At The Ready, Fire At Will – The Need For The Quick Capture Should Not Be Effected By The Need To Grope For Your Camera. Let’s Get Cosy

At The Ready, Fire At Will – The Need For The Quick Capture Should Not Be Effected By The Need To Grope For Your Camera.  Let’s Get Cosy

Pinch me.  Pour ice cold water on my head. Take away my Starbucks.  What could I possibly be thinking?

For years I have been telling customers, students, and many other types, to put on that camera strap, keep it around your neck or across your chest, because it is your safety line between you having a good day or a bad day.  But is it really?

Am I going back on what I said all along?  No!  Your camera and lens should be safe from dropping as well as other mishaps.  This was true 50 years ago and it is true today.  However, the methods of preventing the above mishaps has radically changed over the years and there are a select group of products designed to help you GET RID OF THE PAIN IN THE ASS STRAP.

When is a strap a pain in the ass?

1-When putting a camera on a tripod it gets in the way and once the camera is mounted you have a strap dangling and being caught by a wind which causes the most minute movement and the image is soft.  Really!

2-When for some reason a photographer carries the strap instead of wearing the strap and has the camera two inches from the ground and – 3 inches from the rock or tree roots or fire hydrant that happened to be in one’s path.

3-When a photographer needs to get to an angle of composition which is impossible from chest level or height level and must take the camera off and as I have seen, do 6 to 8 wraps around a wrist providing a pretty uncomfortable blood restriction.  I mean I have seen folks get violent about wrapping the camera strap around their wrist.  Of course by the time they are done the subject has moved on.

4-There are just to many darn choices and like a camera bag it will never be just the right one.

In the past few years, easier, better and faster ways of handling a camera and lens has really changed.  There are a couple of systems which are very well made, simplistic in design and functionality, and field proven to be very reliable.  They have been designed for bigger cameras like a Nikon D800 or D4 or a Canon 5dMark111 but could be used for the new and mighty mirrorless camera systems.  But they are really a waste for use with mirrorless cameras.  These two which to me are the best of the best for this type of camera hold are Peak Design and Spyder Holster.

But what about those of us have gone over to the knowing side.  Those of us who have embraced the mirrorless revolution are entitled to have an easy access, rapid fast draw system that allows us to capture the moment at the micro second that it happens.  By now if you were standing or sitting by me you would hear the drum roll and the trumpets blaring as I tell you about a discovery which is mine but was some one else before I knew about it.  I know!  Impossible, right?

THIS DISCOVERY IS CALLED COSYSPEED, and it has been designed around THE MIRRORLESS SIZE CONCEPTS.
COSYSPEED Camslinger 160 Mirrorless Camera Holder (Black) or (Gray)  By the way the name is COSY for compact system.

1-It can be worn as a belt like a gun slinger from the old west.

2-It can be worn as a sling

3-It is adjustable to accommodate different size mirrorless camera types.

4-It has an incredible fast and easy yet very secure locking and unlocking system on the camera bag itself.

5-It has a specially designed mechanism on the belt lock which is a safety against accidental removal.

6-Water, dust, dirt resistant

7-Light weight

8-Has easy to use slots for attaching Cosyspeed accessory pouches for phone, filters, extra lens.

This is the ultimate in features and durability as well as very nicely crafted and protective while still allowing wonderful fast access to your camera.

For those of us who use mirrorless cameras this system allows for a virtually hands free, light weight, don’t know it’s there, carrier.

They also have their own version of the wrist strap which makes securely holding the camera a breeze.  It is called COSYSPEED FINGERCAMSTRAP 10 Finger Strap and it comes with every camera case as an accessory.

Technical explanation from the horses mouth

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