List of different camera (strap and non-strap) carrying systems

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List of different camera (strap and non-strap) carrying systems
Jul 9, 2009

From time to time, people asking about the best camera strap system.

I used OpTech straps for years, they lifted the camera's weight, but they slipped off of my shoulder every 30 seconds.

Then I tried the R-Strap. It's a wonderful idea, but design flaws and reports of unscrewed hooks make it a trusty thing to use.

Now, I use the UpStrap that really never slips off of my shoulder. And it's longer and more comfortable than any other strap I've seen. But it's still a neck/shoulder strap that let's you feel the camera's weight.

Today, I found the following interesting system:

http://cottoncarrier.com/index.html

and ordered one.

So, because everyone wants to find the best camera carrying system for his personal needs, I want YOU to make a complete list about todays' different strap (or non-strap) systems (not every single strap maker, just different systems to talk about pros and cons of every one and to compare them), an I'll begin:

1. Cotton Carrier System

http://cottoncarrier.com/index.html

looks interesting, not tested yet.

2. UpStrap

http://www.upstrap-pro.com/

the most unslippery strap I know. And longer than others, so the camera's on your hip level. Unusual, but very comfortable.

3. OpTech strap

http://www.optechusa.com/category/second/?CATEGORY_ID=4

weight lifting strap, very comfortable, but too short and very slippery despite the silicon pimples.

4. R-Strap

http://www.blackrapid.com/

good idea with design flaws: reports of fallen camera/lens combinations because of unscrewed hooks, accidentially opened hooks etc. nice to your neck, but not as comfortable as I expected when wearing some hours (weddings, sports events etc.). Available as a double

5. Camera Slingers

http://www.cameraslingers.net/

looks like a knockoff of the R-Strap (or vice versa), but

6. Spider Holster

http://www.spiderholster.com/

not marketed yet. Similiar to the Cotton Carrier System.

7. Safari Strap

http://www.naturescapes.net/store/product.php?productid=452

looks like another no-neck-painer, but didn't test it.

So, please continue this list with other systems and solutions.

Thanks.

Mario

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