I am a big fan of the Spider Holster and actually use it on a very regular basis. The only real downside is that I often switch to a tripod in the middle of an event to do some tight macro shots for certain details. The original design of the Spider Plate just wasn’t very conducive to mounting yet another plate on the bottom of it as the overall bulk seemed a bit much. Today Spider Holster has solved this with a new Arcas-Swiss mounting plate. My integrating the design of an Arca-Swiss tripod plate into the mounting plate, you can now easily switch over to a tripod with zero hassle at all. For more details, the complete press release is below.
The Spider Arca-Swiss Clamp Ensures Universal Compatibility With Any Arca-Swiss Style Camera Brackets Allowing Photographers To Take Advantage of the Back-Saving Carrying Solutions of Spider Camera Holster Systems
Ithaca, NY – July 30, 2012 – Spider Holster, (www.spiderholster.com) a company specializing in unique holster-style carrying solutions for photographers, today announced the addition of the Spider Arca-Swiss Clamp to its full range of camera accessories. Designed for photographers who shoot with the popular Arca-Swiss-style L-brackets, the easy-to-attach Spider Arca-Swiss Clamp provides a mechanism for all shooters to take advantage of Spider Holster’s secure, back-saving carrying solutions while keeping their Arca-Swiss camera setup clear of any attachment when connecting to their tripod.
When using the Spider Holster system on its own, users simply attach the Spider Plate and Pin directly to the 1/4-20″ tripod mount on their camera. When photographers add accessory brackets or plates to the body, these brackets occupy the sole attachment point on their camera. With the Spider Arca- Swiss Clamp, Arca-Swiss plate users now can easily carry their gear with Spider Holster to reduce the stresses on their upper body. Compatible with any bracket or plate that features the Arca-Swiss geometry, including those from Wimberley, Really Right Stuff, Kirk, etc., users simply twist the pressure screw allowing the Spider Arca-Swiss Clamp’s sliding jaws to release and are free to connect the camera to their tripod.
“Our customers have been telling us for some time that they are forced to choose between their L-bracket and Spider Holster, and we don’t want them having to make such painful decisions,” said Shai Eynav, President of Spider Holster. “With our new Spider Arca-Swiss Clamp they now have a solution that allows them to take advantage of the superior carrying afforded by Spider Holster while providing a seamless workflow with any Arca-Swiss style L-bracket or plate.”
Compatible with both the Spider Holster SpiderPro and Black Widow, the Spider Arca-Swiss Clamp carries an MSRP of $95.00 and is available for direct purchase. To find a local retail outlet or to learn more about Spider Holster products, please visit the Spider website at: http://www.spiderholster.com.
About Spider Holster
Founded by professional photographer Shai Eynav, Spider Holster designs and builds unique camera carrying solutions for photographers. The company’s namesake SpiderPro holster system has quickly become a trusted tool for photographers looking to protect themselves against the neck, shoulder and back strain which often accompany traditional camera straps and shoulder bags while providing quick-draw access and a secure attachment point for even the heaviest pro-DSLRs. More information about Spider Holster and its latest offerings can be found at: http://www.spiderholster.com.