August 9, 2012

Why I Love My Camera Strap

Op Tech Utility Sling Camera Strap

This is my camera strap. When I’m walking around and sight-seeing, carrying my camera around all day, and want to have my camera very easily accessible to snap photos whenever I need to, but also carry it comfortably for extended periods of time, this is how I prefer to do it. With this crossbody, padded, sling-style camera strap. It’s the OP/TECH Utility Sling Camera Strap and I bought mine on Amazon.com for $21.95.

Not a paid advertisement! I just love this darn camera strap, so I wanted to tell y’all about it. Also, while I’m throwing around disclaimers, I feel the need to apologize for the very dorky photos you’re about to see.

I’m very, very sorry about that.

Op Tech Utility Sling Camera Strap

Dorky photo number one! As you can see, the strap carries the camera crossbody, so it evenly distributes the weight of this 500 lb camera and lens combo. It securely and snugly hangs the camera close to my body in a comfortable position, and the shoulder strap is padded for extra comfort. I can walk around all day with this setup without my shoulder starting to ache violently. It also leaves my hands free for eating cupcakes. I’m just being honest.

Op Tech Utility Sling Camera Strap

Must-Have Feature: This strap attaches to the camera at the camera strap mount. In other words, it carries the camera where the weight of the camera was meant to be carried. There is another similar strap that I considered before purchasing this strap that carries the camera from the tripod mount. I don’t like this feature for two reasons. The first reason is because I often use a tripod, and therefore I would constantly be having to unscrew the camera strap mount from the tripod mount and reattaching the tripod mount to use the tripod, resulting in a massive, unnecessary amount of work. That’s a lot just to even say. Whew. And the second reason is that the weight of the camera was just not made to be carried from the tripod mount. Would it hurt it? Who knows. Maybe not. But if I’m going to make such an investment in a camera and lens, I would prefer to carry them from where it was made to be carried.

Op Tech Utility Sling Camera Strap

Now here’s the cool feature of this strap. When you want to snap a photo, all you do is slide it up the strap…

Op Tech Utility Sling Camera Strap

Keep going… Ignore the dorky photos…

Op Tech Utility Sling Camera Strap

And snap. It easily slides up and down while staying attached to the strap the entire time.

Op Tech Utility Sling Camera Strap

But here’s what’s REALLY cool. If you do want to detach the camera from the strap, it easily (but securely) snaps and unsnaps from the the strap with a  side-release style buckle.

So you can quickly and easily shoot without a strap getting in your way.

If you’ve got a trip coming up and you’re wondering how best to carry your camera around all day, consider this strap! I love mine.

OP/TECH Utility Sling Camera Strap from Amazon.

Happy shooting! :)



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96 Comments






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Lynne August 9, 2012 at 6:24 am

Amanda, you are so funny – I love reading your blog. Keep on keeping on!

Lynne

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Julie @ Table for Two August 9, 2012 at 6:37 am

I love your shirt :) i have the same one but in the blue version. Thanks for sharing this – I might have to go pick this up since I’m heading to Seattle/Portland next month and this would be great to have!

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megan @ whatmegansmaking August 9, 2012 at 6:58 am

I’ve been wanting this camera strap for awhile, but you just cemented it. It’s on my Christmas wish list :)

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Brian @ A Thought For Food August 9, 2012 at 7:02 am

I’m not going to lie… You may have convinced me to get one. Love the demo here! :-)

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Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. August 9, 2012 at 7:06 am

I want one now!! Great post

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shelly (cookies and cups) August 9, 2012 at 7:14 am

Love this! My camera strap is no bueno.

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Stacie D August 9, 2012 at 7:20 am

Thanks for the recommendation… just ordered one!

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The Mrs @ Success Along the Weigh August 9, 2012 at 7:21 am

I just added it to my wish list! Thanks for the tip, girlie!

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Elizabeth August 9, 2012 at 7:24 am

I added this camera strap to my Amazon wish list when you mentioned it before. My in laws gave it to me for Christmas. I love it! We just got back from a trip to Oregon and I so enjoyed using it.

One other benefit I noticed is that you don’t have the camera bouncing around when you walk like you do with a traditional camera strap that’s just worn around your neck.

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Maria August 9, 2012 at 7:33 am

Love the camera strap! Thanks for sharing and the photos are NOT dorky! You are too cute girl!

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Sandy_in_MD August 9, 2012 at 7:35 am

This camera strap looks awesome (and you do NOT look dorky!). Thanks for the ordering info – off to buy one for myself….

