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JobyUltraFit Sling Strap For Men (Charcoal, M to XL)
 
4.5

(based on 191 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (129)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (49)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (103)
  • Adjustable (100)
  • Strong construction (96)
  • Does not chafe (49)
  • Easy to use (41)

Cons

  • Poorly padded (6)

Best Uses

  • Comfort (71)
  • Supporting camera (57)
  • Travel (38)
  • Stable (32)
  • Landscape/scenery (14)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (71), Casual photographer (30), Semi-pro photographer (27), Pro photographer (20), Enthusiast (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (154), Yes (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Perfect for active adventure photography

At some point, I stopped taking my Nikon D200 on general outings because with the standard neck strap it felt very heavy, was a pain to carry, and with any movement at all...Read complete review

At some point, I stopped taking my Nikon D200 on general outings because with the standard neck strap it felt very heavy, was a pain to carry, and with any movement at all it would swing around uncontrollably. Sure, I could pack the camera but then it's not quickly accessible, so you miss too many photo opportunities. After forcing myself to take the setup on a long hike with my two young children, (lots of picking them up, putting them down and camera jostling), it was clear I needed a better solution. That Monday I was in B&H looking for options when Jordan Manley turned me onto the UltraFit Sling Strap and demonstrated its value-add. It seemed a little pricey, but I figured I'd give it a shot. After using it on a long day of off-roading, which was the perfect test, I think it's a near-perfect solution: How I use the Product:• I use the UltraFit Sling Strap on physically demanding outings where I'm moving around a lot, and involved in the action as much as trying to capture it. • It's perfect for any of those situations where you one second you need instant access to your camera, then the next second you need two hands for something else and your big, heavy DSLR setup safely out of the way.Things that are great about it:• The UltraFit Sling Strap works as advertised! • It keeps the camera instantly accessible and always at the ready. The Quick Draw design is intuitive, easy to use and fast.• The SpeedCinch System and Security Lock work to keep the camera tight to my body and out of harm's way. Gone are the days of the camera swinging around wildly with any movement. No more getting hit in the chest as the camera swings out and back while just walking around. • The weight distributing design works. The setup doesn't' feel as heavy as it did on the standard neck strap and I'm not sick of carrying it around after a long day. Things that aren't so great: • Because the strap attaches to the camera's tripod socket, it's difficult to fit the camera in a bag with the strap attached. (It's a minor and easily remedied gripe, but I like putting the camera back in the case with the strap still attached.) I gave the product only 4 stars because I've not had it long so I can't yet speak to long term wear or durability. Though it uses high quality components and is constructed very well, so I don't anticipate any issues.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

UltraFit Sling Strap For Men

Way better than walking around with a DSLR bouncing off of your chest! Hangs in the back and barely moves. I take my camera with me when I go out of town and I...Read complete review

Way better than walking around with a DSLR bouncing off of your chest! Hangs in the back and barely moves. I take my camera with me when I go out of town and I do a lot of walking when I do, so that's been a huge improvement for getting around. One thing though... Does not hold my camera in place without locking the strap in place, which the ad clearly says it will do. I have a T3i and have been using some pretty solid/heavier lenses with it and it won't hold it in place at all without locking it down. Another thing would be adjusting the strap. Sometimes it doesn't feel as if it loosens at all when I try to take it off. Still working on the adjustments there. Overall, it's still way better for me than a DSLR bouncing off of my chest for hours.

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5.0

Camera sling

By Mountain hiker

from Fitchburg, Ma.

About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight
  • Reliable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday use
    • Landscape Photography
    • Traveling

    Comments about Joby UltraFit Sling Strap For Men (Charcoal, M to XL):

    Easy to adjust very light weight. Carries camera comfortably by your side. When you need to use your camera the sling sldes your camera into position. Straps never seem to get in the way. I hike with a 70 - 300mm lens on my camera. The sling let's me find a comfortable spot to carry my cmeara and lens!

