CAMERA SMASHING – It’s not a sport – it’s down right stupid – and why I use a Camslinger

I cannot even begin to count the number of times I have smashed my camera and lens against something.  I have had zoom lenses stop zooming, prime lenses get stuck on my camera, and even worse I have seen lens mounts bend and / or go out of alignment.  All of this because I wanted to always have my camera and lens at the ready so I would not miss the shot.

Of course like most other people I had a camera bag or backpack and when the day started out the camera gear I wanted to shoot with for the day was safely tucked away until I got to where I wanted to go.  It could have been the streets of Washington DC or a local forest like Prince William Park or Shenandoah National Park or sometimes even at a studio shoot.  When I got to where I was going I would pull the camera and lens choice, sling the combination across my chest so I could easily grab them to get the shot.  And there is where it stayed for the duration.

It was always without fail that as I hiked through the woods that my camera would slam against a tree. It was always without fail that while getting into my car the camera would be slammed on when I closed the car door.  It was always without fail that as I walked the city street and decided to go into a store for a coffee that I would slam the camera into the door jamb.  I knew better so why did I not do better.  Having worked for Nikon I used to hear the stories told my pro photographers (photo journalists) who were running through the halls of congress or in the white house getting their great gear slammed into door jams and some even described the shock and awe of seeing their lenses in pieces lying on the floor next to them because the lens separated from the mount.  These are real facts.  Too often I got to see the end and expensive results.  Impossible to repair lenses and expensive lens mount replacements.  And let’s fave facts. Nikon cameras were built like tanks but most cameras today are not.

Over the years I have tried way too many camera bags and carry solutions.  I have invested tons of cash on bags and straps of all types from a great many manufacturers but virtually none of them really provided me with the safety my expensive camera gear deserves while still giving me the ability to quickly get to my camera, get the shot and put the camera back in a place of relative safety.  That is until I came across a not very well known company called Cosyspeed that was founded by a German entrepreneur named Thomas Ludwig.

Camslinger bags come in several shapes and forms but the overall concept is the same no matter which  version of the bag you decide to purchase.  I have the Streetomatic Pus which was designed with the street photographer in mind or for that matter the urban dwellers.  The video is about a new bag that is coming to market in July.

The CAMSLINGER Outdoor is a camera bag designed for quick, one-handed access just like the Streetomatic. “You need just 1 hand & 1 second to open the bag and grab your cam. It’s almost as quick as a sling strap, but provides the safety of a bag against bumps and rain. This 1 hand/1 second concept makes the CAMSLINGER the fastest camera bag in the world. You can wear the CAMSLINGER Outdoor super comfy at the hip or as a sling bag over your shoulder. It fits all kinds of Mirrorless Cameras, mid-sized DSLRs and Superzooms.”

If you like to go hiking, climbing, cycling, motor biking, horseback riding or simply traveling. And you want to have your cam at the ready within a second, but safe against rain and bumps at the same time? Then the COSYSPEED CAMSLINGER Outdoor is without any doubt in my mind the perfect camera bag for you!

Put in your Mirrorless, mid-sized DSLR or Superzoom and hit the trail. The CAMSLINGER Outdoor is incredibly fast when it comes to getting out your camera and lens for the perfect shot you should never have to miss.  Quick accessible, super comfy and super safe.

If you want all the details about this great carry method then click on this link.   Link

 

 

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