Sling type camera strap?

Started 2 months ago | Questions thread
D Lynch Veteran Member • Posts: 4,232
My sling stap experience; I don't use it anymore.

vwcrusher wrote:

Thanks for all the replies; honestly, it is a bit overwhelming.....nearly too many options. In looking at some of the suggestions, they seem to favor a pro who will be carrying gear for a full day, unless I am not understanding it correctly.

I am not a pro, but a fairly serious amateur that, let's say is getting on in years a bit. Again, the rationale and intended use is to reduce the weight on my neck, but be nice and available for a shot. I do not need the very best, and am a big believer in KISS (keep it simple).

I appreciate your thoughts and suggestions.

By the time I added a "safety strap" to prevent my camera falling if I had a problem....I had a useless combination that made photography much more difficult.

I started with a BR Curve that was very comfortable; however, I had one of the early carabiners...it scared me, and I stopped using it.

I've gone back to a camera strap. Domke. I watch the connectors carefully, after installing them carefully. My old wedding gig film rig was two Nikon F3HP's with motor drives, and I used Domke straps on them back then.

Truth is any strap/sling can part and cause a camera to fall. I don't like that BR solution; I would find it very difficult to work with, and think that the carabiners would scratch my camera body if I used it.

-- hide signature --

DaveL
Hazeltown

 D Lynch's gear list:D Lynch's gear list
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-F828 Sony RX100 II Nikon D300S Sony a6000
Post (hide subjects) Posted by
Keyboard shortcuts:
FForum PPrevious NNext WNext unread UUpvote SSubscribe RReply QQuote BBookmark MMy threads
Color scheme? Blue / Yellow