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Sometimes some minor adjustments are necessary in order to salvage a camera harness strap from its demise. After all, no one wants to have to go purchase another one just because a few threads came lose or a part was lost. There are definitely ways of fixing a broken strap for cameras and they can be done by just about anyone.
Rip or Tear
If the camera harness strap has a small rip or tear or has even been completely severed in two pieces, there are some ways to get around that. For a completely severed rip, it’s best to simply sew the two pieces back together using a heavy duty sewing machine. While not everyone has one on hand, it could easily be obtained by asking neighbors or tailors to do. If there is simply a small rip or tear, it’s best to patch it back up with either needle or thread or actually melt the pieces back together using a cigarette lighter. That should be done in a safe place with proper safety precautions.
Lost Metal Ring
You can tell if a camera harness strap is supposed to have a metal ring by reading the camera harness reviews before-hand. If you have purchased one but lost the metal ring, there are a few options. The best option is to get a key ring to replace it with. Usually they are easy to find and inexpensive to purchase. If that is not possible, it’s a good idea to call the manufacturer and ask for a replacement. Better replace the metal ring rather than to have to replace the whole thing.
A problem that many photographers face these days is the fact that they confuse a camera strap with a camera harness. The fact of the matter is that there are many differences between camera neck straps and camera hranesses. In fact, the only similarity that they share is the fact that they both attach to cameras. Otherwise, they are completely and utterly different from one another.
A camera strap harness is something that was designed to avoid the neck at all costs. After all, the neck was not made to support any matter of weight. When it is forced to support weight, it ends up getting sore. A camera neck strap, though, was made to hang specifically on the neck which is a lazy solution to carrying a camera around hands free.
So which is better? A camera strap is a very simple device so it is easily found for a relatively cheap price tag. That’s a pro in this down economy for sure. Thta is about the only pro, unfortunately, that can be offered on behalf of this device. The camera harness is something instead that was built to give a good solution instead of to create more problems. Most people would gladly pay a few extra dollars all in the effort to avoid any pain. The harness does that and it does so for a reasonable price.
For the most part, those who are serious about avoiding neck pain and having their cameras on them all the time are those who would indeed enjoy a camera harness. Camera straps remain the most likely option for novices since they clearly do not know all the pros they are missing out on with the harness option.
Camera neck straps
It’s hard to know if you should buy something without testing it out first. I mean, if you can’t test it, how will you know enough to make an informed buying decision? Since that is the case, it’s a good idea to test EVERYTHING before you make a purchase. In the case of a camera harness strap, it’s fairly easy to get this done.
First, be sure to find a harness for cameras that provides a guarantee. That way, if you don’t like it, you can return it. Second, try it on and fit your camera to it. It will fit differently when the camera is on than when the camera is off. it’s important, therefore, to try it both ways. This will give you more of a feel for how it will really look and feel when you purchase the camera strapping device. Once the camera harness strap has been tried on with and without a camera, it’s time to give it a real test.
The real test consists of jerking it around, tugging on it and pulling it in every direction. This should give you a feel for the flexibility and durability of the camera harness straps. The more you tug and pull, the better you will know what to expect. Try not to make a decision until you have done all of this so that you will really have solid test results to base your buying decision upon. That way, you will know enough to even write a camera harness review if you want to.
There are several benefits to a camera chest harness. For instance, it is a system that is made completely for your comfort, convenience and the safety of your beloved camera? Need I say more? I think we would all agree that I don’t need to say more but I’m going to anyway. You see, a benefit that is not often mentioned is that by having such a strapping system, you are guaranteed to have your camera with you at arms length any time you may need it. It would take about three seconds to go from completely unaware of a need to take a picture and having snapped a picture all thanks to a camera chest harness.
You may be confused at the terminology of a camera chest harness as opposed to a camera body harness. They are, in fact, one and the same. They are referred to with these slightly different names only because some people have learned different names for the strapping system in question.
Another benefit of the camera chest harness is that it is completely adjustable so that someone could loan it to someone else and no matter what their differences in sizes would be, it would work for both of them. This means it can be adjusted to fit over heavy coats or light t-shirts. Given that type of flexibility, it is hard to say how the camera chest harness isn’t a wonderful benefit for everyone.
Let the showdown begin!
It’s the camera strap vs. the camera harness. Which is better? Why?
Well, a camera harness is pretty dang appealing because as you can see, it takes all the weight off your neck. This is highly appealing because this means – yep, you guessed it – no more neck pain! Camera harness = 1; Camera strap = 0.
Ok, so a good point was made on behalf of the harness; however, there is much to be said for the strap as well. For instance – sometimes you want to wear layers while carrying your camera around, right? Sometimes you want to be able to take it off completely in a very big hurry, right? What better way to do that than with camera straps? Camera harness = 1; Camera strap = 1.
We’re tied, neck and neck. This is a tough one. I guess the only solution is if you could purchase such an item as to provide both options. What? That’s crazy talk. Or is it? Introducing MyCameraHarness – it’s both a harness and a strap! You’d better believe it.
The adjustable ring (Shown Below) provides the option to change your harness into a one sided shoulder strap for your camera with only a few seconds worth of adjustments! Eureka!
I guess we’ll never know which one wins over the other when anyone who wants to can end up with both in one accessory. Genius.
If you’re serious about your camera, you’d better be serious about your essential extras. What good is a camera without its accessories, after all? Probably the most important accessory that you or anyone could ever hope to get in their camera would be camera straps. These straps will do a world of different things for you.
For instance, these straps will help to keep your precious and beloved equipment safe. Well, that right there is good enough reason to get your essential camera straps. How could it get any better than that? Oh trust me, it really does. Not only will the straps for your camera keep your equipment safe but it will also make it much easier to access when you need to take a quick picture.
Your camera will literally be at your fingertips, ready to bring up to eye level. You won’t miss another Kodak moment with your handy camera straps around to back you up.
Neck pain, you might be thinking? No such thing with the type of camera straps we’re talking about. We’re talking about two straps that are attached together to form a camera harness. This little baby literally takes all teh weight off the neck in order to save you from any potential neckpain. Instead, you end up with equal weight across your shoulders and over your back so that you barely feel your equipment at all! Now that’s what I call miracle camera straps. But wait… there’s more…
Some camera straps can be used as both a binocular camera harness, too! This means they can attach to either binoculars or cameras. Eureka!