Camera strap supplied by the manufacturer is usually no good. That’s the short version. For a time lapse shooter having a camera strap is usually in the way of what we want to do which is have the camera mount on a tripod.
Since we shoot mostly time lapse, a camera strap that can easily remove and attach back again is really helpful. When we want to shoot time lapse just remove the strap from camera and your good to go on a tripod.
One camera strap system that I’ve been using is Peak Design system. They have the red button where you could easily unbutton and button your camera from the strap. Watch the video above. The button is rated for very heavy camera so it safe to used this system. I’ve never had any issues with the attached button fail on me.
The good thing about the system is you could reuse the button if you upgrade your camera. Just simply remove the attached buttons from your old camera and reattached to the new one which I did from G7 to GH4.
Back to the original manufacturer strap, they have a branding. So if you have a very expensive camera then you are a target for bad people. Just use something that’s not in your face and shout out I have something valuable on me. Come and rob me. So I never use it ever.
Since I know about Peak Design camera system. I used them exclusively for my camera strap system. I have many products from Peak Design. They are photographers and design camera gear for photographers. Check them out if you are in the market camera gear accessories.
Gear Used/Demonstrated for Video and Photos: All Links are Affiliated
Peak Design Black Slide Camera Strap https://amzn.to/39v14qe
Rode Wireless Go https://amzn.to/3vKfkoE
Rode Microphone Videomicro https://amzn.to/3vI0Oh4
Manfrotto tripod https://amzn.to/2OOF0Qh
Panasonic Lumix GH4 https://amzn.to/2NZwJIY
Panasonic Lumix 12-35mm f2.8 https://amzn.to/3cP11Xc
B+W 58mm Circular Polirizing Filter https://amzn.to/3f1FqNJ
Sandisk Extreme Pro 32GB SD Card https://amzn.to/3sroXq9
Ruggard Leda Memory Case https://amzn.to/3w89U6X
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