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Finally the strap that I've been looking for
on 25 October 2013
I have spent many a trip (hot and cold) using the standard Canon strap - big Canon letters on the outside, sticky leathery bit on the inside. After an 8hr hike in Alaska where the weight of the camera on my neck (it's an oldie but a goodie - 350D) started being more hassle than it was worth, as well as being somewhat exposed to the elements, did I decide to look for other options.
The padding is comfy and has a little pocket for additional memory cards. The length is not so long as to be onerous, but long enough to either go around your neck, or across your body (so that the padded strap is on your shoulder). I looked at a few other options which seemed less secure (plastic attachments), this fastens to the base of your camera where the tripod would go and has a metal snap hook - feels quite secure. Easily glides along the strap/swings up from the side of your body to your head for those quick shots. No issues with portrait or landscape mode (other products I looked at had an issue with portrait view - dangling attachments in the shot or view finder). I intend on using this under coats (protect the camera in dodgy London weather) where I can just swing the camera up as needed. Being a girl I usually have a handbag on my shoulder so wanted something that could go cross-body for my camera.
I was concerned the padding might be too fat to fit into my existing camera case, but no issues there. Will update this in a few months after more prolonged use, but so far am very pleased.