Archive for September 2010
There are a few different things that everyone should be looking for in a camera harness strap. First, the strap should be in the shape of a camera body harness so as to eliminate neck pain or danger to the equipment as a result of excessive swinging about. This will help you to know that both your neck and your equipment is safe.
Next, the key to finding the best camera harness strap is to look at the back of the harness design. Is it held together by leather or by an adjustable ring? Leather looks nice; however, it’s completely non-functional. An adjustable ring in the back of your harness will allow you to choose weather or not you want to wear your harness over one shoulder or both. This option is phenominal as everyone likes to switch it up now and again. After all, when participating in various activities in the great outdoors, there is need to have the option for both.
Also, something else that will let you know if you’ve got the best camera strap is if the harness in question is guaranteed. No company in their right mind would guarantee a product that will not stand on its own feet. It just isn’t something that’s a justifyable, affordable business practice. Like stores with terrible return policies – they generally sell terrible items and therefore can’t afford to have people continually bringing them back. If the camera harness strap in question is guaranteed, that’s indeed the best way to find out if it’s the best.
In a phrase, yes. A camera body harness should be good for everybody. Whether you are young or old, male or female, fat or skinny, there should be a harness out there that can hold your camera to your unique body. The key is to get an adjustable one. It’s sort of a one-size-fits-all, but it’s better because instead of being stretchy, you’ll want one that actually adjusts.
Getting straps that adjust makes it so you’ll have the perfect fit whether or not you have a perfect body, (because let’s be honest, how many real people have perfect bodies?) Many female photographers struggle to find the perfect setup for a camera body harness because it’s supposed to strap around the chest. Well, an adjustable strapping system will take care of their woes and let them do their job perfectly regardless of their size or shape.
Indeed, it’s hard to believe, but there are many camera shoulder harnesses out there that do not adjust and only a few that do. So be sure to get the kind that adjusts to make a perfect fit for you. This will take the pressure out of shopping and more importantly, enable you to find a perfect product that will be the perfect fit for you.
It can be hard to decipher if a camera shoulder harness will be a proper fit before trying it on. In fact, not only is it hard – it’s darn near impossible. Those packages that give inch measurements from neck to underarm are all a bunch of bologna (pronounced: bu-lo-ny). I’m not a fan of guessing games which is what can make it so darn annoying to buy a shoulder harness made especially for cameras when it is stuffed into some packaging in a store or purchased online.
The proper fit of a camera shoulder harness is when it is not so tight that you can’t move around comfortably. After all, what is the purpose of wearing one in the first place? The purpose is to move around! Why else would you want your hands free of such a device? Let’s review: a camera shoulder harness should be worn for the purpose of making your hands free to do other things while you roam about care-free, am I right? Of course I am. So, the best fit would be one that is not too tight.
Hold on there, though. It also can’t be too loose. You know what I mean. If it’s sliding down the shoulder onto the arm, it suddenly just lost its whole purpose in life. Its purpose was to keep the darn thing off the arms in the first place. So it must be tight enough to not slide down the arms or shift around. If it’s shifting, the equipment is in danger of hitting something and that, my friends, is no bueno.
So there you have it. It can’t be too loose and it can’t be too tight. Genius. You’re probably wondering if you really needed to read this blog in order to find that out. Well, the best is yet to come… it’s coming… ok, here it is: what is a real useful tip for finding a camera shoulder harness that is sure to fit? Finding one that is adjustable. An adjustable camera harness is the only way to go because then it can be adjusted to fit you with any layer, any time.
Ok, so it’s come to my attention that we’ve pointed out a lot of great things about our camera harness; therefore, it’s time for a review. That’s right. I’m going to sum it all up. Everything you need to know about this little device (that you’ve already been told) will be summarized again to make sure you haven’t missed anything. So…. Here it goes:
1. The first issue to think about for our camera harness review is the fact that it is fantastic for hiking. The reason for this? Well, it holds your device close to your chest, you see – which makes it hands free. Everyone wants to have their hands free for hiking and this little baby does just that for you. You can have the benefit of having your camera at your fingertips while using your fingertips for anything else you want.
2. The second item to mull over is that there is a dangerous risk of loving the camera harness just a little too much. That’s right, I said I had a love affair with this thing and I meant it. It’s seriously borderline close to an obsession. I would be full on stalking this thing if it ever tried to leave me and that’s a fact. So if you can handle the extreme magnetic pull of this little accessory, then by all means, buy it after you finish my camera harness review.
3. I’ve also talked about how our little product offers everything anyone might possibly be looking for. I mean, what are you looking for? Something comfortable? Hands free? Durable? Inexpensive? Guaranteed? I could go on and on. The fact of the matter is that it has to be said in this camera harness review of all the things that I have said that our little wonder has got it all. Period.
4. Also, in view of our camera harness review, it should be noted that I am still running my promotion for free. That’s right, I said for free! I’m giving away our camera harnesses to anyone who has a photography blog and wants to review our product? Why? Well, let’s just say I’m a generous fella that likes to share the wealth with other people who indulge in camera harness reviews. Ok? Ok.
There are a few other things that could be summed up in this, my camera harness review; however, I prefer to leave the past in the past and move forward. That is why I’m announcing my next brilliant move for my devoted readers. This next move will entail some informational videos with pictures of our harnesses to give explicit detail to those interested in learning more. Indeed, it will be fantastic and you’ll just have to wait a little bit longer to get to see these grand old videos. Until then, happy picture taking!
The design of your hands free camera harness is essential to whether or not it will work to fit your needs. After all, just because you have a harness that does not require the use of your hands does not mean it’s right for you and your camera.
There are a variety of factors that must be considered in order to know if the design of the device really holds the ability to meet all your needs.
For example, everyone needs to make sure that their hands free camera harness can hold the device safely without the use of their hands (duh). This means durable straps that can handle any variety of weather and use.
This means the straps keep the device close enough to the body in order to keep it from swinging out and hitting other objects, yet far away enough for easy access to your eyes. A hands free camera harness that can do these things passes the first test of being truly hands free.
Something else that’s worth checking into for a great design feature is where the weight of the camera will fall. The major design flaw in most camera straps for SLR harnesses is that all the weight rests directly on the back of the neck. This simply won’t do. No, no, no … this simply won’t do at all.
Neck pain ruins a day of picture taking faster than you could say flibbertigibbet. And that’s a fact. The secret behind a great hands free camera harness design is the fact that the weight should be spread out anywhere and everywhere but the neck. This means shoulders, chest, back, and NOT on the neck. Period.
Indeed, the secret behind the design of a well constructed hands free camera harness also has to do with its flexibility. Adjustable straps should be provided for any hands free camera harness. This means that it can be comfortably worn under clothes, over several layers, passed about from cameraman to camerawoman, etc.
Those who find camera harnesses that hold the secret of durability, safety, comfort and flexibility are those who have found the secret to a great day of picture taking.