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ocabj
12-17-2009, 11:29 AM
Recorded a tongue-in-cheek 'field' test of the Cotton Carrier Camera Systems vest/holster system (see: http://www.cottoncarrier.com):

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That said, it's actually a very nice product for you SLR users who do a lot of walking and photography, but get neck/shoulder strain from traditional neck straps. I haven't actually used it on a photo walk, yet, but I plan on hitting the SD WAP or SD Zoo sometime during the holiday break. So after that, I can give a more thorough user experience feedback/review of the Cotton Carrier system.

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_YDfGGOSO8bI/SwgPi1aTyiI/AAAAAAAAAQc/h_A5Nl5bbo0/s1600/cotton1_std.jpg

ness395
12-18-2009, 10:49 PM
ha ha

I couldn't figure out why it looked like you were at a range until 0:20. Then it made sense :)

artherd
12-19-2009, 1:16 PM
WIN!

JDay
12-19-2009, 2:41 PM
http://www.museumofworldwarii.com/Images2007/15a_gun.jpg

http://paradoxoff.com/files/2007/08/gun-camera.jpg

Millions-Knives
12-19-2009, 8:42 PM
My kind of paparazzi. There are TOO many unwanted celebrities here. :D

ocabj
12-31-2009, 4:55 AM
I finally got around to completing a write-up of the Cotton Carrier:

http://www.ocabj.net/?p=611

Hozr
12-31-2009, 9:00 AM
Question for you about the holster, the CottonCarrier.com website leaves a little info out. I want to know if I can fit this over my Backpack Belt. I usually use a drop in bag but it forces me to leave my gps unit detatched.

What is the maximum size belt (height) that will fit through the holster?

Thanks

ocabj
12-31-2009, 1:03 PM
Question for you about the holster, the CottonCarrier.com website leaves a little info out. I want to know if I can fit this over my Backpack Belt. I usually use a drop in bag but it forces me to leave my gps unit detatched.

What is the maximum size belt (height) that will fit through the holster?

Thanks

Excellent question. When I get back home and get a chance to measure, I'll be sure to post here.

Frijolito1988
12-31-2009, 2:09 PM
Now photographers can be mall ninjas too !

ocabj
12-31-2009, 4:37 PM
Question for you about the holster, the CottonCarrier.com website leaves a little info out. I want to know if I can fit this over my Backpack Belt. I usually use a drop in bag but it forces me to leave my gps unit detatched.

What is the maximum size belt (height) that will fit through the holster?

Thanks

Hozr: Following up to your inquiry. Theoretically, you can use a belt as wide as 7". Here are some photos:

http://www.ocabj.net/gallery2/d/11707-2/Canon_EOS_40D-IMG_0013-pp.jpg

http://www.ocabj.net/gallery2/d/11715-2/Canon_EOS_40D-IMG_0016-pp.jpg

Note how it's velcroed in two places, and if you happen to use a 7" thick belt, that outer velcro flap can secure it.

Just an FYI, the outer piece of the Think Tank Pro Steroid Speed Belt that I use for the holster is 2-5/8". And that holds well.

Hozr
12-31-2009, 5:45 PM
AWESOME! Thanks!

Turbinator
12-31-2009, 10:15 PM
Dude, that is an awesome video combining two GREAT hobbies!! :D

Turby