Welcome to the North Park Films Wedding Blog. This blog is our little journal of topics to help
you out with the wedding planning process. If you don't see a topic here that you would like covered
let us know
Peak Design Slide Lite Neck Strap Review The neck strap that comes with your camera is usually something too light that tugs on your neck due to having a heavy camera and ends up being a nuisance (at least that’s how I feel). Peak Design has saved the day creating a neck strap that is […]
Peak Design Slide Lite Neck Strap Review
The neck strap that comes with your camera is usually something too light that tugs on your neck due to having a heavy camera and ends up being a nuisance (at least that’s how I feel). Peak Design has saved the day creating a neck strap that is comfortable, durable, and feature-rich. Peak Design has made a few neck straps and they’re all great quality. The interesting part about this neck strap is that you have the ability to clip in and out of the strap easily. Essentially you just press two buttons down and the strap will release giving you full handheld freedom. This part stuck out to me as a feature that I would love. Although I appreciate this feature it became more of an issue when flying a gimbal and even when shooting handheld.
The metal entry points at the side where the strap goes in usually gets in the way when I’m trying to shoot handheld making my camera feel bulkier than I’d like. This may not be an issue for photographers but as a videographer, we have a lot more accessories on our cameras. Peak Designs Leash neck strap actually improved on this feature by having a more narrow entry point but this strap is not meant for larger cameras so it limits who can use it for video. If you own a mirrorless camera I would recommend the leash strap over the slide lite. It can still hold a lot of weight and its a bit cheaper. This is not a bad review as I love peak designs products. I actually own a few bags from them and everything they make is quality and will last you a long time.
In conclusion, the Peak Design Slide Lite Neck Strap is a great option for photographers but as a videographer who uses a gimbal, it doesn’t go well with my workflow. I like to shoot as light as possible and the wide entry point for the clips is a deal-breaker for me.
Check out Peak Designs website to see all there products!