SpiderHolster Black Widow Spider Camera Holster for Lightweight DSLRs and Point-and-shoot Came
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- Easy quick-draw access to your lightweight DSLR camera, brought to you by SpiderHolster!
- No more dangling cameras from your neck and shoulders
- Finally, the fun of photos without the hassle of dangling cameras and twisted straps! No more strap trouble when bending down.
- Ready to travel.
- The Black Widow fits in the palm of your hand, can easily be packed in a travel bag or purse and is rather discrete when worn. Get your shots while keeping a low profile!
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|Item Dimensions||2 x 6 x 9 inches|
|Item Weight||0.27 pounds|
|Shipping Weight||0.31 pounds|
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Easy quick-draw access to your lightweight DSLR camera, brought to you by Spider Holster! No more dangling cameras from your neck and shoulders Finally, the fun of photos without the hassle of dangling cameras and twisted straps! No more strap trouble when bending down. Ready to travel. The Black Widow fits in the palm of your hand, can easily be packed in a travel bag or purse and is rather discrete when worn. Get your shots while keeping a low profile!
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I was a little concerned about hanging my camera off my belt but after a couple of uses I no longer had that concern. The latch system is tricky enough to use that someone couldn't easily unlatch the camera and run away with it. But that also means that the latch is stiff enough that it is not easy to remove your camera from the holster with one hand. The holster does have a set screw that can be adjusted to defeat the latch if you're shooting in an environment where you aren't worried about the camera being stolen or accidentally coming out of the holster. This would make one handed removal a snap.
I have two small quibbles about the holster. 1) The latch is stiff enough that it requires two hands to remove the camera from the holster, one on the camera and one to operate the latch. This may get easier as the unit gets more use. 2) This is really a personal preference quibble - I wear a leather belt and did not purchase the web belt from the manufacturer. When using the SpiderHolster on a leather belt it does not slide easily on the belt making positioning the holster on your hip more difficult than if I had used the web belt. The belt loops on the holster hare stpped for a smaller and larger width belt. My belt is a wider belt and the notch that separates the two widths digs into the belt making it almost impossible to slide once you've buckled the belt.
Overall, I'm quite happy with the holster and will be using it for a long time.
While its primary focus might be to carry DSLRs, it's by far my favorite way to carry along the RX100 handsfree without having to worry about lint in my pocket or the inconvenience of removing it from a large zippered/velcrod belt attached case. In conjunction with Sony's RX100 custom leather case, I'm able to travel everywhere with this awesome little camera.
Pros: Incredibly convenient means of transporting any camera, even the smaller point and shoots, handsfree. Very easy to attach and remove from the holster without having to unzip or fiddle around with an enclosed bag.
Cons: While the main part of the system consists of solidly machined metal parts, the locking tab is plastic, though the plastic parts seem very thick and sturdy so far and leads to lighter overall weight.
Bottom line: I can't think of a more convenient and accessible way to carry around my camera. I love it.
There's just one minor thought of protecting my camera from being accidentally dropped since the camera isn't tethered to anything.
Well, there are bags. Indeed, there are some very nice bags, such as the Domke F-5XB - but sometimes, all I want is the camera, and I want easy access to it. The SpiderHolster is made for this.
The design is straightforward: there's the "holster" and the "pin." You loop your belt through the two slots in the holster, which secures it to your hip. You secure the pin to your camera's tripod mount. You can then slip the pin into the slot in the holster, and the pin will secure itself at the bottom of the slot, locked in place by a little retracting tab. To remove the camera, you have to apply pressure to the tab, and then you can simply lift the camera out.
When clipped in, my E-P2 (a small mirror-less interchangeable lens camera) rests upside down with the display panel flush against my hip. It's very secure and comfortable in this configuration, and its size makes it unobtrusive. Larger cameras, such as DSLRs, appear to be a bit more awkward; they rest with the lens pointing backward and the rear panel/viewfinder facing forward. I have yet to try this on my DSLR, so I can't comment on how that works in practice.
There are a couple of negatives with this system, though.
Firstly is the spider pin; it has to be secured tightly to your camera, making switching between the pin and a tripod difficult in the field. Spider sells a plate with a pin attached that can sit between a tripod plate and your camera; if you're doing tripod shooting, this would be a good thing to have. The pin also means that the camera can no longer stand on its own.
Secondly, you have to really think about where the camera rests on your hip when moving about. It's very easy to forget that it's there, or forget just how much space it requires; if you're not thinking, you might just bang the camera into something by accident. It also has a bit of "sway" to it when you move quickly, and intense physical activity really might be a bad idea.
Still, this is exactly the solution I wanted for my µ4/3 camera. The price is high for what you get, but there are few alternatives here so it's somewhat understandable that you'd have to pay a premium.
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