I'm always looking for new ways to use and carry my gear, it seems that at every wedding I'll have a new way of carrying 2 or three cameras from carrying bags to having a double shoulder sling to having them all around my neck at once, and nothing has really gripped me as the best method, thats when I heard about Spider Holster and thought; that just might do.
The first time I saw this type of thing was while chatting to Kevin Mullins at a convention, he had one on his X100T and it seems to work great, nice a quick to use while being secure and no strap flying about, I set to getting one and this blog is a quick review with a few pictures and how I use the Black Widow and my general thoughts.
The holster fits right onto your belt and is curved so it fits to the shape of your body, the ball-joint pin is attached by a washed and a screw to the bottom of your camera in the tripod mount and is tightened by the wrench provided, over all it's super easy to set up and takes about 30 seconds to slip the holster onto your belt.
To lock the camera win you just slide it down the curved well and it clicks into place, held by the red plastic, to realise pop the lever and your good to go, you do need another hand to do this so I can see my main setup is having this on my side with the 56mm on and the 23mm + XE-2 around my neck.
Overall I'm happy with this little bit of kit, I got mine form amazon for about £40 which isn't too much considering how much some straps can be, and just how much it frees me up and allows me to move more.
My main fear is locking it in but missing the well and dropping my camera on the floor, but in using it really does just go in and hearing and feeling the click help you know it's in place, I'll be putting a bit more about this and how I use all my gear at a wedding in a future post.
Hope that little review helps, thanks for stopping by,