Miggo Straps: Giving Camera Bags a Run for their Money!
Conchita Fernandes takes Miggo’s newest camera accessories for a test spin to see what’s behind the stylish and innovative straps.
Miggo’s quirky camera straps aims to bring its users style, functionality and protection in two different products—the Grip & Wrap and the Strap & Wrap. Each one has two separate variants designed for DSLRs and mirrorless cameras.
How Does it Work?
Both the straps come with a nickel-coated steel screw, which enables users to attach the camera’s tripod mounting socket to the strap. Also, depending on the size of the lens, you can adjust the placement of your camera.
By inserting your hand into the Grip & Wrap strap, you will be able to hold the camera securely while you are shooting. However, Miggo advises users to attach a camera strap around your device for ‘extra security and peace of mind.’ Also, an adjustable cord is present to customise the strap depending on the width of your wrist.
The process is similar for the Strap & Wrap. However, unlike the Grip & Wrap, you can hang it around your neck or across your body. Its adjustable zipper makes it easy to wrap your camera and tuck it in your bag after you are done shooting. For added stability, both the products come with a safety cord, meant to be inserted through the camera and then the strap.
Putting it to the Test
The Grip & Wrap was quite easy to shoot with. The strap felt secure around my wrist and whenever I wasn’t using the camera, I would simply cover the lens with the front portion of the strap. However, if you’re shooting with a heavier camera, like a DSLR, then your hand may eventually tire from the weight. But, if you already have your camera’s original strap around it, then this shouldn’t be a problem.
In the case of the Strap & Wrap, I was comfortable with the camera dangling around my neck or shoulder. However, once again, if the camera is heavy, then it might cause slight strain on your neck. Nevertheless, both the straps make for good protective casings for the camera.
Both straps have been designed for left and right-handed photographers, and can be mounted on a tripod while the straps are still in place.
Another thing I’d like to point out is that the Strap & Wrap’s length is non-adjustable. If you’re around 5ft 4in in height, then your camera will hang all the way down to your thighs.
If you’re confused about which strap is perfect for your camera, Miggo (www.mymiggo.com) has created a unique measurement system to enable you to gauge the size of your device. Based on this they will also recommend the appropriate strap.
Overall, Miggo has come out with functional straps that remain true to their words. With camera bags costing as much as the straps, it all finally boils down to personal taste. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a stylish compact protective carrier, to use on a holiday or when you’re casually out shooting.Tags: Camera Accessories, Grip & Wrap, Miggo, Review, Strap & Wrap