SpiderHolster Black Widow Spider Camera Holster for Lightweight DSLRs and Point-and-shoot Came
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- Recommended to be used with Black Widow Box Set (SKU 800), Black Widow Belt Kit (SKU 850) and Black Widow Backpacker Kit (SKU 855)
- Leaves hands and upper body unrestrained and can be used with your own belt and includes 1 Black Widow Holster, 1 Black Widow Pin, 1 Wrench and 2 Spacer Washers
- Fits in the palm of your hand, can easily be packed in a travel bag or purse, and is rather discrete when worn
- Holds your camera in a way that complements the body's natural movements, making it easy to get through crowds
- Locks-in your camera each time it's placed into the holster, providing maximum security in active shooting situations and doubling as a theft deterrent
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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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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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