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OP/TECH Utility Strap Sling - Black

by Op/Tech
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (90 customer reviews)
RRP: 19.99
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  • Bonded neoprene pad with a Lycra binding
  • Internal control stretch system
  • 3/4" webbing
  • Internal support foam
  • Non-skid surface

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OP/TECH Utility Strap Sling - Black + OP/TECH SLR Wrist Strap - Black + OP/TECH Secure Its x4 System Connectors
Price For All Three: 30.31

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Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 39 x 11 x 6 cm ; 132 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 454 g
  • Item model number: 3501242
  • ASIN: B003T0EYVE
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 1 Nov 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (90 customer reviews)

Product Description

Product Description

The Op/Tech USA Utility Strap-Sling is designed to carry small bags, battery packs and other items needing to be worn across the shoulder. It uses 3/4" webbing, quick disconnects and A Uni-Loop connectors. The strap is made from neoprene with internal support foam, internal control stretch system and a non-skid surface.

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OP/TECH Utility Strap Sling - Black


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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Worry not.... 16 Aug 2013
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OK.. so like many I read around compared straps and then thought hang on.... 40 or more for a strap....really!!! Cutting a long story short I ordered this one. It arrived the next day and I set about fixing the two straps each side of my 7D with its big 400mm lens on.. so a lot of kit in terms of money and weight. I then I set about trying it out and 'my god.. its rubbish.. I should have listened to those reviewers' flooded through my head. I started to repack it to send it back. It was only then that I actually read the instructions. You only fit both connection straps to the camera if you have two mount points for them on the right side of your camera!!! If you fit one on the left and one on the right (like a normal OEM strap) then they will hinder your use of the camera controls and be uncomfortable.

Armed with this knowledge I set about installing it correctly... the slight change was to mount both on the same camera mount point on the right.... presto it works perfectly now and having two connections makes me feel a bit safer. That said having the camera fully loaded I did some stress testing (jumping up and down over the sofa cushions.. just in case) and the strap performed admirably no hint of weakness.

I have now used the strap a number of times and its brilliant.. easy to use at airshows and concerts. Much less hassle than a normal strap. Very comfortable. Build seems pretty good too.

So save yourself a30 odd quid and buy one!
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good but one flaw.... 31 Aug 2011
By Ebuyer TOP 1000 REVIEWER
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This is much better than the OEM Canon rubbish that came with my 550D. It feels much more natural to carry the camera by my side, and it doesn't stick out in front of my stomach like some kind of alien protrusion. I'm a little worried about the plastic buckles supporting 1k's worth of kit, but I guess it's been tested and everyone else on the forums say it's OK.
The big flaw for me is that the straps get in the way when shooting in portrait - it's not a big deal but with a bit of thought it could have been designed out.
It would also feel more natural to me for the camera to hang by my left side (I'm right handed) so I could reach across and grab the grip with my right hand. When it's hanging on your right, you have to almost reach backwards and take your eye off the subject. Might be just me though....

All in all, a good buy, and cheaper than the competition (though still a lot of money for a bit of webbing and a couple of buckles.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Sling strap 10 Dec 2012
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I bought this strap for a recent travel vacation knowing that i would be using my DSLR extensively. The camera is heavy to carry around my neck at the best of times and after a neck problem a few months ago i didn't want to exacerbate the issue by having the camera pulling down on my neck, so looked for an alternative and found this strap. it worked very well absorbing the weight of the camera so it didn't feel heavy at all. The camera was hung by my waist when i had the strap on and it is easy to lift the camera up to eye level. The only issue is you must remember when taking a portrait shot that you tilt the camera with the strap side down so it doesn't obscure the lens or get in the way.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Camera Sling-strap 31 Dec 2012
By BusyBaz
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I did a fair amount of research before purchasing this item. I'm really pleased with it and it is very good value for money and is comfortable to use. It is well made and I believe I will have many years use of it. I also purchased the Op/tech SLR wrist strap and I can swap between the two as the occasion demands and it is very easy to unclip one and clip on the other.
Highly recommended.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Freedom!!!! 25 Sep 2012
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When I first got this I was worried about the fact that it was plastic however, I have swung my Nikon D7000 with a battery pack and a flash around whilst working, I also climbed hills with this... it's easy to position the camera at your back so it's not bumping against you.

