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Sun Sniper Sun-Sniper "Steel" Camera Strap (Black/Black)

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Sun Sniper Sun-Sniper "Steel" Camera Strap (Black/Black)

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Product Highlights

  • Adjustable From 10" to 63"
  • Steel Wire in Strap
  • Supports Up to 5.5 lb

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The black/black Sun-Sniper "Steel" Camera Strap from Sun-Sniper is designed to help you carry your DSLR or compact camera comfortably, but always ready to shoot--so you'll never miss a photo again because you're fumbling for the camera. It includes a steel wire to prevent theft--insurance for up to $500 (included) covers you in the event that you lose a camera due to the strap being cut.

A durable, comfortable shoulder pad made from ballistic nylon, and diagonal weight distribution make carrying a camera around all day a joy instead of a chore (even with a telephoto lens). The strap is adjustable from 10" to 63"--your camera hangs diagonally over your shoulder, just below your waist, so it takes only a split-second to bring it up to your eye, and you can move through crowds and narrow alleys without your camera bumping into anything (or anybody).

Adjustable from 10" to 63"
Steel wire in strap prevents a thief from cutting it and stealing your camera
Load Capacity 5.5 lb (2.5 kg)
Length Adjustable 10" to 63"
Sun Sniper Sun-Sniper "Steel" Camera Strap (Black/Black)
  • 2-Year Limited Warranty
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    Sun SniperSun-Sniper "Steel" Camera Strap (Black/Black)
     
    4.4

    (based on 66 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (46)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (10)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (2)

    88%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Comfortable (30)
    • Attach securely (28)
    • Durable (28)
    • Strong construction (28)
    • Adjustable (26)

    Cons

    • Poorly padded (3)
    • Pricey / poor value (3)

    Best Uses

    • General purpose (24)
    • Comfort (23)
    • Outdoors (19)
    • Outdoor events / games (17)
    • Supporting camera (17)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (32), Semi-pro photographer (20), Pro photographer (14)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (57)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Didn't realize how useful it really is

    I bought this strap because I didn't like having a camera strap rubbing against my neck all the time. I'm used to carrying messenger bags, and this strap seemed pretty secure.Read complete review

    I bought this strap because I didn't like having a camera strap rubbing against my neck all the time. I'm used to carrying messenger bags, and this strap seemed pretty secure.

    It was easy to adjust and attach to the camera. I was originally unsure about using the tripod screw to attach the camera, but was impressed by how solid the connection is. The screw has a rubber washer that compresses against the camera body (it will not scratch it) and this keeps the screw from unscrewing from the camera body. The clip that this attaches to spins freely so any twisting motion applied to the camera or the strap isn't transferred to the screw.

    The ergonomics of the strap are good: the shoulder pad is comfortable and stays in place most of the time. Unlike the Blackrapid straps, it does not have a camera stop that sits behind the camera to bring the shoulder pad back into position, but I didn't find this to be as big a deal as some people made it out to be because the clip slides easily along the strap and doesn't move the shoulder pad much.

    The shock absorber is not as elastic as a bungee chord, but you wouldn't want it to be either. The camera doesn't bounce or swing when I walk, staying pretty snugly against my hip.

    Though I can't say how the steel wire performs in a theft situation, I can say that it does not hinder the performance of the strap and is quite flexible. Aside from the psychological assurance it offers, as a mechanical engineer, I know the strength of steel wire know that it can probably withstand cutting from a normal pair of scissors or pocket knives. That being said, if someone really wants it, they'll probably find some way to take it.

    I think an accessory pocket for camera cards would be handy, but I'm not pining for one at the moment. The most major problem I have with it isn't a problem with the strap but with my main lens - it creeps to full extension whenever I have it on. The pad is a bit bulky when I put my camera in my bag. For people who use tripods or monopods, it is a pain to have to undo the strap every time you use it.

    Overall, it is a good strap if you like carrying your camera to the side and do quite a bit of walking. It isn't good for people who often use tripods or monopods.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    At first it was love...

    I bought a Sun-sniper Steel for use on a round the world trip. 10 countries in 3 months, many of which were placed where a D700 was a tempting target for thieves.Read complete review

    I bought a Sun-sniper Steel for use on a round the world trip. 10 countries in 3 months, many of which were placed where a D700 was a tempting target for thieves.
    I'm a large fellow, 6'2", 200 lbs. On me, the strap is very comfortable. It fits over my frame even when wearing a thick winter coat and permits me to easily bring the camera up to shoot. The steel wire gives extra confidence against theft and an increased confidence against the strap breaking and dropping the camera.

