Twelve Days of Christmas Gifts for Photographers - Day Seven

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The black CS-PRO Camera Sling System from Carry Speed provides a dual way to use your camera. First, it can serve as a reliable sling-style strap that will hold your camera securely at your hip. Second, as a result of its clever design, it can provide quick access to your tripod by the use of its Speed Mounting Plate that contains four different sized mounts.

To use the system, simply attach the mounting plate to the tripod socket on your camera and use the included Ball Head Locknut connection that screws into the tripod plate for the strap attachment. In this way, you have dual functionality. If you're walking around with the camera hanging by your hip and suddenly need to use the tripod, you don't have to disassemble the system since the Speed Mounting Plate remains available.

The system is offset in design and permits the camera to rest comfortably on your hip without twisting or tangling. The front buckle has an easy-to-use three-button quick-release for when you wish to remove the strap. It also comes with an extra wide shoulder pad that helps with weight distribution.

In addition, the system comes with Carry Speed's Uni-Strap/Hand Strap that can be used to support smaller or mid-sized cameras. When you wish to use the Uni-Strap, all you need do is remove the 5.0 oz Speed Mounting Plate, install the Ball Head Connector and attach your strap and you're ready to go.

You can buy the Carry Speed strap for under $80 at most camera retailers across the country.

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Kevin A Pepper

Kevin is a photographer and educator based in Waterloo, Ontario. His first love is photographing nature, regardless of the season or weather condition; the Ontario landscape and its wildlife are his inspiration. But you will also see other styles of photography in his portfolio. From street photography to urban exploration of abandoned buildings and architecture, he loves to capture it all with his camera for his corporate clients and his growing personal portfolio. Kevin’s images have been featured in Canadian Nature Photographer, PHOTONews Canada, Photo Technique Magazine, The London Free Press, The Weather Network, and National Geographic Online. His diverse client list includes the City of Cambridge, Olympus, GORE Mutual, TVO, and African Lion Safari. Kevin also operates “Northof49 Photography”, a company launched in 2012 dedicated to teaching amateur photographers through International and Canadian-based workshops. In the coming year, Kevin will be leading workshops in Iceland, Mongolia, Tanzania, Venezuela, Provence, and numerous destinations across Canada. Website: www.kevinpepperphotography.com