As a Wedding Photographer, I do tend to switch lenses a lot. I even carry two bodies with me with a mid-range zoom, and a telephoto, just so I can quickly switch to grab the key moments if they’re near or far.
By this videos definition, I am a “Slinger”, so I look very similar to the image below.
I’m not keen on the idea of carrying two camera bodies as I feel it draws too much attention at a Wedding, but switching lenses in the field can be difficult when you only have two hands and no-where to rest a lens.
So when I saw this link regarding this new potential product called “Quickdraw”, it definitely caught my attention. It essentially allows you to carry a few lenses at any one time, and can act as a third hand whilst switching lenses.
There were mixed opinions on facebook , as some Photographers do not trust it will hold the lens, some have concerns about dust, and potentially knocking the lens whilst it hangs by your side.
I personally agree with all those opinions, but I still think regardless of these potential issues, it is a great concept.
No product is flawless, and no product will please everyone, however for this product, I definitely feel there are benefits to some photographers.
I feel this is a great product with great potential. I’m sure some people had concerns about the Black Rapid Strap not holding the camera, or that it might swing your camera around and knock the lens on something, however since its release, it has really taken off since many pro’s use it and gave it their stamp of approval.
We will never truly know until we try it, so I do hope this product does come to fruition. Currently there are only prototypes, and the inventor is calling out for investments to develop this product and put it into production. Would you consider donating?