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TidyMom August 9, 2012 at 7:55 am

This has been sitting in my Amazon wish list since you told me about it…….I just need to order the darn thing!! thanks for the post Amanda!

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Jan August 9, 2012 at 7:58 am

I love that photo of you smiling into the camera. Good information on the strap. Now, tell us how you remain so slim when you write about all thoses delicious pastries and desserts?

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Laurie Howard November 16, 2012 at 11:14 pm

Jan – that’s what I want to know! I follow her on Instagram and she regularly posts pics of yummy-looking desserts. Since Amanda lost weight awhile back, it looks like she’s stayed the exact same weight. She looks great and has one of the best personaities of anyone I’ve “known” in a long time. You go, girl!

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Callouppe August 9, 2012 at 8:13 am

Just added it to my wish list for Christmas. Love the blog and the helpful info. You inspire me in many way.

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karen August 9, 2012 at 8:22 am

I have the same strap and it is wonderful. It carries my D90 and lens comfortably. This was important when choosing a new strap for a recent photo road trip.

I still have my pink leopard print one that Ramdi made before she went into photography full time, wont get rid of that one cuz i love it, nut this strap is the one I use all the time. So much kinder to my neck and I love the price too!!!

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Amy August 9, 2012 at 8:29 am

I’d love to know a little about your lens too. And the hood you use. Thanks for the info–your pictures are always great. And BTW, I’m an American living in Italy very close to where you visited. We live in Montegaldella, next to Padova. (Padua) And we went to Alabama. Tell your husband we said “Roll Tide”!

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Kevin August 9, 2012 at 10:44 am

War Eagle! ;)

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Amber August 9, 2012 at 8:30 am

I love it! Thanks for sharing, I am very tempted now, we’ll see what my husband says :).

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Averie @ Averie Cooks August 9, 2012 at 8:40 am

Ok so I’ve seen this strap on your fave items/amazon page before and have always wondered about it and I love the great reviews you gave b/c my 5D, with 24-70 with hood, yes, it’s 500 lbs – I can relate :)

Ive always resisted this strap in the past b/c I actually don’t like too low slung straps and carrying my camera too low but sounds like I can just hike it up easily or detach it! yay! without the strap getting in the way. I have this really fluffy one I got from Etsy and although it’s comfy, it’s ALWAYS in my way!

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Jennifer August 9, 2012 at 8:40 am

Thanks for this post! By the way, you may need to start name dropping where you buy all your cute clothes! I love the shirt!

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Amanda August 9, 2012 at 12:29 pm

Thank you! Actually, it’s so embarrassing, everything is from Ann Taylor LOFT, from the shirt to the cardigan, to the cargo pants! :) I look like a walking LOFT mannequin, lol! :)

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Chelle Chapman August 9, 2012 at 8:41 am

I LOVE the whole idea of this strap!!! I usually do NOT use my strap at all & by the end of a long day of snapping photos, my hand & arm are really kickin me in the stinger!!!! This looks like a FAB concept. I’d love to chat more but I’m off to amazon w/ my card in hand!!! TFS

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Kat August 9, 2012 at 8:41 am

I’m in love with this strap! I put it on my wish list on Amazon, but I am so tempted to buy it right this minute! lol. Maybe I should go for it… if my husband asks, can I say “it’s Amanda’s fault?” lol…. He’ll love it too though I am sure of it. I had my 60D at a concert recently and I was in desperate need of a way to keep my camera safe and out of the way when I didn’t take pictures. TY for sharing this!

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Leah August 9, 2012 at 8:49 am

Thanks for this! I have Fibromyalgia and M.E. and holding my SLR camera and zoom up for any length of time KILLS my arms. I’ve added this to my wishlist. Thankfully Amazon UK has this item as well, something I’m really pleased about. Often, all the ‘good’ stuff I want is only available on Amazon US and not UK. So yay for Amazon this time! I really need to visit the US :)

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Jamee @ A New Kind of Normal August 9, 2012 at 10:19 am

I have fibro too (and a couple other chronic illnesses) and I have the exact same problem so I was really excited to learn about this strap!

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Jess DeLeon August 9, 2012 at 9:10 am

I’m going to Italy in a month (a lot of the same places you visited actually!)– and this sounds awesome. My biggest worry is the ‘bouncing around’. I think I baby my camera/lens too much. Did you walk around the crowded streets of Venice like this? That’s my fear! But this sounds pretty fantastic.

