I Almost Dropped My Fujifilm X-T3 Camera

I Almost Dropped My Fujifilm X-T3 Camera (Crisis Averted)

Damn… that would’ve sucked.

I almost dropped my Fujifilm X-T3 while using the ProMaster Neoprene Wrist Strap
Thank god this was not the last image seen from my camera lol

Have you ever purchased a product that had no directions or specifications for use? That was my experience with purchasing the ProMaster Neoprene Wrist Strap for my Fujifilm X-T3 camera less than 10 months ago. The only text on the package was the product title, a brand logo, and a small description of the product in a plastic package.

I Almost Dropped My Fujifilm X-T3 Camera
In hindsight, it is pretty obvious that the cord is too thin to hold larger mirrorless cameras (sigh)

Now don’t get me wrong, the blame should be placed on me for what almost happened yesterday… mostly for me not doing my due diligence in determining if the product could actually handle the weight of my camera. I strongly believe that if Promaster included clear and concise weight specifications with the product, I likely would have known that my mirrorless camera would be too much weight for the Promaster Neoprene strap.

I do think that the ProMaster Neoprene Wrist Strap is an excellent product for those who use a smaller camera like the Canon EOS M50 or the Sony Alpha A6000. The wrist strap is incredibly comfortable for street photography and event coverage sessions. Speaking as a photographer who prefers to be incognito rather than one who is prominently adorned in photography gear from head to toe, I found it to be quite useful in that regard.

However, I cannot stop thinking about the many times I let my Fujifilm X-T3 hang freely from my wrist as I would give posing instructions to a client or other times when I would adjust video camera angles on the tripod at a hybrid videography/photography session while leaving my $1500 camera and a $700 lens floating freely in the wind like a flag on Independence Day.


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