Neck and Shoulder Straps for Nikon Cameras
Neck and shoulder straps for Nikon cameras are available in a variety of different materials and colors to help photographers carry their cameras in a varity of settings. Straps can allow photographers to carry their cameras at professional photo shoots or out in nature during informal shoots. Caring for a camera strap appropriately can help it to stay maximally effective.What materials are Nikon straps made from?
Nikon camera straps may be made from a few different materials, such as:
- Canvas straps: These are relatively lightweight. The canvas material is also breathable, which means it allows transmission of moisture and air. This particular material is conducive to embellishments such as screen printing and embroidery.
- Leather straps: These straps are traditionally black. Embroidery and patches are possible adornments to offer detail. Leather can be conditioned periodically to help prevent spills and stains from damaging the material. These types of straps are designed to be broken in and to soften over time.
- Nylon: This is a synthetic material that is naturally water resistant. Rather than being breathable like canvas, it resists the flow of moisture and air. Embroidery is possible on nylon straps; often they include edging made from a different material such as webbing.
Nikon camera straps are available in a variety of colors including blue, green, orange, grey, black, and brown. Some straps include embroidery or detailing in a different color than the body of the strap. Further, some straps include a multicolored background in addition to embellishments.What are some standard features of a neck strap?
Neck and shoulder straps come in a variety of different lengths and thicknesses. Typically there are fasteners on each end in clip form that help to secure the strap at both ends to the camera. Straps can be worn around the neck or over a shoulder. Some individuals like to adjust the length of the strap so that it is long enough to wear over one shoulder and across the body, allowing the camera to sit on the opposite hip.How do you care for a camera strap?
Refer to care instructions regarding a particular strap. If the strap can be machine washed, you may wish to remove any fasteners like clips on the ends, and to loosen the strap to its longest length possible. Use mild detergent and cool water to wash the strap. Once it is clean, hang it to dry before cinching it back to the appropriate length. Avoid using heat to dry or ironing the strap.
If you use stain remover, test it on a small, hidden area first. Make sure there is no bleaching or discoloring before applying the stain remover to an actual stain on a visible part of the strap. Assuming there is no change in color, feel free to pre-treat the strap before the next wash.