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    • No

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    4.0

    Comfortable, good fit

    By Ross

    from Bend, OR

    About Me Professional

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Everyday use
      • Portraits
      • Traveling

      Comments about Joby UltraFit Sling Strap For Men (Charcoal, M to XL):

      Really pleased with how this strap has worked out for me - I compared a number of others before deciding on this one. The value for money is great, there are other straps out there (BR and others) that are just as comfortable, but cost more. I have been comfortable working for 8-10 hours shooting multiple portrait sessions outdoors, and I have checked the screw to make sure the camera is not coming loose I have never had to tighten it back up - it stays secure.
      Like any strap or harness, it takes a little bit of playing around to set it up the way you really want to use it, but I was able to do so very quickly and easily. Recommended.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Joby Sling Strap!

      By TJ

      from Indiana

      Comments about Joby UltraFit Sling Strap For Men (Charcoal, M to XL):

      Works great on my battery grip with my existing hand strap on the side. Good quality.

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      5.0

      LOVE this strap!

      By detroitdj

      from Detroit, MI

      About Me Semi-Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Joby UltraFit Sling Strap For Men (Charcoal, M to XL):

      This is such a great alternative from the standard "around the neck" strap. You can quickly adjust the length. Stays locked in very well!

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      • No

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      5.0

      My favorite accessory

      By Jack

      from North East Texas

      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Afforable
      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday use
        • Press
        • Traveling

        Comments about Joby UltraFit Sling Strap For Men (Charcoal, M to XL):

        Once I got the length adjusted to suit me, I took off on a urban hike to shoot architecture. I have a D2X and was toting a 28-85 Nikkor zoom, a bit of a load. Around my neck this 2+ kilo load can really drag you down. With the Joby strap it was a cakewalk. The camera didn't bounce or swing and was at the ready when I needed it. Like a gunslinger I just reached and it was there.
        Well built, comfortable, easy to use , and affordable. Hard to beat that combo.

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        • No

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        5.0

        great idea

        By Chuck

        from michingan

        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday use
            • Landscape Photography
            • Traveling

            Comments about Joby UltraFit Sling Strap For Men (Charcoal, M to XL):

            It is a quality well made piece. It took a couple of minutes to get it so the straps worked properly but it does what it says it will. The screw assembly is very solid, I suggest the Joby Camera Tether if you want another layer of security.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Great Strap

            By Jason

            from San Diego

            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday use
              • Landscape Photography
              • Traveling

              Comments about Joby UltraFit Sling Strap For Men (Charcoal, M to XL):

              Very comfortable. More importantly, the adjustments made don't slip. Make sure you get the correct size. Makes carrying a camera much easier.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Great camera holster

              By mickeyboy

              from Fort Worth, Texas

              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday use

                Comments about Joby UltraFit Sling Strap For Men (Charcoal, M to XL):

                Makes it quite convenient to carry my camera

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                • No

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                3.0

                Good quality, complicate system

                By Ale

                from New york city

                Comments about Joby UltraFit Sling Strap For Men (Charcoal, M to XL):

                Very well built, but not very comfortable. The system they came up is bulky and takes a lot of space. Someone may find it comfortable...

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                5.0

                Good alternative to traditional straps!

                By AlenD

                from NYC

                Comments about Joby UltraFit Sling Strap For Men (Charcoal, M to XL):

                Works well and seems to provide ample support for when camera is not shooting. Allows for super fast camera handling when it is time to take shots, especially when time is limited. No complaints so far. I recommend this item.

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                5.0

                Fine product

                By Craig

                from Pennsylvania

                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape Photography
                  • Traveling

                  Comments about Joby UltraFit Sling Strap For Men (Charcoal, M to XL):

                  I've been thinking for ages that there had to be a better way to wander around with a DSLR than a neck strap and this is it. I can't wait to try it out. The product is nicely constructed yet not bulky. It attaches easily

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Good sling- easy to use

                  By Brad

                  from Mountain View, CA

                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Can't Use With Tripod

                  Best Uses

                  • Everyday use
                  • Traveling

                  Comments about Joby UltraFit Sling Strap For Men (Charcoal, M to XL):

                  This is a good sling that carries the camera well. It rests easy on the shoulder and does not bounce. My only complaint is it cannot be used with a tripod. I love it for walking around the city, but for a trip to the beach or longer exposures I use the original or another strap to hold the camera (Nikon D7200)

