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CAUTION - You get what you pay for.
on September 10, 2014
You really get what you pay for with this strap. I have a different system on two Nikon D90 cameras that is pretty good except for plastic clips, so I decided to try this for a newly purchased Nikon D7100 because it had a metal clip. After living with it for a few weeks, I can honestly say that I don't like it.
The padded shoulder strap with storage compartments is great. It was truly one of the selling points and I like it very much and I wish I had that on my other cameras. The styling looks better online than it does in person, but it's still more than okay while the styling on the other system that I use is rather cheap-looking. What upsets me about this item is the cheap quality of the rather narrow webbing, that the strap is only sewn on to the shoulder strap at one end so it could potentially come apart and drop the camera, and the incredibly cheap carabiner that holds the strap to the single attachment point to the camera. Of all the faults in this system, it's the carabiner that galls me the most. The carabiner in this system can't be screwed tight and tends to unscrew one way or the other all by itself while you walk. I also don't like how the strap is too wide to fit through the channel cut into the base mount for that purpose. It's like the designer of the base mount didn't talk to the designer who specified the (rather narrow) strap.
I've upgraded the strap to include two of a competitor's screw-lock carabiners and I've placed the cheap plastic cam locks in different places than they were originally to hopefully catch the strap should one fail and I feel somewhat more confident about this piece but even though I am still well shy of the cost of a name-brand strap, I can't in conscience recommend this to any but the most casual user.