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Crumpler Industry Disgrace Camera Strap Review

Crumpler Industry Disgrace Camera Strap  


May, 2011

The Industry Disgrace is a traditional neck camera strap made by Crumpler, an Australian based company which specializes in camera bags, laptop bags, and travel bags. The main selling point of the strap is the extra thick neoprene neck cushion which provides much better support and comfort than an average strap. The cushion provides moisture control by allowing sweat to evaporate through the strap. The rubberized logo on the cushion prevents the strap from sliding around.


Crumpler Industry Disgrace Camera Strap


The strap is made of tough polypropylene. There are upper and lower buckles for easy size adjustment. The strap connects to the camera via loops through the camera eyelets. You need to undo the lower buckle in order for the strap to pass through the eyelet. It takes only a minute or two to do, but I added 5cm carabiners to the loops to make it even easier.

Crumpler Industry Disgrace Camera Strap

I've used the generic Nikon and Canon camera straps that come with their cameras. If you're a casual shooter those straps are ok. But if you're serious about photography and/or tend to carry your camera around for extended periods of time then the Industry Disgrace will make a world of difference. The extra cushion and width of the strap makes it much more comfortable on your neck. I usually only use the Industry Disgrace when I'm working with my big lens, the Sigma 100-300mm f/4. Otherwise, I use the Carry Speed strap (see review here). That's the reason I added the carabiners, to make it easier when I switch straps. The carabiners I bought were cheap, only $3.99 for 5, including shipping. I bought them off eBay. They were the smallest ones I could find. They fit the eyelets of my D7000 fine. I imagine that anything longer will also be wider and too big for the eyelet. I don't know how long they will last, but I made sure to buy ones that have the locking screw. That way if/when the spring mechanism breaks the carabiner will still remain closed.

The Industry Disgrace Strap is available from the Crumpler website here. You can also order it through several different Amazon associates here.

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