« on: February 20, 2011, 11:37:22 AM »
Hi mates. I just got my new piece of gear I wanted to share with you. It is a Singapore Sling camera strap by Crumpler.
I LOVE my DSLR (and my Pen, for I use both systems), but the provided straps are crap. When I go on a photo tour, I carry my camera some hours. The cheapo straps that come with the cameras usually are not convenient to carry, for they are not soft enough, not flexible enough and in most cases too short to carry the camera over the shoulder when you are not super-slim.
My new strap is easily adjustable, I can carry the camera around the neck and over the shoulder, can take pictures very fast! and it will not start hurting my neck after some time of use like cheap straps do.
I know, there are other solutions, like the fantastic Sun Snipers that are even faster to use, but in my opinion not as convenient to carry as my Crumpler. I will spend a week in Paris now, having my camera on me about ten hours a day, so I guess my new strap is worth the investment.
Do you use "extra" straps with your camera? Or are the provided straps just fine for your taste?