Archive for October 2010
There’s no point in beating around the bush about the key for a great harness for camera. I’m just going to lay it out on the table. I’m going to tell you right now and I’m not going to wait any longer. Seriously. It’s going to happen. I am going to tell you the key for a great harness for camera option. (Are you sick of all this dodging of the point? Me too.)
SO here it is: the key for a great harness for camera is all in the back of the harness. Now, there are typically two options to go with in the industry. First, yo ucould have the two straps that meet in the back be connected with leather patches. The other option would be a plastic or metal ring that holds the two straps in place. Which do you think would be better?
BZZZZZZZ. Time’s up. I’ll tell you which is better. Contrary to common misconception, the ring is by far and away the key to a great harness for camera, especially for camera harness hiking abilities. Why? Because it actually allows for so many more options. A ring in the back of the harness lets the straps transfer from being put on two shoulders to one and vice versa. This means the harness in question can be used as a harness over two shoulders, a single shoulder solution or even a regular neck strap. Genius! The leather patch looks nice and is fairly common to see; however, it’s not nearly as great for adjusting the straps for an SLR camera which is why the ring is indeed the key for a great harness for camera.
There are a few things that every hiker should consider with their camera harness. Camera hiking harness systems are not all created equal, you know. Those who forge ahead with their hikes without taking these considerations to heart might end up with backpain or a broken piece of equipment. Better to be safe than sorry and remember the considerations listed below.
For instance, when you are hiking, it is imparative that you adjust the straps to fit snugly. The type of fit that is recommended should be one that is not uncomfortably tight but tight enough to adequately secure the equipment. After all, if you’re hiking, you’ll be moving around quite a bit. The object is to keep the camera steady so that you will not harm your equipment in any way.
Something else to keep in mind is the place where the camera harness hiking system was purchased. If you forget where you bought it, how can you ever return it if something goes wrong? Only the best harnesses provide lifetime warranties. These warranties are useless, though, without the ability to return them due to misplaced receipts and shipping info.
Indeed, there are a few things about the camera hiking harness system that everyone should think about. Those who do will be glad they did when it comes time to begin the hike with an SLR camera.
The latest and greatest rage in the world of photography has been all about accessories lately. The SLR camera harness tops the list of those coveted accessories by both experienced and up and coming photographers. While nearly everyone with any type of a camera has heard about SLR harnesses, not everyone has had a chance to see them yet.
This is what all the buzz is about:
That’s right, this little baby is the camera strap harness of all SLR camera harnesses. Notice how far the straps are from this guys’ neck. Pretty amazing, isn’t it? It’s hard for a strapping system of any sort to give neck pain when it’s not even close to touching the neck. That’s the beauty of this accessory and it’s why it has become so incredibly popular. Check out the back of this modern day miracle.
It’s quite possible that one of the most amazing things about this device is it’s versatility. (Aside from the fact that you can get it for an incredibly good deal as camera harnesses go. Notice how in the pictures above, the SLR camera harness uses to bands. The picture below, though, shows its capability to use only one band. That’s right the two straps can be made into one and no, your eyes aren’t playing tricks. These SLR harnesses are one and the same!
Ok, so I hate to brag but I’ve saved the best for last. You know what? This SLR camera harness not only holds cameras, but… (drum roll please.)
It can be made to fit binoculars as well!
The question on everyone’s lips regarding their next camera strap harness is whether or not they should try to find one with one strap or two. Originally, there used to only be the one option which was the singular generic neck strap that went around the neck. BLA!
That is no longer the only choice because people realized how impractical that option is! It’s dangerous for the equipment and harmful for the neck. So, that brings us to this day and age in which you will have to ask yourself if one strap around the shoulder or two straps around the shoulder are what you think is best?
So what’s the verdict?
The benefits of a camera strap harness that has two straps over the shoulders is that there is definitely not any pain around your neck. Also, you know your equipment is safe and secure with a camera strap harness that has two straps.
This seems like the clear choice… and yet…
The fact of the matter is that the singular camera strap harness is really good to use as a camera hiking harness. It’s flexible, also doesn’t strain the neck and can be worn without blocking the chest. It really makes you think, doesn’t it? Which one is better?
Ok, ok, we’ll end the suspense. So which is better, the single camera strap harness or the double camera strap harness? Drum roll please….
BOTH! You can actually get harnesses that adjust to fit one or both shoulders! Don’t take our word for it, check it out right here. Make sure to get a harness with a ring on the back instead of a leather patch and you will not believe how wonderful it is to have both choices at your disposal.
A camera hiking harness is something that can take an ordinary hike and make it into an extraordinary experience. Truly, it really is the case. Many people forget to bring their beloved cameras when they set off into the wilderness for a day of outdoor beauty. Those people undoubtedly regret leaving behind their shuttered friend.
It’s easy to forget a camera; however, those who are fully equipped with a camera hiking harness are those who are far more likely to remember and have their equipment on hand for those priceless Kodak moments.
The beauty of a camera harness strap that is in the form of a harness is the fact that it will not hurt your neck when you are lugging your SLR camera around. After all, a hike should be enjoyed. But how can you or anyone enjoy it with intense neck pain? It’s not easy, I tell you. Not easy at all.
Hiking without a camera does not hold a candle to what the experience proffers to those who hike with a camera. And those who hike with a camera but do not have a camera hiking harness are those who are still missing out on the ultimate hiking experience. Indeed, anyone who takes their camera hiking harness with them to carry their equipment will indeed feel the the difference!