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Jul 19, 2015 18:52 |  #1

I would like to keep my lenses on my belt while I am shooting. I have found 4 belts I like.
Do you have any of these? Which one would you recommend?

- I like the wider/thicker belsts hoping that they don't hurt your back... The thin ones may hurt my back... Any thoughts?
- Also, I would like to use any pouches for the belts... Some only accept their own brand pouches which is very limiting...

1. Lowepro S&F Deluxe Technical Belt (L/XL) B&H # LOSFDTBLX MFR # LP36285

2. Lowepro S&F Light Utility Belt

3. Think Tank Photo Pro Speed Belt V2.0 (Medium / Large, Black)
4. Think Tank Photo Steroid Speed Belt V2.0 (Medium / Large, Black)

5. Think Tank Thin Skin Belt V2.0 - L-XL-XXL

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Jul 20, 2015 05:13 |  #2

I have the Lowepro S/F deluxe. The quality is great and it will work nicely with my other Lowepro stuff (lens cases etc). Unfortunately, it won't stay around my waist unless I really cinch it down hard. I suspect that's because of my build rather than the product. Basically, it's useless to me as is. Once I have anything attached, it wants to slide down to my ankles. Comical for onlookers, not fun for me. For a few years I've meant to get a vest to clip to the belt but just never got around to it.

The XL size really is big. If you are in the lower 3rd of the XL sizing, consider the next lower size.


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Jul 20, 2015 12:00 |  #3

it really depends what you're shooting and what gear you shoot with.

Lowepro Deluxe...... super comfy, even with a ton of gear. Belt has a major flaw though, the buckle cannot carry a lot of weight. This can be fixed by replacing the belt with one of those airplane seat belts, google Airplane Buckle Belt by flybuckle.... To get an idea of how much this can hold, I was on a recent hiking trip and added two loops to the belt so that I could carry my daughter uphill..... it's that strong and comfortable. You can add construction suspenders for added support or if it slips. Carry a Body + 24-70F2.8 + Body + 200/2 comfortably with this setup.

I do have an unconventional minimalistic belt, but not from any of the above. Instead, I use an HDX 2" toolbelt from homedepot. Works very well and that belt can hold a good amount of weight. The buckle is stronger than the lowepro deluxe buckle, costs 6 bux..... great belt for mirrorless or smaller setup. Body + 2.8 zoom or 2-3 primes. Sometimes, I'll carry a lightweight prime + body on strap, and heavy 70-200F2.8 zoom on the thinner belt. That's about it's limit.


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Jul 20, 2015 12:01 |  #4

This one!!!

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Jul 20, 2015 12:23 as a reply to  @ BlakeC's post |  #5

that's funny because I use to joke about the belt being a batman utility belt, and when loaded, you become batman.


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Jul 20, 2015 12:47 |  #6

I just met a woman that was shooting with a Spider Pro holster system;

http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …&InitialSearch=​yes&sts=pi (external link)

http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …_System.html/pr​m/alsVwDtl (external link)

She loved it.

It's not exactly what you are looking at,. but maybe you were like me and are unaware of this kind of rig? You may want to consider this aspect of the system to add to a belt rig.

So not just Batman, but also Cowboy two gun kid!


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Jul 20, 2015 15:27 |  #7

CyberDyneSystems wrote in post #17637834 (external link)
I just met a woman that was shooting with a Spider Pro holster system;

http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …&InitialSearch=​yes&sts=pi (external link)

http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …_System.html/pr​m/alsVwDtl (external link)

She loved it.

It's not exactly what you are looking at,. but maybe you were like me and are unaware of this kind of rig? You may want to consider this aspect of the system to add to a belt rig.

So not just Batman, but also Cowboy two gun kid!

I've been eyeing the spider pro double for a while now! I like my black rapid double but don't like the swinging when i bend down. I was thinking of rigging up a snap to fasten them to my belt when they hang OR get the Spider pro. Waiting until i can find a place with it in stock to try it first.


