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    Hi guys!

    Im looking for a solid dolly option. I need to shoot a few models on a set. I want the camera to smoothly dolly in and out about 10 to 15 feet. Fast and smooth linear movements. I thought about Dana skater dolly , but there will be too much track in the shot since the track is elevated. Is my only option a Fisher? Is there an ultra smooth tripod dolly?

    Please advice.

    JC
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    Hi Juan

    I've sold about 3000 of these over the last 20 years. They are excellent:

    http://longvalleyequip.com/dolly.php
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    The number one thing that is going to get you a good shot is a good dolly grip. Whether using a sled dolly like Doug recommends or a chapman of a fisher, Well laid track and a good pusher are the key (assuming the camera op is competent;-) ). I usually have a full size dolly on the truck, and then a sled dolly for hard to get to locations.

    Believe it or not, this thing is actually woth the money to have more operating room on a dolly like the long Valley one -
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Proaim-Quad...IAAOSwAO9ZPmNt

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    Quote Originally Posted by Juan Carlos Pena View Post
    Hi guys!

    I’m looking for a solid dolly option. I need to shoot a few models on a set. I want the camera to smoothly dolly in and out about 10 to 15 feet. Fast and smooth linear movements. I thought about Dana skater dolly , but there will be too much track in the shot since the track is elevated. Is my only option a Fisher? Is there an ultra smooth tripod dolly?

    Please advice.

    JC
    Putting a riser on the dana helps a ton, able to do a full 10 ft push/pull with a very slight tilt up on a 21mm. (5K)
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    +1 on the Long Valley Dolly. I've had mine for years. It's a great system.
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    I have a Matthews Dutti Dolly - love it!

    Was also thinking of getting the tripod wings so I can put a tripod on it.
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