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Jun 28, 2010 11:57 |  #1

I've seen reference to this all over FM forums, and am wondering if anyone else here on Potn is using the Ed Pingol method to hold their camera(s)...

(Pingol method is basically Carabiners on a belt with an eye hook screwed into your camera's tripod mount) which can be seen in this potn post... https://photography-on-the.net …hp?p=10247019&p​ostcount=8

I've tried it out and like it but i need a better belt. I'm wondering what belt other people are using and how they've modified it to fit the needs of a working photographer. I'd like to get a belt set up to hold a flash, extra batteries & cards, and perhaps one long lens like the 135L or 70-200 so I could travel with a bride & groom and not worry about leaving something that I need back at the reception location.




  
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Jun 28, 2010 12:11 |  #2

I've seen Pingol's setup. He has to "unclip" each camera from the eyelet that's screwed into the base of the cam.

My opinion... if you're going to use this method get something designed to do it properly like a black rapid strap (or similar products on the market).

I just use the neck straps myself.




  
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Jun 28, 2010 13:50 |  #3

Likewise, I just wear two with traditional straps, though I only feel the need to have two cameras actually on me during the ceremony. If I wanted something better, I would sooner wear my Cotton Carrier, but a pair of conventional straps meet the need for this 30 minutes of the day.


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Jun 28, 2010 15:22 |  #4

thanks for the input guys but I'm already pretty much sold on the pingol method and not considering alternatives.

I stared this thread just to see how others are using or modding pingol's method, and what belt they choose.




  
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Aug 09, 2012 17:52 |  #5

I just found out about this method and I'd like to share my version. I shoot with two Nikon D800s and have the nikon 24mm 1.4 and sigma 50mm 1.4 mount on each. It works quite well. I reinforced my belt by adding 2 rivets. I used to use the dual camera strap but I like this method better.


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Aug 09, 2012 17:53 |  #6

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Aug 09, 2012 21:25 |  #7

I'm not using it. For wedding and events, it looks unprofessional. I never heard of it before.


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Aug 09, 2012 22:34 |  #8

I gotta agree...looks kinda tacky to me.


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Aug 10, 2012 07:47 |  #9

Spend the money and get a Spider Holster Belt. Worth it. If you have expensive camera gear why cheap out on accessories?


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Aug 10, 2012 14:36 |  #10

The Spider Holster Belt get a 10 for the coolness factor. It is very well designed.


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Aug 11, 2012 02:38 |  #11

That looks not only tacky but like a whole lot of effort that is needless to say the least.


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Aug 11, 2012 06:59 |  #12

I would not want to add that kind of weight to my waist on account of the lower back pain it would cause and the shearing on my skin by my belt. I might consider using straps that go across the chest for camera slinging.


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Aug 13, 2012 13:13 |  #13

form wrote in post #14843696 (external link)
I would not want to add that kind of weight to my waist on account of the lower back pain it would cause and the shearing on my skin by my belt. I might consider using straps that go across the chest for camera slinging.

I could be wrong, but I think ergonomically, having straps across your shoulders is worse for your back than having the weight dangling from your belt.

I use the Spider Holster with 2 bodies/lenses attached at all times and it feels very comfortable.


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Aug 13, 2012 13:22 as a reply to  @ Peacefield's post |  #14

I wear one camera around my neck and one over my right shoulder all day. I do this at portrait shoots too. Usually one 50 1.4 and the other 24 1.4. I don't mind it at all.


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