Looking for Camera Belt Clip Accessory

Started Nov 29, 2011 | Discussions
TimPark New Member • Posts: 2
Looking for Camera Belt Clip Accessory

Hello,

I was looking for some sort of a belt clip to carry my DSLR camera on my hip while walking during trips etc.I thought there should be something out there that resembles a cell phone holster.So, I searched and found one.Please see link below: http://www.smifu.com/capture.html , the pricing isn't bad.The product looks like very sturdy piece of equipment.Has anyone from this forum used this before?

Roy Rubin New Member • Posts: 1
Re: Looking for Camera Belt Clip Accessory

It is very cool, and takes the strain away from your back and neck. It has a quick release lever, which means your camera is both safe and accessable. Never seen anything like it before, and it's as good with compact cameras as well as the heavier DSLRs

sun2me Junior Member • Posts: 31
Re: Looking for Camera Belt Clip Accessory

Hi Tim

I've had it for a while... and I really like it.

It's a very solid build and works as promised. I've used it on my belt and on my backpack and it has been a great supplement to the shoulder strap.

The only complain I have is using it with a heavy lens on my belt. It still works, but after a while I get pretty sore from the banging of the lens against my hip. I've been adviced to use a more sturdy belt, but haven't tried it yet

Here's a link to the homepage:
http://www.peakdesignltd.com/

and to facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Peak-Design/139503232777324

TimPark wrote:

Hello,

I was looking for some sort of a belt clip to carry my DSLR camera on my hip while walking during trips etc.I thought there should be something out there that resembles a cell phone holster.So, I searched and found one.Please see link below: http://www.smifu.com/capture.html , the pricing isn't bad.The product looks like very sturdy piece of equipment.Has anyone from this forum used this before?

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stucs201 Regular Member • Posts: 368
Re: Looking for Camera Belt Clip Accessory

TimPark wrote:

Hello,

I was looking for some sort of a belt clip to carry my DSLR camera on my hip while walking during trips etc.I thought there should be something out there that resembles a cell phone holster.So, I searched and found one.Please see link below: http://www.smifu.com/capture.html , the pricing isn't bad.The product looks like very sturdy piece of equipment.Has anyone from this forum used this before?

Also worth taking a look at the spider holster range. Both 'pro' versions (lots of steel) for carrying anything and a lighter weight 'black widow' system for smaller cameras. http://www.spiderholster.com .

Russell Evans Forum Pro • Posts: 12,422
Re: Looking for Camera Belt Clip Accessory

sun2me wrote:

The only complain I have is using it with a heavy lens on my belt. It still works, but after a while I get pretty sore from the banging of the lens against my hip.

I have the Cotton Carrier side holster. I use it with a Acra QR clamp attached to the Cotton Carrier Camera Hub as I have L-brackets on my cameras. I just use the QR clamp instead of twisting the hub out of the holster. Not as fast, but If I need faster I can always do the twisting motion. Someday I'll buy a clip QR clamp to replace the screw QR plate I'm currently using.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/818080-REG/Cotton_Carrier_500_CCH_3_2946_Side_Holster_for_Cameras.html

I'm mostly using the holster as a third hand, but I haven't had any issue with the lens banging into my leg when I do walk with the setup.

Thank you
Russell

sun2me Junior Member • Posts: 31
Re: Looking for Camera Belt Clip Accessory

Hi Russell

It's not a big problem... maybe I exaggerated a bit

Normally it works fine, but with a big heavy zoom lens (like the Pentax 60-250/4) I need to change the position of the clamp on the belt now and then. As I mentioned earlier, a bigger more sturdy belt would most likely make a big difference. I'm using a normal 1" belt.

With a normal lens I have no problem at all, so I have no desire to change to another system.

Appreciate your suggestion though.

Ebbe

Russell Evans wrote:

I'm mostly using the holster as a third hand, but I haven't had any issue with the lens banging into my leg when I do walk with the setup.

Thank you
Russell

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Elyharbour
Elyharbour Senior Member • Posts: 2,052
Re: Looking for Camera Belt Clip Accessory

The belt clip is a nice idea...but I don't wear a thick belt when hiking. So I just use one of the neoprene sponge camera straps (v.comfortable) across my body over one shoulder and then swivel it around so the NEX is hanging diagonally across my back. Also, when clambering over rocks and boulders, etc, I really don't want a camera anywhere on the front of my body, in a clip / sling or anything. It's guaranteed to get dinged in my experience.

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Duckysaurus
Duckysaurus Forum Member • Posts: 50
Re: Looking for Camera Belt Clip Accessory

sun2me wrote:

Hi Tim

I've had it for a while... and I really like it.

It's a very solid build and works as promised. I've used it on my belt and on my backpack and it has been a great supplement to the shoulder strap.

The only complain I have is using it with a heavy lens on my belt. It still works, but after a while I get pretty sore from the banging of the lens against my hip. I've been adviced to use a more sturdy belt, but haven't tried it yet

Here's a link to the homepage:
http://www.peakdesignltd.com/

and to facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Peak-Design/139503232777324

TimPark wrote:

Hello,

I was looking for some sort of a belt clip to carry my DSLR camera on my hip while walking during trips etc.I thought there should be something out there that resembles a cell phone holster.So, I searched and found one.Please see link below: http://www.smifu.com/capture.html , the pricing isn't bad.The product looks like very sturdy piece of equipment.Has anyone from this forum used this before?

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I had the same problem initially with the pd leash, then I realized I could use the leash with one of their arca plates with capture (http://peakdesignltd.com/capture/) on a belt or vest strap.

Basically, I used the leash with anchors on camera where the neck straps usually attach to, and an arca plate on the bottom, with a capture on my vest strap. I set the leash to be long enough so that when I put my D800 w/ lens + flash into the capture on strap, it would be very light weight on my neck, with most of the weight distributing to the capture system.

Works beautifully. But ideally for DSLRs that you aren't using grip with (or have the dual-grip like the D3/D3X/D3S/D4)--because then it'll be off-balance and you'll be scared constantly about your camera falling!

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pyro_ Regular Member • Posts: 123
Re: Looking for Camera Belt Clip Accessory

I just picked one up today and so far it is not too bad though currently I prefer the spider holster I have had in the past. Will give this  a try for a while though and see how it goes

kaku Contributing Member • Posts: 630
Re: Looking for Camera Belt Clip Accessory

I have that same clip.  You can't go wrong with it if you're going for sport or want something extremely sturdy.  Though, I only use it when I'm biking where I'll have it clipped to my belt or backpack.  But personally, when walking around, I prefer a sling strap such as Carry Speed CS Strap -- which distributes the weight across your body instead of just your waist.

becasabot Regular Member • Posts: 384
Re: Looking for Camera Belt Clip Accessory

pyro_ wrote:

I just picked one up today and so far it is not too bad though currently I prefer the spider holster I have had in the past. Will give this a try for a while though and see how it goes

Pyro, please tell me which one you prefer and why, but also what camera you are using it with.

I want a clip for my RX1 and  I am torn between the two, my findings without ever seeing neither the Capture nor the Black Widow in person are here, I will appreciate if you tell me if they are correct or I am missing anything and which one would you recommend for Sony RX1 which is a small camera

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/post/50869746

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