Zomei 24" Camera Slider Track Review

Zomei 24" Camera Slider Track Review

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Takeaway: Smooth sliding but tricky to control speed, durable and light, versatile mounting points .

The camera slider comes in a heavy duty padded canvas carrying bag. The slider is completely made of machined aluminum alloy that is both durable and lightweight. The slider itself measures 25" across though the actual distance the mounting plate can travel is only 23 linear inches. The unit weighs 2.75 lbs. Also in the case is a zippered compartment, and inside are two screw-on tabletop feet and a small Allen wrench. The feet easily attach to the slider via ¼" thumbscrews. The slider has multiple attachment points on the top, bottom, and sides for ¼" or 3/8" mounting systems and tripods. I was able to add a ball head to it with no problem and mount it onto a tripod.

You don't need to use a ball or pan head though and the 3/8" adapter on the mounting plate can be removed so you can attach your camera directly to it using the 1/4" screw. The one thing I didn't like is that when tension is applied to the rails, the slider platform movement becomes sticky and juddery making it difficult to get smooth motion. This means you can't use the tension as a speed control for the slider. The tension nut should be loosened all the way for smooth sliding, though this makes it tricky to get even motion when sliding slowly; you'll have to practice a bit to get the shot you want.

One trick I use when filming static subjects is to record in slow motion while moving the slider as a smooth but quick pace. The result mimics a slow pan without the difficulty of doing it by hand. Even though this is an inexpensive unit, the construction and materials are high quality. It's a good tool to have for those on a budget looking to add some smooth motion to their video footage.

Buy it at Amazon: Zomei 24" Camera Slider Track [Affiliate Link]

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