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Old Oct 29, 2016, 2:48 PM   #1
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Default Less weight - do you use camera straps around your shoulder? HoldFast?

I am a wedding photographer. After a long day of shooting a wedding I am just so tired of having my cameras on straps around my neck.

I saw some people use camera straps around the shoulder which puts the weight on the shoulder rather than the neck area....

Do you use them? Which one would you recommend? How about HoldFast camera straps?

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Old Nov 1, 2016, 6:01 PM   #2
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G'day MP

Over 200 views & no comments ... oh well, here goes

Wedding pics is one area I moved away from long ago, but several I have been spectator [heckler !!] at have had the pro with an "H" shaped harness front & back w- wide shoulder straps - and cameras, flashes, junk hanging off in various places

Some hooks were velcro - rip off & rip back into place, others were dog-clip style metal clips that hooked into key-ring sized loops on the camera or lens or whatever

All in all the device looked impressive, it seemed to hold stuff in place with the load spread across both shoulders, and all the stuff seemed fairly accessible. Names ... quite unknown to me, but i'm sure mr google can find it

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I use the OP/TECH USA Fashion Strap for my cameras. The removable neoprene section is comfortable on my neck and doesn't slip from my shoulder. And when you remove it, you can have a nice wrist strap.
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Old Jan 11, 2017, 8:02 AM   #6
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For all my cameras I use hand straps, each less then $1 :-)
Sure not usable for wedding photographers ...

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