When I’m out and about with my camera and not shooting I always wear it across my body over one shoulder. This works well until I bend over to help my kids with something and, BAM, they get a camera straight to the forehead. I really thought I was the only person who had this problem, but apparently I’m not because the people at JOBY invented a camera strap that prevents this from happening. And not only that, it’s also ergonimically designed specifically for women and our curves. The JOBY UltraFit Sling Strap is designed for speed and comfort. Your camera is always at hand, but you have the comfort of being hands free until you need it.
And having your hands free is important when chasing after a 17 month old and an almost 5 year old. I took the strap on a little test drive on a walk around our neighborhood. Guess what? No one got a camera to the forehead!
I love how it allows the camera to be moved out of the way when I don’t need it (like when I have to carry a screaming and flailing baby home), but it’s right there when I need it. My camera feels really secure and hugs my body.
*** Sorry for the crappy iPhone pics, but I wanted to show how the strap hugs your body.
This is one of those things that I never knew I needed until I tried it. Now it won’t leave my camera.
I only have two complaints. First, I wish I would have had this strap when shooting weddings. I can only imagine my neck would have thanked me profously. Second, I would love to have this camera strap in something other than black. There are so many camera straps with cute colors and modern fabrics. It would be nice if JOBY would incorporate some feminine style into their straps, don’t you think?