Archive for August 2011
A camera harness comes pretty dang close to the title of “man’s best friend” in the wild. (Of course, no person or thing could really take the place of the dogs we love, right?) Still. A camera chest harness comes pretty close. Those who don’t agree either haven’t tried it yet or they have been using it wrong for the entire time they’ve had it. It can be used wrong and if that is the case, it’s important to use it the proper way in order to enjoy it in all of its glory and eliminate neck pain.
So what can you do to enjoy it properly? The main thing to worry about is the fit. If a camera harness is fitted wrong, it’s all down-hill from there. It needs to be fitted just right in order to ensure complete comfort and satisfaction. After all, that is the main reason for getting a harness for cameras – the comfort.
So how should the camera harness be fitted?
- Adjust the straps to be just snug enough to fit two fingers in-between them and the body
- Any looser and the equipment will tug as it sways
- Any tighter and it may cut off circulation
- The clips that attach to the equipment should be loosened so it can be brought up to eye-level without being attached
- It should be used only for binoculars or cameras.
Many are surprised to find that a harness for cameras can actually be used for binoculars, too. It’s best, though, not to use it for anything else. It was designed for use specifically to hold equipment such as those and is best when used what it was intended for. Those who know the proper way to use their camera harness are those who will definitely get the most out of it.