bryPT

bryPT

Lives in United States United States
Works as a IT Professional
Has a website at www.blue-echoes.com
Joined on Apr 10, 2006
About me:

Husband, Papa, and very rarely, a photographer.

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WOW. That is some awesome photography right there.

Link | Posted on Nov 7, 2016 at 18:00 UTC as 7th comment
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usernamealreadyinuse: Unfortunately for Phil, "great new product" does not describe the new MacBook Pro. Too bad that not a single engineer on Apple's design team ever tried to transfer 60MB RAW files via "wireless", or he'd understand how absolutely stupid his comment sounds.
Apple has completely lost it's mojo in every product category, and I've been a fan since my first Mac 'Classic'.

Exactly. Try transfering a 128gb worth of RAW via wireless. The batteries in my grip would run out 1/10th of the way through.

But of course, he probably thinks pro photographers only use iPhones.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2016 at 18:31 UTC
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bryPT: That is a crap answer. Having to stick a card into an adapter than sticking it into a USB is less cumbersome?

I will stick with my Surface Book and continue to laugh at Apple and their absolute disregard to their customers. Take the SD slot away, take away the headphone jack, change charge cables every 3 years, etc... All they care about is having their following spend more and more money.

No thanks.

I am in I.T. and have worked with both platforms for 30 years. Not a fanboy of either. Nice try though. And seeing your responses to posts on this thread, I believe I know a fanboy when I see one.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2016 at 14:51 UTC

That is a crap answer. Having to stick a card into an adapter than sticking it into a USB is less cumbersome?

I will stick with my Surface Book and continue to laugh at Apple and their absolute disregard to their customers. Take the SD slot away, take away the headphone jack, change charge cables every 3 years, etc... All they care about is having their following spend more and more money.

No thanks.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2016 at 13:23 UTC as 183rd comment | 2 replies
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fatdeeman: I like all of them although 12 seems out of place.

I always look at stuff like this and ask myself why have I not gotten this good after 10 or so years but then I remember I haven't even taken a camera out for over a month and when I do I go to the same familiar places. I really need to start living and breathing it again like I used to in the beginning. I bet there's people out there that take more photos in a month than I do in a year. So many times I've told myself I will take a decent camera with me everywhere go but I never do.

Sorry for thinking aloud, I think I might have just had an epiphany lol

I feel the exact same way fatdeeman. I even carry my camera everywhere I go and still struggle. There are a lot of variables that lend to not "feeling" it. The rushed life of living in suburbia is what is killing me. But in years past, I always found time. Now my camera sits under the front seat of my car the majority of the time and if I do see something that would be a great subject, most of the time I drive right by. I still take tons of photos of my son at his many events, but it is rarely used elsewhere.

I hope it was an epiphany for you. I hope mine comes soon.

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2016 at 12:46 UTC
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f64manray: Dumbest thing I've seen today. I don't need my camera pulling down my pants. Black Rapid is the best thing since sliced bread for carrying a camera.

7 years of use, never walked and had my pants fall down. It is in a natural position on your body. Your hand is right there. It is great to be able to have one camera in your hand and one at your hip at weddings or other shoots. swap them out. And shot many gigs and not once did my pants fall down.

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2016 at 18:33 UTC
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FRANCISCO ARAGAO: Such a cool way to damage a camera.

7 years, never hurt any of my gear. Not a scratch, not a drop, not a ding. Through crowds at sporting events, Disney vacations or rides on my mountain bike. Not one incident.

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2016 at 18:30 UTC
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Sezano: So I tried the $10 Amazon knock off that works perfectly fine and is just as sturdy. After my third forey into cuteness, it's been collecting dust. Invariably you will bang the camera because it's will be dangling on your side. Say no to gear acquisition syndrome on this one.

7 years and I have never banged my camera on anything. Even when I have used 2 holsters, never a bang, knick, or scratch. Give yourself some credit. You walk all the time without running into things, you will do the same with the camera on your hip!

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2016 at 18:28 UTC
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BaldWhiteGuy: I've been using the BH system for a couple of years now. Just with a single dslr, but it lets me use the same quick-release bottom plate for both the holster and my tripod mount. I currently balance it by carrying an additional lens pouch on the opposite hip, but when I get a second dslr I'll just add a second holster. If I still need to carry an additional lens or flash or anything, I'll shift the pouch around to the back.

