I'm a photographer who's being asked to do more and more video work, but as it's only a percentage of what I do I'm reluctant to spend thousands on specialist kit. I'm also reluctant to have to lug around any more heavy nags than I have to! After experiments with other brands of slider I have to say I'm delighted with my new Digislider motorised rig. It's really easy to set up and is extremely smooth in operation. I use a Nikon D800 for most of my work and the slider copes with a variety of lenses from a 14-24mm f2.8 to a 70-200 f2.8 and the 85mm f1.8 pictured here, maintaining a smooth and easily modulated movement at all times, despite the sometimes considerable weight I ask it to cope with. A nice trick is to get the slider level and locked-off on a sturdy video tripod and then pan the camera using a small video head while sliding at the same time. It creates a very interesting track-and-pan effect. Easy to do when you're not hand-winding the slide. The motor is powered by a single 9v battery, which saves weight and cost (I use rechargeables). I just have to remember to add the batteries to my list of "things to charge before the shoot"! However, it's good to know there's a manual crank there in case of emergency. The service from Digislider has been impeccable too, not to mention the keen pricing. What's not to like?