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Spider Camera HolsterSpiderPro Single Camera System
 
4.8

(based on 212 reviews)

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    (173)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (37)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (1)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (150)
  • Easy to use (141)
  • Lightweight (80)
  • Reliable (44)
  • Compact (33)

Cons

  • Heavy / bulky (5)

Best Uses

  • Travel (101)
  • Weddings (69)
  • Sports/action (45)
  • Landscape/scenery (43)
  • Wildlife photos (38)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (46), Semi-pro photographer (44), Pro photographer (36), Professional (19), Enthusiast (18)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (182), Yes (8)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Wow1 I'm Not a Doubter Anymore

I use a 70-200 lens for a lot of my work. No secret it's long and heavy. The lens makes the camera an awkward load. Seems I'm always trying to keep it...Read complete review

I use a 70-200 lens for a lot of my work. No secret it's long and heavy. The lens makes the camera an awkward load. Seems I'm always trying to keep it under control and out of the way. The equipment becomes a literal pain in the neck (or shoulder) on long jobs or walking from location to location.

Seeing the Spider holster in ads, I thought it looked a little odd the way a camera hung from the holster, but trust me the designers got it right. The holster is so well designed that I can lock a camera in the holster, and comfortably hike a mile to our local park with the camera strapped to my waist. It stays put and doesn't cause undue discomfort.

I prefer to let it ride off my left hip and sling a little lower on the right, just about mid cheek on the right. This puts the camera about quick draw for my right hand, and is a little more comfortable overall. Some might like it a bit higher around the waist. I found the waist strap caused some discomfort if it was strapped directly over my pants belt. So I hike my pants up and strap the holster just below it. Let the camera hang upside down with the lens turned in across your butt. I know it looks strange, but this keeps the equipment out of the way, and is the most comfortable. The designers knew what they were doing.

On location the camera slips in and out of the holster smoothly and easily. I was surprised how quickly I got accustomed to the process. You get two hand use to set up shots or pose subjects (carry on a conversation if you're a hand talker). Then you just reach down and pull the camera up to sight the image.

The camera locking mechanism operates with a thumb flick. On location I feel comfortable leaving it off. The holster is that secure. If I will be not shooting for a while, or if I'm changing locations I engage the lock. It wouldn't surprise me if you could hang upside down with the holster and not lose the camera.

I still have a shoulder strap attached to my camera which is a bit of an annoyance. The strap hangs and bounces around, and can get caught on stuff it you aren't careful. I will be switching to a hand or wrist strap now that I trust the Spider.

The Spider holster is secure. The locking systems for the camera in the holster, and the belt to the waist are solid. Having experienced the latching systems, I'm over worrying about losing the belt or camera to a latch failure. Also, I believe, they make it very difficult for a snatch and run robbery.

I'm 6'4' and in reasonable shape. I don't know how this might work for a slighter frame.

This is a wonderful invention. It is crazy-well designed. The dread of lugging, losing, or controlling that big beautiful wonderful load of a lens is gone.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Great but too large for female body

I have photographer friends who love the spider holster and encouraged me to get one. I like that it gives me the ability to shoot with multiple cameras and not lug around a camera...Read complete review

I have photographer friends who love the spider holster and encouraged me to get one. I like that it gives me the ability to shoot with multiple cameras and not lug around a camera bag but the belt is just too big for me! I'm an average sized female and I have the belt on the tightest setting and it still hangs off my waist by a couple of inches. I dont feel like it's very secure this way because it's loose and swings around.

I really like the product but just wish they made a female size for it.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This is the most amazing way to wear your camera

By Rose K

from Kelowna, BC

Verified Buyer

Comments about Spider Camera Holster SpiderPro Single Camera System:

I love this holster. It got my heavy camera and lens off of my shoulder and neck and made it so easy to carry. Your mobility is greatly increased, you can bend over without the camera dangling precariously and moving. It is secure and feels like you are carrying half the weight.

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5.0

THIs was a great buy works just as described.

By Ken S

from Schaumburg IL.

Verified Buyer

Comments about Spider Camera Holster SpiderPro Single Camera System:

Use the holster when I went to the zoo this week worked great.

