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- Comfortably carry heavy equipment for extended periods of time with the internal control-stretch system and Lycra(R) binding
- Includes two quick disconnects plus two Uni-Loop Connectors
- Non-skid surface keeps the neoprene strap securely on your shoulder
- Fully adjustable in length 26.5" to 31" (67,3cm - 78,7cm)
- Made in the USA
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From the manufacturer
Camera or binoculars glide freely up and down.
Secure Uni-Loop Connection
Attaches to strap connection points on the camera body, where the body is designed to carry the load, so no stress is put on your camera housing or tripod mount area.
One Uni-Loop connector is sufficient for supporting a camera. Each Uni-Loop connector is rated at 146 pounds tensile strength, so you know your gear is secure.
The new standard in camera slings
The Utility Strap-Sling offers ideal comfort and versatility in a cross-chest design while keeping your tripod mount accessible. The unique neoprene pad comfortably conforms to the contours of your body distributing the weight evenly over a larger area. As the pad of the strap combines neoprene and elastic at its core, it absorbs the shock of your movements. There's really nothing like it.
Strap length: 26.5"–31" (67,3cm–78,8cm)†.
- Comfortably carry heavy cameras for extended periods of time
- Evenly distributes weight with its curved neoprene pad
- Non-skid surface keeps the strap securely on your shoulder
- Leaves the tripod mount free for use
- Includes two Uni-Loop Connectors
- Quick disconnects offer added versatility and convenience
- Ideal for men and women
The versatile system lets you customize the strap to suit your needs
Using OP/TECH USA's exclusive Uni-Loop connectors, gear hangs securely at the side and will glide up and down the sling without interfering with a camera's tripod mount connection. Most cameras will only need one Uni-Loop, but for cameras with a third strap-connection point located on the battery grip, the second Uni-Loop Connector will be used. You can also use a System Connector-Extension to attach the second Uni-Loop on any camera if desired. Using a really large lens? Try combining the Utility Strap-Sling to our System Connector-Lens Loops. They attach securely to the lens so that pressure is relieved from the lens mount area. Want to convert the sling back to a traditional camera strap? No problem! The System Connectors-Extensions easily make the conversion. The versatility never ends!
The patented weight reduction system in the strap makes gear feel 50% lighter and 100% more comfortable!
For more possibilities, combine the Utility Strap-Sling with OP/TECH USA pouches and system connectors.
† The Utility Strap-Sling and Utility Strap-Sling XL Quick Adjust are measured from the top of the shoulder to the end of the Uni-Loop Connector. The Swivel and 3/8" versions are measured from end to end.
Utility Strap - 3/8"
Utility Strap - Swivel
Utility Strap - Sling
Utility Strap - Sling XL Quick Adjust
|Carry Style||Shoulder||Shoulder||Shoulder, crossbody||Shoulder, crossbody|
|# of Connection Points||2||2||1 or 2||1 or 2|
|Connection Type||3/8" (1cm) webbing||3/4" (1,9cm) plastic/metal swivel hooks||Uni-Loop||Uni-Loop|
|Strap Length†||26"–53" (66cm–134,6cm)||40"–53" (101,6cm–134,6cm)||26.5"–31" (67,3cm–78,8cm)||25"–36" (63,5cm–91,4cm)|
|Made in the USA||✔||✔||✔||✔|
About OP/TECH USA
OP/TECH USA is proud to be a family-owned and operated company with over 95% of our products made in our Belgrade, Montana factory.
Our product offering has expanded greatly since we started in 1982, yet our commitment to superior function and quality remains. Our products carry a lifetime warranty against defects in materials or workmanship because we feel that people still want a company and product that they can depend on. We know once you try our products and become part of our extended family, you will feel the difference!
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|Item Dimensions||2.5 x 26.5 x 0.25 in||3.4 x 7 x 1.6 in||2.5 x 37 x 0.25 in||4.5 x 5.25 x 0.8 in||—||2 x 52 x 0.2 in|
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The Utility Strap™ offers a streamlined option for carrying small bags, battery packs and much more. The neoprene, internal support foam and non skid surface are bonded together to form a comfortable, durable strap that can make carrying extra gear a joy.
