Nothing like getting gadget info from an electronically challenged friend. In the USPS mail I received an envelope and inside was a handwritten
letter with an enclosed article clipped (with scissors)
from the Denver Post.
The article and photo were about the Keyhole, a gadget to hold a camera while hiking. And despite getting this info via Pony Express, it looks pretty cool.
I searched on the forum to see if it's been discussed B4, but found nothing on it or the little cottage-industry outfit that sells it.
The key to the product is the keyhole, of course. Gravity keeps the camera at chest height with the weight on the backpack's shoulder straps, not the neck strap. By lifting, the camera comes out of the keyhole and is instantly free for the shot. And the lens-cap-holding strap lets you protect the lens, yet retains the cap while shooting. (And it keeps the lens focus and zoom rings from "spiralling" down while hiking.)
It says it's new.
Anyone tried it yet?