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Anyone else buy the Spider Holster?

 
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Jan 31, 2010 00:39 |  #1

After reading some of the POTN members buying this system I decided to try the Spider Pro1 camera carrying system with additional spider plate + pin. Hopefully it arrives by next week (US to Canada)

I can still put my BlackRapid FastenR-2 (d rings) on the Spider Plate when I feel the need to use the RS4 shoulder system (x2) I own. I dont own the new BlackRapid "brad" but what drives me nuts is when the strap's shoulder pad moves away from the shoulder. I will admit the BlackRapid system is extremely handy but I want to compliment it with a different system.

But with the spider system I will now have to remove my "Newton bracket standard camera plate". Not a big issue.


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Jan 31, 2010 01:45 |  #2

I LOVE my spider holster! If you have any questions, feel free to ask.


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Jan 31, 2010 10:41 |  #3

Tdragone wrote in post #9508998 (external link)
I LOVE my spider holster! If you have any questions, feel free to ask.

Thanks!! Just waiting to test it out. US to Canada postal is extremely slow when it comes to packages.


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Jan 31, 2010 10:48 as a reply to  @ AlanU's post |  #4

Could you post a link to the system?

I just ordered the new blackrapid double system (external link)
I had the coupleR and it was a joke. The straps would not stay in place. I think the new one will be a lot better but I am very interested in looking at other options as well


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Jan 31, 2010 12:53 |  #5

midnight_rider wrote in post #9510503 (external link)
Could you post a link to the system?

I just ordered the new blackrapid double system (external link)
I had the coupleR and it was a joke. The straps would not stay in place. I think the new one will be a lot better but I am very interested in looking at other options as well

http://www.spiderholst​er.com/ (external link)

I have the coupleR strap to join my two R straps but its seems like cumbersome to use.


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Jan 31, 2010 13:00 |  #6

They've certainly changed it from prototypes I remember being linked on here before. i'm still not convinced but it does. Look like a better design.


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Jan 31, 2010 13:02 |  #7

I'd like to get one for when I use a flash, because I don't like the way it hangs with my Cotton Carrier Side Holster... but it is too expensive! I'd rather be more careful with the CC!


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Jan 31, 2010 13:03 |  #8

I haven't ordered one yet but I plan to in the not too distant future. The creator, Shai Eynav, is a photographer from my hometown of Ithaca, NY and I've been a fan of his work for a while.

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Jan 31, 2010 13:04 |  #9

krb wrote in post #9511182 (external link)
They've certainly changed it from prototypes I remember being linked on here before. i'm still not convinced but it does. Look like a better design.

yes the original camera body/bottom pin seemed very primitive.

My Rstrap shoulder pad moved all of the time. It's still a great product but I love testing new innovative designs.


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Feb 04, 2010 15:48 |  #10

just got mine in the Fedex truck today. Great system. Very sturdy and VERY secure. I hate having my camera swing around on my shoulder with just a strap, but never tried anything else. Found this item on another thread in lighting, and bought it. Got it all adjusted to my waist and LOVE LOVE LOVE how it feels. Didn't throw my flash on yet, but I can see this as a great way to manage 2 cameras while shooting a wedding. I'll look a bit like Wild bill, but if it gets the job done who cares.


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Feb 04, 2010 17:42 |  #11

here's the thread Hawk is referring to with considerable info on the spyder.
https://photography-on-the.net …hread.php?t=817​909&page=2




  
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Feb 07, 2010 19:48 |  #12

Today I tested out the Spider holster.......LOVE IT.

Here's my mini review: I will have to
say its an excellent system. The belt has a velcro strap that will fit
any size waist. Velcro is not an issue due to the long lengths of the
strap. The camera fits perfectly in one spot. The holster has a locking
mechanism that can be 100% locked or disabled. Even
though the lock is deactivated it fits on the edge of the "slot" where
the ball and camera base is levered so that it wont slip off.

I also own the Black Rapid strap and I see pros/cons to this
system. I find the shoulder pad to move on occasion. However the
security of the strap is assuring you wont drop the camera. I still
love this system.The Spider puts the load on the waist and not
the shoulder. The "feeling" of this system feels extremely odd since
theres no strap to secure the body. Its almost like the camera is like
a free spirit.

The entire system feels extremely well built with great care and attention. Even the packaging is very custom. I was thoroughly impressed.I'll do more testing soon. I've purchased
2 spider camera bases. Both bodies have a Black Rapid FastenR Dring so
I can still use my Black Rapid system without missing a beat.Even if you have 1 body I urge you to check this system out.

I have the CouplR strap to fasten the RS4 Black rapids. Seems like a fair ground "swing" with two bodies hanging from side to side.

I still love my Black rapid strap but now I have another option.


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Feb 07, 2010 19:57 |  #13
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That system is GENIUS !


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Feb 09, 2010 09:46 |  #14

from what I can see with the black rapid system, the camera(s) is free to swing around, into anything including another camera. Folks that have them will comment I'm sure, but I'd sure hate to have my gear collide with itself or anything else.

I'm a bit of a Spider bigot now, I guess.


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Feb 09, 2010 13:18 |  #15

It doesn't really swing any more or any less than a regular strap on your shoulder would. But what it does do is when you lift the camera to your eye, and take the weight off the strap, the shoulder pad sometimes moves around behind you.
I like the idea of the spider though.




  
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