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Amanda August 9, 2012 at 12:25 pm

Yes! :) This is exactly what I did for Venice. The camera falls at a really comfortable position and hugs close to my body. But when walking quickly or in crowds, I do keep a hand on the camera just to be safe. Which is perfect, because it falls right where my hand would naturally be if I just let it hang by my side anyway. The strap is also adjustable, letting you move the camera higher or lower on your body until you find the perfect position. Now the only thing you have to worry about is being the girl on Seinfeld who doesn’t swing her arms when she walks! ;)

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Shaina August 9, 2012 at 9:15 am

How have I not noticed this before? I have been considering the tripod-mount, but because I didn’t want to take up that space on my camera, I’ve held off.

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Marie August 9, 2012 at 9:17 am

I have just added this to my christmas wish list <3 Thanks for another great post!

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Jessica August 9, 2012 at 9:19 am

I’ve been researching the cross body slings for a little while now and I’ve been hesitant because of mounting via the tripod mount. People have said their cameras have fallen off! This is too big of an investment to gamble like that. Thank you for showing me this one.. I love that it carries the camera at the strap and I’m ordering 2 now (one for me, one for mom)

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Susan Byrd August 9, 2012 at 9:21 am

Thanks. I am going to order one for my trip to New York.

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JulieD August 9, 2012 at 9:22 am

Okay, Amanda, love!! Adding this to my wish list!! My camera needs a different strap and I love that you can detach it easily!

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Erin J August 9, 2012 at 9:28 am

Thanks for this! I was looking at a new strap because I hate the canon one on my MKII. It is so uncomfortable, but I was a little wary purchasing that strap since it was so cheap. I had looked at the “other” straps too but also did not like that they attached at the tripod mount, because I wasn’t sure how securely it would hold.

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Shelly Crawford August 9, 2012 at 9:32 am

I’m so glad you posted this! I’m going on a cruise in Oct (Jamica, Grand Cayman, & Cozumel!) and I’m wanting to get a better strap. The one I have now pretty much chokes me.
I’m off to Amazon to order right now!
Thanks Amanda! Cheers!

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A.R. August 9, 2012 at 9:35 am

Nice info :) So what bag do you use to carry your camera from place to place when its not just being transported by the strap??

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Amanda August 9, 2012 at 12:32 pm

Click on “My Camera Gear” at the bottom of the post for more posts about my gear! :)

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Magnolia Mom August 9, 2012 at 9:38 am

You have awesome timing! Just ordered one of these for my upcoming cruise.

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Beth D. August 9, 2012 at 9:41 am

Awesome. Yeah, and second/third on where you got your cute top/outfit! ;)

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Deliciously Organic August 9, 2012 at 9:48 am

I’ve been looking for a good camera strap. Thanks for the advice!

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Rebecca C August 9, 2012 at 9:49 am

love the strap and all your photos. I have been wanting a new strap that went cross body since I don’t like the neck strap… this is great… Keep up the great work. This is one of my favorite blogs!

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Kim August 9, 2012 at 10:57 am

I will have to look into this!! What enormous lens do you have on there anyway? That is a mother of a lens!! Also LOVE your wedding rings!!

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Amanda August 9, 2012 at 12:33 pm

Thanks! It’s the 24-70mm f/2.8. That’s the one I take with me when traveling, it stays on my camera 95% of the time! :)

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Debbie August 9, 2012 at 11:03 am

Maybe you could shoot us some new pictures of Miley & Howie while you have your camera out. I sure do miss them.

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Lisa | With Style and Grace August 9, 2012 at 11:12 am

I LOVE how long your camera strap is! Mine is an awkward length and tend not to carry it with me for that reason. Thanks for sharing!

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Jami August 9, 2012 at 11:28 am

I’m loving this! Just added it to my wishlist. I’ll have to cover it in ruffles like I have now though… I can’t live without the ruffles now that I have them. I agree with other posters… I noticed your shirt right off. Super cute!

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Cheryl Newton August 9, 2012 at 11:53 am

Forget the camera strap. Did you lose more weight? You look awesome! Well, awesomer. Happy Thursday!

