The PRO LOOP STRAP is rapidly becoming the choice of professional photographers and people who use large cameras with long heavy lenses.
Wide shoulder strap good for heavy cameras. If your camera is not so heavy, be sure to consider the Op Tech Classic, which I prefer for most all of my gear.
I have found the width (weight distribution) and ergonomic shape of this strap to be notably more comfortable than the "Super Classic Strap" by the same company. Unfortunately, unlike the "Super Classic Strap," the connectors that attach the Pro Loop Strap to the camera do not separate from the "extensions." So, when you want to put your camera on a tripod, or simply hold it in your hand without the strap, you still have two 12 inch straps flopping around after disconnecting the neck strap. (You can snap the ends together, but this is only marginally better.) The work around is to buy a separate set of extensions (OP/TECH USA 1301052) and connectors (OP/TECH USA 1301062 Uni-Loop - System). Odd that the company doesn't sell the padded portion of the strap separately so that you can mix and match this way, and save a little money, and space in your "useful in some parallel universe" junk drawer. Note: the width and denisty of the Uni-Loop connectors may not fit through some camera eyelets. I attached them to Panasonic and Sony bodies without much difficulty. Finally, I would add that I have complete confidence in the strengh and durability of this system.
I'm not a professional photographer by trade, but I shoot photos as part of my job which sometimes takes me into the field for days. I thought I could get by with the stock strap that came with my Nikon D7000. But after I spent three days carrying it around at a trade show with the 18-140mm zoom lens attached, I knew I needed something better. The stock strap made my neck and shoulders ache. Plus, when I'd try to get some relief by wearing the camera on my shoulder, it would constantly slip off.
This seems to be a well made strap, but it is very very short. With the strap alone your camera will hang just above nipple height (I am a 6 foot man). Luckily I ordered it with a set of their XL extenders. With these attached it is just about the perfect length for me to carry it across my body. Even for just around the neck I would recommend the standard extenders be purchased with it.
I bought this strap a few years ago for a Canon EOS 60D and have used it with a variety of lenses from a nifty 50 right up to a Sigma 150-600mm and even added the battery grip to the camera, so far it handled this load everywhere from a walk in the local churchyard to hiking through parts of Yellowstone.
I have Op/Tech straps on all my cameras and camera bags, both when using heavy Canon equipment and more recently having switched to lighter Olympus kit. The straps are always comfortable, even when out for the day, because they are wide, quite soft, and there is plenty of give in them. Could do without the huge advertising slogan, but I can put up with it because they are so comfortable. They are hard-wearing, too.
Anyone struggling with the neckstrap that came with their camera will want to give this a try.
I bought this to replace a many years-old one whose neck strap was worn out. They really do help to reduce the strain of carrying a slr, but to be honest that's the only thing I like about this one.
I bought this after reading a recommendation by an author of a camera guide book and was so impressed that I bought a second for my other camera. Since having this strap I have taken to wearing it slung over my shoulder and across my chest instead of round my neck and the difference in comfort is amazing. The loop attachment I find easier to manipulate that the usual method and for those who wish to investigate further, Op Tech have a very informative website. I am a zealous convert!
This has to be one of the cheapest and simplest kit upgrades for a significant gain.
I can't believe how long I left it before buying on of these. I've always complained about neck ache and rubbing after a long day carrying the camera on its OEM strap but did not realise how much of difference an Optech strap would make. The camera feels lighter around my neck and the padding is soft and cushioning.
Good idea to have a comfortable large padded section for your neck, however you can't use it if you're wearing a T-shirt as the strap has rubber on the back of the camouflage neck pad which makes you extremely sweaty.
I have a Canon 650D with the standard lens, newly purchased. I purchased this as I wanted something a bit more comfortable on days out.
Have used these straps before, and I do think that they are amongst the most comfortable available - the neoprene pad spreads the load, and the non-slip dots under it are effective in stopping it sliding off your shoulder (if you carry your camera that way).
UNLESS I PURCHASE THE EXTENSIONS AT AN ADDITIONAL COST OF£6.99 PLUS POSTAGE THIS OPTECH STRAP IS UNUSABLE. IT ISN'T POSSIBLE AFTER THREADING THROUGH THE EYEPIECE COVER AND BINOCULAR ATTACHMENT RINGS TO USE THE COVER TO PROTECT THE EYEPIECE'S FROM DUST AND RAIN WHEN BINOCULARS AREN'T BEING USED.THE ATTACHED LOOP STRAP IS FAR TOO SHORT WHEN BINOCULARS ARE INVOLVED. OK FOR A CAMERA BUT I DIDN'T BUY IT FOR A CAMERA SO ABSOLUTELY USELESS UNLESS I PAY MORE MONEY. AS I PURCHASED THE KOWA 10.5X44 BINOCULARS FROM AMAZON UK I AM FAR FROM HAPPY.6/6/2019.AS IT IS THE LOOPS THAT ARE TOO SHORT THE EXTENSIONS WON'T HELP.THE LOOP WHEN USED WITH BINOCULARS NEEDS TO BE EXTENDED BY 50% SO THAT EYEPIECE COVER CAN BE USED .
The Op/Tech Pro is a great replacement for the terrible standard strap that comes with your DSLR or Binoculars, the foam is thick, durable and comfortable, disperses the weight evenly, i use it on Canon 5D mkII/mkIII bodies with heavy L lenses, and the whole lot feels lighter with this comfortable strap, it also has rubber spots on the underside so if you prefer carrying your camera on your shoulder then it wont slip off, I normally use a black rapid rs7 and as great as it is, releasing the strap from the tripod plate was a pain, so I went for something that leaves the plate free as I travel with a carbon monopod for landscaping this is the ideal solution, and the quick release clips although a bad idea they are secure, I have used them in the past and believe it when I say they hold a substantial amount of weight and are very secure, I have not heard of one giving way or releasing for no reason, so rest assured it is a secure, comfortable and stylish strap to buy, its excellent for the price its selling for here at amazon.
I was looking for a wider strap than the one supplied with my Sony camera as I found the weight when fitted with a largish zoom lens was uncomfortable on my neck. This is nice and wide, and the neoprene material used is very comfortable. It's meant to fit directly onto the camera lugs using rings etc, but I fitted it to Peak Design Anchor connectors for speedy removal when using the camera on a tripod. Better in my opinion than any of the Peak Design straps.
As a regular neck strap it is very comfortable. However, I already have the OP/Tech double harness for carrying two cameras. I've never actually carried two cameras, I wanted to carry a camera and binoculars (i.e. one either side) so that the binoculars are not bouncing on my chest.