The "no frills" approach to a comfortable and functional neck strap is what OP/TECH USA offers in the E-Z Comfort Strap. The slim design and easy-to-use connection system make this a great strap for binoculars and cameras. It combines high quality neoprene, top grade leather and 3/8" (9,5mm) webbing to give you a simple, yet comfortable strap. Getting down to basics without sacrificing quality is what the E-Z Comfort Strap is all about.
This strap is fine, probably no more than I could expect for the price. It works with Leupold Yosemite binoculars, but I have two issues. First, it took some effort to attach the strap - the ends are too wide and thick for the (whatever you call the place where you insert the strap!) on my binoculars, so I had to cut the strap in a narrow point, insert, and then burn to melt the end so the strap wouldn't fray. Adjusting the strap is not easy for the same reason, but I won't need to adjust the strap often if at all. Second, the soft part of the strap that goes around the neck is just a strip of foam - it's functional but not particularly nice.
I used this strap with my Canon DSLR and it was really comfortable. The neoprene had just the right amount of softness to it and made it very comfortable to wear around the neck or shoulder all day long. I also liked the width of the strap, especially when it was on my shoulder. Since it was wider than the original strap, I felt like it stayed on better. The material was soft but also added grip to not slip off my shoulder. The strap never got hot and never dug into my skin. The length for me was long enough to go diagonal across my chest which I also really liked. The connectors were easy to attach and never slipped off the camera. This strap is a great addition to anyone's camera bag.
I've been looking for something to use instead of the dreadful Nikon strap, and I'm terrified of quick-release camera straps (I've read the reviews, I know they're durable, but I just can't trust my camera and telephoto to some flimsy looking plastic thingies...), so after much research I decided to give the OP/TECH strap a try.
Its ok. It works
Almost all new DSLRs, Mirrorless, and High-End Point & Shoots come with a strap. Those straps are fine, but I prefer not to walk around town with the manufacturer's logo emblazoned on my neck. As a result, whenever I get a new camera, I like to leave the included strap in its packaging and buy a 3rd party strap like this one. This OP/TECH strap comes in a no-frills re-sealable plastic sleeve. I was able to install the strap on my camera's lugs with ease, and adjust everything to my preferred settings.
I have this and another (much larger) OP/TECH strap. I really like this one for my 5D + 24-70mm f/2.8 and on my 7D mk II + 18-135 IS. I thought I'd want the bigger one when using the f/2.8 glass: Nope. Don't need it. This "little" strap does great even with some real weight on it.
I am using this strap attached to the case that is on my Samsung NX Mini camera. It is excellent for that purpose. It's comfortable, camera hangs low enough on the chest but not too low, has adjustable straps & not huge so fits in my day bag easily. I ordered the black which is black - not charcoal/gray like the photo in the description shows. I don't expect this strap will last as long as the Tamrac strap I have on my DSLR but for the money & simplicity of this strap, it's perfect for my use. When it starts to get old/cruddy, I'll just buy another.
It’s always very difficult to buy from the internet when you can’t see and hold the item prior to a purchase. I was not expecting incredible quality for the price paid but I was expecting something far better than the product that turned up.
The webbing which goes through the camera loops is good quality, but I'm not really taken by the use of neoprene for the shoulder bit. Yes, it's slightly stretchy, and this together with the moderate width reduces the cutting effect due to the weight of whatever you have attached to the strap. But it's only moderately wide, and the lack of any anti-slip product on either side means the strap is slightly slippery over a jacket or any sheer fabric (not so bad with knitwear). It's frustrating, because you're back to the old scenario of constantly needing to use your other, free hand to at least check that the strap isn't about to slide off (because it will!). I'll be continuing my search for a better, more convincing strap.
Maybe two stars is too low, but the picture makes it look like it's wider than it is and the product description only contains the length. Anyway I got this to replace the standard red and logo-ed Canon 6D logo strap (rather be plain black and anonymous) but it's not really suited for a heavy-ish 6D/24-105mm combo. Also, it's more slippy than the original, there's too much stretch and the strap is narrower than the standard strap so no improvement in comfort. I'm not unhappy with the strap itself though but will probably re-use it for a 450D.
Having recently purchased a Fujifilm X-S1 Camera, with a purchase price of £400.00. I was surprised to find that the strap supplied with such a high quality camera is a hard, stiff, pseudo leather creation.
This is a definite improvement over the very thin strap I got with my Olympus 8x40 binoculars. It's basically just a strip of foam, no fancy finished edges or anything, but it sits a lot more comfortably round your neck than a thin, cheap strap, and the price is bearable.
Bought to use on heavy binoculars. Works well as strap can go long enough for me to wear my bins across body (strap on left shoulder, bins under right arm). Pleased with product.
I bought this because the original strap was thin and itchy. This isn't!
A well presented product that fully meets its description. Potential buyers might like to take into account the rather bulky nature of the shoulder pad. It is very effective in making the attached equipment more comfortable to carry but is relatively large and certainly won't fit inside a typical binocular case/bag. It does offer genuine benefits in the field and can be recommended .
I have fitted them to my recently purchased Olympus 8 x 40 DPSI binoculars and find them both ideal and a tremendous advantage over the rather basic straps supplied. They have greatly enhanced my comfort in the extended use of these ridiculously good binoculars. I am very pleasantly surprised considering the extremely reasonable price I paid and the fast delivery from Amazon.
Bought to replace the OE strap on my Minolta 7x35 bins. The improvement in comfort is enormous. Just enough stretch to ease the weight of the bins, but not so stretchy that I worry that they'll bounce around. I can see why a certain W.E. Oddie used to use these. It's a beautifully simple design that just does the job - I love it when things do that.
Brilliant comfortable strap that I have used for a pair of binoculars I have, a lot better than the cheap nylon ones supplied and a decent price too. Overall very pleased with the item.
Excellent camera strap for any size or type of camera. Excellent value, very well made.
Very good strap. Excellent quality and trust my expensive camera to be on the end if it. Very comfortable around the neck. Strap could be a bit longer for those taller people but fine for me.
strap does the job but was hoping for a better feel against the skin
Fitted my binoculars well wide shoulder pad a bit thick.