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soffy August 9, 2012 at 12:08 pm

great idea… thanks for sharing nd adding it to my wish list!!
hug

soffy

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Carla @ Carlas Confections August 9, 2012 at 12:25 pm

Your pictures are not at all dorky! I love the camera strap! I am thinking I need this! Thanks for sharing :)

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Theresa August 9, 2012 at 12:27 pm

I have the crossbody strap you are talking about that screws in to the camera from the tripod mount. I had only used it on a couple of occasions when it came unscrewed by the strap being pulled when I was taking photos. Fortunately I was holding the camera at the time and looked down and saw the strap just hanging. This would have been a disaster if I would have let the camera go thinking it was secured to the strap. I think you made a great choice and will be checking out the one you purchased.

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Lee August 11, 2012 at 11:04 am

I have the same one, and the exact same thing happened to me! Fortunately, I was sitting down when it happened, so my 7d didn’t fall very far. But it totally made my heart jump, and I have not dared to use it since. So I will def check this one out instead :)

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Erin @ Texanerin Baking August 9, 2012 at 12:46 pm

You are so not dorky. You look great and so do the pictures. I’m definitely going to order this! I just got to Frankfurt with my camera, my new lens (that I got based off of your recommendation :)) and my tripod. And it’s already a pain in the butt. And this lens is nowhere near as heavy. I need that strap!

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Kate Jones August 9, 2012 at 1:00 pm

Awesome! Especially for the heavy 20-70mm lens – that thing gets HEAVY!! :)

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Sara F. August 9, 2012 at 1:02 pm

You should post some of your photos with notes on Amazon. Put a watermark with your blog info on the pics so people can read the whole blog post. :) That way people can read all the great info you have about the strap!

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Marilyn Tesluck August 9, 2012 at 3:45 pm

I have the black rapid strap and love it. Have an adjustable strap is great. Enjoy yours

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Barb D. August 9, 2012 at 4:26 pm

Wholly cow! I could have used that a few weeks ago. The 7D is a heavy camera and the lens I used was equally as heavy, my back was killing me by mid-day! I’ll have to look into this camera strap. Thanks for sharing!

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Kellie August 9, 2012 at 8:46 pm

I have the 7D and use the 70-200 for shooting football. This strap is great! I’ve had it for several years. My camera/lens always feels secure.

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Kristi August 9, 2012 at 7:00 pm

A few clicks and the new strap is on its way. Amazon is dangerous, but this strap looks great. Sure do appreciate all of your tips, tricks and recommendations!

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Maura @ My Healthy 'Ohana August 9, 2012 at 8:14 pm

Just added this to my Amazon wish list :) I don’t like the current strap that we have that holds it in front of my chest, just not a good look.

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Wendy A. August 9, 2012 at 11:08 pm

Ordered one! Thanks for the info been needing one but, wasn’t sure.

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Mary Cardini-Anderson August 9, 2012 at 11:43 pm

Thanks for the info. I am in desperate need of a good strap for my new camera. I love Amazon and shop there often so off I go. Thanks again.

Mary

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Tiffany S August 10, 2012 at 8:09 am

I just ordered it! Thanks for the amazing demo and review….sealed the deal for me and my aching neck! :-)

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Jeanette August 10, 2012 at 9:59 am

I’m putting this on my wishlist – great demo!

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Sommer@ASP August 10, 2012 at 10:01 am

Awe Amanda, you are not dorky, you’re CUTE!! Headed to get that strap…

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Lori August 11, 2012 at 3:09 pm

Ok I totally got this on your recommendation! I think I’m going to love it. One question though… do you just leave the one clip hanging there for no reason? I think I want to bust it off or something!? It’s not going to be used for anything right?

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tracy August 12, 2012 at 3:06 am

I have been thinking about getting a strap for my husband’s camera since I’ve been using it more and the current strap is the junky one that came w/ the camera. While I’d like something ‘fun’, he probably would not appreciate walking around with a flowery or deco inspired camera strap himself. :) Do you think I’d need to order the extenders to make this one long enough for his use (he’s 5’10″) It looks like the strap itself extends pretty far? Thanks for the recommendation!

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Amanda August 14, 2012 at 11:38 am

Hi Tracy! Kevin’s 6′ and this strap fits him just fine. :) It’s adjustable, so you can move the camera higher or lower on your body until you find the right placement. :)

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Nicole August 12, 2012 at 10:20 am

First….can you please tell me where you got this outfit because it’s super cute! I also love the earrings!

Second..this is a freaking cool strap! I love that you don’t have to take off the entire strap to get a comfortable picture taking position! LOVE. Thanks for sharing.

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Sara August 12, 2012 at 6:15 pm

I has this exact same camera strap, it is awesome! It’s soooo much more comfortable than the neck type strap and feels great with my Canon 60D and 15-85 lens.

