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All of our cameras came with straps. But these are hardly the best camera strap options. They might work in a pinch, but for most of us, they aren’t practical.

This is why we came up with this list of the best camera straps on the market. So you have something to use when you rip off off the branded camera strap.

A silhouette of a person holding a DSLR by the best camera strap, against a stunning sunset sky

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10. OP/TECH SLR Wrist Strap

There are plenty of straps you can use with your camera. The OP/TECH SLR is a wrist strap, allowing you much more freedom when moving and capturing.

I love the wrist strap idea. The camera is already in my hand when I want to take a picture. I don’t need to reach for it at my side or grab it from around my neck.

While using a wrist strap, I find I am much more cautious when moving from place to place. Sometimes, I forget my camera is around me somewhere when I use a neck strap.

This is one of the best types of camera straps, and I recommend having one wrist strap and at least another camera sling strap. Having both allows you to shoot in all areas easily.

Overall: ★★★☆☆

Visual of a hand holding a DSLR camera attached to the OP/TECH SLR Wrist Strap for DSLR cameras

9. BlackRapid Breathe Curve Camera Strap

BlackRapid is one of the best camera strap manufacturers. They make kickass DSLR camera straps. They look great and are as functional as you need them to be.

The Curve Breathe is the updated version of one of Black Rapid’s original straps. It is one of the best types of camera straps, that is, one that slings around your body.

It is a comfortable camera strap, and you will soon forget you are wearing it. So beware of bumps and scratches. The padded camera strap has reviews that show just how good people find it.

The mesh material helps it stay breathable when being used. The airflow is a very admired feature, especially for hot climates.

Its ease of use makes this one of the best camera straps out there. Get it, wear it, use it.

Overall: ★★★☆☆

 

A BlackRapid Breathe Curve Camera Strap attached to a DSLR camera

8. ONA – The Presidio Camera Strap

If you are looking for an elegant DSLR camera strap, this is the one for you. The ONA brand is well known for its beautiful camera bags, and now DSLR camera straps.

This strap fits around your neck, keeping your camera close without it having to be in your hand the whole time. It’s one of the safest ways to carry your DSLR, both against theft and accidental knocks.

It is a leather strap, which makes it a comfortable camera strap. It is nicely finished with chrome buckles. This is something you would use for high-end events and weddings.

This is one of the best DSLR camera straps as it looks great, feels great and holds the heaviest cameras.

Overall: ★★★★☆

ONA - The Presidio Camera Strap

7. TrueSHOT Camera Strap

The TrueSHOT is a no-nonsense camera strap, made for heavy duty photography sessions. This could be hiking up that hill range or mixing with the protestors.

It is another neck strap, but it can be extended to go over the shoulder for faster access. It is easy to use, and the neoprene makes this a very comfortable camera strap.

There are two pockets, one on each side for memory cards, spare batteries, lens caps, pens and more. What we like are the dual quick release buttons on both sides for when the strap gets annoying.

We find this to be one of the best camera straps out there. It is non-slip, and serious at holding weight. The neoprene makes you want to use it as a DSLR strap 24/7.

Overall: ★★★☆☆

TrueSHOT Camera Strap

6. HoldFast Gear Sightseer Sling Strap

HoldFast is a name I want associated with my DSLR camera strap. I don’t know about you, but a DSLR with an 85mm prime lens can get heavy fast. There’s no way I want that to fall.

Not only does it look great, but it is also a really comfortable camera strap. This falls into the different types of camera straps as it is a cross-body camera strap. This means it sits on your shoulder and runs under the opposite arm.

It looks elegant, it feels very tough and I trust it to look after my DSLR. From reading the best camera strap reviews, people love this strap manufacturer.

Overall: ★★★☆☆

HoldFast Gear Sightseer Sling Strap

5. Think Tank Camera Straps V2.0

The Think Tank Camera Straps V2.0 is one of the best camera straps on the market. It’s not so much of a camera strap, and more of a support system or utility belt.

I imagine this is what is given to combat photographers. These straps are designed to be used alongside Think Tank backpacks.

These straps lock into the backpack’s arm straps, keeping your camera at your chest. Perfect for travel and other photographic situations where you need your kit close to you.

It allows you to shoot at a moment’s notice while seeing where your camera is at all times. Even if you forget, it is protected. This is a very comfortable camera strap idea, and we stand behind it.

Overall: ★★★★☆

The Think Tank Camera Straps V2.0

4. Custom SLR Glide One Strap

The Custom SLR Glide one is a great camera strap to work with. As one of the different types of camera straps, this is one of the camera slings or cross-body camera straps that is, for some, better than the neck versions.

Attaching your camera to the sling takes place with an anchor that fits into the tripod female thread at the bottom. It is stable and holds your camera around your waist.

When you are ready to shoot, its right there. This DSLR camera strap doesn’t weigh down your head or neck or immobilise your hand. You may notice you forget its there.

Beware – this is a great way to knock your camera around, so keep your eye on it.

Overall: ★★★★☆

Image of a person with the Custom SLR Glide - best camera strap options

3. Peak Design Slide Camera Strap

One of my favourite camera straps is the Peak Design Slide. This is because it looks nice and elegant enough to use for high-end event photography. It’s also durable enough not to get damaged easily.

The two lock mechanisms allow you to extend or reduce the strap as you see fit. You can do this with one hand, for quickly changing situations.

This is my g0-to strap. It becomes small enough to use around my neck and extends long enough to act as a sling. As a crossbody camera strap, it does well both for comfort and durability.

The strap works well with other Peak Design products, which are of a creative design and practical usability. For me, and many of my photography friends, this is one of the most comfortable camera straps out there.

Overall: ★★★★★

 The Peak Design Slide Camera Strap on white background

2. Luma Loop 3 Sling Strap

The Luma Loop 3 Sling Strap is one of the best camera straps for DSLR cameras. It is comfortable, durable and strong – a perfect solution for photographers working in any field.

This crossbody camera strap places your DSLR neatly by your side. When you need to use it, it’s there waiting for you. The anchor connecting it to the camera lets you place it in any position for capturing.

The Luma Loop comes with a 5 Axis Machined Mount – meaning no broken fixtures, so you can place your trust in it fully. The straps are fully expendable, making it a great solution.

If you go for a crossbosy camera strap, you cant go wrong with this system.

Overall: ★★★★★

A photographer with his camera and Luma Loop 3 Sling Strap - best camera strap

1. HoldFast Gear MoneyMaker Two-Camera Harness

The HoldFast manufacturer team know exactly what they are doing. Two of their products have ended up on our list, and to the surprise to no one.

This MoneyMaker is designed for two DSLRs, one at each side. It is definitely made for the gentleman photographer who photographs quality events and weddings where multiple cameras are needed.

The leather joins at the back make it one of the most comfortable camera straps you can imagine. The front offers you speed straps, allowing you to access your cameras as fast as you need.

It is completely hands-free, and a complete joy to work with. The camera strap reviews offer nothing but glorious examples of how well this system works, no matter what you capture.

Overall: ★★★★★

HoldFast Gear MoneyMaker Two-Camera Harness

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Craig is a photographer currently based in Budapest. His favourite photographic areas are street and documentary photography. Show him a darkroom and he'll be happy there for days. As long as there are music and snacks. Find him at craighullphotography.co.uk and Instagram/craighullphoto

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