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Smart Strap

                  By Kkoch

                  from Michigan

                  About Me Semi-Professional

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Everyday use
                    • Home
                    • Landscape Photography
                    • Macro Photography
                    • Portraits
                    • Studio
                    • Traveling

                    Comments about Joby UltraFit Sling Strap For Men (Charcoal, M to XL):

                    Exactly what I needed and everything I expected. I was looking for a new strap that was comfortable, easy to use and trustworthy. This smart design has proven to be all of the above. Get the safety tether if you are concerned with it coming loose from the base of your camera. For the price it doesn't hurt to have the extra security.

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                    • No

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                    1.0

                    Hard to figure out.

                    By Shakyswing

                    from Las Cruces, NM

                    About Me Getting Started

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                      • Difficult To Use

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Joby UltraFit Sling Strap For Men (Charcoal, M to XL):

                        I couldn't figure out how to make this product work. You would have thought that you just open the box, slip it on and voila, you start taking pictures. Not! Maybe I'm a little dense, but after several struggles trying to get this product to work, I failed. Packed it up and sent it back.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Where have you been all my life?

                        By ramdamac

                        from Cambridge, England, UK

                        About Me Casual user

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Lightweight
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Everyday use
                          • Landscape Photography
                          • Traveling

                          Comments about Joby UltraFit Sling Strap For Men (Charcoal, M to XL):

                          Easy to install on camera and set to desired length. Comfortable to wear versus the normal over the neck sling. Materials look like they are made to be durable and reliable for a while.
                          This was a gift for my wife's Nikon 1 J5 and she loves it. I love it so much too that I will buy one for my Nikon DSLR. Cheers!

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                          • Yes

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                          5.0

                          It's comfortable for all day shooting

                          By Jak

                          from Richmond, VA

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Everyday use
                            • Traveling

                            Comments about Joby UltraFit Sling Strap For Men (Charcoal, M to XL):

                            What I love about this strap is, you can sling it over your shoulder all day and the camera is comfortable. I don't ever unlock the adjustable strap. I cinch it up tight and just rotate the strap around front when I want to use it. Perfect for quick shots and I don't have to rearrange where my arms go through it to take a picture like I would with a conventional strap. It's really in the way when you don't have it over your should though. So I take it off when I'm not using it.

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                            5.0

                            Carry your camera with ease...

                            By Dogman5

                            from Charleston, South Carolina

                            About Me Semi-Professional

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Everyday use
                              • Landscape Photography
                              • Macro Photography
                              • Traveling

                              Comments about Joby UltraFit Sling Strap For Men (Charcoal, M to XL):

                              I received my Joby UltraFit Sling Strap not knowing how well it would function, although it was rated highly by prior owners.
                              It exceeded my expectations! Very easy to attach to my DSLR camera, easy to adjust the proper strap length, and made of quality material that looks great.
                              Using it in the field makes carrying my camera a pleasure. The camera rest easily at my hip, and when a quick shot is needed, I easily swing it into position to shoot.
                              This is probably one of the best items I've purchased since my photography pursuits.
                              I can find nothing negative about it, and would highly recommend it. The price is right.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              ultraFit Sling Strap--perfect!

                              By Les

                              from Aptos, Ca.

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Compact
                              • Durable
                              • Easy to Use

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Landscape/Scenery
                                • Sports/Action
                                • Travel

                                Comments about Joby UltraFit Sling Strap For Men (Charcoal, M to XL):

                                I am using this with an Fujifilm X-t 1 camra and it is the perfect size for this camera body. The attachment to the camera is simple to use

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Best Strap I've ever had

                                By Thepinguino48

                                from Morristown,NJ

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy to Use

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

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

                                  Comments about Joby UltraFit Sling Strap For Men (Charcoal, M to XL):

                                  Safe, simple, functional, comfortable, you don't need anything else!

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Easy to use

                                  By Ry

                                  from Georgia

                                  Comments about Joby UltraFit Sling Strap For Men (Charcoal, M to XL):

                                  Only issue is with Sx60 which requires removing to change battery.

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