SpiderPro Single Camera System

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
Price: $135
Web: www.spiderholster.com
Rating: 5
Hot:  Weight off shoulders; great design
Not:

Share & Enjoy


Similar Articles

 

  1. Earl (Reply) on Wednesday January 30, 2013

    Nice gadget but…

    I’ve been shooting for a little over fifty years and when I got my first “real” camera, my dad told me this.

    “That camera came with a strap for a reason. Put it around your neck because someday you’re going to drop it. It’s just a matter of time.”

    It took me nearly forty years before I dropped my camera but I had the strap around my neck and the camera still works.

    I’m just saying…



Planet Photoshop Photoshop World KelbyOne Lightroom Killer Tips Scott Kelby