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Spiders and Cotton Candy 
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Post Spiders and Cotton Candy
Found this on the web today and thought it would be of interest for us event photography boys and girls.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iteQ7lkq ... re=related" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

and

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Di-XEIkc ... re=related" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Here is another variation on the same idea

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcHf9xFQ ... ure=fvwrel" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

John

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Fri Mar 11, 2011 12:35 pm WWW
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Post Re: Spiders and Cotton Candy
I'm sure that some will consider this a 'must have', but for me it's a 'must not have'.

I either hold my camera 'cos I'm shooting, or I put it down in a safe place if not. Trying to get through a crowd for a drink or to the toilets would result in many people - including me - having very bruised thighs, and possibly a damaged camera.

I can see situations - for others - where it might be useful though.

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Fri Mar 11, 2011 12:43 pm WWW
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Post Re: Spiders and Cotton Candy
Jeremy, I know where you're coming from (Twickerham) but this wouldn't in itself prevent you from putting your camera down in a safe place before rushing off to the toilets, the bar or in your case BOTH! My style of shooting means that I'm very "hands on" which means that for alot of time my camera is just getting in the way. The "Spider" for me means that at last I can free myself from my neck strap, while still retaining freedom of movement and a degree of security. I'm going to give it a try anyway and report back with my findings.

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Post Re: Spiders and Cotton Candy
John,

with a Nikon they give you a free neck strap, fantastic invention, camera cant fall to the floor, you can let go with both hands, it does not make you wider (issues going through door ways) - WOW I never knew that you canon users had not seen them :rofl: :rofl:

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Fri Mar 11, 2011 1:16 pm WWW
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Post Re: Spiders and Cotton Candy
Mike thanks for that, I thought the thing in the box with Canon written all over it was half a set of braces for my trousers. I have been hanging on to it until I could afford another Canon to get the full set.....

Will go recover it from the attic straight away.


Fri Mar 11, 2011 4:12 pm WWW
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Post Re: Spiders and Cotton Candy
"Neck Straps" of either variety (Nikon or Canon) sound a bit too close to a ole fashioned hang em high lynching for my liking. Mike you can keep the noose around your neck, I want FREEDOM! A little dickie bird told me to check this out and I have to admit I was impressed.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14Q1IxI_Opw" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Sat Mar 12, 2011 2:28 pm WWW
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Post Re: Spiders and Cotton Candy
We use the Sun Sniper straps - and find them to be really good to reduce the load on the neck. I use it for pretty much every occasion now. Just got to watch it when you go through doorways...

http://www.sun-sniper.com/index.php?id=2&L=1

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Post Re: Spiders and Cotton Candy
+1 for sun Sniper, for everything

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Sat Mar 12, 2011 5:03 pm WWW
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Post Re: Spiders and Cotton Candy
Ian, Chris

For the life of me, I can't see or tell the difference between the SunSniper Strap and the Black Rapid R. Or am I missing something?

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Post Re: Spiders and Cotton Candy
John,
Probably price. The sun sniper mount screws into the thread on camera or big lens, dont know how Black Rapid attaches.

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