Belt and Holster Camera Carrier
The SpiderPro Single Camera System consists of a SpiderPro Belt; a SpiderPro Holster; a SpiderPro Plate that attaches directly to your camera’s tripod mount; and a SpiderPro Pin that attaches to the Plate and slides into the Holster. That’s a lot of spiders.
I used the SpiderPro with my Canon 7D with extra battery grip and either my 24–70mm f/2.8 or 70–200mm f/2.8 lenses. The other lens was in a pouch that I attached to the side of the belt for easy access. The camera and lens weighed in around 7 lbs and the other lens about 3 lbs. That doesn’t sound too bad until you think about carrying that weight on your shoulders for ten hours. I’ve done this before with a shoulder strap and by the end of the day, my back hurt really bad. With the SpiderPro, I was amazed at how much better my back felt.
The locking mechanism that holds the camera is so well done that even getting in and out of roller coasters at a park my camera never fell out. There’s a lock button for double security, but I never needed to use it. Yet, to release the camera, all you have to do is give a little tilt and it slides right out.
The SpiderPro sits virtually unnoticed while shooting, and when I need to take a break, I just pop the camera back on and it looks like it’s resting on my hip. With everything locked down, camera swing isn’t an issue.
So how did it perform? Perfectly! I don’t use that word lightly. I love good design and am critical of new products that don’t look and perform like they should. With the SpiderPro, all I have to say is get one. Your shoulders will thank you.
Company: Shai Gear LLC
Hot: Weight off shoulders; great design