DSLR Harness for 11 bucks! On Amazon
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Konrad .
(Konrad1013) - MLife
DSLR Harness for 11 bucks! On Amazon on 08/05/2011 10:06:24 MDT Print View

For those looking to build a DSLR top loading harness, I just found this on crazy clearance (80% off). Ordered yesterday off amazon, came today! 4 left as of this posting

Ton's of connection points/D-rings on the backside so you can easily rig a harness that connects to your backpack straps/belt

http://www.amazon.com/Tamrac-Sub-Compat-Zoom-Pack-Teal/dp/B00200K31Y/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1312558824&sr=8-5


I realize that Amazon does not list a picture, but I have it in hand, and it's exactly the same as shown on Tamrac's website:
http://www.tamrac.com/514.htm

514front
514(2)

It fit our Canon Rebel with std 18-55 kit lens

Clayton Mauritzen
(GlacierRambler) - F - M

Locale: NW Montana
Weight? on 08/05/2011 18:24:58 MDT Print View

Awesome. Weight?

Konrad .
(Konrad1013) - MLife
Weight on 08/06/2011 08:16:57 MDT Print View

Shoot, I'm at a wedding this weekend, so it's not in front of me. I recall it being either 6 or 6.5oz with the main neck strap removed. It is padded on all sides with foam, and has metal hardware which should explain a portion of the weight

Also, it looks like there's only 1 left and amazon jacked the price up to 40 some dollars. Either it was a pricing error or the sale is over. Either way 3 other people got a sweet deal.

Edited by Konrad1013 on 08/06/2011 08:20:32 MDT.

Clayton Mauritzen
(GlacierRambler) - F - M

Locale: NW Montana
Re: Weight on 08/06/2011 12:16:03 MDT Print View

I bet you could get that down to around 5 ounces too.

I took a LowePro Toploader Zoom 45 AW and removed the straps and rain fly, cut off the top handle, sewed that webbing into small loops in case I wanted to attach something, and cut off the front pocket to get it down to 5 ounces even. It is basically the same model as your case, and was about the same weight without the straps. I clipped two mini carabiners to the D-rings to hang it from my shoulder straps bringing it up to 5.3. I may replace the zipper pulls to see if I can get it back down to 5 even.

IMHO, 5.3 ounces for a fully protected DSLR case is worth it.

Edited by GlacierRambler on 08/06/2011 12:22:50 MDT.

Clayton Mauritzen
(GlacierRambler) - F - M

Locale: NW Montana
Re: Re: Weight on 08/06/2011 12:20:45 MDT Print View

I was looking at the Tamrac website, and I think I like your case even better than mine. The sizing is a little more fitted for a compact DSLR. One of my biggest problems with chest packs is that they can obscure my feet.

Excellent choice of bag!

Chris Brubaker
(cjbrubaker) - F

Locale: PNW
case on 08/06/2011 21:10:19 MDT Print View

Thanks for the tip. Unfortunately, now back up to $42