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5.0

Excellent holster

By Janet

from San Francisco, CA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Spider Camera Holster SpiderPro Single Camera System:

This model is comfortable and it is easy to slip the camera in and out of it. It even locks in place. Camera is carried horizontally so it is out of your legs' way. I'm very, very happy with it.

MY PREVIOUS MODEDL had the lens pointing down which interfered with walking (mine is a large lens), but worst of all, you had to twist the camera to remove it from the holster which, on a regular basis, loosened the hook attached to the camera with the result that, 1) I could not remove the camera from the holster, or 2) the camera actually became detached from the hook leaving the camera to fall. Wow is that scary. THIS IS WHY I BOUGHT THE SPIDER HOLSTER which does NOT have these problems.

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5.0

Comfortable

By Winspark

from Idaho

Comments about Spider Camera Holster SpiderPro Single Camera System:

This is the answer of relief for my hands and arms. My 5D M3 with the 70-200 gets to be to much after carrying it awhile. It is also very comfortable.

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5.0

Shoulder saver!

By Ian

from Milton, MA

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy to Use

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Spider Camera Holster SpiderPro Single Camera System:

      I really enjoy using this product. For the longest time I was slinging two camera bodies on straps across my body j-- it was ridiculous. I came across this belt while at the NYC location and was really impressed with the heft (a good heft) and build quality. It's allowed me to free up a shoulder and still have instant access to both cameras.

      Love this thing and would buy it again ten times over!

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      • No

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      5.0

      This product is everything that it was advertised to be.

      By CJ

      from Fontana, CA

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Sports/Action
        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about Spider Camera Holster SpiderPro Single Camera System:

        I use it in place of using my camera bag on shoots and I love the way it rest on my side when I'm not using it. I have nothing bad to say about the spider pro holster. I highly recommend the high quality and secure holster, it frees up my hands better than a neck strap.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Spider Holster Awsome

        By Vinman

        from LI NY

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Sports/Action
          • Travel
          • Weddings/Events
          • Wildlife Photos

          Comments about Spider Camera Holster SpiderPro Single Camera System:

          Travel and walk around photography

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          • No

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          5.0

          so far it's great

          By Nate

          from Lake County, CA

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy to Use

          Cons

          • Bulky

          Best Uses

          • Travel
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about Spider Camera Holster SpiderPro Single Camera System:

          The SpiderPro system is efficient and comfortable. It has allowed me to lessen my attention to gear management therefore giving more to what's important- the photoshoot and the client.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Great holster

          By amf602

          from New York, NY

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Travel
            • Weddings/Events
            • Wildlife Photos

            Comments about Spider Camera Holster SpiderPro Single Camera System:

            The holster is great and there is no real assembly aside from putting the plate onto your camera. It is easy to use and adjust for a secure fit. The camera slides in and out easily. I got this after having had the Capture Clip and like it better for many events. I feel Capture might be better for more rugged activities while this Spider holster is great for most other activities.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Does its job!

            By MuSen

            from Central New Jersey

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Sports/Action
              • Travel

              Comments about Spider Camera Holster SpiderPro Single Camera System:

              Very easy to assemble and does its job. Comfortable to wear and making carrying camera around so much easier. No longer need to hang it on my neck. Great product and good quality!

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              • No

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              5.0

              Why Not Sooner?

              By Itzamea

              from Baltimore, MD

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use
              • Quality Feel
              • Secure Locking

              Cons

              • Extra Weight To Camera
              • Very Expensive

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Wildlife Photos

              Comments about Spider Camera Holster SpiderPro Single Camera System:

              Or perhaps it should be "Why didn't I think of this before my back started hurting?" I've only had this product for a week or two so I may have to post again later if threads come loose or any negatives arise. However, right now I am one very happy camper. From the first "holstering" of my camera/flash unit I've had a smile on my face telling everyone that all is right with the world. My last purchase was a Canon 70D which continues to have focusing issues and has taken the joy of photography way down. So it is a great joy to have a new product (Spider Pro) exceed my expectations!

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              • No

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              5.0

              Didn't Know I NEEDED This!

