Overall, I’m simple. I am not a fan of the nice, yet terribly expensive wrist straps we have reviewed here. I like my photography accessories to work while not being expensive and prefer to invest more money into my camera and lenses instead of frilly extras. When I was first introduced to the Nitz Strap by my friend Scott Wyden, I was fascinated. It is a hand-made strap by a photographer. When I found out how much the Nitz wrist strap would cost. I bought one.
Pros and Cons
- The Nitz strap is affordable.
- The strap is customizable with a nice range of color choices and other options
- The Nitz Strap is extremely durable.
- Needs a quick release. I don’t like moving it to different cameras.
The Nitz Strap has become a part of my Sony A7. It lives there. The combo held almost every one one of my lenses from the Helios 85m f1.5 to my Nikon 50mm e. I also tried it out on my with my Nikon D700. It held that camera with no problem. I used my Domke Chronicle at times and my Think Tank Urban Disguise V60
From the Creator of the Nitz Strap
“The Nitz Strap V2 is made from Type III Commercial Grade 550 parachute cord. This camera strap is mildew and rot resistant, which is further complimented by hardware that is rust and corrosion resistant. These camera straps will support anywhere from 50-150 pounds, depending on the configuration requested. This all adds up to a camera strap that is ready to keep your gear secured while you capture the light. Oh, and this is made from materials completely sourced in the USA!”
The strap loops into itself to form a cuff. It adjust to the wearer’s wrist, and it’s really easy to adjust. On photo walks when I had to take it in and out of a bag, the cuff just slid onto my wrist easily. The O ring is a default option. It is firmly attached, and it fits the strap nicely.
When you are ordering your wrist strap you receive a choice of hardware. I chose an anchor shackle. You can get a finish on your hardware to help reduce noise. I chose gaffers tape and I can replace if it I ever need to. The Nitz Strap has a split ring for its attachment to the camera. It’s as strong as any eyelet.
The Nitz Strap is a handmade product. I ordered a 16 inch wrist strap with an anchor shackle. I chose black and two shades of blue. My hardware is finished with gaffers tape. Being made from weaved paracord, the wrist strap feels exceptionally strong. In their development, Nitz straps were tested with weights and it gives you a decent sense of security. I had to hang my camera from my wrist and it was fine. The strap feels fine against my skin.
Ease of Use
The hardest part of this strap is connecting it to the eyelets. Using this Nitz Strap is intuitive. You get it on your hand and that’s about it. You can secure the camera on your wrist. On my first photo walk in New York, it did not get in the way at all. When I stopped for coffee, I was able to let the camera hang from my wrist for a second while I got money from my wallet. I did not have to put the camera down. It hung comfortably from my wrist.
- The Nitz strap has a great price point
- It is ultra customizable.
- No quick release if you change cameras a lot (not many people do, so I’m a special case)
We give this strap 4 out of 5 stars
I do understand that it’s okay to spend a little money on the accessory that holds your camera. However, I don’t believe that it needs to be super expensive. This is what attracted me to the NItz Strap and I was not a let down. Lets forget that it’s a hand-made strap made in America. The simple fact is the Nitz Strap does its job well at a reasonable price. At the end of the day I just want to comfortably create images with as little worry as possible. The Nitz Strap helps in that endeavor.