If you are an active photographer like me who carries his camera around for quite some time then you must be wondering why Canon, Nikon, or Sony are manufacturing those narrow cheap straps that are very narrow, very uncomfortable, and unpadded that they feel like cutting into your shoulder.
When I bought my new Canon 7D Mark II, I thought that the strap for this $1,800 camera would be different .. unfortunately it wasn’t, it was the exact same cheap strap. I went ahead then and tried to find myself a good strap. Based on a friend’s advise, I went for the new “Indigo Marble” camera strap and I have to admit that I’ve made a pretty good choice.
The “Indigo Marble” strap was everything different from the original camera strap. The part that hangs on the shoulder is very wide, soft, well padded but it’s not bulky like other more expensive camera straps. It distributes the weight of the camera and lens on the shoulder to the extent that you can’t actually feel the weight.
The way the strap attaches to the camera is also very clever. It uses a plate that locks into the tripod mount on the bottom of the camera body. Then, there’s a hole which you can hook the strap into. I liked this mechanism so much since I had other camera straps that doesn’t have this plate, and accordingly you can attach either the strap or the tripod mount but not both.
I also love how when you pull the camera from your hip to your eye to shoot, the strap on the shoulder doesn’t move at all. Instead, all that happens is the camera slides along the nylon part of the strap smoothly. It means that your clothing wont bunch at all when you’re shooting.
The thing that I liked most about this strap is its simple design. While it’s wide, comfortable, and well padded, it doesn’t feel bulky or heavy weight at all. That’s why I preferred it over the other camera strap I already own that has the same features but feels really bulky over my shoulder.
The guys at “Indigo Marble” have been very kind in offering “Ashraf Kotb Photography” readers a huge discount on their camera strap. If you buy one, use the promo code ASHRAF40 and you’ll get an instant 40% off one of these awesome straps.