The old adage, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” barley apples to anything photography related. Updates come around in the form of cameras, lenses or other accessories; some are more than welcomed than others, but rarely does anything remain unchanged.
The Original Spider Holster first launched back in 2009 and since its introduction, thousands of photographers have trusted Spider’s belt system with their strong plates, anti-twist pin, and quick draw, derringer-style holster.
Essentially the Spider Holster’s whole purpose is to allow a photographer to carry up to two cameras on a belt, even with large lenses attached, and have them be easy to access in a flash and entirely secure. The entire Spider line has been designed to protect photographers from neck, shoulder and back strain, and for quick swapping. It has been the go-to solution for photographers looking for a strap-free carrying solution, keeping their camera secured at their hip instead of awkwardly dangling. Now Spider and the team at Shari Gear have released the SpiderPro V2.
The Spider Camera Holster SpiderPro Dual Camera System v2 includes the Pro Belt, the Pro Holster, the Lens Collar Plate, and an ergonomic and a well-balanced v2 Plate with a pin. The holster and plates are made of aluminum, and with the durable belt, which secures via the triple-lock buckle, is wear-resistant.
The Pro belt v2 has an ergonomic design that reduces fatigue and it can be adjusted to fit waist sizes ranging from 28 to 58″ and has been improved with an adjustable padded strap and a tool-free addition of a second holster. The new Pro Plate has been redesigned for a more balanced and comfortable carry with a more secure pin and anti-slip rubber grips to keep the plate in place.
The SpiderPro V2 system is available now on B&H, here. A complete system, with the Holster, Plate, and Belt is around $150. A dual camera system with a Holster, Plate, Belt, SpiderPro Pad and Lens Collar Plate, will retail for $265. And for existing users of the Spider system, a ProPlate V2 will run $35.
Make sure you check out our review of the original Spider Holster below.
[REVIEW: Spider Camera Holster Review]