Peak Design Slide Strap Contents

Peak Design Slide Camera Sling Straps (Podcast 629)

I recently bought two Slide straps from Peak Design and thought I'd provide a quick review of these straps today having now used them extensively for the last couple of months. More and more of my workshop participants have been turning up using the Peak Design Slide camera strap...

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6 Comments
  • Barry Schleicher
    Posted at 09:17h, 16 August Reply

    It appears that the anchors in your pictures are version 3 anchors. Peak Design is replacing version 3 anchors with version 4 free of charge. Version 3 anchors have been found to fail in a small number of cases. Version 4 anchors have a thicker cord. Hats off to Peak Design for recognizing a problem and providing an easy solution. I replaced all of my version 3 anchors and backups and the process was efficient and smooth. Peak Design appears to be a class act. For more information on the Peak Design replacement program see their website.

    As always Martin thanks so much for all you do for the photography community.

    By the way I thought the Morocco video was wonderful.

  • Mundo Manzú
    Posted at 13:46h, 24 August Reply

    Hi Martin,

    As alway, great review!

    In the first image where you have the gray strap attached to the bottom right side of the battery grip, is that a strong attachment point. I thought of doing the same thing, but for some reason wasn’t too confident the pin would hold.

    Mundo

    • Martin Bailey
      Posted at 11:25h, 25 August Reply

      Hi Mundo,

      That strap loop is made by Canon for exactly that purpose, so I think we can trust it. Besides, I’ve been doing this for a while now without any issues.

      A thumbs-up from me! 🙂

      Thanks for stopping by.

      Martin.

  • J D Ramsey
    Posted at 09:50h, 15 September Reply

    Martin – Thanks for this review. I had an earlier version of the strap, but I found the constant movement of the quick adjuster, as you described, to be such an annoyance that I finally gave up on the strap. I know you found it only a minor flaw, but PD has been aware of this for a while (in conversations with their folks at Photo Expo in NYC they knew this was an issue, but they’ve done nothing to fix it). I admit that I don’t like any camera straps. I mostly use a Spider hand strap. PD makes some of the better camera straps, but for me the constant movement of the quick adjuster so that the camera ends up hanging far too low was a major problem.

    • Martin Bailey
      Posted at 10:59h, 15 September Reply

      Hi Dave,

      Thanks for the comment and information. It will be interesting to see how I feel about the strap shifting over a longer period of time. Right now it doesn’t bother me much, but I value your opinion on this and have heard from a few other people that gave up on these straps because of the same issue, so I know it’s a problem.

      I don’t think I’ll give up on the straps quickly, but I’ll update this post should I find it more annoying that I do now.

      Regards,
      Martin.

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