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Amy Dawson August 12, 2012 at 11:02 pm

I added this FAB strap to my wedding photography gear six months ago!!!! Best investment I made, huge relief for my upper back when I put on my big lens… loveeeeeee it !!!!

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Pamela Tadlock August 13, 2012 at 7:08 am

Does anyone know if the camera bounces up and down on your hip when you walk? I end up holding my camera in my hand when walking very far, using my currant neoprene around my neck strap.

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Cary August 13, 2012 at 5:52 pm

Looks like a great camera strap! I’ll have to check it out since I just got a nice camera.

(And just a little nitpick. You said your camera and lens weighs 500 pounds… Certainly hope it doesn’t! Haha!)

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Kristi August 14, 2012 at 9:01 am

Those earrings are super cute – where are they from? LOFT – like the rest of the outfit?

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Amanda August 14, 2012 at 11:35 am

Thank you Kristi! They are by Jill Schwartz. I am in love with her designs!
Beaded Earrings

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Katrina August 14, 2012 at 11:11 am

I ordered one of these and it should be here from Amazon any minute now. We are headed out of town this weekend for a trip to the river so I knew I wanted it before then. Can’t wait to try it out.

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Linds August 14, 2012 at 8:15 pm

That strap looks FABULOUS! I have a similar camera setup (Canon 60D with a Canon 24-70L f2.8. If I’m shooting flash–which is rare– then add a Canon 430ex to it. LOTS-O-CAMERA!), and would love to have a strap like that!

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Ines August 15, 2012 at 7:41 am

Hi Amanda, Love the earrings!!! I am looking at the Jill Schwartz website right now and am loving it!
Thx!

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Jackie August 16, 2012 at 11:13 am

I just got mine last night! Do you find it annoying when you pull the camera up to look through the viewfinder to take a pic that the strap part on your shoulder cuts into your throat? Am I wearing it wrong or does it do the same to you? It seems to move off my body when I want to do that.

I do love how easy I can detach it from the strap though! Thanks!

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Emily @ LaForce Be With You August 22, 2012 at 11:44 am

Great post! What tripod do you use for traveling? Looking to purchase one for a quickly approaching trip. I searched your camera gear but couldn’t find anything about your tripod. Thanks!

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Amanda August 23, 2012 at 1:54 pm

Hi Emily! Mine’s an Ambico V-0552a Tripod that I got many, many years ago at either Walmart or BestBuy. It was super cheap, but it’s very lightweight and held up great!

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amanda gibson August 23, 2012 at 1:59 pm

I ordered this strap (just because of this post!) and I just attached it to my camera last night. I attached both strap ends instead of just one like you show in the picture – but I can totally see why you attached only one. Attaching both leaves a lot of junk that gets in your face when you raise the camera up to take a picture. How long have you had just one of the strap ends attached? Do you feel like it’s sturdy and secure enough? I’m thinking of taking one off so the camera rests more comfortably at my side and so that I don’t have all the extra “stuff” in my face when I go to snap a picture. What do you think? Will my camera be safe?

Thanks!

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Amanda August 23, 2012 at 2:01 pm

You know, I think I’ve always had mine with just one strap! I’ve had it that way for so long I actually forgot there were two straps until you just now mentioned it! :) I haven’t had any trouble with just one strap. :) Hope this helps!

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Madison August 25, 2012 at 3:39 am

Hi Amanda!
I saw your post on this when you wrote it and then did a street photography course where the teacher had a similar one by Gordy’s so I thought I’d give yours a go (seeing as I could get it on Amazon UK) and it arrived just in time for the Notting Hill Carnival in London tomorrow (if you haven’t heard of it, it’s basically a West Indian carnival in London, with Caribbean food and music and drinks and parade!) so I can go out and take some photos of the parade and people having a great time in the streets! I have a couple of quick questions – one is how easy do you think it would be for your everyday pickpocket to unclip the camera from the strap if it’s at your side in a crowd of people (I will probably keep my hand on the camera all the time, but still) and the other question is what lens would you recommend I take out with me? It’s either my slightly rubbish 18-55mm kit lens that came with my Canon 550d or my 50mm 1.8 prime lens which can be a bit restrictive in terms of focal length if I’m not doing portrait work? One day I’ll get a decent all-purpose lens (not that one really exists I’m sure?!)…
Thanks again – love your posts – you’ve inspired me to go back to Italy to see some different places!
Madison x

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Kat August 25, 2012 at 10:01 am

I got my strap in the mail and plan to test it out today! TY!
Now can you do a post on your camera equipment and compare some affordable lens options? I’ve been wanting a 50 mm and a 70-200/300… I’ve been eyeing a 50 mm for around 125 on B&H and found a 70-200 on Amazon for 600ish. I just worry I’ll be disappointed in the results.

