Have you checked out any of the Peak Designs clips (Coolkat linked their website)?
I hadn't but it does look better than what I'm using now. My ultimate goal is for a true holster as I am often climbing over logs, up dirt/rock walls, and such. I'm just as concerned about damage as I am quick access.
I'm currently working out some sort of 'holster' for the DSLR using a LowePro top-loader. If it works alright after some field tests, I'll put up some details.
I do like the idea behind the PD clips and how simple it seems to just rig on up on a pack strap, but I also occasionally find myself in rough terrain and share those concerns.
I have always had two strings attached to my pack that connect to the camera with little rings or mini 'biner type snaps. I have the camera dangle about sternum high, and unclip it before taking the pack off. It swings around a bit, so I put a hand on it when it swings. Its available for a quick picture as I'm walking, without the need to take the pack off. Plus the weight is on the pack, not my neck.
Sounds very similar to these D-ring straps from Think Tank.
You can attach the D-ring portions to the straps on any backpack. The end of the straps have small caribiner-type rings that can then be attached to your camera. Think Tank also makes a nice, comfortable strap with metal rings at the end which are compatible with the small 'biners from support straps on the backpack.
Post by hikerchick395 on Mar 21, 2016 9:58:47 GMT -8
Old school and easy. A regular camera bag strapped crossways over one shoulder. After backpack is on. Bag is open for quick access...zipped up in wet weather or in rough traveling conditions.
I've been doing this for almost 40 years so am used to how it feels. With the SLR, I had a thicker strap and a custom ensolite pad for my neck. When I carried two SLRs (or one and a camcorder) I put the extra camera in a fanny pack and wore it in front above my hip belt. So the small P & S, carried in the same manner, works for me and, of course, after hauling around big cameras, is hardly noticeable.
Immediate access is the most important thing to me. I HAVE carried my larger super zoom slung across one shoulder, the smaller P & S across the other shoulder plus the camcorder and cell phone (camera) in the fanny pack all at the same time.
(I need to get comfortable using the point and shoot for video!)
Well after a few years of using my Peak Design camera mount I'm looking for something different. Mainly because I've moved from a point-n-shoot camera to a dslr. I can still use the Peak Design mount but the issue is unless I remember to be careful putting my pack back on the camera which is mounted on my left shoulder strap, the camera will smack me in the head. More than once it has left a knot on the side of my head.
So I'm looking for something that is independent of using the backpack. Maybe some kind of chest holster? I've just started digging to see what is out there but hoping that maybe someone here had a recommendation or two?
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Post by High Sierra Fan on Nov 28, 2021 0:30:31 GMT -8
Cotton Carriers has multiple choices, from full harnesses for huge dslr rigs to sling straps for lighter rigs such as mirror less and other smaller cameras that still have the tripod screw hole to allow their hub to be mounted, down to a strap mount that puts the same hub holder onto a pack harness.
They come with a safety tether so should something happen there’s backup, not a bad idea with todays expensive gear. Mostly stuff is so high the naked gear is really far from harm, though thick brush would still hit things I suppose.