One thing I often do when I buy a new camera, particularly DSLRs or Mirrorless, is ditch its bundled neck strap. Never really fond of those thin, branded strap that often feels tights and cuts through the neck. I don’t use them and they are much often kept in the box as I prefer to use my 3rd party camera straps. In buying a camera strap, most of the time my main concern is comfort and durability. Then there was Miggo Strap and Wrap. I got a chance to test out this Kickstarter-funded project by the some of the people behind the designs of the highly-popular Kata bags and camera accessories. I’m a fan of Kata products as I’ve used them before so I was interested in what they have worked on as they got independent from the company.
Lately in my attempt to keep my gears light and accessible, I’ve been exploring different ways of bringing and using my PEN cameras. One was to get rid of the bulky and sometimes uncomfortable next strap. For one thing I no longer want to bring my camera dangling like a bling bling. I prefer to keep it in a plain messenger or shoulder bag where no one could see but I can easily pull out when I needed. But just to keep my camera secure on hand I want to have a wrist strap for support. I’ve been looking for a few straps and found the JJC Neoprene and Clik Wrist Strap. So which one found a place with my camera.
Digital Cameras, especially DSLRs is one piece of expensive equipment we tend to carry around more often. It would be a nightmare if I loose my camera when some street thieves would slash through my strap and run off with my camera on a motorbike or loose my camera from fall from weak strap connectors. I know the chances are slim but I actually know people who experienced this horror stories so I’m a bit paranoid with my gears. I also don’t like using my default camera strap since I don’t like the brand name screaming (not that I didn’t love the brand) on it and I just didn’t find them comfortable in the long run especially if you have a heavy camera. It’s a good thing there are third party camera straps available from manufacturers like Crumpler, Kata and Tamrac, OP/Tech but my favorite among them is PacSafe’s CarrySafe 100 strap.