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Ali August 30, 2012 at 8:42 am

Thanks for the recommendation Amanda! I just ordered one. I often cor to car shows so this will be perfect!

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Amanda Dawn September 4, 2012 at 9:16 am

Amanda, you’ve given me an idea! I have a few scarves-turned-into-straps. Now, I will make a strap that attaches to ONE side and has a release clip! Even with my limited sewing skills it will be a snap! Thanks for sharing your strap.

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Anna September 13, 2012 at 9:52 am

Hey girl,
I just ordered my self this strap for our upcoming trip to Disney. I’ll let you know how it works out… i do plan on jazzing it up with a camera strap cover though!

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Janice Evelyn Fernandes September 20, 2012 at 1:02 pm

Hey there, Just wanted to say how much I appreciated this post about the camera strap! Honestly, you had me at “cupcake” ;) SOLD! I actually thought this post was most helpful, so I mentioned it on my blog. janiceevelyn.blogspot.com please check it out? I’ve been a photographer for the last 8 years but I’ve only been blogging for a couple of years, and I have to say that it’s always a work-in-progress so any tips you may have would be greatly appreciated! I am hoping to do alot of networking with other bloggers who enjoy the art of photography. Cheers!

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Paula S September 27, 2012 at 9:19 am

I don’t comment much but I really appreciate all you put into your blog! I got this strap after reading your post and I am so happy I did! I have a 5D Mark II and I usually have my 24-70 mm L lens and it is a beast, as you know. It is so much nicer to bring with me with this strap. Love it! Thanks a bunch!

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Lolalo October 3, 2012 at 1:08 am

I just ‘found’ your website and I am enjoying browsing through the photography info. I just wanted to share my solution to carrying a camera. You may want to get one of these, too. I use the OpTech Webbed Bin/Cam Harness. Here is a link:
http://www.amazon.com/OP-TECH-USA-5301412-Harness-Webbing/dp/B000GTRBQQ/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1349243827&sr=1-2&keywords=op+tech+harness
With this harness, it leaves my hands totally free, and it rides close to my torso without swinging around. It also slides easily up to your eye when ready to snap a photo. It is a little tricky learning how to put it on, but once you get it, it is simple. I highly recommend this harness. Be sure to get the one with webbing and not elastic. And for $10, you can’t beat the price. You might even like this option better!

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Helen Brown October 21, 2012 at 7:06 pm

I saw you speak at Blographer this summer. Thank you! I have been looking for a new strap that helps with the weight distribution. I used it and went for a walk with my 70-200 2.8 yesterday and was great! Have a great Holiday season!

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Megan October 25, 2012 at 2:11 pm

Thanks for the awesome review and demonstration! Just bought this for my new Mark III. Didn’t like how the Black Rapid strap scuffed up the bottom of my Mark II.

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Lacy C. January 7, 2013 at 11:19 am

Hey Amanda! I’m so excited to get this strap, it looks so much more comfortable than the neck type. Since you travel quite a bit with your camera, could you please help me out with how you do it? We’re going on a Caribbean cruise in March and I really want to take my DSLR, but I’m wondering how to take it around everywhere without worrying about damaging it or wishing that I had just brought a smaller one…..any advice you have would be extremely appreciated! I don’t want to miss out having awesome shots on our vacation! Thank you so much :)

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Gloria January 18, 2013 at 8:02 pm

Too funny, I ordered one of these on Monday after researching DIY sling straps. One of the parts used for the strap I was going to make was an OP/TECH USA utility loop. I went to their site to buy it and discovered the Utility strap sling. Mine came in the mail today. It’s perfect and you can’t beat the price!

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Laura January 28, 2013 at 6:03 am

I have this strap too. I just got it and really love it. However, it seems too wide to attach my remote carrier. Do you have a remote? If so, where do you store it? I guess I could put it in my bag, just thought you might have another solution. Thanks!

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Susan August 13, 2013 at 4:15 pm

I’m so glad I read your Blog! I’ve been needing a cross body strap since I got my Nikon D3200. This is the one I’ll end up getting! Subscribed to your Blog, and looking forward to reading more about your photography tips! THANK YOU!!

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