Just a gratis plug for my favorite strap. Regardless of all the options available, I use the RF strap on cameras of any weight. It constitutes ironclad proof that you never need to spend more than $27 on a camera strap.
All the cameras I use regularly have this strap plus a light wrist strap. I don't like photographing with a strap around my neck, so the wrist strap goes on when I'm shooting, and I carry the camera with the neck strap over my shoulder.
I never let the camera hang from the wrist strap—it's just to prevent possible accidents*.
The UPstrap is the only strap I've ever found that's completely comfortable and never slips off my shoulder. Perfect stocking-stuffer. And hey, Jay Maisel uses 'em too.
*Being a full-disclosure type of guy, I once admitted in print to dropping a camera...and breaking it. A test camera. That belonged to the company that made it. And that was made out of plastic. Which shattered...took me a while to live that that one down.
P.P.S. 200 MJ-fan points if you can name that camera.
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Carsten Bockermann: "Yes, they're great straps and I use them on most of my cameras. Also, Al Stegmeyer, the guy behing UPstrap, is a really nice and very helpful person!"
Aaron: "A few months back, I set my then two-day old X-E1 on top of my car while I was loading the kids into the back seat. I then proceeded to drive, with the camera on top of the car, to a restaurant about two miles away. We headed into the restaurant, at which point my heart sank when I reached for my camera and remembered where I left it. I ran back to the car and found the camera safe and sound, sitting on top of the car, on top of the rubbery part of the UPstrap. Pretty amazing. What ever that material is, it really, really grabs on and doesn't slip."
Oren Grad: "Fujifilm GS645s, of course."
Mike replies: To quote Ed McMahon, who was probably still on TV when that review was published, "You are correct Sir."
And try not to spend all 200 of your MJ fan points in one place!
William Schneider: "I like UPstraps because they don't call attention to you. Just yesterday I switched out a garish gold-lettering-on-black Nikon strap for an UPstrap to reduce visibility. I addition, I must have badly sloped shoulders, and need all the help I can get keeping a strap in place. This strap works for un-manly physiques like mine. I just wish it had a quick-release feature to detach it quickly from the camera."