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Strap Buddy Camera Strap Buddy

You Pay: $14.49
Product Highlights
  • Fits SLR Camera with a Long Lens
  • Stainless Steel and Anodized Aluminum
  • Attaches to Strap and Tripod Hole

The Strap Buddy Camera Strap Buddy is a simple way to carry a digital SLR camera body with a longer lens attached. It attaches 1 side of the camera strap to the tripod mounting hole on the bottom of the camera. It changes the camera's orientation rotation and the camera now points down. This orientation lays the camera flat against the side in a comfortable position. The camera buddy keeps the camera close and reduces bouncing or swinging of the camera.

Strap Basics
  • Fits digital SLR camera with a long lens attached
  • Stainless steel and anodized aluminum
  • Attaches to 1 side of the strap and the tripod mounting hole
Material Stainless Steel and anodized aluminum
Attachment Method One side of strap and tripod mounting hole
Exterior Dimensions 1.4 x 1.0 x 0.05" (3.56 x 2.54 x 0.13cm) (LxWxH)
Weight 1.0 oz (28g)
Strap Buddy Camera Strap Buddy
  • Lifetime Warranty
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    Camera Strap Buddy
     
    4.4

    (based on 40 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (23)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (12)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    92%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Comfortable (21)
    • Strong construction (17)
    • Adjustable (6)
    • Easy to use (5)
    • Lightweight (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Comfort (19)
      • Stable (14)
      • Supporting camera (13)
      • Travel (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (18), Casual photographer (12), Semi-pro photographer (6), Pro photographer (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (35)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Good idea

      Good idea. Much better way to carry the camera then around the neck hanging in front of you. Would be nice if the monting screw was designed with a tripod mount to avoid having...Read complete review

      Good idea. Much better way to carry the camera then around the neck hanging in front of you. Would be nice if the monting screw was designed with a tripod mount to avoid having to remove and reattach the strap anchor. To get the camera in a better hanging position I would recommend a third party camera strp as the manufacturers strap is too short to hang from neck and shoulder across you body to get the camera on your hip.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Unsure of its usefulness

      I bought the Camera Strap Buddy because of the image on the front of a camera slung across the chest of a woman.

      It may be suitable for a man, but...Read complete review

      I bought the Camera Strap Buddy because of the image on the front of a camera slung across the chest of a woman.

      It may be suitable for a man, but not for me and my figure. It would just hang more awkwardly than when around my neck.

      It also didn't look sturdy enough to hold my Mark III with 24-70mm lens. The photo showed a large lens, but when I put it on, it didn't seem strong enough. That, and the poor fit, means I don't recommend it.

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      5.0

      A great solution

      By Russell the photographer

      from Melbourne Australia

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Camera Strap Buddy:

          The current range of most DSLR's do not let the camera face towards the ground for some unknown reason. With long or any lens it is a problem to have the camera face outwards. This simple device lets the camera face down, avoiding being hit by other people and stopping rain and dust getting onto the front of the lens.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          4.0

          Useful attachment.

          By Aureliano Buendía

          from New York City

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Easy to lose

          Best Uses

          • Travel

          Comments about Camera Strap Buddy:

          Attaches easily to your tripod mount making the camera rest much more comfortably against your body, whether the strap is worn like a sling or just over the shoulder.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Catchy item

          By dshelton

          from las vegas

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Camera Strap Buddy:

            this item is so great to carry the camera instead carrying camera facing outward. I love it..

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Very useful when walking with the camera

            By Maccbr

            from Niteroi, Rio de Janeiro

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Cheap
            • Durable
            • Easy to Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Camera Strap Buddy:

              Very easy to adjust and very helpful to carry when taking photos and walkimg

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              simple, but so usefull

              By twinpakk

              from france

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Camera Strap Buddy:

                    found this by chance during a stay in NY (and a visit to B+H ;-), i got my hands on this very simple item, which just prefect to fit any reflex.
                    with this, no chance to hit lenses as it will stay close to you hips, letting you hold it easily
                    I definitely recommend it

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Easy cheap conversion for neck strap

                    By maragon5

                    from New York, NY

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                    • No quick release

                    Best Uses

                    • Comfort

                    Comments about Camera Strap Buddy:

                    Bought it to convert my gfs camera strap to a more comfortable cross body position. Does the job well.

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                    5.0

                    great travel accessories

                    By fltony

                    from Florida

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Comfort

                      Comments about Camera Strap Buddy:

                      Bought this after a trip to Disney and realized how uncomfortable it wss to carry my dslr , I used this product for a birthday party last week and so much better even feels lighter because of the new orientation

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                      2.0

                      OK

                      By Caio Ferreira

                      from Brazil

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                        • Difficult to Attach

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Camera Strap Buddy:

                          Good to travel. Not the best option, but works

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          4.0

                          It Works!

                          By David-eye

                          from Texas Hill Country

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Supporting Camera

                              Comments about Camera Strap Buddy:

                              I use this Strap Buddy with an Optech sling type strap with the other side of the strap connected to the non-grip side of my D600. Mounted in this way it leaves the grip free of any dangling strap and still holds the camera in comfortable position.

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Great!

                              By M n m

                              from New hampshire

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Strong Construction

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Camera Strap Buddy:

                                  Love this! I use a cinch camera strap, and this little addition really helps to keep the camera snug against my side without the lens flopping outward. Also it stops the strap attached to the bottom of the camera from fraying as there is less friction (swivels instead of having the strap attachment rubbing a stationary attachment point).

