Here’s the thing – the generic neck strap is out and the camera chest harness is in.
Now I don’t typically like to tell people what to do and what not to do; but the fact of the matter is that when I’m right, I’m right. There is no other alternative than the camera chest harness.
After experiencing the immense amount of comfort that the harness strapping system has to offer, it’s pretty obvious to me that this little invention is here to stay. The only thing I can say is finally there is something out there that prevents neck pain during my all day outdoor adventures!
In fact, that’s always been my gripe about cameras in the first place. I’m… how would you say… anti-baggage. Anything that’s big or bulky or hard to carry is something I’m usually not interested in. That is to say, before I fell in love with a little thing called photography. Well, the baggage comes with the passion, I guess.
Up until now, I had to sacrifice my neck with the world’s stupidest solution to carrying anything-the generic neck strap. That is until I found the SLR camera harness. Nowadays, I’m not caught dead without a camera harness for hiking, camping, biking, walking or doing a photo session.
This is pretty much because my SLR camera is huge and therefore, it necessitates a harness. The camera harness is different from the generic neck strap in that it puts the weight of my camera across my shoulders, chest and back.
As anyone who has experienced the same neck pain I have felt from the generic neck straps would know, it’s a heavenly change. Not only does my neck get a rest, but my camera is held a little tighter to my body too so it’s safer than the way it used to swing around out of control. The adjustable straps let me wear a coat or just a t-shirt which gives me options, people. Options!
So there it is and there you have it. I fell in love with photography and the love of my life is my camera chest harness.