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Feb 25, 2013 11:05 |  #31

Want to save a wee bit of money?

Use a caribena to hold both straps together with the 2nd strap on one shoulder whilst main body strap is around your neck.

You do have to make sure that the combined strap length is shorter than your shoulder height so if the 2nd strap slips the body wont fall and hit the tiles.


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Feb 25, 2013 12:01 |  #32

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I use the dual black rapid straps for my 60d and 5d2. Normally go 2 bodies during most of the wedding day except for the preperations where i still have time to change lens.

But i am looking at the spider holster system since my cameras bumped each other as i was taking them off and hit the lcd of the 5d2. I saw a crack. Good thing i had a screen protector on and found no damage to the actual lcd of the 5d2 as i removed the protector. Whew.. With the spider im still concerned that i might drop my cam since it has no straps. Although 5 yrs of using cameras, i havent had one slip from my hands. Knock on wood.

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This is exactly why i switched from the dual rapid to the spider. You do still have to be careful with the spider; I have hit my bodies on the ground a few times kneeling down to get a low shot - especially with a flash on the body.


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Feb 25, 2013 21:45 |  #33

hey tim,
how did you get over the feeling of not having the security of a strap just in case the cam slips from your hands? do you us like a handstrap? im still on the fence if i want to jump and get the spider or not.

does any one use the spider with the TT prospeed belt? i have that belt and was wondering if it would be a better option to use the TT belt rather than the spider belt.

thanks

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Feb 25, 2013 22:06 |  #34

I use Optech pro loop straps, but without the neoprene bit. The little strap just fits over my shoulder, so it doesn't bang around. I hate having cameras bang around, and it could potentially damage the delicate lens mount having a heavy lens like a 24-70 or 70-200 supported by the body. With lenses like that you should support the lens, not the body.


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Feb 26, 2013 05:31 |  #35

I have two on me for the entire day. One around my neck and one over my shoulder.


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Feb 26, 2013 09:05 |  #36

Drewlim wrote in post #15652331 (external link)
hey tim,
how did you get over the feeling of not having the security of a strap just in case the cam slips from your hands? do you us like a handstrap? im still on the fence if i want to jump and get the spider or not.

andrew

Well I have just bought the Black Widow belt buckle and I think I will leave the strap on the body and use a caribena to secure with certainty to the belt.

I find carrying cameras on two straps OK, but it looks scruffy when you're trying top be smart on the job. Black Widow nice workaround and should be comfortable


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Feb 26, 2013 17:42 |  #37

Drewlim wrote in post #15652331 (external link)
hey tim,
how did you get over the feeling of not having the security of a strap just in case the cam slips from your hands? do you us like a handstrap? im still on the fence if i want to jump and get the spider or not.

does any one use the spider with the TT prospeed belt? i have that belt and was wondering if it would be a better option to use the TT belt rather than the spider belt.

thanks

andrew

Nope, no handstrap. I had one for a while but didn't like it. I got used to carrying my cameras "without a net" after a while; in between shooting I put it back in the holster.


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Feb 26, 2013 19:36 as a reply to  @ post 15637750 |  #38

We have 3 bodies and im gonna get a 4th this year.

I always have 2 on me but hate carrying one over the shoulder. The dam cameras just get too banged up after 25 weddings each year.

I keep one in my shoulder bag and one around my neck. Usually the one in my shoulder bag has the 85 attached and the one around my neck has what ever im using. I also keep the 70-200 in the shoulder bag so i can switch to it when needed. I can also set that bag down beside me which i really like.

I hate to switch lens around especially during a ceremony....yes, ive dropped the lens cap in the middle of a ceremony:oops:

So,,with a 4th body, i can leave the 70-200 and the 85L on a body at all times, put a 24-70 on one and switch another with the 35 and the 135.

We just got that Sigma 120-300 F/2.8 OS and its a heavy sucker. So during ceremony's im gonna have it mounted on a body and tripod. Im gonna have a lot of flexibility with a 120-300 zoom.. cant wait to use it. Gonna solve some problems this year from the middle of a church.

4th body is definitely on the horizon this year.


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Feb 27, 2013 08:19 |  #39

I will switch up and I use my 300 2.8L during a ceremony hand held the entire time. The IS is so good, I have no problem shooting it at 1/125th.


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Feb 27, 2013 10:39 |  #40

umphotography wrote in post #15655842 (external link)
4th body is definitely on the horizon this year.

I just got my 2 5D3 bodies, sold one 5D2 and in process of selling a 2nd one... was originally going to keep the 3rd 5D2 as that 3rd body but now thinking that I will sell it as well and get a 3rd mark III
My 2nd shooter is a 1 camera guy, doesn't like to use 2 at once, and his backup (40D, not a bad body but next to these Mark IIs and IIIs...) and now I'm thinking I need to outfit him with a Mark III next!

for about 18 hours this week, I had 5 bodies... almost enough to cover all the lenses


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Feb 27, 2013 10:59 |  #41

SMP_Homer wrote in post #15657759 (external link)
I just got my 2 5D3 bodies, sold one 5D2 and in process of selling a 2nd one... was originally going to keep the 3rd 5D2 as that 3rd body but now thinking that I will sell it as well and get a 3rd mark III
My 2nd shooter is a 1 camera guy, doesn't like to use 2 at once, and his backup (40D, not a bad body but next to these Mark IIs and IIIs...) and now I'm thinking I need to outfit him with a Mark III next!

for about 18 hours this week, I had 5 bodies... almost enough to cover all the lenses

Its definately the way to go. Just P/u and click away. We had 5 bodies a few times this summer with our assistant and it was just a dream to use for a ceremony. Strategically set bodies where you want them and just move around and click. Lots of people are starting to give these 5D2's away but im with you on the 5D3..dual cards no risk of file loss and now that ive got this 5D3 AF system down, I dont even like to P/U that 5D2 anymore:lol:. The refirbs should be hitting the canon site soon.


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Feb 27, 2013 10:59 |  #42

What do you guys do with your bag during the ceremony? I find that after walking down the aisle, I only need one camera at a time, so I typically put the second camera down on a chair somewhere while I shoot. I had an assistant the last time, and it was invaluable. The next wedding that I have coming up, I do not have an assistant, and I am dreading how I am going to keep track of my gear.

I show with:
24-70 on 5D3
70-200 or Tamron 17-35 on 5D2.

I also have my camera bag with accessories and my macro lens, extra batteries and such.


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Feb 27, 2013 21:35 |  #43

Thomas Campbell wrote in post #15657339 (external link)
I will switch up and I use my 300 2.8L during a ceremony hand held the entire time. The IS is so good, I have no problem shooting it at 1/125th.

That doesn't sound that good. I can shoot at 1/20th with the 70-200 2.8 VR II.


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Feb 27, 2013 22:45 as a reply to  @ tim's post |  #44

A lot more weight with these 300's Tim. Im sure he could hold is slower but ive shot with both. 2 different animals from the 70-200's,,,way diffrent. 1/125 considering the weight of these things is pretty good. Get it on a mono or tri and its a mute point,,,they get a little wavy with the extra weight and length of the lens.......I can hand hold my 70-200 @ 1/20 as well....not this sigma or the canon.


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Feb 28, 2013 01:36 |  #45

Excuses excuses ;)


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