Introduction: CHEST HARNESS CAMERA MOUNT FOR BACKPACK
Have you ever noticed how inconvenient and painful it is to bring your camera dangling off your neck for a whole day? I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one who has this kind of problem, so I thought it would be useful if I shared the solution I came up with.
I liked the idea of hanging it to my backpack with a chest harness. Doing a bit of research i bumped into this ( http://www.thinktankphoto.com/products/camera-support-straps-v2.aspx ). I was about to go and shell out those money, but then I thought it could be quite easy to make something just as functional, but for a third of that price! That's why I tried to replicate it, adding my touch!
The materials I used are:
- 2 swively sprung carabiners (had them at home);
- almost 40cm of 25mm nylon strap (3.30 € for 2,20 mt);
- 2 strap adjusters (1.60 € for the couple);
I asked my grandma to help me stitching the straps to lock the carabiners, I set them up passing them through the two metal rings and here it is: cheap, easy and convenient camera carrying solution! I've been using this set-up for a while now, and I can tell you it rocks: camera weight doesn't fall on the neck, but on your shoulders, and being attached to your backpack it also balances its weight. Be sure your neck and your back will thank you on next photo session! :D