Top positive review
on December 10, 2016
This strap take a bit of getting used to, however once you do it works very well. With a traditional neck strap, the camera bounces against your chest with each step you take. I would compare this strap to like a pistol in a holster, but without the holster. With the strap at the correct length, bringing the camera up to shoot is akin to a quick draw. When not in use the camera hangs conveniently at your side.
NOT CRITICISMS, JUST THINGS TO BE AWARE OF:
1. I do a great deal of nature photography walking for hours at a time with the camera on this strap. Narrow passages put the camera at risk, as it can get caught on a branch or bang against a tree trunk or boulder. I've had to train myself to be conscious of where the camera is in such situations and either pull it in front of me, or push it behind me before proceeding through.
2. Falling with the camera dangling at your side it is much easier to end up with the camera between you and the ground. If I find myself with unsteady footing I will hold the camera to my chest until I clear the questionable area.
3. Depending on how you orient your camera camera when you attach it to this strap it can end up either facing forward or backward. Unless you keep the lens cap on all the time, always go for backward facing. Otherwise the lens is like a windshield, collecting upon it whatever you walk through.
DESIGN CHANGE SUGGESTION (CRITICISM):
If you wear this of any extended period and are using it as I do, the shoulder pad ends-up moving forward on to the front of your chest. The amount it moves can be significant. This movement throws the whole rig off. It seems to happen at the worst times too. I've overcome this by adding an auxiliary strap to the back which then fastens to a belt loop on the back of my jeans. I've included a photo. The auxiliary strap is the one being held taught. This extra strap solved the problem keeping the rig in place.