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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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!
Top Customer Reviews
I really hated the neck straps, they hurt my back and neck. The neck straps also allow my camera to swing around and hit everything from people to walls and chairs.. The neck strap made me feel like my prime objective was to take pictures.. my prime directive was to enjoy life and take photos along the way without looking like a silly camera toting dweeb. I guess may may still look like that, but it does not feel that way.
This product with their belt is extremely comfortable. the D3100 is surprising secure.. no swing around.. The belt actually is a nice lower lumbar support. It can be used as a quick shoulder strap as well. I was not going to get the belt, but I am sure glad I got it wit the kit. I feel to use the holster without the belt would be a drag on my pants. My advice is too get the belt and pad!!!
Quality: The belt and pad are of high quality. I felt the plastic holster was a bit cheap. Secure but, I was expecting more metal like some of the pics on the website.
Anyway, brillient design. The belt/pad a must have!!!! A bit cheap on the plastic holster, but it is secure and worth it..
UPDATE May 16.2012 - I used this product since February. Everything worked very well until the last 30 days when I started to notice the little red locking mechanisn was failing to function.
Apparently, the memeory rention for the plactic red lever is failing to return to the locking position after several uses. (est.. weekly use Feb-May). I was unaware of this until my camera fell out several times. The lens strap prevented many hard hits. I was lucky. Neverthess the true test was when I used it 2 weeks ago for a week long trip to Walt Disney World. It felt great with the holster but the repeated failures of the locking mechansism distracted from the adavantages of the holtster concept. I was constantly worried my camera would fall out again.
I will contact Shai Gear, LLC to see it they standby to their to 1 year warrenty.. Who knows, Shai may suprise me and give me a free pro upgrade.
My last advice, still get the belt.. it a must have..easy on the back, easy to take off and on..the unnoticed asset is the velcro belt..I cannot say this enough.
Now, the locking mechanism is the achilles heal, such much, I will recomend folk buy the sturdier metal pro series or try another brand.
I can tell you, when it did worked. it was great!!!!!!!
But this depends on the Shai Gear, LLC response to the failing red lever.
UPDATE: May 22, 2012 - Shai Gear, LLC responded immediately to the problem in this venue by the owner himself and his customer representative by direct e-mail. Shai Gear, LLC replaced my holster which I received via FEDEX last night.
I would rate Shai Gear, LLC's warranty response and guarantee as excellent. You can buy knowing that they will stand by their product with great customer service.
As for the failing locking mechanism. Clearly something happened. It worked and then it failed to lock after a period of weekly use for a few months.
After comparing the failed holster to the new BW holster, it is clear that the old one's locking mechanism did not return to the full locking position. I do not know why. It could be just a manufacturing anomaly for that one old holster.
Bottom line: This is a great product, brilliant design. The company fully stands by it's product with great customer service. I would fully recommend the Black Widow Holster and Shai Gear, LLC.
UPDATE 1/22/2014 - longterm feedback
I am going on 2 years using this wonderful holster. I find my self using it 97% of the time. Once in awhile I use my regular strap and I immediately go back to the sypder holster.
The problems with the locking mechanism noted above never returned with the replaced holster.
However, I am now having problems with the stitching on my holster pad.. The stitching to the strap that the secures the lens to the pad just started to fail. It has complete come undone.
I have contacted customer support.. I will update soon..
Again, this has been a wonderful product. It makes my life easier.. I can bring my dslr anywhere with me for that great shot.
UPDATE 4/19/2014 - longterm feedback
As noted, the customer service folks replaced the holster pad within days!!!! I am really impressed with the customer service.
Ok, new update, I have upgraded to the D7200.. And I use the my spider holster for the slightly larger DSLR.
Again, I find myself using this holster all the time. I do have the regular neck strap which I try from time to time.
But I always use the Spider Holster about 95% of the time. It just works well and it is pleasant to use.
I am a longterm user. I use the holster quite a bit.
My feedback: It is a great product. Great customer service!!
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.
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.