              By Kevin

              from Long Island, NY

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy to Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Sports/Action
                • Weddings/Events

                Comments about Spider Camera Holster SpiderPro Single Camera System:

                I didn't know I needed the SpiderPro Camera System until after I received it. I'm not a professional photographer, but I am a serious amateur who shoots an occasional event. Recently, I shot my cousin's wedding and found myself constantly looking for a place to lay my camera down -- usually on a guest's table. With the SpiderPro I never have to search for a safe place for my camera. It's always with me and it's extremely secure, even without using the locking mechanism. It's extremely well built and of high grade materials. I doubt you'll find better.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Perfect

                By Harlan

                from Blackstone, VA

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy to Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Travel
                  • Weddings/Events
                  • Wildlife Photos

                  Comments about Spider Camera Holster SpiderPro Single Camera System:

                  My camera's safety has always been an issue with me. For the first time I have a place where my camera is safe and I'm not worried about it walking away.

                  All the reviewers write about how handy your camera becomes when you need it right then and I have to agree. Being right there, safe, and available means everything.

                  I did buy the Spider hand strap. I'll review it also.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Exactly what I needed

                  By Don

                  from SC

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy to Use
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Sports/Action
                    • Wildlife Photos

                    Comments about Spider Camera Holster SpiderPro Single Camera System:

                    After some problems with back pain I was looking for a way to get the weight of a camera strap off my shoulder. I'm 67 years old and even before my recent health issues the shoulder strap caused me to get tired quickly.

                    The first day I wore the Spider Camera Holster I felt a bit off-balance with the camera on my hip but that feeling went away. I quickly noticed that my hikes through the woods and mountains were much more enjoyable without the camera swinging around at my back. Had I known what an improvement the holster would be ... I would have bought one years ago.

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                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Hands free protection

                    By Greg

                    from NYC

                    Comments about Spider Camera Holster SpiderPro Single Camera System:

                    Very durable holster, holds my d810 with 80-200mm lens while shooting with a 2nd camera. It works well for me.,

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                    5.0

                    A must have

                    By Pete

                    from Boca Raton

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy to Use
                    • Good Audio Quality

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Family Photos
                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Sports/Action
                      • Travel
                      • Video
                      • Weddings/Events
                      • Wildlife Photos

                      Comments about Spider Camera Holster SpiderPro Single Camera System:

                      If you got a mirroless camera or any camera this is the best way to port your camera.

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                      5.0

                      Great for studio shooting

                      By Phil in Tempe

                      from Tempe, AZ

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Comfortable
                      • Durable
                      • Easy to Use
                      • Secure

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Studio Shooting

                        Comments about Spider Camera Holster SpiderPro Single Camera System:

                        Comfortable, shifts the weight from shoulder to your hips and waist. Easy to grab the camera and shoot. Very secure and lockable.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Amazing piece of gear!

                        By Maylee

                        from Portland, OR

                        About Me Casual Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Comfortable
                        • Durable
                        • Easy to Use

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Sports/Action
                          • Travel
                          • Weddings/Events
                          • Wildlife Photos

                          Comments about Spider Camera Holster SpiderPro Single Camera System:

                          This product will change the way I do photography. I have migraines that are triggered by strain on my neck, so going on a shoot is always a juggling act. The SpiderPro completely fixes that issue! All the weight of my camera now sits on my hips and I barely notice it. The design is amazing - I can crouch, kneel, even ride in a car while wearing my camera. The entire piece is very well made. Padded but not overly so, good security features (safeguard on the buckle, lock to keep the camera in), easy to use, solid hardware.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • Yes

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                          5.0

                          Perfect

                          By Jeff

                          from indianapolis, Indiana

                          Comments about Spider Camera Holster SpiderPro Single Camera System:

                          So far so good! Works perfect for what I do! Makes my life much easier on location!

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                          5.0

                          Will save my back!

                          By jfitz

                          from FLORIDA

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Comments about Spider Camera Holster SpiderPro Single Camera System:

                          I've been wanting this holster for a long time and finally splurged. What a huge difference as compared to a simple strap! My neck and back feel much better after hours of shooting and I never need to move my strap out of the frame any longer!

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                          • No

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