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Op/Tech 5301422 Harness for Cameras, Black

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About Op/Tech

A perfect solution for the outdoor enthusiast seeking a simple harness system for cameras or binoculars. The BINO/CAM HARNESS self-adjusts to comfortably balance gear while in use or in the idle position against the body. The unique loop attachment system enables the harness to quickly snap in place. It's simple design and great price is sure to win approval! The elastic version allows your camera or binoculars to be held tighter against the body. While still allowing the camera or binoculars to be brought up to the eyes for use.

Op/Tech Features

  • Fits most cameras & binoculars using a unique attachment system
  • Stabilizes gear against the body while enabling it to glide up and down the strap during use
  • Easy to attach and fully adjustable

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4.5

(based on 28 reviews)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

The only strap I will ever own again!!

If there were more than 5 stars, this strap would have em. I used to dread shooting a wedding or long event because after a couple hours my back and neck were extremely sore from supporting my gear around my neck with the typical camera strap. I even ditched the stock strap and opted for the fully padded type but still nothing could mask the weight of a dslr, battery grip, heavy lens and shoe-flash hanging from my neck. Then about 2 months ago I came across this strap at my local camera shop

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If there were more than 5 stars, this strap would have em. I used to dread shooting a wedding or long event because after a couple hours my back and neck were extremely sore from supporting my gear around my neck with the typical camera strap. I even ditched the stock strap and opted for the fully padded type but still nothing could mask the weight of a dslr, battery grip, heavy lens and shoe-flash hanging from my neck. Then about 2 months ago I came across this strap at my local camera shop and that was one of the best investments I've made in my photography career! No neck or back pain anymore and I barely notice my camera there even after 6-8 hours. Before I would have been cringing after about 3 hours. The elastic in the strap also acts as a shock absorber so when walking the weight is absorbed in the strap around my shoulders instead of my neck muscle. To the other people that wrote about lack of "sweat protection" because camera rests against the body...don't know of any camera straps that keep camera away from body and put a shirt on. As for stability, this strap is great and fully adjustable. I adjusted mine so camera rests slightly above my waist line and have no issues shooting landscape or portrait. Now if you adjust it too high you might struggle with portrait position. It took about 3 minutes for me to understand how to wear it correctly and about another 10 minutes to dial it in to my liking. After that...no issues, no fuss, no worries. Before I leave for a shoot I'll put the strap on and buckle the two ends together in front of me like some strange training bra for men. Once I get there I will take out the camera and buckle in to the ends attached to the camera and I'm good for the day. I'll detach if I'm shooting on tripod or eating but usually leave it on the entire time. Even if I do detach my camera from the strap or I'm done for the day, I'll leave the strap on until I get home. The quick release levers are solid and I feel no risk from them coming unlatched, especially not both. My boss shoots with a D3X fully loaded and even that tank is well supported. If you are hesitant though OpTech sells little straps to velcro between the latches or you can buy a roll and make em yourself. I designed two for mine when I first got it but after using the strap for 2 months don't even use em. Trust me, especially if you suffer from neck or back pains from your gear, you WILL LOVE THIS STRAP!!!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

No Sweat Protection

I am a trekker. The strap should be good for horizontal shots but not so good for vertical shots. Furthermore, it provides no sweat protection as camera rests directly against a wet body.

Reviewed by 28 customers

 
4.0

Works as stated

By

Use this harness with my DSLR camera. It works great, holds camera close to body while hiking, but is easy to raise to eyes to shoot a photo. Love it. Had just a little trouble getting the clasp to attach to my camera strap mounting slots.

 
5.0

Comfortable

By

This harness is easy to attach and is very comfortable for carrying your camera. Makes for easy access when that perfect shot suddenly presents itself.

 
2.0

awkward attachment to camera body ! !

By

I use this to replace a far simpler & lighter harness, The Yukon Harness", puchased 15 yrs. ago! To use the current product, I had to re-do the attachment to the camera by purchasing split-rings and J-snaphooks. this would allow quick-disconnect from camera when needed ! After this modification the rig works OK !

 
4.0

worthwhile purchase

By

this product is a good choice for hikers who want quick access to their camera and keeping it secure at the same time.

 
5.0

Works For Me

By

Got this to carry camera while riding bike along trails so it wouldn't dangle from the neck on the strap. Works good, keeps the camera close to the body, no swinging or hitting handle bar. When ready to stop and shoot, the elastic allows quick positioning for the shot.

