Over the years I’ve seen a lot of different camera straps hit the market. I’ve even tested and reviewed some of these. It wasn’t until I saw the Peak Design wrist strap that I actually purchased a third party camera strap. I should point out that I wasn’t sent one or paid to endorse this product. It warranted spending my own money on it.
I like to walk the streets with my camera in my hand. For years I was happy with the traditional Nikon straps. They would be wrapped around my wrist and gripped with a single hand. This was always a bit of mess and took some arranging and re-arranging but worked.
I first saw the Peak design wrist strap at the Photography Show earlier this year. Its slick, subtle and effective design impressed me. At £25 the strap is very well priced and as you can attach many anchors to your camera. So you only need to have the one strap. It’s as easy as unclipping when you change your camera body. This is also great for that bit of extra space. Having a separate strap attached to each camera body takes up valuable space in many camera bags and always looks messy.
Simple, slick and secure
The Peak Design wrist strap is designed so that you never risk dropping a camera. The neat little slidder quickly and firmly clamps down on your wrist under the slightest bit tension. I slide this into a tightish position straight away anyway but it’s not required. There is a small but strong magnet built into the strap that is great for when you take the strap off. It fits nice and neatly around your wrist until you need it next. It also helps keep it tidy in your camera bag.
I also like it when my camera is on a tripod. It sits to the side and doesn’t get in the way like larger straps. I like to keep a strap on my cameras whilst its tripod-mounted as I often work in windy conditions. So I prefer to gently hold the strap in-between frames to avoid any risk of my kit being blown over.
If I had to find a fault with this strap then it would be that its a little hard to take off without putting the camera on something. Once it has been put under pressure and is securely attached it can be difficult to take off. But on the flip side, you can live with the knowledge that your camera is in good hands. Overall I would highly recommend the camera strap.
Jordan Banks is a successful travel photographer with almost 20 years of experience shooting assignments and campaigns for some of the worlds leading brands and companies.
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