Back in in the BM (before mirrorless) years, my camera strap wasn’t something that I gave much thought to. I generally accepted the branded strap that came with the camera and never really considered that there could be a (better) alternative. A strap is a strap, right?
When I made the move to mirrorless I started looking around and found that there are about a thousand alternative straps. I settled on a non adjustable string loop quick connect version (and recently added a wrist strap) made by Lance Camera Straps right here in the USA. Here’s why I think they’re the best mirrorless camera straps you can get.
The straps are made of a high quality braided polyester cord. The rubber rings are weather resistant and tightly close off the ends. The strap doesn’t grab or bunch if you’re wearing it on your neck or shoulder. An initial fear of mine was the plastic connection between the string loop quick connecter and the strap. With regular use I’ve never had a problem and Lance even has some pictures on his site showing just how much stress they can take.
I started with the neck strap and recently added a wrist strap my kit. Both of these straps use the same string loop quick connecter. If I’m headed out for a walk in town and feel like the neck strap that day I can quickly click that in. Changing out for the wrist strap is a quick click too. Have two camera bodies? Put the string loop quick connectors on both and you can interchange the straps with ease.
They allow you to easily use your camera without a strap
This feature alone is probably of the reasons I gravitated towards this strap system. I often like to use my small micro four thirds cameras without a strap. If I’m casually taking photos sometimes I don’t like a strap to get in the way. With the quick connect system I can remove the strap from the camera quickly, even in the middle of a shoot. In the same vein, if I’m shooting for a while without the strap and then want to put it back on, it just takes a click.
If you’re new to the mirrorless and micro four thirds world, you owe it to yourself to check out these straps. They look great, they’re made in the USA and the company has excellent customer service (you can even request a custom size at no extra charge for the neck straps). My only regret is that I wish I had found these guys back when I was shooting with a DSLR!
Do you have a preferred strap that you love using for your mirrorless camera? Let me know in the comments!
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