In my daily shooting operation, I do need two cameras simultaneously in place for my events / wedding day / photojournalist job. Therefore, it is very often to see me to have two camera straps on my two shoulders most of the time. The reason is simple: to minimise the time for changing lens & chance of missing the important moments with suitable cameras. They eventually and inevitably will become tangled up while I was running all around.
I had an experience in a shooting for a cooperate activities. It is a grand opening reception of a new datacenter launching for customer. I was shooting at the stage from the back of the audience with a tele-zoom lens with 70-200mm of which the strap was on my left shoulder. After finished the close up shot for the performance, I then try grab my camera on the right side with the strap on my right shoulder which is with 14-24mm super wide zoom lens. At the same time, I dropped my tele-zoomed camera from my hands and hold my wide-zoomed camera from right side. Although there is a strap for the tele-zoomed camera, the camera started to slip off my shoulder due to the speed I dropped that is too fast.
The camera with 70-200mm lens suddenly slips off from my left shoulder and dropped to the ground of the ball room immediately.There was a loud sound for the lens hood and then the camera body to hit on the floor. Most people looks towards here. I found that the lens hood is broken.After sending to repair and eventually it took me more than USD300-400 to fix the camera body, lens and the hood.
I finally decide to search for a solution for that as I think it is not reliable to use two straps to shoot in the location. A friend then introduced me a Multi-Canera Strap – Money maker which suit almost all my need. I tried it in the store and got it finally for all my jobs afterwards. The Strap is safe and stylish. I finally choose to use Luxury Leather – Money maker. (http://holdfastgear.com/?products/money-maker.html)
Below is a brief summary after I have used it in a few events & wedding day environment last month with my Nikon 3Ds & D800:
The combined effect of the strap and Camera HoldFasts is simply the best way of securing your camera on your body.
The best thing for the Strap is that the balance with two cameras are really good. The straps can distributed the weight on both shoulder even and comfortable. It is made in leather which make me feel good as it is stylish. However, as it is leather, it really got some weight on its own alone. I like the way the cameras slide along the belts which enable me to change the cameras with speedy manner. The only thing I wanna complain is I think it might be good to have 1-2 more holdfast in the packages for multiple cameras to change even faster.
Money Maker Multi-Camera Harness is certainly not cheap but it is definitely very well built. It does exactly what it is supposed to do with stylish.