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

(based on 164 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (109)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (44)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (103)
  • Adjustable (100)
  • Strong construction (96)
  • Does not chafe (49)
  • Well padded (41)

Cons

  • Poorly padded (6)

Best Uses

  • Comfort (71)
  • Supporting camera (57)
  • Stable (32)
  • Travel (21)
  • Landscape/scenery (10)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (68), Casual photographer (29), Semi-pro photographer (25), Pro photographer (18), Photography student (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (134), Yes (5)

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

Speed Sling

By Inky

from Arlington, VA

About Me Casual Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy to Use
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Travel
    • Weddings/Events

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

    Outstanding for casual shooting in an urban environment. Brings your camera to eye level in 1 fluid motion and just as easily returns to your standby position. Excellent for nature walks, zoo excursions, school outings, etc. Ita a secure and durable strap for your camera.

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    • No

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    4.0

    Jobys strap

    By Kann Oh

    from Orange County

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

    Does what it's supposed to and at a good price.

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    5.0

    the best value accessory - ever!

    By ajn3323

    from Atlanta GA

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

        This strap is not only the best value, it saved my back and neck from severe pain from the stock strap with my Canon 70D. I bought this in the B&H store (fellow out of towners MUST go there next time you;re in NYC)at the suggestion of one of the many helpful salespeople. I'm an enthusiast and not a pro so I didn't need to drop the coin on a Black Rapid. So thrilled with this choice - my photog friends and family all went out and got one after I raved to them about it. Also bought the plate for tripod mounting.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Great product

        By Roadrunner

        from St. louis Mo.

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Easy to Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

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

          Takes a little getting used to. Camera snugs up to your body, and stays there.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Sling Strap is awesome

          By Kevin

          from New York

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Travel

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

            When carrying the camera around for the day, I've always slung it across my chest. With the standard neck strap, this always results in the camera riding awkwardly, with the lens pointing outward, and the whole thing bouncing around awkwardly and a lot of friction when moving the camera up to look through the viewfinder. The Sling Strap mounts securely to the bottom of the camera, adjusts really easily, holds the camera comfortably, and swings easily up into position for picture taking. I carried around my Nikon D50 for a week with this thing, and I'm never going back. I'll be getting another one for the D200.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Why is this strap so good?

            By ClickJohnClick

            from Rye Brook, NY

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Easy to Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

                Been thinking about this a lot, and I just don't get it. Why is this camera strap so good? Why is it so superior to a standard camera strap? I have used this strap to carry my Fujifilm X-T1 (admittedly not a big heavy camera) for long periods and for some reason it feels so much more comfortable than the conventional OEM strap. Grabbing the camera and bringing it to my eye feels smooth and natural. This was a complete spur-of-the-moment purchase while mooching around B&H one day; turns out to be the best low-tech camera accessory I have ever bought.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Worth it

                By Lloyd Christmas

                from VT

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Comfortable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Travel

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

                  Exactly as advertised. I use it with my Canon 6d and it's great. It is secure and allows me to walk around and shoot without having to keep grabbing my camera from my bag. Very adjustable as well; I'm 6'4" and it fits great.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Excellent product!

                  By xavierM

                  from mexico

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Travel

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

                    Easy to use and very useful!

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                    • No

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                    1.0

                    Defective Equipment - Broke My Gear

                    By seanbtravelin

                    from San Francisco, CA

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                      • Defective

                      Best Uses

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

                        I recently purchased this strap for a trip to Asia. within the first day the screw that attaches to the camera body loosened up and dropped my Canon 6d on the concrete floor. The 6D and my lense are now broken. Absolutely do not by this product or any Joby products. They should add a secondary safety string that attaches to the main strap attachments on the camera.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Good Sling

                        By Gisbit

                        from Upland, CA

                        About Me Casual Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Easy to Use
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Travel

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

                          This slings keeps my camera in place and out of the way when I am not taking pictures while still being readily accesible.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Good one for the price