 
4.0

very good harness for lightweight items

By

I use this harness with my Canon Powershot D10 for kayaking and snorkeling. Works great and provides hands free support and easy access to camera. Straps are easy to adjust and adapt for specific needs.

 
5.0

love it. will keep buying it

By

use it all the time with my dslr. love it. do not have neck, back or arm pain any more. Enjoy photography even more now. I have had major back surgery and the bio-cam has not hindered my ability to continue photographing. prior to the bio-cam i would take my point and shoot camera nikon P90) because it is light weight. now i take my dslr with a 70-200 f2.8 lens all the time

 
5.0

Excellent

By

Wish that I had this YEARS ago.

 
5.0

Binoc Harness

By

Hard to carry binocs and camera at same time, but this allows me to use one while the other is in the harness

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best Camera Harness

By

This strap distributes the weight of a large lense and pro slr across your shoulders and not your neck. I have several of the Op Tech straps. I use this strap for my camera and the other straps I attached to my lense cases and camera bags. I also own the two camera strap that is capable of holding tow slrs with two large lenses. I highly recommend any of the Op Tech products and especially this strap.

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Mark M  Hello! May I ask which portion of the rig is elastic and which is "solid?" I'm looking for a harness that will enable me to fly acrobatic maneuvers in sailplanes so that when I am flying the camera stays down against my chest without me having to hold it and so that it doesn't float up and damage the canopy. Conversely, when the pilot in the other seat (my wife, for example) is flying and I am shooting, I want to be able to raise the camera to my eye and shoot in either vertical or horizontal format. I would be using wide lenses for this type of shooting; long and heavy lenses would have no application here. Many years ago Porter's offered an elastic strap system that would have worked, but I haven't seen one advertised for quite some time. I'm wondering/hoping that this one here will do the job.
PAUL B  The straps are all elastic. There are no "solid" straps. I have no idea how appropriate this would be for flying acrobatic photography. That's way out of my league of personal experience. If there is a lot of turbulence or fast maneuvers, the elastic straps may bounce the camera against your chest, rather than hold it rock solid like a seat belt, but if it really did hold it rock solid like a seat belt, you wouldn't be able to raise the camera to your eye, so I don't know what to tell you. The harness is great, though, for land-based photography.
Mark M  Dear Paul, Wow! Thanks for the quick response! Let me try to ask the question another way: suppose you put the harness on, attached the camera--and then stood on your head. Where would the camera end up? If it rested on the underside of your chin, that's fine; if it rode up over your head, that's not so fine... Do you see what I'm getting at? It seems to me that the issue rides on exactly how "stiff" the elastic is. Thanks again, Mark
Mark M  Hello! May I ask which portion of the rig is elastic and which is "solid?" I'm looking for a harness that will enable me to fly acrobatic maneuvers in sailplanes so that when I am flying the camera stays down against my chest without me having to hold it and so that it doesn't float up and damage the canopy. Conversely, when the pilot in the other seat (my wife, for example) is flying and I am shooting, I want to be able to raise the camera to my eye and shoot in either vertical or horizontal format. I would be using wide lenses for this type of shooting; long and heavy lenses would have no application here. Many years ago Porter's offered an elastic strap system that would have worked, but I haven't seen one advertised for quite some time. I'm wondering/hoping that this one here will do the job.
PAUL B  The straps are all elastic. There are no "solid" straps. I have no idea how appropriate this would be for flying acrobatic photography. That's way out of my league of personal experience. If there is a lot of turbulence or fast maneuvers, the elastic straps may bounce the camera against your chest, rather than hold it rock solid like a seat belt, but if it really did hold it rock solid like a seat belt, you wouldn't be able to raise the camera to your eye, so I don't know what to tell you. The harness is great, though, for land-based photography.
Mark M  Dear Paul, Wow! Thanks for the quick response! Let me try to ask the question another way: suppose you put the harness on, attached the camera--and then stood on your head. Where would the camera end up? If it rested on the underside of your chin, that's fine; if it rode up over your head, that's not so fine... Do you see what I'm getting at? It seems to me that the issue rides on exactly how "stiff" the elastic is. Thanks again, Mark
Russ H  Will this harness work with a Nikon D300?
DAVID L  There's no reason it won't fit; however, I think you may find that since the D300 is a fairly heavy camera to begin with, and you're probably more likely than most to have a large, heavy lens on, too, the elastic on the harness might end up a bit more "droopy" than you'd like.
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