    However...

    The tripod connection method comes with it's own issues, After repeated use, the SS Steel connector distorted the rubber pad on the base of my D700 so badly it had to be replaced. Before I could install the replacement rubber I was going to shoot hockey and the camera literally fell off the strap causing a broken shutter and a $450 repair bill. Was it my fault? Did I fail to fully tighten the camera to the strap or did the strap come loose. Nobody will ever know but the point is that there is no positive lock mechanism and this connection style will eventually cause wear damage contributing to scenarios such as mine.

    I like the strap, it was confortable and gave me confidence (initially) but now I can't imagine one again.

    Reviewed by 66 customers

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    5.0

    You'll definately want one of these!

    By Foto329

    from Canada

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy to Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Sports/Action
      • Travel
      • Video
      • Weddings/Events
      • Wildlife Photos

      Comments about Sun Sniper Sun-Sniper "Steel" Camera Strap (Black/Black):

      Simple to use and so very convenient. Attach it to the bottom of your camera where the tripod would attach. Done. Easy to grab and move camera from behind you, where it hangs, to your face. Never have to worry about your camera strap getting in the way again.

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      5.0

      So glad this strap was recommended to me

      By Lynn

      from Walnut Creek, CA

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Adjustable
      • Comfortable
      • Does not Chafe
      • Hangs Safely At Side
      • Strong Construction
      • Well Padded

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Comfort
        • Supporting Camera

        Comments about Sun Sniper Sun-Sniper "Steel" Camera Strap (Black/Black):

        Attaching the strap to my Nikon D90 was a snap. The camera now hangs at my side or back, my choice, when before it hung in front.
        I can easily swing it into position for shooting. That's a plus, but what I love is that it makes my camera seem so much lighter. Another plus is that the strap is invisibly wired...no one can come along and cut the strap and snatch and run with my camera now.

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        (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        At first it was love...

        By Rob

        from Toronto, On

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Pros

        • Comfortable

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Sun Sniper Sun-Sniper "Steel" Camera Strap (Black/Black):

            I bought a Sun-sniper Steel for use on a round the world trip. 10 countries in 3 months, many of which were placed where a D700 was a tempting target for thieves.
            I'm a large fellow, 6'2", 200 lbs. On me, the strap is very comfortable. It fits over my frame even when wearing a thick winter coat and permits me to easily bring the camera up to shoot. The steel wire gives extra confidence against theft and an increased confidence against the strap breaking and dropping the camera.

            However...

            The tripod connection method comes with it's own issues, After repeated use, the SS Steel connector distorted the rubber pad on the base of my D700 so badly it had to be replaced. Before I could install the replacement rubber I was going to shoot hockey and the camera literally fell off the strap causing a broken shutter and a $450 repair bill. Was it my fault? Did I fail to fully tighten the camera to the strap or did the strap come loose. Nobody will ever know but the point is that there is no positive lock mechanism and this connection style will eventually cause wear damage contributing to scenarios such as mine.

            I like the strap, it was confortable and gave me confidence (initially) but now I can't imagine one again.

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            5.0

            Nice Strap

            By Lt. Dave

            from Bloomington, IL

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Adjustable
            • Comfortable
            • Does not Chafe
            • Strong Construction
            • Well Padded

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Comfort

              Comments about Sun Sniper Sun-Sniper "Steel" Camera Strap (Black/Black):

              Very well made and comfortable. It even has a shock absorber.

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              • No

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              4.0

              Comfortable sling strap

              By William

              from NY,NY

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Adjustable
              • Comfortable
              • Does not Chafe
              • Strong Construction
              • Well Padded

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Comfort
                • Supporting Camera

                Comments about Sun Sniper Sun-Sniper "Steel" Camera Strap (Black/Black):

                The padded shoulder fits comfortably and there is a shock absorber built into the strap which addds to the comfort. Would be nice if there was a carabiner on the strap, that attached to camera mount, enabling quick attachment/removal.

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                5.0

                Secure and Sturdy

                By behindthecamera

                from Reston, VA

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Adjustable
                • Comfortable
                • Does not Chafe
                • Strong Construction
                • Well Padded

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Comfort
                  • Stabilizing
                  • Supporting Camera

                  Comments about Sun Sniper Sun-Sniper "Steel" Camera Strap (Black/Black):

                  I find the sniper strap easier to wear when shooting a long or heavy lens. The camera neck straps place too much weight on the neck and they fray too easily. The steel strand also gives me confidence that my gear won't be easily ripped away.

