It’s even better than I could have imagined! So quick for me to free up my hands and SUPER secure! I’m only sad I didn’t get it sooner. Worth every penny!
I haven’t unpacked the box.
I’m a wedding photographer and this thing helps me avoid having “wedding day hangovers” the following day! So much more comfortable than straps or side bags!
I am so glad that I purchased a SPIDER product and looking forward to purchasing more!
The Sue Bryce Kit
Nice addition to all my photography gear!
I bought this for 1DX MkII and it is like at least an inch shorter than the previous version. probably will try to give it to someone but for me it;s useless.
Superbe qualité, tellement pratique et ingénieux. Facile a utiliser. Shipping ultra rapide(fedex)
The system really adds a level of flexibility to my activity
Overall I really like the rugged build of the products. I am confident they will not fail. I like the pin system with the safety lock or no lock.
I do not like that the baseplates are not a custom fit for my Canon R body. The pro plate and lite plate equally don’t fit the camera body perfect. I plan on having a Canon R5 body in the future and wonder which plate will fit better, unless you build custom plates. I also don’t like that you call the Pro plate for dslr bodies, and the Lite plate for mirrorless. Why consider mirrorless cameras not professional? That was why I ordered the Pro system. I didn’t look at the Lite system because I thought it was less quality which led to some back and forth shipping.
I do not like the belt because of the velcro. The velcro makes it difficult to make any adjustments easily. Depending on what kind of wardrobe I am wearing,(layers, jackets, etc.) I need flexible fitting. That much velcro locking the belt is making it one size which is not practical. Adding the 2nd holster is very difficult and is hard to make adjustments. I actually preferred using the 2nd holster on my own work belt (normal leather belt) with my Setwear pouch to hold an extra battery, cards, cleaning cloth, etc. I am able to move the holster and pouch for easy adjustments. I can send you a pic of this set up if you like. I plan on selling the belt since I won’t use it. Unless you would let me trade it in for credit on other items. I used it for 2 days its in excellent condition.
The Pro hand strap v2 is a quality build and design. It was a pinch tight and I have a normal size hand. When attached it was at its limit length so I had no room to adjust for better comfort. If anyone were to use my camera with a larger hand they would not fit. It just needed to be a little longer in length. When using the strap with a Lite baseplate, the added thickness makes the screw barely reach the camera body. I had to not use the washer, but kept the rubber washer in place. With that limited fit I was nervous the first day of everything coming loose. The flip out metal piece on the screw is useless and gets in the way of the tiny plate. You don’t do that on the larger plate. I preferred to just use the tool. I don’t like the snaps on the safety wrist strap they don’t give me a lot of confidence. I would rather see an easy quick release system instead.
Are there going to be any harness designs in the future? I know you have a backpack clip.
Please contact me with any questions of your own.
Thanks to covid i haven't been able to get out and try my new spider camera holster. The plate is on my camera and nd I'm ready to go.
I had been looking at purchasing the Spider Holster for a long time, but living in Melbourne Australia there was nowhere to actually try it on to see if it felt comfortable before purchase, so I kept putting it off. After seeing a demonstration with Sue Bryce - wearing it, and showing how it worked and fitted I decided to order one. It arrived from USA in 4 Days! Amazing. I have since put it on and fitted it, and ave to say am VERY pleased with this product - both quality & comfort. I already use their SpiderPro Hand-straps - and they were one of my best investments for my work - I look froward to using this in the field when COVID lockdown is over. In the meantime, I am just putting it on occasionally to get used to it on my body, and how it works before an actual shoot! Danielle
I love my new Spider Camera Holster it has a very high quality, is very comfortable and changes may way to shoot and limits the risk of damaging my camera when laying it down to do adjustments during a shoot.
Works great, plenty of room.
It’s everything I hoped it would be, thank you!
It is so amazing! I love how safe the spider holster keeps my camera when I need to keep my camera close but need my hands free! There is a bit of a learning curve as far as making sure the camera is facing the right way when I slide it in place but it is so nice to know my camera is secure and where I need it! I love it so much that I already ordered the tripod adapter attachment so that I can use my holster ALL the time!
I recently had a chance to try out my spider holster and backpacker kit while hiking in the Minnesota North Shore. I easily was able to switch between two camera bodies and when needed I could hike hands free over the uneven trails. My 150-600 lens felt very secure with the lens collar plate. I did notice that the Pro Plate did loosen with repeated use of repositioning on my tripod. Happy to have the stowed wrench. My question is how to use this system with an L bracket?
Sometimes you need to holster on the right. Sometimes you want to holster on the left but can't because well you only have one pin on your plate. Solve that problem with this Anti-Twist Pin 😀
This is the perfect product for me as a photographer. I never used my neck strap and didn’t have anything keeping my camera secure while I shoot. Now I had confidence!
I’ve had the reg size belt for all my DSLR’s for prob 10 years now. This new smaller gauge belt for my mirrorless system is just perfect.
Fits perfectly under the tripod clamp and the camera is very well balanced. This of course takes the strain off the camera bayonet. Since the bracket is ARCA compatible, the camera fits any standard tripod head without any problems. A great investment!
The new plates are so much better the the older ones. They don’t slide. There no damage done to the bottom of my camera. It works much better with my pink spider hand straps! The camera stays put.
Great build, comfortable, durable!
I have used the original version of the spider pro plate and it actually showed no signs of degrading after many years of commercial use. I couldn't resist upgrading to the new version of this and am very impressed. I did have to balance the bolting pressure of the older unit with the camera tripod mount. But the newer version greatly reduced the balance needed to secure the plate to the camera. This new version is actually a welcomed huge improvement to al already awesome camera mount.
It’s the best system out there! Most comfortable by far.