This is the Spider Pro Holster and, so far, I’m really digging it. Usually I only have one camera on me at a time, but there are times (during the ceremony, first dance, etc.) when things happen too quickly for me to swap lenses and not miss anything. So I would have two cameras on my shoulders during these times. It worked, but was cumbersome and I had shoulder aches at the end of most weddings.

The Spider Holster allows me to carry a camera on my hip; this has two benefits: it allows me quick access to the camera and it takes the weight of the camera off my shoulders. Both of these things are good things.

And if, like my wife, you are concerned about the camera dropping: don’t be. There is a safety switch to keep the camera in the holster unless I flip the switch to take the camera out. There is also a safety tab on the belt buckle to keep the belt itself from opening unintentionally.

All in all, a great piece of gear. I’ll let you know how it works in the field. With my calendar for the upcoming wedding season well on its way to being completely booked, I’ll get plenty of chances to put it through its paces.


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