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                  (3 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  Never Again!!!

                  By Bill Woods

                  from Belle Vernon, PA

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Sun Sniper Sun-Sniper "Steel" Camera Strap (Black/Black):

                        I was using it for the first time and as I was walking off the field the camerafell to the ground! It had come loose from the strap and I am happy to saythat nothing broke. Never again.Bill Woods..........

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                        5.0

                        Fantastic Camera Strap

                        By Wil

                        from Benicia CA

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Adjustable
                        • Comfortable
                        • Does not Chafe
                        • Strong Construction
                        • Well Padded

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Comfort
                          • Stabilizing
                          • Supporting Camera

                          Comments about Sun Sniper Sun-Sniper "Steel" Camera Strap (Black/Black):

                          This is the most efficient, secure and comfortable camera strap I have ever used. It's even comfortable with a full size Canon camera and a heavy lens such as the 70-200 f/2.8 IS. You will not believe the difference it makes vs. a standard camera strap!

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                          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          3.0

                          High Quality Strap

                          By rusty

                          from sydney, aus.

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Strong Construction

                          Cons

                          • Poorly Padded

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Sun Sniper Sun-Sniper "Steel" Camera Strap (Black/Black):

                            This camera strap is built to last a lifetime....

                            Though I find it a little uncomfortable after a long day ...as the cushion
                            is bulky and very firm unlike some other brands.

                            If you want security this is the best strap you can buy otherwise
                            if you want comfort check out some of the more affordable brands.

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                            5.0

                            Never use the Factory Strap again

                            By jnograce

                            from Las Vegas, NV

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Adjustable
                            • Strong Construction

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Comfort

                              Comments about Sun Sniper Sun-Sniper "Steel" Camera Strap (Black/Black):

                              Cannot believe I ever used the Factory Strap after using this one. Does a wonderful job displacing the weight. I would highly recommend this product.

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                              5.0

                              very good

                              By Gunther

                              from Riga, Latvia

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Adjustable
                              • Comfortable
                              • Strong Construction
                              • Well Padded

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Sun Sniper Sun-Sniper "Steel" Camera Strap (Black/Black):

                                  Carefully designed and Perfectly made!
                                  Works as expected with D700 + 70-200/2.8 tele-zoom type of weight and form factor.

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                                  5.0

                                  Heavy camera with big lens attached.

                                  By Jean-Luc Poliquin

                                  from Trois-Rivieres (Quebec)

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Adjustable
                                  • Comfortable
                                  • Well Padded

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Comfort
                                    • Stabilizing
                                    • Supporting Camera

                                    Comments about Sun Sniper Sun-Sniper "Steel" Camera Strap (Black/Black):

                                    With a Canon 7D with a battery pack attached and on top of that when my Sigma 50-500 or my Sigma 120-400 is also attached your in for back pain and sore arms.

                                    The sun sniper attached the weight is spread to the upper torso and make it easier to spend 4 to 5 hours taking pictures of airplanes at KFLL.

                                    Great buy I recommend it.

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                                    5.0

                                    Strong and secure camera strap

                                    By Patrick

                                    from Westland, MI

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Adjustable
                                    • Comfortable
                                    • Does not Chafe
                                    • Strong Construction
                                    • Well Padded

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Carrying long lenses
                                      • Stabilizing
                                      • Supporting Camera

                                      Comments about Sun Sniper Sun-Sniper "Steel" Camera Strap (Black/Black):

                                      I use this for attaching my long lenses at airshows and for everday photo treks. It adjust comfortably and has a well padded shoulder strap. The steel cable in the strap ensures nobody can steal your rig when it is around your body.

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                                      (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      3.0

                                      Not Bad..Not Great...but OK

                                      By Jesse Netsch Photography

                                      from SW Florida

                                      About Me Pro Photographer

                                      Pros

                                      • Strong Construction

                                      Cons

                                      • Padding slides too much

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Sun Sniper Sun-Sniper "Steel" Camera Strap (Black/Black):

                                        I bought this strap about 8 months ago (it was almost $90 bucks then!!) and it's OK...Not great...Not bad..but OK. The padding slides up/down all the time and can be a pain while carring a 2nd rig. It does the job, but there are other straps out that I feel are a better buy & honestly cheaper...If I were to get another cross-body type strap..I would get the R-Strap instead.

