Discussion in 'Accessories' started by edubz, Sep 13, 2015.
what are the best neck straps one could buy for their cameras?
None.........hate neck straps. Get a Black Rapid strap.
so you just hold your camera in your hand and if it falls it falls?
I have been doing that to, but it almost fell so I feel safer with a neck strap
I use the peak design and in my opinion it's perfect for micro 4/3.
I either use a Black Rapid strap or just carry my camera. If I drop it I drop it, that's why my gear is insured.
Blackrapid.....Metro for m43.
I use the one that came with the camera. I did add Optech 3/8" Mini Quick-Disconnect loops so it is easy to remove now. I don't see the point of straps with padding only in one place, never the right place it seems. I've gone back to the OEM strap.
I use a Dsptch Standard Camera Sling Strap.
If I drop it then I don't get to finish out my trip with a camera. I typically use a wrist strap, but a neck strap can be handy for certain days out.
Any $3 strap on eBay does the same job as any other neck strap in the world - it's not a highly technical task that it has to do.
OMG ! You have never obviously had to carry several cameras with a range of lenses simultaneously !!! You stick to your eBay 3 dollar straps then .... I'm currently using Optech but I'm not convinced. Best straps I EVER had were made by Billingham in the UK. Expensive but well worth it.
If I'm carrying several cameras I tend to use no strap on the camera at all and a large sling bag setup so I can use it like a holster, straps just get in the way.
+1 for peak design stuff: perfect to switch from wrist strap to neck depending on the situation.
I usually prefer a wirst strap only (Joby one, with an extra "lock" added on the cable to avoid it to strangle my wrist).
The oly neck strap that was with the E-M10 is not bad.
I have a Matin Neoprene Fast-Access Strap 2, it's not bad but it's too bulky for small cameras.
Do you have special requirements? Like for hiking, the smaller, etc.? Capture clip for example is a completely different option good for walking.
+2 for Peak Design!
Easily swaps from camera to camera and different strap setups too!
Leash and cuff for me.
OpTech Utility Strap Sling. Works great! Hate stuff hanging from my neck.
Best for what? Utility, functionality, specific situations, value, bling factor, bragging rights? There's lots of best straps out there.
I have 2 of this straps (the mirrorless version).
Very good and the right size for mirrorless cameras.
They have a quick disconnect system.
I also use a Black Rapid Metro when I need to hang 2 cameras at the same time.
My favorite neck straps and the ones I use for all my smaller/lighter cameras is the Artisan & Artist Silk Cord. Expensive, yes. Worth it? To me, absolutely. Very comfortable even in hot, humid weather. Is durable yet soft and flexible to wrap around my wrist and be used as a wrist strap as well.
I've got the leash and cuff, clutch is next on the list...
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