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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.
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.