                          By Churchill

                          from Philadelphia, PA

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Easy to Use

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

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

                              Purchased this based on the reviews from other users. So far it has been good. Did not get to use it extensively but the quality is great and is comfortable to use.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Great strap

                              By Hoss

                              from Kentucky

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

                              Bought this strap for myself and my son. Main reason for purchase was a more secure strap. The standard Nikon strap is ok but if a larger lense is installed then it doesn't feel quite secure. This strap mounts securely in the tripod mount. No chance of it backing out and dropping camera. The best thing about this strap is it places camera in a better position for grabbing and shooting. A good investment.

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                              5.0

                              Simply Works

                              By jayrock

                              from Brooklyn, NY

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Compact
                              • Durable
                              • Easy to Use

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Video

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

                                I use this on my Red Rock wireless FF wheel. The strap is comfortable and it's pretty sturdy.

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Perfectly placed camera position

                                By Timothy

                                from Pittsburgh

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

                                This is the best strap I've run across. The camera hangs down on my right hip in a protected position, but swings up easily into position when needed. Much more comfortable than the full weight of the camera hanging on the back of the neck like your typical two-strap camera strap. Have not found any disadvantages to it. :)

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                                5.0

                                Wish I had these in the early days

                                By Dave

                                from Jacksonville, FL

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Reviewer

                                Pros

                                • Easy to Use
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

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

                                    Love this strap. Keeps your camera unobtrusive on the street but ready for instant use. I can't see how the lug could unscrew from the base once it's on tight. The rubber grommet seems to prevent that nicely. Just check it every time before you go out, I guess. I don't want to fool with the little security retainer; just another thing to get tangled up when you're bringing the camera up.I'll probably be buying at least one more of these.

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                                    4.0

                                    Fits all my needs!!

                                    By Greg

                                    from KC

                                    About Me Casual Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy to Use

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Travel

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

                                      After a recent trip of 10 days taking pictures I decided I needed a better camera strap. Wanted a strap to carry across chest and be able to bring up to a shooting position. The Joby sling strap filled that need. Can't beat the price at B&H. My first order from B&H and very pleased. Looking forward to my next trip.

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                                      5.0

                                      Simple solution to a strapping problem.

                                      By Paul B

                                      from Richland, WA

                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy to Use

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

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

                                          My Canon strap was too short to wear over my neck and comfortable bring the camera to my eye to shoot so I usually just slung my camera off one shoulder. Until it slid off and I dropped the camera onto rocks last month. The lens filter made the sacrifice to save the camera lens. After researching strap options I found this Jobi sling . PERFECT!! It allows me to have the strap around my neck and shoulder yet provides lots of room to maneuver the camera, and even put it on a tripod with the strap still on my neck. I love this product.

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                                          • No

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                                          4.0

                                          Ultra Sling Strap

                                          By Richard

                                          from Middleton, ID

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

                                          It took a while to get used to the sling strap versus using traditional strap, but it was well worth the effort to change. Sure makes it easier to lug a camera around.

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                                          5.0

                                          the Manufacturer's Strap to Shame

                                          By rcbtennis

                                          from Bronx, NY

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

                                          For dslr prices these days, your strap needs a major upgrade. Joby has the perfect solution; this strap is awesome. Adust it, lock it and go on about your business. I'm barely 5-8 and it adjusts perfectly to my height; and positions the camera just out of harm's way and always within reach. No hassles, no tangles. I'm using this one with my old Nikon D100 and Nikkor 75-300mm (not exactly a light or compact combo) and have experienced no issues. Definitely worth the expense. Easy to use and you can master its pulley system without instructions. Will be getting the pro version to handle my Canon w/battery grip.

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                                          5.0

                                          Very Comfortable

                                          By Elton_A

                                          from Slidell

                                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

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

                                                Found the strap very comfortable. Wish I'd had it sooner. Reasonably priced. A necessary accessory for a DSLR.

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