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Nebo Slider, The Worlds Lightest Slider Looks For Your Support On Kickstarter

By Anthony Thurston on August 25th 2014

The Kickstarter project ‘Nebo Slider’ is hailed as “the world’s most lightweight and portable motion controlled slider for video and timelapse photography.” The new lightweight and portable slider is developed by Capture Beyond Limits, a Utah based company hoping to raise $50,000 to bring the product to market.

The slider currently sits at roughly $22,000 with 18 days left to reach their goal of $50,000. I like what I see from this little slider, and would love the chance to give one a try once they are funded – or if, I guess I should say.


The Nebo Slider is motion controlled, and weighs in at only 3.2lbs, it’s also a good 40″ long, meaning you won’t run out of track for most uses. I also like how easy it is to pack down and travel with . This seems like the perfect slider for anyone that travels with their slider or those adventure videographers who want to take their gear up into the mountains at the end of a long hike.

Nebo Slider Highlights

  • World’s ightest slider
  • 40 inch rails
  • Breaks down to fit in a carry-on bag
  • Quick setup
  • Center mount
  • Works without tripod
  • Works at up to 60 degree angles
  • 9 volt battery
  • Variable speed
  • 1/4 20 accessory mounts on sled
  • Sled locked into rail system to protect camera
  • Special Kickstarter price

You can learn more about the Nebo slider from the video below, or by heading over and checking out their Kickstarter campaign page. If this is a project you would like to fund, you have 18 days left to show your support.


What are your thoughts on this slider? Do you think this could be a good tool for photographers and videographers?

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Anthony Thurston is a photographer based in the Salem, Oregon area specializing in Boudoir. He recently started a new project, Fiercely Boudoir to help support the growing boudoir community. Find him over on Instagram. You may also connect with him via Email.

Q&A Discussions

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  1. Mark Iuzzolino

    I don’t see this as being a gadget for the masses. I would assume a small segment of photogs might be interested.

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    • Phil Bautista

      In case you haven’t noticed yet, most photography accessories are niche items. Even “old reliables” such as tripods and reflectors aren’t items for the masses. As far as they’re concerned, they’ll be fine with their smart phones, point and shoots or camcorders for their photo/video needs.

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    • Mark Iuzzolino

      Phil, in case you haven’t noticed, we are making comments on a photography site. Of course I didn’t mean every human that might carry a smart phone when I said the masses. But just in case there others out there that misinterpreted my comment to be otherwise, I guess your comment will help those out also.

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  2. Phil Bautista

    The founders look real excited to be pitching their slider.

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  3. Austin Swenson

    It looks like one of those superhero gadgets the avengers use.

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  4. Rafael Steffen

    I would love to try one of these sliders out.

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  5. Matthew Saville

    I can’t tell if this thing is meant to communicate with the camera or not, or does it just slide constantly at the speed you set?

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    • Anthony Thurston

      believe there is a control dial that controls the speed on the think end of the slider.

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    • Matthew Saville

      Yes, but that does not control the camera’s firing or account for the camera’s shutter speed, AFAIK…

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    • Anthony Thurston

      Ah, yeah, I don’t believe that it accounts for any of that. (But I don’t know for sure.) My guess is that you would still be reliant on an intervelometer of some kind. (if you shoot canon, obviously Nikon has those built in)

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    • James Matthews

      Enter Magic Lantern, love the built-in intervalometer feature. Of course I only run ML on my old camera and not my good ones ;)

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    • Matthew Saville

      @ James, I’ve never needed ML since I shoot Nikon and 90% of their cameras have built-in intervalometers. :-) However you’re not understanding what I’m saying- If the slider is moving continuously 100% of the time, how does it handle 30-60 sec. exposures?

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