As for the belt, every holster user that I've seen (regardless of the brand) uses a dedicated belt that has nothing to do with keeping the photographer's pants, trousers, kilt, skirt, or other lower body-covering garment in place. If you can't figure that out, or if your own waist/hip ratio makes such a proposition risky in any way, for the sake of us all please use some other solution! ;-)

http://www.bgrip.com/bh-camera-holster/

I have never used a Spider Holster with it's own belt. I use it with my belt that holds my pants up. I have never had any pants falling down issues, even after I gained a few pounds. :)

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2016 at 18:26 UTC
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stratplaya: How much swaying does the camera do when you walk? Seems like a DSLR camera would be moving quite a bit unless you hold it steady with your hand. But then, it's not really hands free if you need to do that.

not much. But if it does, it ain't going anywhere. You will also find that you will be resting your hand on it alot. I ride a mountain bike with my camera and it stays pretty stationary. Probably because my camera is on the heavy side. The design of the pin into the holster allows it to swing freely, but with no chance of it slipping out when locked.

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2016 at 18:23 UTC
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FRANCISCO ARAGAO: Such a cool way to damage a camera.

Not one camera or lens damaged in 7+ years of shooting. Wearing it for just a few times will show you that having your hands free and guiding the camera on your hip is much better than having it swing freely from your neck of off your shoulder. Give it a try!

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2016 at 21:46 UTC
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AbrasiveReducer: The photo shows the problem. Lighter cameras are still not light. This might work if it came with SpiderSuspenders.

But the pro version for the bigger camera. It will fit. Problem solved!

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2016 at 21:45 UTC
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Clyde Thomas: Not for me but I appreciate the innovative idea. Seems like it could actually protect better than shoulder strap swinging camera/lens into walls.

It does. Your hand rests on it and you feel your surroundings better when your hands are down. When around your neck or off your shoulder, it is swinging freely.

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2016 at 21:44 UTC
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snapa: A simple belt pouch with minimal protection would be a much better option to protect your expensive camera and lens. It could also provide space for a spare battery, SD card, lens rag. If you're not worried about your camera/lens swinging around at your side and getting banged against all kinds of things, it's a good option :/

If you use this for a few days, you get used to it. I have never hit my camera on anything when I use it. When walking through a crowd, I put my hand on the camera and you can swing it back and forth to avoid issues. Having one on each side is no problem either as Sam stated. Having your hands on them really lets you guide your gear better than if it was hanging around your neck of off your shoulder.

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2016 at 21:43 UTC
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ShatteredSky: Yeah, like others have pointed out additional suspenders might be a good idea. It is the same problem as with my geological hammer hanging from your belt: initially practical, but after slipping pants everything ends up in a bag in the end (admittedly cameras are potentially lighter than a full grown Estwing).

Never needed suspenders in 7+ years. Just belt it one hole tighter!

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2016 at 21:41 UTC

I would like to say one of the main reasons why I went with a Spider Holster. I had neck surgery due to 2 ruptured discs. I could not have a camera around my neck of hanging off my shoulder for the longest time. It still bothers me to this day. The holster takes all that weight off your upper body and puts it on your hip. I can ride a bike with a camera and huge lens off it and you barely feel it. I do suggest a belt with metal rivets around the buckle instead of the buckle being sowed. I had a belt break only once, and my 70d with grip and 80-200mm Magic drainpipe fell, thankfully into a sand dune and nothing was harmed. One broken belt in 7+ years. And I wear it every day.

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2016 at 21:38 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply
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HeyItsJoel: Well, if that isn't begging for a thief to snatch your camera, then I don't know what is.

It is on the back of the holster and is small. They would have a tough time getting to it since the camera is hanging there and the pin is blocking access to it. I have been in crowds at baseball, football, Disneyland, marathons, etc... and never had an issue. I also have my shirt hung over it (I don't tuck in my shirt) so you don't even see the holster. Just the camera floating there.

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2016 at 21:34 UTC
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Androole: I saw this on another website before the Kickstarter pricing was announced, and I must admit I was really intrigued. It is a neat design.

But really, $75 USD is just too much for me for an accessory like this.

I guess it's back to making a DIY option using an Arca Swiss QR plate and clamp for $20 on Amazon...

I spend way more 7 years ago and I am still using my original one. I fell dropping into a bowl on my skateboard and fell right on the holster. My hip was damaged but the holster just got a few scratches. Still using it. It is built like a tank.

So, if you look at it, it is about $8 a year I paid for this and it has saved my neck and back from strain. Just go buy one.

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2016 at 18:43 UTC
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darngooddesign: To my eye this looks like a good thing. Am I missing anything?

It is a great thing. Try it.

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2016 at 18:41 UTC
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Manfred Bachmann: Most tripodmounts are not made for hanging upsidedown, i would never use this!

7 years and never had my camera fall once, even with a flash attached. Rock solid and safe.

Link | Posted on Oct 20, 2016 at 18:40 UTC
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