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walter.sk

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SpiderPro holster & L-bracket?
« on: October 05, 2012, 01:05:54 PM »

I am considering the SpiderPro holster/belt combo for use with my 5DMkIII.  I am not using the add-on vertical grip, just the camera.  I use it with a Really Right Stuff L-plate that I find indispensable for tripod use.

How would the SpiderPro system work with the L-Plate and the Arca-type of quick release plate?  I know that Spider sells an adapter, but what about the cumbersome dimensions of the camera plus the L-bracket plus the Spider plate and pin plus the adapter?

And wouldn't all of that defeat the use of the L-bracket to switch from portrait to landscape on the tripod without having to re-adjust the tripod or head?
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Re: SpiderPro holster & L-bracket?
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2012, 01:19:10 PM »

Why are you considering it? From what I have seen it of it in use by others it just looks like a really awkward way to carry a camera.
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Re: SpiderPro holster & L-bracket?
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2012, 08:22:03 PM »

Why are you considering it? From what I have seen it of it in use by others it just looks like a really awkward way to carry a camera.
Several people I know are using the Spider device and swear by it.
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Re: SpiderPro holster & L-bracket?
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2012, 09:18:46 PM »

Good for them. The way I move around when I am shooting having an extra camera hanging off of my hips  like that like would get in my way but I recognize that not every one of us works the same way.
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Re: SpiderPro holster & L-bracket?
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2012, 08:12:58 AM »

They're great when you're shooting in your shirt sleeves, Walter - but think about how things will be when you're in your cold weather clothes: do you fasten your jacket over your camera? Leave the jacket open? Put a belt over the jacket?

Because I don't live in Hawaii, I decided very early on that the reality of my shooting circumstances for much of the year ruled this sort of camera carrier out for me...

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Re: SpiderPro holster & L-bracket?
« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2012, 08:19:17 PM »

They're great when you're shooting in your shirt sleeves, Walter - but think about how things will be when you're in your cold weather clothes: do you fasten your jacket over your camera? Leave the jacket open? Put a belt over the jacket?
Hmmm! Good point!
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Re: SpiderPro holster & L-bracket?
« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2012, 05:31:40 PM »

Could someone just answer the question without pontificating about their preferences?  If you don't use the system, then just don't answer.  I use the system and have hiked all over the Southwest and South Florida with it.  I've used it in cities all over the States.  I carry my D800 w/lens, a set of filters in a pouch attached to the belt, two other lenses in a ThinkTank skin chimp cage also attached to the belt (the cage nicely balances the weight of the camera). The skin also holds cards, remote release, extra battery and a cleaning cloth.  It's great to have your hands free when hiking and a godsend when your neck or shoulders can't take the weight of today's cameras.  It's not going to be the way to go in all circumstances, no bag/carrying option is.  For me it works 90% of the time.

I just found out about the Spider attachment for an L Bracket and before plunking down $95, I'd like to hear from someone who has actually used it.

Please, unless you have something to say based on actual experience, just move on to the next thread.
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