Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Canon Pro Camera Strap

Recently I bought a used Canon Rebel T2i that came with the standard Canon neck strap. On our current cameras Donna and I use the Canon Pro Strap. Since the kind UPS lady dropped off a new strap today I figured I'd do a little post about the strap and why we like them. Note: On all of the images in this post and my other posts you can click on them to see a larger version.

My new to me Canon Rebel T2i complete with battery grip and standard strap.

Some of you may be wondering why I'd buy a a T2i when Donna and I already have one. I do so for a few reasons:

  1. It's lighter than my 7D and that's important to me when Donna and I do our waterfall hikes.
  2. It gives me a chance to learn more about the T2i so I can better explain things to her when she has a question about the camera
  3. The battery grip was included
  4. I got a great deal on it
  5. It uses SDHC cards and that makes it much easier to import photos into our iPad than it does importing from a CF card

Here's my biggest complaint about the standard strap -- it gets in the way! It's not so bad when you have the strap around your neck but when you're trying to shoot from a tripod it's a pain to keep moving it especially if you switch back and forth between portrait and landscape mode like I do. Another reason for getting rid of it is when shooting long exposures and there's some wind around it's possible the strap will get blown around and bump into the tripod which could cause your images to come out blurry. Bet you never thought of that now have you?

Packaging for the strap. You can save the hassle of searching for it by clicking the link at the bottom of the post. If you end up buying one I'll earn a small commission and eventually I'll be able to afford another pro strap :).

See this nifty buckles? These allow you to remove the large center section of the strap! This makes life so much easier. Now when you're shooting from a tripod just remove the center section of the strap and put it in your bag. You can let the little bits of strap that remain on the camera to flop around. They actually do a good job of staying out of your way. As an added bonus it makes it easier to store the camera when you don't have the extra center section of the strap to worry about. Just don't forget to bring it along when you head out for a photo shoot if you're going to do much walking around with the camera.

A comparison of the two straps.

The T2i with the new strap installed.

We love our Canon Pro Straps and if you've ever gotten frustrated using the standard strap I'd highly recommend you give the pro strap a try.

1 comment:

  1. If you like the Canon pro strap you would totally fall in love with the Op/Tech strap. Same quick release clips but comfortable and flexible neoprene around your neck. Op/Tech btw, makes the CPS strap given to members.