Okay, it's not everyday that a piece of camera gear actually saves you.....from a fall (and a bruised ego). I'm not sure exactly what the Joby Ultra Fit Sling Strap really saved me from but I'd like to think it prevented me from getting a broken arm or wrist. Or worse, a broken camera!
Let's back up a little. I was on a recent trip to Cabo San Lucas. I wrote earlier about using the GorillaPod and Grip Tight Micro Stand here. I love the Pod and the Stand, they are truly great photography gear.
And what I TOTALLY love is my new Ultra Fit Sling Strap for Women (okay, men, don't fret, there's one for you too, just click <- there). This is something I use all the time and I love the fit, the utility and the style. It just so 'totally rocks' as Crush would say in "Finding Nemo" (yes, big fan of the dude).
|I'm slinging the Ultra Fit Sling Strap for Women - giddyup!|
|A picture from atop my horse after the fall, 'look ma, no hands|
on the rein now that I have my Ultra Fit Sling Strap"'
If I did not have this strap my camera gear would have most certainly gone flying into the air, crashed upon some rock and cracked into a million pieces. Maybe I exaggerate somewhat but certainly it would have gone all over the place. Plus because my right hand was on my camera it prevented me from extending it out to catch my fall. My mother broker her wrist this earlier this summer when she fell backwards while backing up from her garden bed.
I will be showing more of the Ultra Fit Sling Strap in the coming weeks as my family and I explore the world Down Under. Yup, we are going to Australia. My 3 daughters are burgeoning photographers and we plan on documenting our trip and slinging our cameras with our straps. Stay tuned.