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anyone using the spider pro holster
« on: May 16, 2012, 05:23:58 PM »
I am out walking most days, back pack with spare lenses tripod etc, (got fed up of coming across a photo opportunity only to find the best lens for the job was at home.) most of the time I carry the A77 VG and the 70-400g on a neck strap, which on a long walk 10 miles plus it is becoming increasingly uncomfortable, I have tried the standard strap, I have a lowepro strap very well padded but still not much improvement, I considered the blackrapid system but again it seems it will be around my neck, my backpack is quite large ( the lowepro vertex 300aw ) and does interfere with camera straps as i tend to like the camera hanging at my side rather than hanging in front of me, after a while i use the mount on the lens to tuck into the webbing on the rucksack just to relieve the weight and rubbing on my neck,

 So i am considering the spider pro does anyone use this with a body and the 70-400 and how does it sit, would you recommend it or should I consider another option,
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Re: anyone using the spider pro holster
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2012, 07:41:17 PM »
I don't have this system but with the spider pro the lens will facing down and while you are walking youwill recognise that extent from alone. Not very healthy for the 70-400 to be extent while you are walking
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Re: anyone using the spider pro holster
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2012, 08:07:34 PM »
hi Rex from what I understand it hangs horizontally and does not hang straight down is my info incorrect
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Re: anyone using the spider pro holster
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2012, 02:00:07 AM »
Spider pro hangs at the tripod mount with ball joint mechanism so I think with a heavy long lens like the 70-400 it would not be horizontal but at an angle.
It is the Cotton Carrier system that would have the lens pointing straight down but it has a velcro strap to secure the lens while walking. It has chest or belt options. You can even jog with this system.

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Re: anyone using the spider pro holster
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2012, 01:09:43 PM »
An alternative which might work for you is the Op/Tech Dual Harness

Note that it works fine with a single body, which is how I use my most of the time.

I am comfortable wearing this under by backpack (Lowepro Nature Trekker II AW), the straps, etc do not get in the way of each other (obviously the waist strap for the backpack goes under the camera straps.

An added benefit is that I also have a standard Op/tech strap which uses the same connectors, so I can simply clip the camera onto whichever strap I want in seconds.
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Re: anyone using the spider pro holster
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2012, 01:59:26 PM »
Rick

I've got the same size bag as you - the Lowepro 300 AW - and have found it more comfortable for me if I have it slung round on my chest so I can rest the 70-400 lens + camera into the bag using it as a kind of 'holster'. It also comes in use to help me rest my elbows on when taking shots sometimes.

Must admit to liking the look of those Op/Tech dual harness units but wouldn't feel happy with the 70-400 hanging down at my side :(
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