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Syrp’s Magic Carpet Slider Just Makes Sense

By Anthony Thurston on August 14th 2014

I talked about the Magic Carpet slider from Syrp back when it was first released, and while I am still waiting for an opportunity to test one on my own, I came across this great demo video that I wanted to share.

As you can see in the video, which gives a great overview of the Magic Carpet and its features, this is a simple, yet extremely versatile slider system. It even works out of the box with their Genie motion control unit for smooth, controlled shots.

Just as a refresher, here are the specs for the Magic Carpet:

Syrp Magic Carpet Specs

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  • Adjustable quick-release legs
  • Genie – Motion control ready
  • Counter weight wheel for vertical shots
  • Smooth ball bearing roller carriage
  • Tool-less changing between 3/8 UNC and 1/4 UNC threads
  • 2.6ft or 5.2ft track options

If you are intersted in learning more or would like to purchase one of these quality sliders, you can find all the information you need over on the Syrp website.

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. Michael Moe

    this is a great slider! ;)

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  2. Brandon Dewey

    The only thing i don’t like is the Genie isn’t able to pan and do linear movement at the same time.

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  3. Phil Bautista

    Knowing what it sounds like (or how quiet it is) would be nice too.

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  4. Greg Faulkner

    Shipping cost is almost 50% of the actual slider cost for the cheapest option! It looks a nice produce though

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  5. Austin Swenson

    It would also be pretty sweet if they had curved tracks so that the camera could go in a semi circle or something like that…

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    • Anthony Thurston

      That would be pretty sweet. But the glory of the slider is, they could release some curved tracks in the future and you could just buy the tracks.

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    • Herm Tjioe

      There is another product from another company that have the curved track with lasers to keep the subject centered (triangulation)

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