Camera holsters are a great way to pack light and keep things simple. We look at five of the best
1. Lowepro Toploader Zoom 50 AW II
Compact, well-padded and engineered to offer quick access to gear, the Lowepro Toploader Zoom 50 is perfect for the day traveller. Able to take a DSLR with an attached 24-70mm f/2.8 lens, with extra room for small accessories, the Toploader Zoom can also be worn in a number of different ways to suit individual needs. Also features a built-in all-weather cover for protection from the elements.
2. Manfrotto Professional Holster Plus 40
The multi-layered construction of the Manfrotto Professional Holster Plus 40 makes it a perfect rugged companion for the intrepid trekker. It can accommodate a DSLR with a 70-200mm f/2.8 lens attached, offering quick top access to allow for fast shooting. Also offers an easy-grip handle, a detachable shoulder strap and an optional rain cover.
3. Lowepro Adventura TLZ 20 II Holster
If you’re a user of smaller, lighter CSCs then something like the Lowepro Adventura TLZ 20 II Holster will suit you perfectly. Able to take a CSC about the size of the Olympus PEN E-P5 with a 14-42mm lens attached, the Lowepro Adventura is made with a durable, custom-moulded base to protect kit from moisture and abrasion. With pleated side-pockets, a detachable shoulder strap and an adjustable divider system also among its list of features, it’s great for the travelling photographer.
4. Manfrotto Pro Light Access H-18 Holster
A larger holster offering greater capacity, the Manfrotto Pro Light Access H-18 Holster is capacious enough to take a pro-standard DSLR with a 70-200mm lens attached as well as two extra lenses, a flash unit and other accessories. Manfrotto has cleverly arranged the interior to make this possible in a bag that’s not too much larger than a standard holder, making the Pro Light Access H-18 an efficient way to transport your gear.
5. Case Logic Kontrast DSLR Zoom Holster
The Kontrast DSLR Zoom Holster from Case Logic can hold a DSLR with a zoom lens attached, and is made with water-resistant DuraBase for superior protection. There are also zippered compartments on the outside that can be used for a few extra small accessories such as batteries and memory cards.