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Jul 21, 2015 00:38 |  #8

Im Sasquatch wrote in post #17637404 (external link)
=I'm Sasquatch;17637404]I have the Lowepro S/F deluxe. The quality is great and it will work nicely with my other Lowepro stuff (lens cases etc). Unfortunately, it won't stay around my waist unless I really cinch it down hard. I suspect that's because of my build rather than the product. Basically, it's useless to me as is. Once I have anything attached, it wants to slide down to my ankles. Comical for onlookers, not fun for me. For a few years I've meant to get a vest to clip to the belt but just never got around to it.

The XL size really is big. If you are in the lower 3rd of the XL sizing, consider the next lower size.

Thanks so much!


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Jul 21, 2015 00:40 |  #9

Charlie wrote in post #17637754 (external link)
it really depends what you're shooting and what gear you shoot with.

Lowepro Deluxe...... super comfy, even with a ton of gear. Belt has a major flaw though, the buckle cannot carry a lot of weight. This can be fixed by replacing the belt with one of those airplane seat belts, google Airplane Buckle Belt by flybuckle.... To get an idea of how much this can hold, I was on a recent hiking trip and added two loops to the belt so that I could carry my daughter uphill..... it's that strong and comfortable. You can add construction suspenders for added support or if it slips. Carry a Body + 24-70F2.8 + Body + 200/2 comfortably with this setup.

I do have an unconventional minimalistic belt, but not from any of the above. Instead, I use an HDX 2" toolbelt from homedepot. Works very well and that belt can hold a good amount of weight. The buckle is stronger than the lowepro deluxe buckle, costs 6 bux..... great belt for mirrorless or smaller setup. Body + 2.8 zoom or 2-3 primes. Sometimes, I'll carry a lightweight prime + body on strap, and heavy 70-200F2.8 zoom on the thinner belt. That's about it's limit.

let me look at the homedepot toolbelt. smart idea!


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Jul 21, 2015 00:41 |  #10

i want one!!!!!0:)


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Jul 21, 2015 01:43 |  #11

I chose the ThinkTank pro speed belt, it is their middle weight belt, and a couple of the lens holders, a flash holder and a utility case. I too have the problem that when I load it up, it won't stay up so I also have the two shoulder harness and put it on when needed. It definitely spreads the weight out and makes it easier to use for long periods of time.

The quality is great. The lens bags are nice because they do not have zipper tops. They have a draw string type top. When you are using them you can leave the top loose so the lenses slip in and out easily and they are big enough so that you can leave the hood in place. Even the 70-200 case has a feature that you can make it longer when you want to so it holds the lens with he hood attached.


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bpalermini wrote in post #17638597 (external link)
I chose the ThinkTank pro speed belt, it is their middle weight belt, and a couple of the lens holders, a flash holder and a utility case. I too have the problem that when I load it up, it won't stay up so I also have the two shoulder harness and put it on when needed. It definitely spreads the weight out and makes it easier to use for long periods of time.

The quality is great. The lens bags are nice because they do not have zipper tops. They have a draw string type top. When you are using them you can leave the top loose so the lenses slip in and out easily and they are big enough so that you can leave the hood in place. Even the 70-200 case has a feature that you can make it longer when you want to so it holds the lens with he hood attached.

Can you soot the whole day? Can you shoot a whole wedding with it?
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Jul 21, 2015 11:39 |  #13

S&F Deluxe Technical Belt. I have this belt and switched out the clip for this. Does not slip even when loaded.


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homedepot belt and lowepro deluxe + flybuckle mod. My setup is slightly different nowadays, I have a lens case for the 200 that fits the body inside, and a lowepro utility to house a smaller mirrorless setup 40/1.4 and 100/2 lens along with body, no flashes. The setup is quite a bit smaller and more streamlined.


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Jul 21, 2015 12:26 |  #15

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homedepot belt and lowepro deluxe + flybuckle mod. My setup is slightly different nowadays, I have a lens case for the 200 that fits the body inside, and a lowepro utility to house a smaller mirrorless setup 40/1.4 and 100/2 lens along with body, no flashes. The setup is quite a bit smaller and more streamlined.
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