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Many people get confused by the term, ‘SLR Harness’. SLR stands for Single Lense Reflex. Harnesses, as we all know, do not have lenses. So what’s with the name? Really, it’s short for the term, “SLR camera harness“. So, it’s a harness that is specifically meant for SLR cameras. These types of cameras are typically much bigger than digital ones. They are much heavier too. It wouldn’t make sense to wrap them around the neck or the wrist, due to their size. That’s where the harness comes in.
The harness doesn’t wrap around the neck or the wrist. Instead, it rests on the shoulders. Since the shoulders were made to carry weight, this makes much more sense than hanging them on the neck. An SLR harness is something that can actually take the weight from the camera and make it seem weightless. This is a big deal to those who are used to lugging around such a heavy piece of equipment from place to place. It’s genius, really.
Imagine it like a back pack but without a pack. So it loops over both shoulders, across the back and underneath each arm. There is no better way to evenly distribute the weight of what is being carried. You’ll barely feel anything and it won’t be in the way, either, because the equipment will be on the chest. You will be able to do everything like you normally would but minus the neck pain. You can’t argue the logic in that. Indeed, an SLR harness is definitely something to consider investing in for the sake of your neck.
If you are looking for a gift that keeps on giving, you should look for a camera shoulder harness. This is something that keeps on giving in many, many ways. After all, it keeps your camera safe and protected while you go about your business and that’s a very good thing. If you care as much about your camera as I do about mine, you realize how important and wonderful such a gift is. The safety of your camera should be of the utmost importance and with a camera should harness, you can rest easy that it will be safe and taken care of.
Cameras often hold the most precious and priceless memories. They simply cannot be replaced with anything else. That’s another reason it’s good to have a camera safe and at hand for any Kodak moment that might pop by. The saddest thing is when there’s a good picture opportunity and someone doesn’t have their camera on hand. That is really too bad which is why it’s such a good idea to invest in a camera shoulder harness so that you will know your camera is always at arms’ length.
Typically, a camera shoulder harness makes the most sense with an SLR camera.These are the types of cameras that are heavier and bulkier so they can only be realistically toted around with a shoulder harness. If you know of any photographers that are professional or novices, this is indeed a great gift that simply keeps on giving and giving.
Sometimes finding a good photography gift idea is not the easiest thing to do. After all, what can you get a photographer that they don’t already have? An SLR camera harness is actually an option you might want to consider. The reason for this is that many people – photographers included – do not even know what an SLR camera harness is.
You see, every professional photographer (and even many novices) own an SLR camera. These are the heavy duty, heavy cameras that are used to take high quality ipctures. They are often very expensive and definitely much heavier than digital cameras. This is the reason that no photographer – professional or novice – should carry them around with a generic neckstrap. A harness is a much better design for the SLR style because it distributes the weight of the device across the shoulders, chest and back instead of focusing it all on the neck.
This will be very useful to the photographer in your life whom you’d like to make feel special. They will most likely be very surprised as mentioned earlier because many have never even heard of this useful accessory before. If more photographers knew of the SLR camera harness, more would be wearing them instead of a camera neck strap. So there you have it. It’s a great gift idea for any occasion and will undoubtedly serve as a great reminder that you care about your recipient.
There are definitely some cool camera straps that should be advertised to all the geeks like me who love their cameras. I mean, think about how many photographers out there are dealing with crappy camera straps when they could actually use these ones that solve all their camera strap worries. OK, it just occurred to me that you may not know exactly what I’m talking about at this point. Let me back up…
What would make cool camera straps actually cool? Well, in my opinion it would be a couple of different things. First, they would have to be adjustable. I mean, that right there is a big deal to any photographer. They would also have to be comfortable, though, which is THE biggest deal to any photographer. And well, it’s not often that you find cool camera straps that are actually comfortable. But guess what? I did.
These straps are cool because there are two and they are designed to fit around either shoulder instead of on the neck. (Wow!) Yeah. That’s what I said. Check out this picture of the camera strap that shows exactly what I’m talking about.
It pretty much does everything you might ever need it to do. It is comfortable, adjustable, durable and keeps the camera exactly where you need it at all times – hands free. That sounds like some pretty cool camera straps to me. So there you have it. Those are the cool camera straps I was so excited to show you.
Oh please. Of course there is! Sure, it sounds weird to hear someone say a ‘camera harness system’. But the thing really exists and the thing really is a system!
So what’s the difference between a camera harness system and a camera strap? Well, there are plenty of differences my friends. A strap is a single piece of material that hangs across the neck. That’s right; I said it hangs across the neck, people! This means it’s a one-dimensional neck-ache. I know it’s harsh, but I stand by that comment.
A camera harness system, though, is complex, multi-faceted and multi-dimensional. A camera harness system is a system that is completely different from a neck strap because it does not even touch the neck. The weight of the camera is no where even near the neck! (Ok, the weight rests on the shoulders which are close to the neck, but that’s not the point…)
The point is that with an advanced system for carrying a harness, you can actually spread the weight of the SLR camera out over the shoulders, chest and back which will make the harness and the equipment feel nearly weightless.
Another perk of the camera harness system is the fact that it keeps the equipment much safer than a simple strap for harnesses. Since it is connected on either side and closer to the chest, it prevents the equipment from swinging about from place to place. This means there are less chances of the equipment swinging out and hitting things. You might say that would be the best camera strap ever!
So to answer the question posed by the title of this article, yes. Yes, there is a camera harness system and it’s very different from the generic strap we’ve seen so many times before. Take a look at the home page to get a glimpse of what I’ve been talking about and enjoy!
If you’ve read any of my blog posts, seen any of my videos, checked out our ‘about us’ section or read any reviews about our product online – then you know we’re for serious about this. ‘This’ being camera harnesses.
So, in the spirit of being serious about our camera harnesses, we really want to put these strapping systems (our little pride and joy) to the test.
That’s why I’ve come to a conclusion for the age old question: camera harnesses – to give away or not give away?
Drum roll please…. Yes! I am going to give them away. Not just to anyone, mind you. Remember, these are my pride and joy. But I will give away a FREE camera harness – that’s right I said FREE – to anyone who runs a photography blog and wants to write a review on it.
Imagine yourself, hiking with a camera harness. You’re neck free from pain. Your wallet as thick as it was before you got this free camera harness. Your smile covering your face…
Consider it a serious statement about how seriously I believe in this product. I’m not going to pay for a positive review. As far as we’re concerned, we don’t have to. The product speaks for itself.
The thing of it is that we want what our camera chest harnesses have to say to be heard loud and clear. That’s why if all you photography bloggers out there are interested in getting your hands on our nifty little camera harnesses, you’re welcome to help yourself for FREE if you’ll just write a review about our harnesses for SLR cameras.
In fact, we’re so passionate about spreading the good news of this little product to all those worthy photographers out there that we will even partner with you to host a giveaway for one of our camera harnesses on your blog to your readers.
This adds value to you, your readers and us. I think that’s what they call a win, win, win.
So there it is and there you have it. The question was posed. The answer was given. The rest is up to you. Contact us in order to get your free camera harness today.