GAS: JOBY UltraFit Sling Strap (review)
Since I got the JCC camera strap I totally stopped looking at all the other brands of straps on the market because they all fill the same shoes, all being detachable sling straps with adjustable length. The downside to the regular sling strap is that you have to chose between having a long strap that makes it comfortable to shoot the camera or, having a short strap that makes it comfortable to carry the camera because it keeps it tight to your body minimizing the amount it can move around as you walk. I would recommend the JCC strap to anyone just starting out in photography because it is a cheap alternative to the expensive Sun-Sniper or Black Rapid straps, offering the exact same functions.
Having used this strap for a few weeks now I have to say that the strap lives fully up to my expectations. I feel more comfortable carrying my camera everywhere now and the fact that it sits tightly at my side or back, not bumping around, makes the weight of the camera seem less apparent. Carrying a camera and a 70-200mm f/2.8 lens around, pushing 2.7 kg, for a couple of hours isn't an issue with the UltraFit Sling Strap. The higher carrying position, between waist and armpit, also removes any chance of accidentally bumping the camera and lens into things as you make your way through a crowded room.
Combined with the JOBY UltraPlate it would be a solid 5/5.
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