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KathyW
KathyW  111793 forum posts Norfolk Island12 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2011 - 7:43 PM

Any ideas on the best way to carry two fairly hefty cameras with even heftier lenses attached without getting a pain in the neck? Any recommendations for straps etc? I don't like hanging cameras off my shoulders in case they slide off, plus it gets painful after a while... but kind of fed up with having to keep putting cameras down then picking them up again. I wouldn't mind so much if I could bend my knees or my back! Tongue
Thanks,
Kathy.

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Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1315487 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2011 - 7:48 PM

Sell them both and get two smaller lighter camera`s.

KathyW
KathyW  111793 forum posts Norfolk Island12 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2011 - 7:56 PM

But they'll still bash against each other if I carry them both around my neck at the same time... Tongue

Eastlands
Eastlands e2 Member 3651 forum postsEastlands vcard Northern Ireland3 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2011 - 7:59 PM

The perfect support and carrying equipment is called "the wife" Wink

Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1315487 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2011 - 8:02 PM

I just use a plain shoulder bag, they slip in and out quickly.

Its just a basic bog standard man bag from fat face, no dividers nothing Smile


Quote: The perfect support and carrying equipment is called "the wife"

Yep maybe Kathy should just dump the stuff on the other half Smile

Last Modified By Paul Morgan at 23 Nov 2011 - 8:04 PM
whipspeed
whipspeed e2 Member 104044 forum postswhipspeed vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2011 - 8:03 PM

Have you tried the black rapid straps Kathy? I've got the one shaped for ladies and they are really good. I suffer with back and neck pain, but not with them.

darrensmithgbr
23 Nov 2011 - 8:03 PM

i use a wide neoprene strap for my slrs, they are far more comfortable than the canvas strap (mine are made by optech), they are adjustable and you can have one camera higher than the other quite easily and even join the two straps together to make a daisy chain of cameras!

youmightlikethis
youmightlikethis e2 Member 121015 forum postsyoumightlikethis vcard Scotland
23 Nov 2011 - 8:05 PM

micro trecker rucksack

Big Bri
Big Bri  1315596 forum posts United Kingdom
23 Nov 2011 - 8:05 PM

I was going to answer, until I read "without getting a pain in the neck?".

I often carry my 5D with 24-70 and my 40D with 100-400. A pain in the neck is pretty much guaranteed (I use individual optech straps).

I reckon the black rapid ones would be best. I find the pain usually comes from hunching my shoulders trying to keep both sides from slipping off.

Stuart463
Stuart463 e2 Member 6561 forum postsStuart463 vcard United Kingdom
23 Nov 2011 - 8:05 PM

Black Rapid is what I use

Stuart

Johnnyboy101
23 Nov 2011 - 8:09 PM

Hi kathy
Check out spider holster system they produce a two camera rig. I have a single can't recommend it enough
JB

youmightlikethis
youmightlikethis e2 Member 121015 forum postsyoumightlikethis vcard Scotland
23 Nov 2011 - 8:15 PM

2-b1.jpg LOWEPRO MICRO TREKER 1001-b2.jpg

User_Removed
23 Nov 2011 - 8:24 PM

LOL!!! Just replied to your post in 'The Other Place' without reading this Kathy!!

Take a peek at the Lowepro 'Slingshot' series... Certainly 'food for thought' IMO.

Wink

KathyW
KathyW  111793 forum posts Norfolk Island12 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2011 - 8:56 PM

Thanks for all your suggestions - most helpful Smile

Unfortuantely "the wife" is usually carrying his own kit Tongue

I already have optech straps (brilliant for just one camera) but have the same problem as Bri - ouch... The rucksack is fine for carrying the cameras until you want to use one in a hurry. Same with any kind of bag really... I love my rucksack for landscaping etc but at events I find it a bit of a pain, specially if I'm wearing a bulky coat or dressed smartly (yes, it has been known to happen Wink) Tennis elbow prevents me from carrying one camera in my hand for any length of time (I know, pathetic, isn't it?).

The Black Rapid straps would seem to be very popular - I had been looking at them but the price put me off, so I reckon that is one for the Christmas list!

The spider holster? I'd not heard of that. Thank you for the tip JB, I'll look it up.

Thanks all

Kathy

Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman e2 Member 114521 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
23 Nov 2011 - 9:41 PM

This might worth a look Kathy, I have one when I sometimes carry two cameras, they ain't cheap mind....More details Here

Ade

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