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.