Look at your camera; are you able to fit in in your pocket? If not, you are probably using a neck strap that as the day wears on, eventually makes your neck and head feel really heavy. To make your photography experience more enjoyable, you may want to try the JOBY UltraFit Sling Strap for Women. (Yes, there is a men’s version too.)
This thin-profile, surprisingly soft camera strap is easily adjustable, the ergonomic design offers a nice fit, and if you carry any of the larger cameras DSLRs with longer lenses, it will be an excellent addition to your gear.
When I got the strap, the folks at JOBY suggested watching their video so I could quickly learn how to use the strap; of course most people won’t do that, so I opted out too so I could see if it was easy to figure out. It was pretty easy for me to figure out how to work the strap. Watching the video would have decreased the time to get comfortable using it, so invest the 92 seconds and watch the video.
Using the strap is pretty simple. Start by screwing it into the tripod mount on the bottom of your camera and sling it over your shoulder. (Yes, this is less convenient if you shoot on a mono- or tripod on a regular basis.) Once it is on, all it takes is a tug on a ring and it will cinch up to your body making it easy to move around. To shoot, lift the camera up and away from your body and you are ready to shoot. The camera moves smoothly on the strap and allows enough slack to easily shoot. The strap is also able to be locked in position, but it does seem to stay in place pretty well with just the weight of the equipment too. The camera will be hanging upside-down when the strap is not in shooting position, and it was easy enough to grab and shoot.
You’ll like the SpeedCinch system which provides hands-free stability by securing your camera close to the body for extra mobility and camera protection when shooting on-the-go. The JOBY UltraFit Sling Strap for Women is worth buying.
Educational video: http://vimeo.com/48486689