04-08-2015 11:37 PM
Hi. I just received my canon rebel and I love it. My problem is that I have a form of muscular dystrophy and it is hard for me to hold the camera up and work the lens at the same time. Does anyone have any ideas about maybe a style of harness that would hold the camera up so I can operate the lens and snap the pictures. Thank you
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04-09-2015 05:35 AM
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04-09-2015 11:13 AM
Those suggestions would not be my top choice for you. I had a similar case just a while ago with a lady. We got her one of these hiking harnesses. They range in price from around $40 to $150 bucks. It holds the camera "most" of the time for you. You will still need to do the acutally shooting but the time you have to actually hold it is reduced to where it becomes possibile. Much less tiring for you. Plus you can't drop the camera!
Check these out and see if it will work for you. A tripod or monopod is just more weight you would have to carry. Not a good solution for you in my mind. You can carry quite a heavy camera with these with little effort.
04-09-2015 11:15 AM
Here is a $40 dollar version.
Check B&H Photo or Adorama or perhaps a local camera store near you. They will let you try one on if you have a shop near by.
04-09-2015 02:52 PM
Thank you ScottyP.
I have been checking into this as I think this may work well. I did get a tripod with my camera and it did work well, just bulky. Thank you for your suggestion.
04-09-2015 03:00 PM
Thank you ebiggs. Looking at the design, I'm not sure it would work for me. I can carry the camera around my neck but the problem for me is I can't hold the camera steady enough, adjust the lens and snap the picture. I guess what I am looking for is a harness type thing that holds the camera up like a tripod. then I have both my hands free to work with the lens and shooting. Thanks again for your suggestion.
04-09-2015 04:44 PM
I think you have the same condition that the lady I just helped with this. The trouble with a tripod or even a monopod is in order to work they are heavy. She could not carry one because she had no one else with her.
She got a Rebel, a T5i I believe and a couple of prime, not zoom, lenses. There is little to zero action needed with the lens. Just compose and snap. The harness holds the light Rebel right close to where its needed.
What type shooting did you want to do? If you are into wildlife, the equipment can get and is very heavy. Do you have soembody to go along with you on shoots? Go somewhere and try a tropod before you buy one. Remember a flimsy tripod is worthless. A carbon fiber tripod, much lighter, is very expensive, so be ready.
Also and option is the Powershot G16 and/or the
G1x II. Make no mistake these are extremely capable cameras.
This one runs around $800 bucks and has all the same features as a Rebel. You will not need to fiddle with the lens at all. It has a powered zoom! (24-120mm f2 lens)
04-09-2015 05:05 PM
have what they call Charcot Marie Toothe. I am kind of backwards as I am weaker in my upper body then my lower. IW$hen I bought my camera it came with a zoom lens, regular size lens, ipod, case, and extra lens ( the madnified lenses and the tinted lenses. I love the camera, just need to adjust. Only had it 2 days now.