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Neoprene Cushioned Straps. The cushioning provides additional comfort

Sling Strap lets professional photographers shoot then secure their camera instantly and safely even in the most active situations.
Despite its shortcomings, the supplied strap works sufficiently for its purpose. So, if you’re unwilling or unable to spend a little more on something better or better suited to your needs/style, keep the stock strap.
Neoprene/Cushioned Straps
Neoprene straps are marketed as straps that provide additional comfort by being soft and a bit stretchy.They’re thicker than the stock strap and by comparison, much more comfortable. The added comfort however is not without shortcomings for the working professional.
Neoprene straps are a step up from the standard strap. The cushioning provides additional comfort, particularly around the neck. For me, the stretchiness of most neoprene straps is a lot like having a ball attached to a rubber band. Casual walking around isn’t bothersome, but pick up the pace and your transferred momentum is multiplied by the neoprene’s elasticity actually exterting more force on your shoulder and neck than a stock strap. The comfort level actually drops the more you move around.
What is good about these straps, particularly Sling Strap is that they’re curved to provide better ergonomics for the neck. Their curved shape claims its better for the shoulder too, but in practice I don’t find it any better than the straight neoprene straps.
Neoprene straps are great for casual use especially with heavier DSLRs dangling around the neck. Their grip is a little better than the stock strap, but the bouncing from the stretch can hop that camera right off your shoulder too.
Sling/Straps
Sling/straps help address two problems at once: slippage and getting the camera up to the eye quickly. There are quite a few quality brands that do this well. Most manufacturers have sling straps that accomodate varying camera sizes. I feel these kind of straps work better for the professional, but may be unnecessary in the end especially at the price-point of some.
One great benefit of using a sling strap is that the danger of the camera slipping off your shoulder is eliminated. This is because the camera isn’t slung over your head and shoulder and any swaying or tension actually provides additional security.
Neoprene straps are marketed as straps that provide additional comfort by being soft and a bit stretchy. Neoprene straps are a step up from the standard strap. Casual walking around isn’t bothersome, but pick up the pace and your transferred momentum is multiplied by the neoprene’s elasticity actually exterting more force on your shoulder and neck than a stock strap. Most manufacturers have sling straps that accomodate varying camera sizes.

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