slider, or the stability, is that drastically different for many of these solutions, but a small ball head will definitely be prone to shake. Probably best off with either the monopod head, or of course the tilt device offered by DP, which is anchored so the force is directed back to the base through multiple paths.

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