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    Senior Member Thomas Koch's Avatar
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    I'm not entirely sure, but I would estimate 3.4 ft or so. The head appears to be about 6 inches from the photos.
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    I like the Dana Dolly. Just add speed rail in the lengths that you desire and move on in life.

    Traveling to Siberia you say?... with heavy luggage? Buy the tube when you get there. T6 Speed Rail runs for like 20 dollars a piece and you can buy it in any hardware store within the borders of the known galaxy. Easier than carrying the MYT around.
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    You'll use the 3 ft more. 5ft is nice but it can be a pain to set up and you usually have to support it on both sides. Most moves are only a couple of feet. If you need more, I'd suggest getting a dana dolly.
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    I have a 3' ft. GlideTrack that I can mount on a Manfrotto 509 heavy duty tripod. It's plenty enough distance for slow crawls and yet I still have to be careful about tipping it over at the ends of a dolly track. Also I can't track straight the length because even at 3' you will see it in frame unless tilted up significantly. Still I manage to ding it. I don't use it that much but I also use it as a hand held stabilizer on slow mo.
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    I have the Dana Dolly, and use it for 5-9 foot runs, most of the time.
    I rent a Kessler in the 3 foot range for some shots with smaller cameras....
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