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The Camera Strap Showdown: Camera Straps vs. Tractor

July 18th 2014 7:13 AM

In the world of camera straps, you as the consumer have may options to choose from and while options can be a good thing, too many options can be overwhelming and paralyze you to making a decision on what would be the best camera strap that would suit your needs. Luckily, DIY Photography has put together a video where they do very a scientific testing of 6 popular camera strap options out in the market today.

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The straps were put through a rigorous evaluation pitted against man (or men – photographers Simon Pollock and Benjamin Von Wong) and machine (a tractor) to see which was the last camera strap standing.

The following straps were tested:

See which camera strap succumbed first to the pressure and which was the ultimate victor in this showdown:

So now, if you ever find yourself needing to play tug-of-war with a tractor, you now know which strap you should buy. (And if you didn’t have time to watch the entire video, head over to DIY Photography to see their post where they break it all down).



Hanssie is a Southern California-based writer and sometimes portrait and wedding photographer. In her free time, she homeschools, works out, rescues dogs and works in marketing for SLR Lounge. She also blogs about her adventures and about fitness when she’s not sick of writing so much. Check out her work and her blog at and Follow her on Instagram. Email her at:
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    Michael Moe

    i would like peaks desgins slide in such a test!

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    Barry Cunningham

    You know, if my strap got tangled up in a tractor heading north while I was heading south, I might prefer the strap that failed first.

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    Austin Swenson

    I love videos where people literally destroy stuff to find out the best stuff… this is awesome!!!

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    Greg Faulkner

    It’s an ok test but surely comfort when in use should be taken into consideration as well?

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    great durability test haha

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    Tyler Friesen

    Love this test! Well done.

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    Nick Viton


    SPOILER ALERT: Joby wins

    Fun video. Sure, this testing may not be scientific but definitely real-world, so results still relevant (and valuable).

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    Simon Pollock

    Our “scientificness” was amazing. Utterly amazing.

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