Unfortunately, we couldn’t convince the actual Prez to endorse the Spider Black Widow Holster, so we had to settle for Alex Schult, the founder and president of PhotographyTalk.com (just kidding, boss!).
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“I always like to have a camera with me. The problem is I dislike carrying my Canon G12 with its strap and the camera is too bulky to stuff into my pants pocket. I’ve been using the Spider Black Widow Holster for approximately 3 months. Because of the Black Widow’s size and low profile, I’m almost always wearing it with my Canon G12 attached. The camera hangs at my side, leaving my hands free.”
Our fearless leader has chosen the best Spider Holster for his Canon G12. SpiderPro camera holsters are made for the pros and their heavy, bulky DSLRs equipped with a long lens or flash unit. The Spider Black Widow is designed specifically for hobbyists, enthusiasts and casual photographers shooting with smaller DSLRs or compact cameras, such as Alex’s Canon G12.
“The engineers at Spider did their homework and designed a lightweight, but rugged holster that is extremely easy to use and built for a digital photographer like me. The latching system keeps my camera secured to my side until I need it. When I’m ready to shoot, I pull the latching lever up, and smoothly pull the camera from the Black Widow. It’s that easy. To replace the camera at my side, I simply drop it into the Black Widow and the camera is locked securely with the latching system!”
What Alex has discovered is that, unlike the SpiderPro, the pin that connects his camera to the Black Widow can be screwed directly into the camera’s tripod mount without the need for the attaching plate. He also has the option of using the attaching plate if, for example, he is shooting with an entry-level DSLR with an unusually large lens. The attaching plate does provide the added convenience of the quick-release tripod mount that connects the plate to the camera.
Because of this innovative engineering, the Black Widow weighs less and can be comfortably worn all day, for long family outings, busy travel schedules or a hike into the woods. You’ll also miss fewer of the great shots at parties or just hanging with your friends because the Spider Black Widow Holster puts your camera at your side. You’ll be able to draw and shoot quickly, partner, instead of fumbling with your camera in your pocket or purse; and you don’t want to be partying with a camera dangling from a strap around your neck. Not a hot look, dude!
“I’ve often returned home after I’ve been somewhere shooting and jumped on the couch to relax, only to notice later that my camera is still attached to my side! I think the people at Spider Holster hit a home run.”
The Spider Black Widow Holster comes as a kit, which includes the Black Widow Holster, Black Widow Belt, Black Widow Pad and Black Widow Pin. All of the kit pieces are made from high quality materials. The pin is a single piece of stainless steel, giving it a long life, superior strength and resistance to the elements, heavy use and rust. The Belt is designed to complement the wear and use of the Black Widow Holster, and will accommodate a second holster and camera and still remain comfortable throughout the day. The Pad is an ingenious addition, as it positions the holster, so your camera doesn’t rub against your clothing or skin.
“With the Black Widow for smaller cameras and the SpiderPro for big DSLRs, Spider offers all photographers convenience, comfort and, above all…hands-free mobility while your camera is still quickly accessible when needed.”
The Spider Holster Black Widow Kit is only $65.99, saving you 25%, compared to purchasing all the pieces of the kit separately. The kit can be ordered directly from the company’s Web site, spiderholster.com.
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