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Dec 27, 2012

Joby 3-Way Camera Strap Review

Rest day on the schedule.


Several weeks ago Joby send me their latest product offering.  It's the 3-Way Carrier Strap.  As I'm sure  like many of the bloggers out there do, I take lots of pictures especially for reviews of products.  This product, of course, is geared towards photographers, but I felt the product fits in well with my blog given many of the people that read the blog also take pictures for their blog as well.  Here's what I was sent:

As you can see, this is a three in one product.  It's made for three positions:

  1. Neck strap
  2. Wrist strap
  3. Shoulder strap
I've used this for all three positions and it really is a very simple product to use.  The first thing you do to screw it onto your camera body.
Connects to camera and hold strap in body
As you can see there is a standard screw so that it can be attached to the bottom of your camera body.  Once it's on there, its very secure and will not fall off.  This is made for a DSLR camera and can hold the weight of your camera and lens.  It hold the camera quite well.  You can see in the below picture, in the wrist strap position,  There is also an orange tab to allow you to adjust the wrist strap to fit your wrist.
Comfortable wrist strap
Here's a picture of it attached to the camera body:
Easy to use and connect to camera
I think I probably used this 70% of the time because the wrist strap is very comfortable and gives that extra support that you need to not have to worry about the camera falling.  It makes for taking a quick picture at any time.
High quality
Not only is the strap comfortable, but it's also made extremely well and should last many years to come.  In order to pull out the strap so that you can use it as a neck strap, all you have to do is push a little button on the bottom of the strap underneath the camera and simply pull the strap.  This releases a mechanism so you can pull out the strap.  You can then push the button back in place and the strap will stay out like a neck strap.
Strap pulled from mechanism
The strap is also very comfortable for your neck and did not irritate it.  The cord on the strap is also very high quality and is strong so no need to worry about it breaking.  As you can see here, I've got the strap around my shoulder and I'm not holding the camera.
Of course, you can use it like you do any other neck strap as well.  Then once you are done using the camera, all you need to do is push the button and the strap rolls back into the bottom of your camera.  
It really is an ingenious design.  Very simple to use yet so complicated design.  The engineering on this product is amazing.  It's done a great job not only helping me take pictures for the blog but also taking all pictures.

At $39.99, it's worth every penny and if you use a camera at all, this is a product you should put on your list.  Perhaps an after Christmas gift for yourself?

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Have a great day and....Keep Running!!!!

1 comment:

  1. This looks like an awesome product - thanks for a great review! :)