Joby Convertible Neck Strap
Joby is known for its quality camera accessories. Ranging from tripods to camera straps, Joby does it all very well. Recently, I tested out one of the newest straps from the company, the Convertible Next Strap.
- Multiple configurations
- Installation is a hassle
- Not all that comfortable
The Convertible Neck Strap takes advantage of the shoulder lugs to attach to your camera. The main reason I even turned to a third-party strap was due to my loathing of straps that attach here. When I requested the Neck Strap from Joby, after watching a brief video demo, I thought it was worth revisiting. I’m sad to say I still am not a fan of straps that attach here. The strap ends up getting in the way more often than not.
One of the highlights of the Neck Strap is its ability to be used around the neck or wrist by quickly detaching (or attaching) parts of the strap. You’re able to customize the current configuration in a matter of seconds; transforming how and where you will wear the strap, giving you quick access to you camera in all types of situation.
The strap can be worn around the neck, wrist or act as a handle to carry your camera. When being worn around the neck, the strap is far from the most comfortable one Joby has released (that award goes to the UltraFit Sling Strap). I preferred using this convertible strap around my wrist, both due to comfort and ease of use.
The Joby Convertible Neck Strap will have a place on some users’ cameras, but not mine. For the budget-conscious looking to get more use out of their camera strap, the Convertible Neck Strap is a wise choice and good place to start. For those who want to spend a little more, spring for one of the UltraFit Slings from Joby. They’re well worth the cost.
You can order the Convertible Neck Strap from Joby for $29.95. It’s not currently listed on Amazon.
*Review sample provided by Joby