How to Attach a Utility Strap™ - 3/8" to your Camera
|1. Pass the end of the webbing through the connector on the camera.||2. Pass it back through the first opening on the plastic buckle.||3. Pass it through the second opening on the plastic buckle.||4. Pull tight for a secure hold.|
How to Attach a Utility Strap™ - SLING to your Camera
|1. Thread male Uni-Loop™ through connection point on right side of camera.||2. Thread quick disconnect through opening of Uni-Loop™.||3. Pull quick disconnect to tighten knot.|
4. Attach the Uni-Loop Connector™ to the corresponding quick disconnect on the sling. The second Uni-Loop Connector™ is only used on cameras with a second connection area located on the right side (not top) or on a Pro Battery Grip. Most cameras will only use one connection.
5. Place the strap pad over the left shoulder. The triglide on the back adjusts the sling to the appropriate length. The second triglide can be positioned to act as a stop to prevent your camera from sliding too far back on the sling.
Please watch the product video for complete instructions on how to use the Utility Strap™ - Sling. Please download and print out the Instruction Sheet for attaching and using the Utility Strap™ - Sling.
One Uni-Loop Connector™ is sufficient for supporting a camera. It has a static weight support of up to 146 pounds.
Am I missing something? Your instructions say to attach the male QD uniloop to the right side of the camera (as seen from the rear). OK, that makes sense: it works with my old neck strap and it works with my old wrist strap. However, it works with the sling ONLY if you use only one QD attachment. I prefer to use both attachments, as a backup and also for camera orientation as it's hanging at my side. So. . . if the QD sliders on the sling were reversed, that would be be possible. Do you, perchance, have a set of gender changers for the disconnects or must I resort to taking the strap apart, swapping the two sliders, and re-sewing it? Or did I miss the boat entirely?
The Utility Strap™ - Sling was designed to attach to a camera using only one connection point. The second connection point is for use with a pro battery pack - to connect the first connection to the camera and the second to the battery pack.
The loop part of the strap connect to the camera strap loop. Can the plastic attachment harness holds a lot of weight, like a Canon 20D with a Tamron 28-75 f/2.8 and a Canon 580 EXII or a Canon 20D with a Canon 70-200 f/2.8? Or do I need a better strap. I like the sling type of strap since the camera hang on the side and not on front.
The Utility Strap™ - Sling can comfortably carry 15 pounds of gear. The first example you gave (Canon 20D with Tamron 28-75 f/2.8 lens and Canon 580EX II flash) weighs about 2.8 pounds. The plastic quick disconnects are very strong and can support the full 15 pounds of gear. The Utility Strap™ - Sling should work out great for you.
I already own Pro Strap™ which I think is great but I am considering occasionally using a strap that goes across the shoulder as more secure and easier to walk around in. I came across the OP/TECH Utility Strap™ - Sling. But I have to say I found the web site quite confusing as to how this works and what is required to make it work. I had also wondered if I could use my existing Pro Strap™ with some some additional connector to make it work.
The Utility Strap™ - Sling is a strap that goes across the shoulder and has a full non-skid surface on the strap pad. No additional parts are needed for this strap to work. You could also convert your existing Pro Strap™ into an across-the-shoulder strap as well. All you would need to purchase is the Sling Strap Adaptor System Connector.
Do you have any type of "Gender Changer" adapters, so that the entire strap system can be reversed and worn on the left? This strap seems designed to be worn on the right side, so that the plastic slip part sits in the rear...to prevent the camera from sliding too far back. However, I want to carry the camera on the left side, so everything needs to be reversed..and the plastic parts don't work that way.Answer
Yes! We do have System Connectors - Gender Changers that can be used to switch the Utility Strap™ - Sling to be worn on the right shoulder with your gear hanging at your left side. It’s necessary to use the Gender Changers on the Utility Sling when worn on the right shoulder, so that your camera can still glide freely up and down the sling.
What is the difference between the pads on the Pro Strap and Utility Strap? From the photos, I can see that the Pro Strap has additional webbing over the pad, but I can't tell how this affects, fit, comfort, etc. Are the pads themselves the same material and thickness? Also, do these pads work best when worn around the neck, over the shoulder, or are they designed for both?
The chart on the Find A Strap page can help explain the differences between our straps. Both the Pro Strap and Utility Strap can be worn on the shoulder or the around the neck, and they are both rated at 15 pounds. The Pro Strap has the elastic webbing on top of the neoprene pad, while the Utility Strap has elastic inside the neoprene pad. The edges of the Utility Strap are bound, the Pro Strap are not. The Utility Strap has a non-skid surface on the entire underside of the strap pad, the Pro Strap has non-slip grip dots on the center of the strap pad.
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