If you’ve ever tried to carry multiple cameras without the proper equipment, then you know just how frustrating it can be.
And this is a serious problem for a lot of photographers, like wedding photographers, who have to carry multiple cameras at a time if they hope to get the perfect shot.
So, what equipment do you actually need to carry multiple cameras? A camera belt? A camera harness? A camera vest?
The answer is yes, yes, and yes, and we’ll show you how.
The Holdfast MoneyMaker
The key to learning how to carry multiple cameras is to start with a serious camera harness: the Holdfast MoneyMaker.
The Holdfast MoneyMaker is an American-made camera harness made from Water Buffalo leather (there are other options too, like Python skin) and all steel hardware. It allows you to easily and comfortably carry multiple cameras at a time. You can carry two with the harness alone, or three if you add a camera leash.
The materials that this harness is made out of, leather, which only looks better with age, and steel, which never rusts, means that you will be able to carry multiple cameras for the duration of your photography career. And I mean this literally since each Holdfast product comes with a lifetime guarantee.
The MoneyMaker works by criss crossing the straps across your back so that you can carry multiple cameras, one on the right side of your body where your right hand naturally falls and one on the left side of your body where your left hand naturally falls.
The MoneyMaker also ensures that you aren’t in pain when you need to carry multiple cameras because the weight of these cameras and lenses are evenly dispersed across your entire torso. Each one of the straps is also thick enough to prevent them from digging into your shoulders, which is an issue with photography gear of a lower quality.
The MoneyMaker is also relatively cheap, when you think about the fact that you’ll never need to purchase any equipment to carry multiple cameras again. You can purchase the MoneyMaker in black, burgundy or tan for $285.
Don’t forget to purchase the correct size, since the MoneyMaker is not one size fits all. It comes in a small (for those under 5’7”), medium (for those between 5’8” and 6’2”), and large (for those over 6’3”).
I should also note that if you need to carry multiple cameras for an event coming up quickly, but you don’t feel like you can afford the MoneyMaker right now, Holdfast provides an AfterPay service which allows you to break down your payment into interest-free installments.
The SpiderPro Dual Camera System V2
Another clever way to carry multiple cameras is to use a holster belt, like the SpiderPro Dual Camera System.
Admittedly, I don’t like the aesthetics of this system as much as the Holdfast MoneyMaker, but it gets the job done.
This system comes with a belt, a holster, a lens collar plate and a v2 plate so that you can carry multiple cameras right on your waist.
It fits waist sizes between 28”-58” and allows you to carry up to two full DSLR cameras at a time, which prevents your back and neck from straining with the weight of these heavier cameras.
The plate also comes with a quick-release lock so that you can have your cameras in your hands in a matter of seconds.
The SpiderPro Dual Camera System costs around the same price as the Holdfast, at $265.
The Cotton Carrier CCS G3
If you’re not into either the camera belt or camera harness suggestion, then you can also use a camera vest to carry multiple cameras at once.
Like both of the other systems on this list, the Cotton Carrier lets you carry two cameras at once. The first hangs vertically from your chest while the second can be carried on your hip. The Cotton Carrier is made out of a synthetic canvas material and is built to breathe, so it would be best for warm environments.
Unlike the other options on this list, the Cotton Carrier is a one size fits all system.
The Cotton Carrier does a really great job of ensuring the vest doesn’t move around on your body, despite the uneven weight distribution of the cameras, but it does a less great job of making sure your shoulders aren’t sore at the end of a really long day. Thanks to the way the system is built, if you have an especially heavy camera/lens sitting on your hip all day, you may feel it the next day.