Whether you are a professional photographer traveling the globe or a novice venturing into urban environments, having a reliable camera strap comes in handy on every shoot.
With a high-quality camera strap, you’ll be able to carry your gear more easily and get easy access to your camera for the perfect shot. However, there are many types of camera straps available, and finding the right one can be difficult.
At Langly, we understand how important it is to pair the best gear with your camera. That's why our camera strap collection is made from high-quality, tough materials in a range of colors, available for:
A camera strap also acts as an investment to protect your camera. Most professionals will agree that carrying your camera by hand (especially on long expeditions) increases the risk of dropping or damaging your camera. A strap helps prevent these accidents and keeps your camera safe and secure when you are on the move or need to be hands-free.
Enjoy the freedom of hands-free photography in the wilderness, at events, or recording daily life with a vital accessory that supports your profession or pastime. Shop our camera straps today for competitive prices and great value.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do professional photographers use straps?
Yes, camera straps are an invaluable piece of equipment for professional photographers. Whether it's for weddings, major events, wildlife or urban photography, a camera strap has a range of uses for the avid photographer.
Here are some of the reasons why using our Langly camera straps can level up your photography:
Ease of switching cameras
For professionals using multiple cameras, straps allow for quick and easy switching between different pieces of equipment without the need to open up a backpack.
Safety and Security
Camera straps provide an extra layer of security, helping to prevent accidental drops and damage to expensive equipment and protecting your passion.
Quality straps can distribute the weight of the camera evenly, reducing physical strain on the neck, shoulders, and back. This is especially useful during a prolonged shoot.
Our Langly camera straps come with a range of customizable features, such as adjustable lengths and quick-release mechanisms. They also come in a variety of colors that can be tailored to a photographer's style or brand visuals.
What types of camera straps are there?
We have many camera straps available, each with its own set of advantages and specializations. Here is a rundown on the types of camera straps that might suit your needs:
These are the most common type of camera straps on the market and are extremely simple to use. They are comfortable and distribute weight well but can cause neck strain over time, especially heavy photography equipment.
These are similar to neck straps but are designed to be worn over the shoulder. They distribute the weight of the camera more evenly and offer more support with heavy equipment on long journeys.
These are small straps that attach to the camera and wrap around the wrist. They are ideal for smaller cameras and provide added security and support when shooting in busy areas.
These straps are made with reliable suspension materials that protect your camera from shock when navigating difficult terrain. The strap itself is flexible but very difficult to break, making it perfect for light-medium cameras that need to be held still in bumpy or extreme conditions.
Should I use a camera strap?
Yes, it is highly recommended to use a camera strap when out on a shoot. A camera strap provides added security and helps prevent accidental drops or damage to your camera. It also allows you to keep your hands free when you’re not active.
However, it is important to choose a strap that is comfortable and fits your specific needs. This can be reliant on a range of factors, including:
The weight of your camera
How long do you need to wear the strap for
What color do you want the camera strap
What features do you want for your strap
How do I attach a strap to my DSLR?
A DSLR, or ‘Digital Single-Lens Reflex’ camera, is a type of digital camera that combines the optics of a single-lens reflex camera with a digital imaging sensor.
DSLRs are known for their versatility, high image quality, and ability to use a wide range of lenses.
If you are new to using a camera strap with your DSLR, it is important to learn how to properly attach it:
1. Locate the strap lugs on your camera. These are usually located on the sides of the camera, below the lens.
2. Attach the strap to the lugs using the provided clips or rings. Make sure that the strap is securely fastened so that there is no risk of it coming loose during travel.
3. Adjust the length of the strap to your liking. A good rule of thumb is to adjust it so that the camera sits comfortably at your hip or waist. This will allow you to easily access your camera when you need it, while also keeping it out of the way when you don't.
Using a camera strap for a DSLR is highly recommended for any photographer. It is a simple yet effective way to keep your camera safe and secure, while also allowing you to carry it comfortably.
What are the best Langly camera straps for DSLR Cameras?
Tactical camera straps
Getting the best shot isn’t always about luck. Our rugged Tactical Camera Strap is designed to last a lifetime, even in harsh weather conditions. It's the perfect companion for long shoots in outdoor environments.
Paracord camera straps
Flexible whilst being extremely durable. The Paracord Camera Strap uses a design that was originally used in the suspension lines of US parachutes during World War II.
Whether you wear your camera as a sling or loop it around your neck, the Paracord Camera Strap’s natural suspension protects your camera from shocks and shakes in even the harshest of terrains.
Leather camera straps
When you want to take your photography to the next step, Langly’s Premium Leather Camera Strap pairs comfort with style. Made from tough leather and padded with suede, it easily fits Mirrorless, SLRs, rangefinders, and binoculars, and can handle even the heaviest of photography equipment.
Camera and phone wrist straps
Made from resilient climbing rope materials, the Camera and Phone Wrist Strap is designed to keep your cell phone or point-and-shoot camera within easy reach at all times, whilst staying securely attached to your body.
The rope’s natural suspension and flexibility protects your camera and phone from shocks and allows you to stay hands-free when you need it.
How do I choose a camera strap?
Choosing the right camera strap is essential for any photographer, as it can play a pivotal role in your process. Here are some factors to consider:
Types of photography
Different straps serve different needs. For example, a wrist strap might be perfect for casual or street photography, but for wildlife photography where quick movement and lens changes are frequent, a neck or sling strap may be better suited.
Weight of gear
Consider how heavy your camera and lens are. A padded, wider strap on the shoulder would distribute weight better and provide more comfort for heavier setups and long treks.
Material and build quality
Material durability is crucial. Leather, neoprene, and high-quality nylon are popular choices. Look for reinforced stitching and high-quality fasteners.
Ensure the strap can be easily adjusted to suit your body type and preferred carrying position. This is particularly important if you frequently switch between horizontal and vertical orientations.
While functionality should be your primary concern, the look and feel of the strap are also worth considering, especially if you're a professional who cares about branding and color choice.
Reviews and recommendations
Read user reviews and seek recommendations from other photographers or reputable sources to ensure you're making the right choice.
By considering these factors, you'll be in a much better position to select the camera strap that meets your specific needs
Can you use a bag strap as a camera strap?
Laptop bag straps can make for pretty comfortable camera straps but they are not as reliable.
They are designed to carry a good amount of weight but they don’t come with suspension, clips, hooks, or suitable adjustments. There is an increased risk of your photography equipment coming loose and becoming damaged if you can attach it properly.
If you want to keep your camera safe, using a strap that is specifically designed to carry a camera is the only way to go.
If you have any questions, please contact us or visit our online help center. We are always happy to help photographers looking to branch out and level up their craft.