Today I wanted to share with you about a camera strap, which changed my photography experience. I always had problems with my back and neck (yay to long neck problems). If you may know, photography equipment is HEAVY. I mean, Canon 5 D mark III itself is 33.5 oz (950 g) and if you add 85mm 1.2 lens on top of it 36.2 oz (1025 g) – it all will come up to 69.7 oz (1975 g) (yes, I know, I’m that nerdy, I did look it up)
After shooting a few long hours weddings I knew I had to do something to support the weight of my camera. I did extensive research and found out that this type of camera strap was the best fit for me. Not only it allows carrying two cameras at the same time but also it distributes the weight of those cameras evenly on your shoulders. I also think this strap looks stylish and pretty cool (compare to some other ones). One time I arrived to the shoot and only wore my camera strap without the cameras attached. And once I attached the cameras my client exclaimed: “I thought it was an accessory without any purpose but just to look cool” ha! I had many other people commenting how cool this camera strap looks. If you don’t have two cameras – no problem! You can always attach just one camera.
I don’t always wear camera strap for all of my shoots. I found it most useful when I have long hour’s shoots or need to use both cameras. It is a different story about using both cameras at the same time… Someone online said that it is trendy now to wear both of the cameras at the same time. I personally didn’t try to fall in any trends but to find most comfort using both of the cameras.
Once I decided what kind of camera strap will work best for me I started my search. I bought my camera strap from Bear Loga Company. I found them through Instagram. They were awesome to help me customize my camera strap by adding 2 additional leather attachments (strips) to my order. I ordered those additional strips in case if I wanted to attach my small camera bag behind me. I haven’t used them yet but I like to have them just in case. They also have a few colors to select. I chose “whiskey” color.
I loved using my camera strap so far and I hope you will find this blog post useful. When you love something you want to share this experience, right? 🙂 Comment if you have any questions.