Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Spider Holster Unboxing
I have been using R-Strap as a fast & quick release strap for my camera. Recently, I found there is a Spider Holster available. I got one and did the unboxing video for you if you are wondering what it looks like.
I put it on a field test with my 5D2 + Lens (over 5lbs), it does what it says on its website. However, as I mentioned in the video, there could be room for improvement. If you are planning
to put your camera on a tripod with this, please make sure you don’t have a big tripod mounting plate. Otherwise, the Spider Pin will be in the way when you try to mount it.
Strong build quality, nice finishing
Able to hold heavy SLR even if you need to run/jump around
The release lock is a great design
Comes with the mounting tools
Won’t be able to mount on big tripod plates
It may block the battery grip door
You can check more info from www.spiderholster.com or if you think this product is kinda over kill for you. I recommend R-Strap and you can get it here for $54
Update: Shortly after I made this post, Shai from Spider Holster made a comment and provided the correct instructions for the product (read the comment). I'm really impressed by their quick response to customer review and I believe they are a very innovative and responsible company. Highly recommended and I will definitely buy from them again.