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Works Great

                                  By Christee

                                  from Southern California

                                  About Me Pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Comfortable
                                  • Strong Construction

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Comfort
                                    • Stabilizing
                                    • Supporting Camera

                                    Comments about Camera Strap Buddy:

                                    I use this on my 5d Mark II. Keeps the lens part of the camera pointed down instead of out where it can easily bump into objects. I like it.

                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • No

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                                    4.0

                                    Camera strap buddy

                                    By Snow

                                    from Zuzana, New York

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Comfortable

                                    Cons

                                    • Chafes

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Stabilizing

                                    Comments about Camera Strap Buddy:

                                    Weary easy product to use.

                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • Yes

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                                    4.0

                                    Awesome product, but squeaky?

                                    By SpartanAir

                                    from Vancouver, BC

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Comfortable

                                    Cons

                                    • Squeaks

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Supporting Camera

                                    Comments about Camera Strap Buddy:

                                    Really cool idea, rather than your camera sticking out and bumping things when it's around your neck, the Strap Buddy, let's you keep it comfortably at your side, facing down. Especially useful if you have a long lens.
                                    Also makes it easier to conceal your camera if you don't want to always appear like a tourist.
                                    The only downside is for some reason it squeaks; I noticed whn I was walking and the camera was shifting slightly it would make a noise. I might be able to solve it by lubing it a bit but it's still annoying that I should have to.

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                                    • No

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                                    4.0

                                    Great help, might need a tweak or two.

                                    By cm_17

                                    from Cambridge, MA

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Practical
                                    • Protects The Lenscamera
                                    • Simple

                                    Cons

                                    • Not Perfectly Balanced
                                    • Slight Squeeky Sound

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Cameralens Protection
                                    • Comfort
                                    • Walking Around

                                    Comments about Camera Strap Buddy:

                                    Installation is a breeze using the DSLR's tripod mount. The rubber o-ring holds the contraption well in place, mine hasn't budged even by a hair since installation. Compatible with the usual camera straps but certainly also clip-ons, etc. Finally my D7000 hangs lens-down on my side or my back, it's a joy to carry now!

                                    Two main (yet small) issues:
                                    1) Maybe it's due to the Nikon D7000's weight distribution or the strap loop positions, but I feel connecting the strap to the Strap Buddy and the loop on the right (camera hanging on my right side) is weirdly balanced to hang the camera on the (right) side - this configuration is actually more comfy for carrying the camera behind my back. Switching sides to the left holds the D7000 perfectly face-down when on my side, but flips it when moving it further to my back.
                                    Looping the strap through the left is awkward in balance, too, likely because the strap loop is pointing sideways. YMMV, worthwhile experimenting with the different configurations. I'm sticking with the Strap Buddy and camera strap strung through the right side.

                                    2) The whole contraption screeches and squeeks somewhat when moving, I guess some thin cloth or felt bushing underneath the metal part would remedy this though.

                                    Overall, very recommended little thing.

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                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    Very useful

                                    By Pr

                                    from France

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Strong Construction

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Comfort

                                      Comments about Camera Strap Buddy:

                                      Very little tool That change thé use of caméra
                                      You CAN take rapidly photos without change thé strap position on shoulder
                                      You don,t nées anymore to havé thé caméra Strap à round thé neck
                                      I use It all Time

                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      Great Invention

                                      By Gavin

                                      from Ottawa, ON

                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Adjustable
                                      • Comfortable

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Camera Strap Buddy:

                                          I picked this up standing in line waiting to speak to a camera specialist. It definately caught my eye as I immediately saw the need I had for this as well as realizing the added comfort it would bring. I will definately buy more for my other cameras next time I am in the store!

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                                          • No

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                                          5.0

                                          Does what it should nicely

                                          By samseventy

                                          from Brooklyn, NY

                                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Comfortable
                                          • Strong Construction

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Comfort

                                            Comments about Camera Strap Buddy:

                                            This is a simple product that does exactly what it is supposed to do quite nicely.

                                            • Was this a gift?:
                                            • No

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                                            3.0

                                            strap buddy

                                            By somedood

                                            from Germany

                                            About Me Casual Photographer

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Comfortable

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Comfort

                                              Comments about Camera Strap Buddy:

                                              Nice relax position, the camera does not feel as awkward at rest on you when pointed down. It swivels nicely to position. One thing, it's a little squeaky, have not cared enough yet to remedy.

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                                              5.0

                                              Mae hand strap possible on canon 5dM2

                                              By JR Delia

                                              from Brooklyn, NY

                                              About Me Pro Photographer

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Adjustable
                                              • Comfortable
                                              • Does not Chafe
                                              • Strong Construction

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Comfort
                                                • Stabilizing
                                                • Supporting Camera

                                                Comments about Camera Strap Buddy:

                                                I like to use a hand strap AND a normal neck strap. Because there is no lower body strap attachment on the canon 5D M2 or 3 the Strap Buddy is great because it gives you a place to attach the earlier model hand strap (the new one works well with this device but costs [$]).It holds well and rotates easily.

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                                                • No

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                                                1.0

                                                Unsure of its usefulness

                                                By EBeekers

                                                from NY, NY

                                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                  Cons

                                                  • Awkward
                                                  • Didn't look sturdy

                                                  Best Uses

                                                    Comments about Camera Strap Buddy:

                                                    I bought the Camera Strap Buddy because of the image on the front of a camera slung across the chest of a woman.

                                                    It may be suitable for a man, but not for me and my figure. It would just hang more awkwardly than when around my neck.

                                                    It also didn't look sturdy enough to hold my Mark III with 24-70mm lens. The photo showed a large lens, but when I put it on, it didn't seem strong enough. That, and the poor fit, means I don't recommend it.

                                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                                    • No

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