Or rather, perhaps you should not.
I do not much like to use branded camera straps – like the Canon camera straps on my Canon cameras.
First of all, much as I love all my Canon equipment, without being paid for it I am not sure I should be an advertisement. Also, my fashion sense likes to think I do not have to match everything with Canon red. Black is easier.
More importantly, when I travel I like to avoid anything that draws attention to my gear. Every little bit of theft avoidance helps: tape over the name, a brandless lens cap (if you even use them), and these non-branded straps.
So I use these Domke straps on all my cameras:
These aftermarket straps have several other big benefits:
- The rubber strip through the material ensures a good grip on my shoulder.
- The strap is removable: two fasteners can be opened, and then the strap is gone. This is very handy when I want to switch to my Black Rapid strap, and need to remove the usual strap.
That is why I give my pick this:
Michael’s Quick Judgment: a big thumbs up.