Holster instead of straps


Gwyn

Link Posted 07/11/2012 - 17:26
Does anyone here use a holster system such as the B-grip, Spider or Capture Clip?

If so do you like it? Do you prefer it to a neckstrap/slingstrap?

greynolds999

Link Posted 07/11/2012 - 21:01
I'm not sure if it answers the question. I do have a Black Rapid Harness which is excellent when you are carrying two cameras. But it does become uncomfortable with two heavy cameras and lenses.

http://www.blackrapid.com/products/double

But overall I do like the Black Rapid range.
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Last Edited by greynolds999 on 07/11/2012 - 21:02

Gwyn

Link Posted 07/11/2012 - 21:16
My problem with Black Rapid and other slings is the fact I can't leave the QR plate on the camera, which rather defeats the object of having a QR plate.
I have an OpTech strap, and harness too, both of which I like, but I have neck problems, caused by my arthritis, and a holster seems like a good solution. I'm tempted by the Capture Clip since it includes an Arca Swiss QR plate, but was hoping someone here had experience with that or a similar system.

http://peakdesignltd.com/
http://www.bgrip.com/
http://www.spiderholster.com/
Last Edited by Gwyn on 07/11/2012 - 21:18

davey

Link Posted 07/11/2012 - 21:33
I love my B-Grip. Goes on my belt when I'm travelling light, goes on my backpack strap when I'm gear'd up. Much more comfortable than a strap when I'm spending a full day with the camera. I want to get the hand strap for it in time for next years festival season.

Gwyn

Link Posted 08/11/2012 - 09:13
Thanks Davey. Do you use the standard plate or do you have the adaptor plate as well?

techno-terminator

Link Posted 08/11/2012 - 09:42
Gwyn - you can buy the Arca Swiss plate from peak design and then get the correct screw on bit from Black Rapid [ can't remember the name for it.] I'll find the Website for the Video on that later today

Photomonk is a tad concerned about the Capture clip - but will be taking a long hard look at it
let the education continue

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techno-terminator

Link Posted 08/11/2012 - 12:59
Gwyn - you have PMs
let the education continue

proud owner of a couple of cameras and a few bits and bobs

davey

Link Posted 08/11/2012 - 15:36
Gwyn wrote:
Thanks Davey. Do you use the standard plate or do you have the adaptor plate as well?

Hi, I just use the standard plate - fits neatly to the camera's tripod mount (doesn't get in the way of the battery door on my K-r), and then clips into the B-Grip hanging on my belt or rucksack straps (I have the travel kit which adds the rucksack strap compatibility).

The standard plate fits some tripods, for others there's an adaptor (I think it fits on top of the tripod plate and the standard B-Grip plate clips into that). I don't have one but have seen it in action -seems to work nicely.

I quite fancy the hand strap - its a hand grip that fits into the standard B-grip plate. Not sure if it'll affect access to the battery door though so want to check one out first.

Cheers, davey.

techno-terminator

Link Posted 24/11/2012 - 18:12
Bumping this because of something new

Black Rapid have now brought out a wrist strap

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They are now available in SRS - mine has been ordered up

Yes there have been other makes - often with a neoprene strap - but I'm told they are frequently uncomfortable in use , as they can tighten and are not particularly fast to adjust . This is all webbing and the tripod plate can also be used in conjunction with the wrist strap
let the education continue

proud owner of a couple of cameras and a few bits and bobs

Frogfish

Link Posted 24/11/2012 - 20:05
Just ordered a Cotton Carrier (for 2 cameras) vest & holster. Very keen to see how the vest works out.
I have a Peak Design Capture, the only problem being that I don't usually have something on my chest to attach it to (and the backpack usually stays in the car).
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Smeggypants

Link Posted 24/11/2012 - 20:41
Gwyn wrote:
My problem with Black Rapid and other slings is the fact I can't leave the QR plate on the camera, which rather defeats the object of having a QR plate.
I have an OpTech strap, and harness too, both of which I like, but I have neck problems, caused by my arthritis, and a holster seems like a good solution. I'm tempted by the Capture Clip since it includes an Arca Swiss QR plate, but was hoping someone here had experience with that or a similar system.

http://peakdesignltd.com/
http://www.bgrip.com/
http://www.spiderholster.com/

Just looking at one,

link


I've been thinking about getting slings for my K-5s instead of the regular straps, and they would just clip on the bottom of the QR plates.


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Smeggypants

Link Posted 24/11/2012 - 20:42
techno-terminator wrote:
Bumping this because of something new

Black Rapid have now brought out a wrist strap

link

They are now available in SRS - mine has been ordered up

Yes there have been other makes - often with a neoprene strap - but I'm told they are frequently uncomfortable in use , as they can tighten and are not particularly fast to adjust . This is all webbing and the tripod plate can also be used in conjunction with the wrist strap

Not a bad idea.
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Lenses: Pentax DA 10-17mm ED(IF) Fish Eye, Pentax DA 14mm f/2.8, Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8, Pentax-A 28mm f/2.8, Sigma 30mm F1.4 EX DC, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.2, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.4, Pentax-FA 50mm f/1.4, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.7, Pentax DA* 50-135mm f/2.8, Sigma 135-400mm APO DG, and more ..
Flash: AF-540FGZ, Vivitar 283

K10D

Link Posted 25/11/2012 - 02:33
Smeggypants wrote:


I've been thinking about getting slings for my K-5s instead of the regular straps, and they would just clip on the bottom of the QR plates.

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Consider hanging a camera and lens from a loop designed to tighten a screw thread and not take the weight of a camera and lens. It may work well, then again.

Best regards
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Smeggypants

Link Posted 25/11/2012 - 04:10
Good point to consider but the force put on the 'loop' to tighten is greater than the mass of the camera and lens.

The D-Ring on the plates is much, much thicker than the rings on the regular camera strap.

And I've seen plenty of pro photographers employ this technique. That's where I got the idea from, as the regular strap system for carry two cameras about isn't optimal.

But you're right, not worth risking on something really flimsy.
[i]Bodies: 1x K-5IIs, 2x K-5, Sony TX-5, Nokia 808
Lenses: Pentax DA 10-17mm ED(IF) Fish Eye, Pentax DA 14mm f/2.8, Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8, Pentax-A 28mm f/2.8, Sigma 30mm F1.4 EX DC, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.2, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.4, Pentax-FA 50mm f/1.4, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.7, Pentax DA* 50-135mm f/2.8, Sigma 135-400mm APO DG, and more ..
Flash: AF-540FGZ, Vivitar 283
Last Edited by Smeggypants on 25/11/2012 - 04:12

Frogfish

Link Posted 25/11/2012 - 06:27
The Cotton Carrier system comes with two tethers in addition to the hubs, and I don't have any system of carrying that doesn't employ, at the very least, a shoe string (tied directly to the camera's D-ring) or other tether as back up ! The shoe string, and now the black rapid I currently use when using a monopod, have all proved their worth and saved me thousands of pounds worth of equipment and heartache (the monopod is carried over my shoulder - saving my back) !

It's easy to forget to regularly check (tighten the screws on the plates or gimbal) when working or engrossed in your subject (usually birds for me) or when scrambling up and down banks. So redundancy is absolutely vital.

I used to have the Black Rapid double harness to carry two cameras on the chest, however I didn't like this at all, it was unbalanced when using one camera and moving around and they bumped up and down (and against each other) all the time.

When using one camera with a short lens on it (anything under a 300mm is a short lens to me ) then a small waist-bag and a hand-strap when the camera is in use, is perfect.
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Last Edited by Frogfish on 25/11/2012 - 06:30
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