REVIEW: UPstrap – camera strap

UPstrap

Every once in a while I will post a review on products that recently purchased and think are great!   Every week I watch D-Town TV Podcast (for Nikon DSLR users) with Scott Kelby & Matt Kloskowski.  They always have great tips.  Recently Matt noted a great strap he uses called the UPstrap.  I checked out the site – you can click UPstrap and it will take you there.  I had  an Optech strap that was ok, but always felt I needed something a little better.   I read about how the UPstrap has a patented non-slip all surface pad.  We all place our cameras on our shoulders and hope they never slip off.  I thought this might be perfect!   On the site they have different versions/prices – so you can choose what you prefer.  I purchased the SLR-Quick Release-QR for $55.00.   I wanted the quick release for the times I mount my camera on a tripod and dont want the straps to hang down.  Another great thing about this strap is that you can sling it over your body at a 45 degree angle and it feels very secure!  You camera then hugs your hip.   Kudos to UPstrap!   A fantastic strap!!!   Some upcoming reviews I will have are for NIK Software Color Efex Pro 3.0 (I have been using as of late in my posts) and I have just ordered my first aluminum print from a place called Image Wizards. They say it is your photographs printed in high-def!  Should get it in the first week of June.  I’ll let ya know how it looks!  

One comment on “REVIEW: UPstrap – camera strap

  1. Bob says:

    An open letter to Upstrap. My opinion

    Dear Upstrap,
    Perhaps you might want to add this to your testimonial page regarding model SG-QR-V strap which I purchased a few weeks ago. After all, you should include the negative as well as the positive.
    I have read nothing but raves from your testimonial page from notable photographers and others which led to my purchase.
    The Good. The strap is very well made, the loops are strong and the workmanship is top notch. I used the strap this past weekend in Washington DC. The weather was hot, and all I was wearing was a short sleeve shirt. While it is true that the strap did not slip from my shoulder it cut into it.
    The Bad. The strap pad is too narrow and it cuts into your shoulder and is very uncomfortable after wearing it for some time. I actually had to keep a rag under the strap to prevent the strap from cutting in and the pain. I have three other straps made by other companies and this is the worst one I own. I would not recommend this strap to anyone who is wearing a single shirt.
    Best Regards,
    Bob Ploetz

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