The strap is far more comfortable to wear than the traditional neck strap... I couldn't go back to one of these.

When working with a model and swapping from portrait to landscape I simply unclip the camera and then re attach it... I found this far more comfortable. it also means I can get close to the model and lighting without a camera bumping from the front.

After a month and a half of using this I am fully assured that it won't break... and lets me shoot all day.

Excellent product!
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sceptical? So was I! 13 May 2012
By C. Hawkes TOP 1000 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
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Having struggled with the problems of walking with an SLR and heavy lens combined with carrying binoculars, I have tried a wide variety of straps, with varied success. My purchase of the Op/Tech Utility strap system was more in hope of a solution.

Initially too I was unsure about the safety of only attaching the camera by one corner - and having always in the past carried cameras on my right shoulder to sit on my left side, I was worried about the Op/Tech's requirement that the camera must sit on the left shoulder.

However, first outing and I was a convert. Carrying the Canon 7D with the 400m L lens, quite a weighty combo, I felt the weight far less than with my previous Op/Tech or Crumpler straps. The way the camera hangs on the right side means that the side grip is ready to hand - and when lifted, the camera slides quickly and smoothly up the strap to the eye - real quick-draw! I don't use a lens cap, only a lens hood, and so am always ready for the snap-shot.

Some posters have complained that it is difficult to use the camera in portrait mode. I have had to modify my technique a little, so that my controlling right hand (on the camera grip) is on the bottom of the camera when shooting in portrait - but I've adapted easily to this.

By the way, there have been some posts suggesting that left-eyed used might find the system a problem. I am left eyed, and have found no issues at all with the Canon 7D and the Canon 60D.

SO - for me, a brilliant solution, and unhesitating 5 stars.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Could have been a bit bigger as I am a ...
Could have been a bit bigger as I am a big bloke, nonetheless it seems to work although I have attached an extra strap as a precaution as my camera is quite heavy.
Published 2 days ago by BRIAN ROWLAND
5.0 out of 5 stars going over my shoulder like a messenger bag
I wanted a strap, going over my shoulder like a messenger bag. This has been the one I liked the most. Read more
Published 6 days ago by Mr D Slater
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good strap if you are going to lug your DSLR around all day.
Why did I not buy this before!!! The best piece of photography kit I bought this year. Very comfy and easy to use once you get over the insecurity of the clasp coming off - it... Read more
Published 10 days ago by BookMan
4.0 out of 5 stars Great strap and good quality.
Overall I am very impressed with this sling type strap.
I find they are a lot better than the neck type strap you get with the camera. Read more
Published 12 days ago by Mr G
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Quality and Functionality
Very comfortable carrying a DSLR with a zoom lens in a good position on the right hip for easy use. I attached both clips using one in each eyelet for security though the clips are... Read more
Published 28 days ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Comfortable Camera Strap
I have been using this sling strap for a year now and love it. I use a neoprene cover for the camera. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars lost first one, buying replacement
I found this to be a good system for walking with my camera. I tend to use this with my consumer Nikon DSLR and 55-300 lens, for which it works fine. Read more
Published 3 months ago by tiredoldgit
5.0 out of 5 stars No issues for me good piece of kit
I like it a lot, especially coupled with the OP/TECH wrist strap too, you get a spare clip so you can attach both, then you can quick detach and use the sling or the wrist strap to... Read more
Published 3 months ago by H Wolfe
5.0 out of 5 stars Was sceptical...
Wasn't sure if I would like this style, expected straps to get in the way when using the camera... Was totally wrong! Read more
Published 4 months ago by M. R. Davies
3.0 out of 5 stars You get what you pay for
I bought this as I needed to carry 2 cameras for an event I was shooting, and I already had one camera on a Black Rapid strap, but I didn't want to invest in another Black Rapid,... Read more
Published 4 months ago by MFranks
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