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Kristin: Camera Harness for biking(8 posts)

Kristin: Camera Harness for bikingBrooks
Oct 3, 2001 12:21 PM
As I posted last week or so, I have an inexpensive camera harness that I use when touring. Attached is a not so great photo. It is 6 feet of nylon webbing with "D" rings to adjust length and clips to attach to camera. The middle of the webbing has velcro sewn on and the back of camera case (or camera, I've done both) has the other half of velcro. The velcro holds the camera snug adn it is easy to pull apart to take a picture. The webbing criss-crosses your back and has been very stable for me. I did a transcontinental tour with it and have gone down white water, with a waterproof camera, without problems.

Hey pals...MrCelloBoy
Oct 3, 2001 12:51 PM
I work for Lowepro here in Northern CA, and we make a cool strap called the DeWitt Jones Chest Strap. It hook-and-loops accross your chest to keep your dangling camera from swinging around. It works great and lists for $19.
E-mail me for more info.
Chest strap questions...Brooks
Oct 3, 2001 1:10 PM
Does that work for smaller point and shoots? I checked your website and the photo (although better than mine) shows a big lens barrel sliding through an (elastic?) strap. Also, for riding, having most of the weight of an SLR camera strapped over my neck seems uncomfortable, or does the strap carry most of the weight? Does the camera strap get in the way of Roc Loc or other helmet straps? Just curious. I've had the strap gizmo I made since 1978 with no problems. Lowe is welcome to the design.
Chest strap answers...MrCelloBoy
Oct 3, 2001 2:09 PM
It'll work fine with a P&S camera. Just strap the band over the straps rather than the lens. I do this myself with my Olympus digital.
My experience was that the camera neckstrap doesn't interfere with the helmet. Etc.
The other case I've liked is our Photo Runner beltpack. It cinches down nice and tight so as not to wag. I've mountain biked and road ridden with that one.
The DeWitt Strap is great for just a little camera around the neck. and it CAN take some of the weight off of your neck.
Cool. Thanks. nmBrooks
Oct 3, 2001 2:23 PM
re: Kristin: Camera Harness for bikingJay
Oct 4, 2001 4:45 AM
Oh, at first I was thinking you wanted a camera mount to be used while biking.. I have something called an 'Ultraclamp' which allows you to use a camera with a standard tripod screw and attach it to anythin flat (car window, table) or anything round in diameter (to a certain diameter of course) such as a handlebar. Check out

I bought mine at Campmor, an outdoors/hiking store.

Brooks, thanks for postingKristin
Oct 4, 2001 7:19 AM
Do you get any chaffing with that thing? I'll look into the one that Lowepro carries too.
Kristin: No chafing, even weight distribution, snug. nmBrooks
Oct 4, 2001 10:49 AM