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Great way to secure an expensive camera in the field
on July 1, 2013
I have waited to review this item until I could fully field test it. I think very highly of this vest. I am a geology student and rock hound and as consequence I climb around a lot as I hike. Previously I just used a strap and was always fearful I would damage my Canon Mark II 5D. I needed something that would keep my camera secure and since I carry a backpack with rock hammer at my hip, a waist holder was out of the question.
I was initially a little skeptical about the cost and was worried about getting my monies worth. Not anymore. This is money well spent, especially if you have an expensive camera.
The cotton carrier keeps the camera nice and secure with no swing, even with a big lens like the 100-400 mm zoom attached. Granted the bigger the lens the more the chest piece pushes into your upper abdomen, but with a smaller lens the pressure is negligible. I found that by clipping my chest strap on my backpack across the upper part of the carrier it helps.
Bottom line, no matter how much climbing around I do, my camera is secure and safe unless I do a faceplant.
Another great feature is the one hand release. With my right hand I can easily turn the camera 90 deg to the left and lift the camera effortlessly out of the carrier and it slides back in just as easily.
The mesh back fits comfortably under a backpack and helps in the 100+ degree weather of the southwest. All adjustments are easy to make.
One of the few products I have bought that I have taken timeout to write a review on.