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HOLD FAST MONEY MAKER REVIEW

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PHOTO GEAR by KRISS on 30 october 2015

The Holdfast money maker review.
I purchased this camera holder about a year ago and since there are not dealers for the product in Europe you have to order it from the USA.
At least they do ship overseas.


The very first impression when I got this out of the box was :

What a good quality product.  How heavy is that bloody thing!

Then I tried it on to feel the weight on its own and Kate immediately told me it looked like a BDSM leather thingy.
I did order it in black because I imagined it would be easier to fit with most outfits.
Now I think I would definitely go for a brown leather colour to make it more photographic equipment looking and less gay fetish.
A couple of gay friends actually made fun of me because I was wearing my money maker encouraging Kate in her theory.


So passed this which honestly goes away when you have a couple of pro cameras hanging on both sides, I want to tell you about the practicality.


The Holdfast money maker is advertised as a tool for professionals ahí need to carry 2 cameras or more for wedding coverage for instance.


I did cover a few weddings and other events equipped with that strap and I can tell you exactly what the pros and cons are.


Pros :

No surprise there it can hold 2 heavily equipped cameras.
I think it could hold a car above a cliff.
The quality is top notch and everything is oversized so that even the freakiests of you won't be worried.
It is strong.

Cons :

Sorry guys your product is beautiful but there are a few.
First of them it is supposed to make you make money because it saves you time and hassle.
Well, be aware that depending what you wear, the buckles will get stuck with your shirt, top, whatever every time you want to slide one camera up to your face.
And then you have to use your other hand to free the little piece of fabric stuck in between the leather strap and the buckle.

I have no clue how this can be fixed but this is something to be aware of.
You can only work with something close to your body, and I mean close, any loose part of your top will get stuck in the system and this is really annoying and stressful when you work.

The second flaw is that whichever size you set for the harness, the cameras will always be bumping of your hips and as a consequence you will always find yourself watching your steps and moving in a very ninja-esque non natural way.

Finally, it is heavy and almost needs a bag on its own so this is not an equipment you can take with you on nomad trips.
For instance I am not taking this to central america.

And as I said before, if you buy the black one people may thing you’re just out of a BDSM night club or that you’ve involved yourself too much with reading 50 shades of grey.

I must admit the two main flaws are a pity because it is far more practical than having two cameras around your neck or awkwardly on the sides with a normal strap, but still, I believe there must be better options out there.
I have yet to try them !

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