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Old Dec 19, 2011, 5:55 AM   #1
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Anyone used one before? Good? Bad?

I'm thinking about getting one for travelling, but not sure of the practicalities of it, especially when I'm going to be in busy streets with a lot of people.

Here's a few links for those who don't know what I'm talking about.

http://www.7dayshop.com/catalog/prod...ucts_id=112962

http://www.spiderholster.com/
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Old Dec 19, 2011, 8:10 AM   #2
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I had a Lowepro Outback belt pack http://www.lowepro.com/outback and found two major problems:

1- It made you wider, especially going through doors, sitting down or in crowded areas. I would see this as your major problem with the camera exposed rather than in a padded container. The camera exposed to the elements would also be a concern.

2- The weight concentrated on one side caused hip pain after a long day in the field. This may not be as serious with the products you are interested in as I had the camera and three lenses.
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Old Dec 19, 2011, 9:39 AM   #3
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yeah, I was worried about the camera being exposed. know if there's any extra protection I could use alongside the holster, other than a good filter and lens hood?

I'm not too worried about bumps and scrapes since I was planning on wearing it on the chest with a backpack. Don't feel safe with the camera so low down.
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I would be more concerned about the camera exposed to rain and snow for which a good filter and lens hood wouldn't help especially if you are a two hour hike from shelter and you get caught in a monsoon rain.
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rain and snow won't be present where I'm going, but thanks for your concern.

I bought the holster system and it's just arrived. Everything is in order, will take it out tomorrow to test the practicalities of it.
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