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09-21-2014, 07:07 PM   #1
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How to shoot with 2 bodies?

Looking for some advise on how to shoot with 2 bodies (K-5's, one with a 28-75mm the other with a 70-200mm). I only need to do this for three times for about 1 hour each time.

I looked at the Black Rapid Yeti Dual Camera Sling Strap and Cotton Carrier Camera Vest System, both over $100.00. Has anyone had any luck with the knock-off brands... have read good and bad on them.

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09-21-2014, 07:16 PM   #2
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QuoteOriginally posted by Korg Quote
Looking for some advise on how to shoot with 2 bodies (K-5's, one with a 28-75mm the other with a 70-200mm). I only need to do this for three times for about 1 hour each time.

I looked at the Black Rapid Yeti Dual Camera Sling Strap and Cotton Carrier Camera Vest System, both over $100.00. Has anyone had any luck with the knock-off brands... have read good and bad on them.

Thanks!


I currently use the Yeti, don't want to trust my cameras to a cheap strap. You can also remove one of the straps and use it as a single.


Scroll down a bit and read the "Blackrapid" thread, some off brand straps mentioned there....
09-21-2014, 07:16 PM   #3
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here is an idea:

OP/TECH USA Double Sling

OP/TECH USA Dual Harness

I have the Dual Harness ... suits me fine !

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here is an idea:

OP/TECH USA Double Sling

OP/TECH USA Dual Harness

I have the Dual Harness ... suits me fine !

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Optech is less expensive.
Does want you need without spending too much.
09-21-2014, 08:47 PM   #4
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How about spider holster dual?

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I've used my BlackRapid DR-2 Double a lot and it has never let me down. Seeing how the wear an tear have left their mark in the metallic parts over time I would never trust a cheap copy, if they use a softer material an accident is surely coming after hard use.
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I have a Black Rapid dual strap that I got from eBay for about $20. Well made, very comfortable. Would buy again.

I am not a big fan of Black-Rapid style straps, however. The cameras can flop around a lot when you move, and the second camera slung down low is at risk of being damaged if you need to crouch down whilst shooting.

A cheap and simple alternative two body solution, if I am using a backpack or a Lowepro harness, is to clip a big carabiner onto each shoulder strap of the backpack or harness, and then clip the camera neck strap (shortened if need be) of each camera body onto one of the carabiners. This keeps both cameras at hand, stops them flopping around too much when I move about, and stops them dragging along the ground when I crouch down.
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I also use the yeti in both 1 and 2 camera modes.

I was surprised how much I grew to love that strap over only 1 day. it became my standard strap overnight.

Never tried the cheap ones though.

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I use Cotton Carrier and it's been well worth the investment.

You may want to go to their "clearance" section to get cheaper prices for the kit. Vest + Holster + Shoulder Strap on the discount den (total $120 + shipping) is cheaper than buying the two camera kit outright. You lose on the handstrap and tripod mount but save alot of cash.
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I use two regular Black Rapid clone sling straps & hang them off opposite sides. Works great & it's cheap.
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I use a ThinkTank backpack with OpTech USA sling straps together with Peak Design Capture Pro clips as shown in this photo:



YMMV

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I love my single sling Op-Tech. I can carry all day and feel great. I'm sure their duel set ups are great but if it was me I would by two single straps and just wear a camera on each side. That way you also have an awesome strap for each camera since it sounds like you rarely need to carry two cameras.

The one qualifier is if your are doing something physically active such as hiking off trail or having to move quickly it might not be the best set up.

Op/Tech Utility Strap-Sling, Neoprene Pad with Lycra Binding, 3/4" Webbing, Black
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The only strap that hold two bodies and you won't feel embarrass to wear, I think is Hold Fast - Leather Goods - USA

but many bad reviews (broke from the tripod holder, drop camera), you want to avoid this.
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Put me down as a happy BR dual strap user. Other than the weight of two cameras, it's just fine. I would not call BR straps cheap either.
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I use a Carry Speed sling for my heavier setup (e.g. K-3 + DA*300, or K20D with zoom & flash), and carry the second body in a messenger bag slung over the other shoulder. The messenger bag allows me to carry a couple of spare lenses, batteries, cleaning supplies, etc.

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I just use two straps when I have to do this. I keep on camera on cross body on a strap and put one around my neck or in my bag and switch off. That's it.
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