The 4 common questions that we get about camera straps.
Camera Strap FAQ’s
- Do professional photographers use straps?
- How do I attach a strap to my DSLR?
- What can I use as a camera strap?
- How do you attach a wrist strap to a camera?
Do professional photographers use straps?
Yes, professional photographers do use camera straps. Historically professionals have struggled with how to carry both heavy cameras and/or heavy lenses comfortably, but still, maintain quick access to them while shooting. Wedding, sports, action, or street photographers all often have a need for quick access to multiple pieces of gear – but stay comfortable during long shoots or in shoots that present fast-paced situations.
How do I attach a strap to my DSLR?
Traditional camera straps have attached to both sides of a camera via two camera lugs located on the side at the top of the camera. However, BLACKRAPID Founder, Ron Henry, invented a system whereby the camera is securely held via a locking carabiner upside down on the camera strap using the screw mount on the bottom of SLR, DSLR, and Mirrorless cameras. BLACKRAPID revolutionized how camera straps are attached to the camera and therefore became much more secure & functional as comfortable & quick access camera slings.
One of the main advantages of BLACKRAPID Camera Straps is the comfort they give the wearer. The sling functionality that BLACKRAPID invented gives the photographer quick access to their gear as well as securely holding the camera in place at their side. This makes them superior to ordinary shoulder-based camera straps. These instructional videos allow you to see and hear how to best adjust them to suit your body type and shooting style.
What can I use as a camera strap?
Ultimately, the best material for a camera strap depends on your personal preferences, style, and intended use. Consider factors such as comfort, durability, and weather resistance when choosing a camera strap material. Nylon is lightweight, strong, and comfortable. It is a popular choice for photographers because it is weather-resistant and dries quickly.
How do you attach a wrist strap to a camera?
A wrist camera strap provides a reliable way for the user to hold and maneuver the camera. Using BLACKRAPID’s patented FastenR5, CarabinR, LockStaR, and Saftey TethR system with a durable nylon strap ensures the camera is firmly secured to the user’s hand or wrist, preventing accidental drops. Learn how to setup your BLACKRAPID Camera Strap