Mirrorless cameras have been around for a few years now. Where they were a bit of a novelty when they first came out, they are now a viable (and in many cases, preferable) alternative to full frame and APS-C cameras.
Photographers that have taken the leap into mirrorless enjoy all sorts of advantages: lenses tend to be more affordable yet more modern, there are incredible video recording capabilities, and mirrorless systems utilize the same size sensors as bigger, heavier DSLRs, but in a much more petite package.
It’s that final feature - the size of the camera - that is both a blessing and a curse. On the one hand, a smaller camera means it’s more mobile, easier to carry around and pack, and takes less of a toll on your hands, arms, neck, and shoulder as you work for hours on end. They are far less noticeable than a DSLR, meaning you can more easily conduct your work without drawing all sorts of attention to yourself. That means you have a greater ability to capture candid shots and genuine moments without being noticed, whether that’s at a wedding you’re shooting or if you’re just out on the town getting in some street photography time.
The small size of a mirrorless camera system also means that it’s a bit tough to handle comfortably for long periods of time - its petite body can get overwhelmed by even average-sized hands. The result is a struggle to determine the best way to grip the camera that’s both secure and comfortable. That’s been a bit of a struggle in the past because there just wasn’t much in the way of solutions to this ever-present problem.
But not now.
The Spiderlight Hand Strap by Spider Holster was specifically designed to resolve this problem. The hand strap (shown above) was designed by photographers, for photographers. Its s-curve shape puts your hand in the perfect shooting position, fully capable of comfortably supporting your mirrorless camera while also giving you the ability to reach every button and dial on your camera with ease. The strap gives you easy on and off access while guaranteeing a secure fit that allows you to walk around with your camera on your hand without the fear of it sliding off.
The strap itself is made of high-quality materials that lend to its comfort and longevity. The inside of the strap is lined with a cushion of velvet-lined foam that wicks sweat away and gives your hand the comfortable fit it needs to shoot for hours on end. The outside of the strap is made of a proprietary material that not only looks great, but it also conforms to the shape of your hand, enhancing comfort and security. The Spiderlight even comes in a variety of colors that look beautiful!
As great as these features are, what really makes mirrorless camera owners want a Spiderlight Hand Strap is the ability to shoot freely, without the worry of dropping the camera. As comfortable as the Spiderlight Hand Strap is, it’s also extremely secure, hugging your hand so you can walk down the street, move swiftly around an event, or even run down a hiking trail without worry that your camera will fly off your hand. Where other hand straps are uncomfortable and flimsy, the Spiderlight fits like a glove and gives you peace of mind that it won’t come off until you take it off.
Additionally, mirrorless camera owners appreciate the fact that there are all kinds of adapters that make the Spiderlight compatible with leading mirrorless systems. What’s more, unlike other hand straps that must be removed in order to use a tripod, the Spiderlight, when paired with the Spiderlight Thin Plate, is fully usable with a tripod. No more detaching your strap before attaching your camera! You can also tether your mirrorless camera to a neck or shoulder sling using Spider Holster’s Spider Web, or you can attach your camera to a backpack or messenger bag using the Spider Holster Black Widow Vertical Adapter. That means you have an incredible degree of flexibility regarding how you secure your mirrorless system.
At the end of the day, mirrorless cameras offer many advantages to the modern photographer. But the one thing that mirrorless camera owners wish they had was a comfortable and safe way to hold and secure their camera. Spider Holster has solved these issues with their Spiderlight Hand Strap and other handy products in the Spider Holster line. If you’ve got a mirrorless system, Spider Holster is definitely worth a look.
Learn more about the Spiderlight Hand Strap on Spider Holster’s Kickstarter page.