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Less weight - do you use camera straps around your shoulder?

Postby haring on Sun Oct 30, 2016 6:48 am

I am a wedding photographer. After a long day of shooting a wedding I am just so tired of having my cameras on straps around my neck.

I saw some people use camera straps around the shoulder which puts the weight on the shoulder rather than the neck area....

Do you use them? Which one would you recommend? How about HoldFast camera straps?

Thanks so much!
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Re: Less weight - do you use camera straps around your shoul

Postby Matt. K on Sun Oct 30, 2016 5:23 pm

This method really takes the weight off as the whole backpack harness shares the weight. Snap a carabiner, (a real one), onto your pack and snap in the camera strap. Use an OP Tec strap as they can't be beaten for comfort...they give a little.

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Re: Less weight - do you use camera straps around your shoul

Postby ozimax on Mon Oct 31, 2016 10:14 am

For a moment I thought Matt had a bowie knife sheath on his belt. Alas and alac, I think it's his sunglasses' case...
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Re: Less weight - do you use camera straps around your shoul

Postby Matt. K on Mon Oct 31, 2016 10:49 pm

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Bowie knife is other side. I never travel without it. :up:
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Re: Less weight - do you use camera straps around your shoul

Postby TonyT on Tue Nov 01, 2016 6:40 am

I use a UPstrap for years. I have never, had the strap slip of my shoulder.

http://www.upstrap-pro.com
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Re: Less weight - do you use camera straps around your shoul

Postby biggerry on Wed Nov 02, 2016 4:30 pm

Peak Design Straps - best investment I ever made.. ohh wait.. Cameron gave me one :) best pressie ever :)
makes carry a FX camera, 70-200mm around a breeze and easy to shoot with too, even with a 3 year old on your shoulders :)
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Re: Less weight - do you use camera straps around your shoul

Postby haring on Sat Nov 26, 2016 6:39 am

Awesome! Thanks so much!!!!!
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