The original Utility Strap™ - Swivel incorporates 3/4" (1,9cm) webbing, quick disconnects and rugged locking swivel clips.
The Utility Strap™ - 3/8" uses 3/8" (9,5mm) connectors and is designed to fit film or digital cameras and binoculars.
The Utility Strap™ - Sling offers quick access to your camera while maintaining the security of a strap worn across the shoulder. Using OP/TECH USA's exclusive Uni-Loop connectors, your gear hangs securely at your side and will glide up and down the sling without interfering with a camera's tripod connection. Two Uni-Loop connectors (included with strap) allow for use with a pro battery pack and offer even more options for carrying gear. OP/TECH USA's quick disconnects (QDs) are rated at 146 pounds tensile strength, so you know your gear is secure.
The Utility Strap™ - Sling XL Quick Adjust offers all the great features of the regular version but adjusts to hold gear up to 5" lower. And speaking of adjustments, the Quick Adjust feature allows the sling to be cinched to any length with just a tug on the webbing loop. This is especially handy when gear needs to be kept close to the body in rough terrain or in large crowds. To lengthen the sling, simply lift the buckle with a single finger and pull down the camera with the other hand. Quick and easy!
The Utility Strap™ is available in two colors—Black and Nature—and in the following styles:
- Swivel: 40"–53" (101,6cm–134,6cm)
- 3/8": 26"–53" (66cm–134,6cm)
- Sling: 26.5"–31" (67,3cm–78,7cm)
- Sling XL Quick Adjust: 25"–36" (63,5cm–91,4cm)
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As I was searching for a new strap, I came across a few expensive options that looked like they would work, but used the tripod mount as a connecting point for the camera. I wanted something that would allow me to connect to the factory strap point and still fit comfortably across my body.
That's when I came across the OP/TECH strap-sling connector. There wasn't a lot of reviews, but it looked like what I was envisioning so I took the chance and ordered it.
Since receiving it I have not been disappointed. The sling is exactly as advertised, with a padded neoprene strap connected to a couple quick release connectors on each side. The camera itself can be attached via one or two OP/TECH uniloop system connectors which have quick release connectors that connect to the sling. I have the camera attached to one connector and it sits comfortable at my side, hip-level, and the lens doesn't protrude out to my side. When I pull the camera up to take a shot, the connector freely slides along the sling so the shoulder pad never moves and if I want to have someone else take a pic, I can just release the connector without having to take off the strap.
While I am wary about how many times I can connect/disconnect the plastic connectors these pieces feel pretty sturdy and are replaceable. I am not a pro so I don't know how a pro would feel about this product, but for me, the accessibility it provides to my camera and the comfort are exactly what I was looking for. It's definitely something I would recommend to someone looking for something that allows a bit more flexibility than a kit camera strap.
GOOD: I like the padding on the strap. It makes for a comfortable carry. The strap has worn well and no signs of wear on the connectors. They do NOT feel cheap at all! There are probably as many ways to connect the strap to your camera as you can imagine -
BAD: As many ways are there are to connect this strap to my camera, I haven't found one that is comfortable AND lets me get the camera in position quickly. I keep a Kirk tripod adapter on the base of the camera at all times, giving me 3 good spots to connect the strap. I tried the connection on the upper right side of the camera - the "preferred" way, and found that I was constantly pushing it out of my way while trying to set up for a shoot. Added a second connection on the tripod adapter, and both got in the way. Moved the primary connector to the tripod adapter and the secondary one to the left side of the camera, and it's better. NOT exactly the way I want it, but this might work.
Definitely worth checking out this sling. It's a lot less costly than some others, but appears to be well made.
There is a trade-off to consider in having the gear handy and having it safe. I have fallen on lens and camera, but then I have gotten some great grab-shots.