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                                        (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        Shoot just like a sniper

                                        By NinjaSato

                                        from Irvine, CA

                                        About Me Pro Photographer

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                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Comfortable Strap
                                        • Compact
                                        • Durable
                                        • Good Protection
                                        • Lightweight

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Daily Transport
                                          • Travel

                                          Comments about Sun Sniper Sun-Sniper "Steel" Camera Strap (Black/Black):

                                          This is a great strap for the camera. Quick and easy access to the camera for fast shooting.

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                                          (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                                           
                                          1.0

                                          Buyer beware!!

                                          By stp075

                                          from Palm Beach, FL

                                          About Me Pro Photographer

                                          Pros

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                                Comments about Sun Sniper Sun-Sniper "Steel" Camera Strap (Black/Black):

                                                I am not happy with this strap because the metal clasp broke causing our Nikon D700 to fall on the floor and crack. Now it is in repair and we are looking at a $300.00 repair bill due to the straps metal clasp giving out. Luckily, the 85mm on the camera was not damaged. Initially, we loved the comfort of the strap and the freedom to move around. I did notice that the strap no longer has the metal clasp connecting it and that may be due to other cameras suffering the same fate.

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                                                4.0

                                                Sun Sniper Steel camera strap

                                                By Joost

                                                from The Netherlands

                                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Adjustable
                                                • Comfortable
                                                • Strong Construction
                                                • Well Padded

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Comfort
                                                  • Easy Carrying

                                                  Comments about Sun Sniper Sun-Sniper "Steel" Camera Strap (Black/Black):

                                                  I have only used this strap for a couple of days but the camera is very easy to carry and is immediately ready for use. Also it feels safe to carry your camera knowing it can not be cut of the strap.

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                                                  (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                                   
                                                  2.0

                                                  A great idea but....

                                                  By cclontz

                                                  from Atlanta, Ga

                                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Comfortable
                                                  • Strong Construction
                                                  • Well Padded

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

                                                      Comments about Sun Sniper Sun-Sniper "Steel" Camera Strap (Black/Black):

                                                      I bought this just before a 14 day trip to Europe. I like the position that the strap places the camera in. Unfortunately the strap did not work as well as advertised. I used the strap with my D7000 and an 18-135mm and a 300mm lens. Walking along, the shoulder pad would shift forward or backwards so I had to keep adjusting it. Each time I raised the camera the strap would rotate instead of the camera sliding on the strap. So again I kept having to pull the padded shoulder part back onto my shoulders from my back. I had to disconnect the strap a number of times to use my tripod mount and then by the 10th day the rubber grommet that fits between the strap and the camera was missing. Overall, great concept, but it just did not live up to my expectation.

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                                                      5.0

                                                      sun sniper! a super slider!

                                                      By Rosco

                                                      from brisbane, australia

                                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                                      Verified Buyer

                                                      Pros

                                                      • Adjustable
                                                      • Comfortable
                                                      • Does not Chafe
                                                      • Strong Construction
                                                      • Well Padded

                                                      Cons

                                                        Best Uses

                                                        • Comfort
                                                        • Stabilizing
                                                        • Supporting Camera

                                                        Comments about Sun Sniper Sun-Sniper "Steel" Camera Strap (Black/Black):

                                                        straight out of the box, simple to instal, and works like a charm!we are off to Italy in 2 weeks, and it will work hard there, with my Nikon d300s hanging off it.a great idea[...] would recommend both , B&H for anything photographic, and sun sniper for ease of use. and great designTerry RossBrisbane, australia

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                                                        2.0

                                                        A disappointment

                                                        By Grandoc

                                                        from Birmingham, AL

                                                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                                        Verified Buyer

                                                        Pros

                                                        • Strong Construction

                                                        Cons

                                                        • Basic design concept
                                                        • Poorly Padded

                                                        Best Uses

                                                        • Displaying old cameras

                                                        Comments about Sun Sniper Sun-Sniper "Steel" Camera Strap (Black/Black):

                                                        In addition to this strap's being uncomfortable, the arrangement whereby the camera hangs upside down due to the use of the tripod mount as the connector is disconcerting and, possibly, dangerous to the camera. Tripod mounts aren't designed for that kind of stress; plus, every time you want to use a tripod, guess what you've got to do? I found that I could insure my new Nikon through a rider on my homeowner's insurance policy for a fraction of the cost of this "theft-proof" strap. I returned it immediately.

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