Camera Bondage?

Peak Design's Cuff and Leash aren't some kinky sex toys, but the most versatile and comfortable wrist strap/neck strap combination I found to date. I wanted a wrist strap I can put on the camera or take off it in a second flat. Comfortable and durable. I also wanted a shoulder strap I can adjust in length from really short to super-extra-long cross-body. Same comfy, durable finish. And my OCD demanded that my wrist and my neck strap be "a set". They have to look like they belong together. Duh.

I wanted both to be hot-swappable, without ugly dangly-bits hanging from my camera that catch onto stuff, snap off teeth, scratch the finish, come off too easily, etc. etc. I wanted to be able to carry both straps with me at all times, without using up too much real estate in my camera bag. Look at the neck strap (in the image, to the right): This is how small it is all rolled up. Tiny!

Cuff and Leash fit the bill. Yes, the connectors dangle from my camera, but they're neither big nor icky. They're actually nice looking, with little round connectors that are as big as a penny, in a cool black-red, with super strong kevlar threads. The threads are too thick to fit into my camera's lugs, so I had to use my split rings, but Peak Design let me know that they are looking at alternatives for camera owners like myself who suffer from "small lug syndrome". I am personally hoping for connectors with thinner threads that will be sufficient to handle the lesser weight of typical mirrorless cameras. The strap itself looks like it's made from a small, thin seatbelt material, but it's oh-so-soft and smooth, just amazing. If I want to use the camera "naked" (camera naked, not me naked. Just thought I'd specify that for the gutter-minded readers), the connectors aren't in the way at all, and I don't mind them one bit.

Peak Design is a company that came to life through a Kickstarter initiative. Most cool companies these days start up like that. In this case, a photographer frustrated with lacking solutions for his needs developed 'Capture', a camera clip that is a really cool alternative to a neckstrap. Leash and Cuff are actually only a by-product to Capture, and I'm truly happy they developed it. They work for me. Oh, and just you wonder, I am not affiliated with the company at all. I bought my own stuff and now I'm recommending it, because I like it, and it works well for me. Check them out at www.peakdesignltd.com. You can thank me later.