not included with neck straps. You wish!
sling neck strap is a continuous loop neck strap that is worn diagonally
across your body. The camera is attached to a connector that slides
up and down the strap
is attached to the sling neck strap with a threaded metal link.
This makes it easy to change connectors.
The sling neck strap in
I've not like the traditional neck strap. It leaves the camera in
front bouncing around, which I don't like. Some like to wear the
camera on the side with the strap on the shoulder. This has always
made me nervous about the strap slipping off the shoulder. Some
wear the traditional neck strap diagonally across your body but
when you bring the camera up to your eye you drag the strap around
which is akward, particularly if there is a neck pad. With the sling
neck strap the camera is at your side out of the way. It is easy
to grab and bring up to your eye. The connector slides up the strap.
If you have a neck pad, it stays right where it is. Sometimes I
like to use a wrist strap and, with tripod mount connectors, you
can leave the wrist strap on the camera and quickly disconnect the
camera from the sling neck strap. The sling neck strap remains on
your body out of the way. You can shoot with the camera free of
the sling neck strap and then park it on the sling neck strap when
done. If you don't need to quickly disconnect the camera from the
strap you can used the split-ring lug-mount connector or the string
neck strap also works for medium format and large format press cameras.
They carry out of the way and can easily be brought up for viewing.
is my son Robby
looking at you.
are 4 connectors. The price of the sling neck strap includes one
connector. You can order extra connectors for extra cameras. If
you are using a tripod mount connector, that isn't needed but if
you are using string or split-ring connectors it is easier to unscrew
the connector link.
straps will support pretty heavy loads but sometimes our necks won't.
The straps work fine for lighter cameras but, for those heavier
cameras, I have neck pads. These pads are 1" wide and 8 3/4"
long for good support. The edges are beveled. They are the same
leather as the straps and are available in the same colors. If you
want a neck pad, it must be ordered with the strap. Neck pads are
an additional US$13. See the Neck
Strap Bumpers (split-ring
lug-mount connector only)
bumpers are an additional US$1 for the O-ring Strap Bumper and US$4
for the Octagonal and Integral Strap Bumpers. I think that, because
of the range of motion of a sling strap connector, the Octagonal
Strap Bumper or the O-ring Strap Bumper would be the best choice.
See the Strap bumper page
for more information.
choice of 1/4" wide natural, russet, dark brown, or black leather
with black, gray, white, red, green, blue, yellow, light brown,
brown, dark brown, raspberry, turquoise, orange, and hot pink .040" (1mm) diameter waxed heavy-duty
cord. Check out the Colors page.
length of the strap is measured for the length. I recommend an overall
length between 52" and 58". If you are short then a strap
down to 48" may work. I am 5'10" and prefer a 54"
strap. The strap in the pictures of my son Robby is 52" and
a little short for him. He is 6 feet tall. I've worn that strap
and I can use it but the 54" is more comfortable for my size.
If you are using a digital camera where you need to view the screen
on the back of the camera, a longer strap, up to 58", is useful
to get the camera away from your face enough to see if you have
difficulty focusing up close.
way to check for the size is to drape a piece of string diagonally
around your body like you were wearing the strap. The connector
is 3" long and will let the camera hang down that much from
the strap. It's good to get the camera hip high.
Sling Neck Strap
neck strap is made up of strap and connector for $40. A neck pad
is an additional $13.
Sling strap connector
O-ring strap bumper US$1
Octagonal strap bumper US$4
Integral strap bumper US$4