Q-strap (Quick-strap) is an alternative product apart from R-strap design with enhancement that i find it very useful compare to the originals and it’s cheaper. Before i use Q-strap I’ve been using the original strap from Nikon where most of the time it rest on your shoulder or neck, right? Place in shoulder sometimes it might feel like easily dropped and putting over your neck will strain all over your neck and shoulder. I did experience this when i travel to Bangkok last time for a week and putting your DSLR camera over your neck walking around is not a very good idea, luckily massage in Bangkok was cheap so went for full body massage every night .
It’s using solid metal material for the base and the quick release appear solid and durable. There is also a safety slot for you to put a string to attach to your camera body to secure the camera body. I did not put the safety string yet even I’m just back from my travel trip recently as i do check the screw mount every time to make sure it lock firmly but surprisingly it does not come to loose.
There are few advantages that i found compare to R-strap is the mounting plate is large enough to support DLSR body and this would not cause the mounting screw to get loose when hanging on your hips while moving around. The mounting screw do have the tripod mount so it can mount directly to tripod without removing the screw, so its very convenience to hook up to the tripod. The shoulder pad also have compartment to put 2 memory cards and it would be very handy when you need that.
Apart from all the advantages it do have some disadvantages that i find it quite discomfort, the should pad seems to be quite slim and does not able to provide a very comfortable but much better comparing to original strap . The shoulder pad also does not able to sit firmly on the should and it always dropping to the back, it required you to adjust every time after taking a photo.
Overall I like this Q-strap because it able to provide a comfortable way to carry your DSLR and able to reach your camera easily enable you to capture every single precious moment with a very reasonable price. I bought it from Direct Photo and it do have for dual camera body model.
Shop : Direct Photo