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Chest harness / holster / top loader for downhill skiing?

 
DrMitch
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Dec 26, 2017 20:02 |  #1

Now that the kids can keep up with me and wife on the slopes, starting to take out the 7DII with 70-200 attached on runs.
I have a Tamrac Velocity which was not too bad to carry - swayed a little bit - but quick access was a bit of a pain.
Looking at two options:
Going with the ThinkTank Digital Holster 50 V2.0 - can chest mount it easier and hopefully access the camera easier compared to the Tamrac.
Or, keep the Tamrac as a way of transporting it up the lifts and switching to a. cotton Carrier chest harness to get REAL quick access to the camera.

Ideally want to keep the hood on in shooting position hence the TT Holster over the Lowepro Toploader

(I'm a strong skier and skiing with the family, so not going crazy when I have the camera and falls are very unlikely).

Looking for ideas for a cover for the lens / camera if I take the Cotton Carrier route.

Thanks for anything insight (pics of any alternate ideas would also be appreciated).


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Dec 26, 2017 22:09 |  #2

I used the neck strap & zipped the camera inside my parka, but had a shorter lens than the 70-200 on it.
I've also had good luck with this in post #32.


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Dec 27, 2017 18:25 |  #3

I have TT Holster as well as Cotton Carrier, but for skiing why bother with either when you can simply go with Kata Torso Pack, which I also have. The Kata Torso Pack not only gives your gear the protection from the element but that necessary quick pull-and-shoot. Only one bag to deal with.



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