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Scheelings
05-28-2018, 23:46
Now that I have small children, I've found that my beloved neck strap is no long suitable. That's because leaning over turns my Leica into a heavy pendulum which is likely to wack my child in the face.

So I need a new system. I've looked at holster's, but I can't decide what is the best solution.

Has anyone considered this the spiderpro system?

https://spiderholster.com/product/single-camera-system/

Perhaps combined with a wrist strap?

Freakscene
05-29-2018, 00:06
Those things are terrible. I got one of these:

http://incrediblethings.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/baby-hjolster.jpg

and carry my camera the way I always have.

That is a joke. I reached no satisfactory conclusion about how to carry or deal with an infant or small child and a camera at the same time. The closest I came was to buy an UpStrap and carry the camera on one shoulder while carrying the infant in front or small child in back.

Marty

Scheelings
06-05-2018, 04:16
I've continued by search which has led me to Peak Design as a solution.

https://www.peakdesign.com/product/clips/capture/

I really like the idea of clipping the camera to a quick release on the hip. I'd combine it with the clutch (https://www.peakdesign.com/product/straps/clutch) and do away with a neck strap entirely. The camera can also be protected with a 'leash' in the unlikely case of a failure of the clip.

css9450
06-05-2018, 04:34
I saw the word "holster" in the thread title so the first thing I thought of was the Think Tank holsters. They come in a variety of sizes; you'd probably need the smallest one for a Leica. Attaches to your belt.


https://www.thinktankphoto.com//collections/belt-systems-digital-holsters/products/digital-holster-10-v2

Out to Lunch
06-05-2018, 05:27
I'd never hang a Leica from a 'holster', ever. Perhaps the ThinkTank offers a safer solution.

BLKRCAT
06-05-2018, 07:19
I don't often sling my camera over the neck traditionally. I usually wear it bandolier style. Takes away a lot of swinging and bumping. I find the camera stays a lot closer to your body this way. You can even move the camera to your back as well very easily this way.

jamin-b
06-05-2018, 07:27
I really love the Leicagoodies "sling" thing.
http://www.leicagoodies.com/

I use it without any strap. It's great if you don't mind having your hand occupied while you walk around. I tend to walk around holding my cameras, and only use a strap for a TLR.

zuiko85
06-05-2018, 09:14
Swinging cameras on a neck strap is also how you get dents in filter rings.