I'm planning to use a modular belt system on vacation and outings. Last weekend I tried putting a lens changer and flash on my left side and kept the camea on a Backrapid strap hanging on my right.
I think I want a "holster" for better protection and containment, but:
- will that get in the way when the camera is "out"?
- is it too heavy to keep on a belt?
Using a simple clip (how to attach it at the same time as the strap?) will prevent the cameara from swinging, but doesn't offer protection and getting out of a sudden rain. But, are there any other alternatives along that line?
- Canon 70D body
- EFS 17-55 f/2.8 normally attached
- lens changer pouch for EFS 55-250 f/(4-5.6)
- pouch with flash
- "Nifty fifty" lens
- collaping monopod
- screen hood loupe to see in sunlight and/or without reading glasses
- drink container
- extra battery, memory cards
I currently have a Lowepro S&F Light Utility Belt and am using a lens changer pouch and flash pouch that goes with that system. I'm eyeing the ThinkTank Holster 20. ThinkTank modular bags can attach by going around the entire outer part of the segment, rather than through a loop on that segment. I've done that with their StuffIt pouches.
The Lowepro modular pouches don't have outer pockets or additional attachment points, and they don't make a holster for the modular system. That's one thing that made me wonder if it's impractical to put it on a belt.