Summary: I bought one each for my Nikon D50 and Nikon D90 and they are very comfortable. The little pockets at each end are useful; I put an SD card in one, and I store the plastic covers for the hot shoe and the eyepiece in the other. The thick neoprene is comfortable around the neck or over the shoulder and it stretches a little, so it works as a shock absorber for the bouncing of the camera when you move.
Summary: I like the design and how it works. Very comfortable, handy memory card pockets. Also there are clips at the end of the strap so you can quickly remove the strap if the strap gets in your way on a shoot. My problem is the neoprene material is covered by cloth, which after only a few uses is peeling off the neoprene strap. I'm not sure the long term consequences of this. So far it still works fine. I don't know if the cloth is there to give it strength or cosmetic.
Summary: When I received it, I thought, the unfinished edges must be a problem. I was right. This is definitely more fragile than the original Canon strap. The foam will begin to rip, and the camera will literally be hanging from a thread. Mine has already ripped from two points. I do use the camera quite often, as a photojournalist, having carried 40d, 70-200mm 2.8 and a 580ex on it some times. I've had it for almost a month.
Summary: This is my all time favorite camera strap. I love that the blue neoprene is unique and easy to spot. If you're walking around with an SLR around your neck all day, this is the camera strap you need to wear. It's incredibly comfortable.
Should be offered in the "buy these together" package!
P. Geis, Amazon
3 March 2009
Summary: I've used one for four years, just bought another for my second camera. Here's why. PROS: 1. Comfortable. The foam strap is way, waaay more comfortable than the freebie straps that come with cameras. Gives but doesn't bounce, fits your neck without digging in, yet doesn't curl up. 2. Convenient.
Summary: I use a Nikon D300 with the extra battery pack, and occasionally a big flash unit up top. The combination is very heavy, and a generic neck strap wasn't doing it. None the less I didn't want to put any extra money where it wasn't needed! This neck strap did the trick. I can let the entire weight of the camera hang without any discomfort. The CF holders are a little tight - but if you're determined you can fit two cards with their plastic cases on each side.
Summary: Love Tamrac products. But buy the larger strap if you're going to put an expensive / heavy camera on it. I shoot weddings and had the strap slip off my shoulder numerous times at a wedding in England. Every time I managed to catch my camera in mid air. After my heart rate returned to normal, I would put it around my neck. But I couldn't leave it there since I was also carrying another camera. Wish I had bought the wider strap by Tamrac.
Pros: Adjustable, Comfortable, Strong Construction, Well Padded
Summary: This strap is sturdy & functional. I like the support provided by the neoprene strap - it stretches to absorb the normal bouncing of the camera with movement. The strap, however, is not as comfortable on the neck when used for extended periods of time (e.g. hours) as a web strap would be. Granted, the neoprene provides the cushioning that adds to comfort while moving around, but, for the price, I'd like to have both neck comfort with cushioned movement.
Summary: In the past I have had neoprene straps for my 35mm cameras that cost much more. They were "brand named" and did not have the features that this strap has. Obviously, since they were for a 35mm they did not have the card pouch, this strap has two. I use one to store the blackout eye peace that came with my Sony, the other for a spare card. What I find is the best feature is the quick release tabs. What a pleasure to be able to quickly get the strap out of the way.