Today on The Slanted Lens, we’re reviewing the Spider Holster SpiderPro Camera System. This is something I’ve used for over a year and a half, and I love it.
This comes in the Single Camera System and Dual Camera System. This is something that would be great for wedding photographers or anyone who needs to be able to move around quickly and easily. You can also get accessories to hold lenses or extra equipment.
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– Hi, this is Jay P. Morgan. Today on The Slanted Lens Product Review, we’re going to talk about Spider Holster’s single-camera belt system. I’ve used this for now over a year and a half. I love this system. It’s great, because on the bottom of your camera, you’ve got a great plate. It screws onto the camera, that pin allows you to just simply drop this into the groove. It falls with the lens away from you, so the camera’s sticking out, lens is back, just a very convenient place to get it. It’s easy to pull it up to go into shoot mode, drop it right back down when you don’t need it any longer. It does have a clip here, you can push that clip down, so that it won’t come out and it’s locked into place or if you’re going to be going in and out, in and out, you can click it up like this, which allows it to come in and out, quickly. Or when you push it all the way down, now all you have to do is push it down, pull it up like that, and it lets it come out, but it locks back into place when it comes up. So just an easy system to go in and out. I usually use it in this mode here, where I’m locked, then I just kind of push it up, as I pull it out, but then I know it’s locked back into place when I go and I don’t have to worry about it coming back out.
On the belt also, I have a 200 millimeter pouch, which is a really great system. It’s got a rain cover for it. You can detach the rain cover, if you’re not going to be using it, and just let it sit with the velcro in the back and rolling it up and getting it out of the way, or you can completely take it off if you want to just get it out of your way, and I’m going to just set it aside for just right now. In this system, I love it, you’ve got a zip pocket, that allows it to expose your 200 millimeter lens, there’s a lens cap that has a velcro piece on it, so that you can take your lens cap on and off and you don’t lose it, then you can just leave that, fall to the side. Now what I do is I just flip the camera up like this, so that my camera is up. It makes it easy for me to take this lens off, pull this lens out, drop this one in, and then I simply drop this one on top, flip it back around, and I’m ready to go with the 200 millimeter lens. I can now cap this back off here, zip it up, then I can go back to shooting, now with my 200 millimeter lens. You get faster at making that change after you use this quite a bit, but it just gives you a decent place so your lens is not getting, you don’t have to sit it down on the ground and search for it. The cap is always there because it’s on the velcro It just makes it easy to switch this back and forth.
So I find this a very successful system for using and I think it’s something you’d really enjoy using if you’re doing weddings and things, this is a great piece of equipment, because you can have a single or a double camera setup, so you can go back and forth with two different lenses on your hip, you don’t have them banging around, I mean obviously, they’re at your hip and you’ve got to watch them as you hit on things, but it’s not as kind of cumbersome as on straps, as they kind of fly around as you move them. I find this really nice, they’re contained, they’re held tight to your body and I just know where they’re at, it’s much easier to use.
So check it out, it’s called the Spider Holster pro belt system. It’s got a little thing called the Spider Monkey also that it has on the side of both the pouch and I’ve got a couple on my belt here, but those are so you can put a piece of equipment, a piece of velcro goes on your equipment, it just snaps on there, you can use it for light meters, or you can use it for a small flash, just a great to haul just a few extra things on your belt, take it on and off using that Spider Monkey system. This has been Jay P. Morgan for The Slanted Lens Product Review, so keep those cameras rolling, keep on clicking.