Thank you, everyone, for your support!
The early-backer stage of our campaign has ended, but you can still pre-order here now at our regular retail price.
Orders placed now will begin shipping March 2015.
Groundbreaking Features, Beautiful Design, Great Functionality.
We are Spider Holster, and we are excited to present you with our latest, ground breaking product: the SpiderPro Hand Strap.
Spider Holster is a small group of extremely passionate professional photographers that have made it our mission to provide you with well-designed, professional solutions for carrying cameras. Our revolutionary SpiderPro system has become the trusted carrying tool for photographers the world over, and we've been developing our Spider Holster accessory line ever since, solving real-life problems for pro shooters and anyone that has a passion for taking pictures.
In a world of camera hand straps that simply do not work, the SpiderPro Hand Strap is set far above the rest - from its groundbreaking concepts and features, functionality and beautiful design, it marks a paradigm shift in how a hand strap should look, work and function.
What's wrong with existing hand straps?
Regular hand straps suffer from simple, flimsy webbing connections that prevent your hand from easily sliding into and out of the strap. They also require the support of your other hand just to slide your shooting hand into position. They employ a "straight line" design that does not allow your fingers to reach the trigger easily, and do not go over the knuckles to provide real weight support. Regular hand straps also typically come with a big plastic connector (covering your tripod socket!) or require a proprietary plate, forcing you to buy more gear that may not work with your tripod setup.
5 reasons why our Hand Strap is better than any other strap:
1. The SpiderPro Hand Strap is truly universal: thin but extremely durable material slides IN BETWEEN the camera body and the tripod plate - ANY plate - so you don't have to buy/replace your own.
2. The camera slot connection is carefully designed and crafted from proprietary materials that allow BOTH a sound connection to the camera body (so you can slide your hand in/out) and flexibility so you can reach your camera's back controls.
3. The SpiderPro Hand Strap's unique "S" is the only strap designed to allow clear access to the battery door and memory card slots.
4. The SpiderPro Hand Strap's combination of design and materials provides real weight support in the correct place on your hand: over and above your knuckles, and close to your wrist. The curved shape also positions your hand in a perfect shooting position (45 degrees to the camera body) allowing you to reach the trigger and all other controls.
5. Our proprietary hand strap materials, including genuine leather, "remembers" and curves to the shape of your hand, providing a high degree of functionality - especially important for users with camera bodies without a vertical grip. High-quality memory foam on the inner side of the strap provides greater comfort over longer periods of time.
We've been developing the SpiderPro Hand Strap over the last two years, and we can't imagine anything better than being able to deliver this brand new solution to you and your fellow photographers as soon as possible.
Your contribution will help us finally get the SpiderPro Hand Strap into production.
Spider Holster ambassador Lindsay Adler visits the Spider Holster booth at the PhotoPlus Expo and gets her very own demo of the new SpiderPro Hand Strap. We love to be able to share her excitement with you!
Help us keep the momentum going. Simply choose among our many pre-order packages (see right-hand column), share this campaign with your fellow photographers and encourage them to help spread the word. Want to see more? Check out the SpiderPro Hand Strap feature on sites like CNET, Photography Bay and Photography BLOG!
Our campaign has generated a lot of buzz!
You may have seen the Hand Strap featured on sites like CNET, Photography Bay and Photography BLOG, and our Spider Holster ambassadors (like Lindsay Adler, Dan Salvo and David Beckstead) have been sharing in the excitement as well.
Help us keep the momentum going. Simply choose among our many pre-order packages (see right-hand column), share this campaign with your fellow photographers and encourage them to help spread the word. With your help, we can meet and even surpass our goal!
"The SpiderPro Hand Strap fixes several design problems to give you a more secure grip and a better fit." - Joshua Goldman
"SpiderPro Hand Strap Aims to Improve Hand Straps for Pro Photographers." - Eric Reagan
"Their expanding lines of carrying solutions and accessories make it easier than ever to get DSLRs off photographers’ necks and shoulders and better the way they carry cameras and take photos." - Zoltan Arva-Toth
Frequently Asked Questions
What if taking the camera out and in of my holster is difficult when my hand is in the hand strap?
Please make sure you take your hand OUT of the hand strap, hold your camera with your right hand OUTSIDE the hand strap - then insert the camera into the holster. Repeat the same for taking your camera out of the Holster. This may take a few minutes to get used to, but will become second nature after a short while!
What are the snaps for? Some of the photos show a leather piece attached to the snaps...
We include an optional wrist strap that can be attached via the snaps for additional support, if desired.
Is the SpiderPro Hand Strap going to work with my short and long camera bodies (i.e vertical grip)?
Yes, the SpiderPro Hand Strap is designed to work with or without vertical grip.
What if I don't have a tripod plate?
The SpiderPro Hand Strap was deliberately designed to work with your existing tripod plate for added reliability. We recommend the very popular and moderately priced Manfrotto RC2 plate.
My camera does not have the regular slot style connection, but has a round eyelete connector (some Nikon bodies, SONY, etc.). Will the SpiderPro Hand Strap work with these cameras?
Yes! Please use the metal wire part and attach per the instructions that will come with the SpiderPro Hand Strap.
I am currently using a shoulder sling strap - can my shoulder strap round fastener work with the SpiderPro Hand Strap?
This setup can present some unique challenges. We will provide you with a round rubber washer, so please make sure you insert that part per instructions to prevent slipping/de-threading. Results may vary, depending on connector type and make.