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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?
Perhaps combined with a wrist strap?
Those things are terrible. I got one of these:
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.
I've continued by search which has led me to Peak Design as a solution.
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.
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.
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I'd never hang a Leica from a 'holster', ever. Perhaps the ThinkTank offers a safer solution.
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.
I really love the Leicagoodies "sling" thing.
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.
Swinging cameras on a neck strap is also how you get dents in filter rings.
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