If you’ve been dreaming about having a perfect, extremely versatile, and comfortable strap for your DSLR, dream no more. Peak Design has once again created a camera accessory that once you have, you’ll wonder how you ever survived without it. The Slide Camera Strap can be worn and mounted in several different ways.
The Slide gives you the option of wearing your camera as a sling, shoulder strap, or neck strap (like the traditional DSLR strap). All three are great styles for different applications but it is even better to have the ability to do them all with only one strap! The strap comes with 4 patent pending Anchor Link quick-connectors and Peak Design’s Standard Plate (which screws into the tripod socket). You can either use the stock camera mounting brackets to attach the quick-connectors, or you can place the quick-connectors on any corners of the Standard Plate.
It’s really nice to be able to go from carrying your DSLR on your shoulder, to mounting it on a tripod (without a strap blowing in the wind). Even though it’s hard to really choose a favorite, the quick-connector Anchor-Links are probably my favorite feature of the Slide Strap. All you have to do to remove the strap entirely from the camera is push on the two Anchor-Links and you’re good to go.
The aluminum quick-adjusters are the next coolest feature. Because they are made from aluminum, they are really light but extremely durable. It is so quick and smooth to adjust the strap length and most importantly, easy enough to do with one hand!
The webbing is a seatbelt-style webbing and is wide enough so that when carrying on your shoulder, will not get uncomfortable. The tubular webbing even has an internal padding on the shoulder portion for added comfort. At first glance, it’s easy to tell that the webbing is durable and strong, and will withstand any abuse thrown it’s way.
In my opinion, Peak Design is leading the pack with camera accessories. Their products are designed with the user in mind, and like I stated earlier, once you try their products, you’ll wonder how you ever made it without them. Definitely be sure to check out all the cool products that Peak Design is producing at the moment and check out our review of their Capture Mount, another amazing and innovative way to carry your camera on your outdoor adventures. I would recommend all my readers to carry a mirrorless camera for travel as cameras with mirror get easily damaged even due to a little dust.
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