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Best way to carry 2 bodies ?

 
steph123
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Apr 12, 2009 13:39 |  #1

Hi,

I have a 40D and i'm about to buy a 5D MKI. I would like to have on me at any time the 5D with 17-40 and 40D with 100-400. I have a blackrapid rs-4 strap that I will use with the 100-400 on one side but what about the 5D. Should i use it with a neck strap and carry it on my neck ?

So, for those who carry 2 bodies, how is your favorite way to do this ?

Thank you


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Apr 12, 2009 13:45 |  #2

steph123 wrote in post #7715609 (external link)
Hi,

I have a 40D and i'm about to buy a 5D MKI. I would like to have on me at any time the 5D with 17-40 and 40D with 100-400. I have a blackrapid rs-4 strap that I will use with the 100-400 on one side but what about the 5D. Should i use it with a neck strap and carry it on my neck ?

So, for those who carry 2 bodies, how is your favorite way to do this ?

Thank you

Yep ,one with long lens on my RS-1 and one with a pacsafe strap around my neck.


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Apr 12, 2009 13:52 as a reply to  @ claybuster's post |  #3

have you thought about this as a solution?
http://www.blackrapid.​com/ (external link)




  
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Apr 12, 2009 13:56 |  #4

Stez wrote in post #7715661 (external link)
have you thought about this as a solution?
http://www.blackrapid.​com/ (external link)

I'll buy it as soon as it's available !! this thing is awesome


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Apr 12, 2009 14:00 |  #5

Stez wrote in post #7715661 (external link)
have you thought about this as a solution?
http://www.blackrapid.​com/ (external link)

Yes but i'm not sure I would be very good using a camera with my left hand...


To Claybuster :

Using both cameras this way I thought that it would be hard to pull up the shoulder side camera to your eyes without being block halfway by the neckstrap?

Also, since you have a blackrapid, do you know where i coud find the little plastic lock that is used for safety. I lost mine last week.

By the way, sorry for my poor english


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Apr 12, 2009 14:37 |  #6

When I am using two bodies, it usually means one is the 400mm lens, so I have it on the monopod and the second body/lens on the r-strap. Works very well for sports photography, etc. When I switch to the second body, I spin the 400 around backwards so it's over my left shoulder, and my left arm wraps around it where it meets the monopod, freeing my left hand to also deal with camera two. Switching back means simply lowering the body on the r-strap back to my right hip, and I'm back in business with camera one. Hope that is all clear !


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Apr 12, 2009 14:48 as a reply to  @ george m w's post |  #7

steph123 wrote in post #7715609 (external link)
Hi,

I have a 40D and i'm about to buy a 5D MKI. I would like to have on me at any time the 5D with 17-40 and 40D with 100-400. I have a blackrapid rs-4 strap that I will use with the 100-400 on one side but what about the 5D. Should i use it with a neck strap and carry it on my neck ?

So, for those who carry 2 bodies, how is your favorite way to do this ?

Thank you

I use two R-Straps crossed one over the other so one camera hangs at my right hip, the other at my left.

Stez wrote in post #7715661 (external link)
have you thought about this as a solution?
http://www.blackrapid.​com/ (external link)

That would probably be very easy to make at home... I'm not going to wait around for it... (see below)

anorphirith wrote in post #7715675 (external link)
I'll buy it as soon as it's available !! this thing is awesome

Don't hold your breath... There's a lot of people still waiting for the "new" Connect-R2 they promised six months ago.

steph123 wrote in post #7715688 (external link)
Yes but i'm not sure I would be very good using a camera with my left hand...


To Claybuster :

Using both cameras this way I thought that it would be hard to pull up the shoulder side camera to your eyes without being block halfway by the neckstrap?

Also, since you have a blackrapid, do you know where i coud find the little plastic lock that is used for safety. I lost mine last week.

By the way, sorry for my poor english

You could probably find a length of plastic tubing at any hardware store. I don't know where you are located, but you can buy the stuff at any Home Depot store.


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Apr 12, 2009 15:26 |  #8

longlens on one should and wideangle around my neck.
for me the best and only way to do it.


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Apr 12, 2009 17:14 |  #9

I dunno what the "best" way is, but when I shoot with two bodies I have the UpStrap on my 1D3 and I sling that over my shoulder (that thing has so much friction, it just never comes off), then I keep the 5D in my hand, slinging it over my neck or other shoulder (POTN strap) when I need to use the Mark 3.


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Apr 12, 2009 17:19 as a reply to  @ Perry Ge's post |  #10

I just use a big bag and switch cameras as needed :)


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Apr 12, 2009 17:20 |  #11

I use an UpStrap, one on each shoulder. Very easy and safe. Does depend on what lenses I am using and where I am. If it's a zoom I'll usually just carry the one body and the other body is in my bag.


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Apr 12, 2009 17:34 |  #12

2 straps one longer one shorter so that if inthe heat of the moment end up on the same shoulder, they dont bang to much into eachother....


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Apr 12, 2009 21:54 as a reply to  @ zincozinco's post |  #13

Thank you all for all your answers. Much appreciated.


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Apr 13, 2009 00:15 |  #14

I carried two bodies for a short time, while deciding whether to sell the XSi (I did).

XSi on the R-Strap, 5D on a Domke Gripper over my right shoulder. The Domke was adjusted short enough to not bang on the XSi...it might have destroyed it with one good swing otherwise. :lol:



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