10 Reasons Why You Should Get OPTECH Straps For Your Camera

Are you considering a camera strap for your camera? Do consider the OPTECH Strap. In our years of handling photography equipment and accessories, we found having a good camera strap actually helps against the weight of the camera on your body. So much so that a good camera strap, like the OPTECH Strap would reduce the weight of the DSLR due to it’s proprietary Neoprene materials.

Without further ado, here’s 10 reasons why you should get an OPTECH Strap for your camera.


OPTECH USA has been around for the past 3 decades manufacturing the best of neoprene products. That’s 30 odd years – even older than some of us! That has to tell you something about the stability and reliability of the company.


Perhaps we should just quote what OPTECH USA claims proudly on their website

All of our products come with a Lifetime Warranty against defects in materials and workmanship under normal and proper usage in a new OPTECH USA product. This warranty does not cover damage caused by improper care, overloading, misuse, alteration, or accidental damage; nor does it cover the natural breakdown of materials that occurs after extended use. Also, this warranty excludes all claims to any incidental or consequential loss to personal property.

Been around for 30 odd years AND offering you a LIFETIME WARRANTY, how about that?


Made in USA. Listen to what they have to say when someone asked whether their products are really made from the States

OPTECH USA is a family-owned and operated company. We are extremely proud to be able to manufacture over 90% of our products in our Belgrade facility. We have wonderful employees who care about making quality products and their pride is visible in our products.

Optech Strap - Utility Sling
Optech Strap – Utility Sling


Materials that OPTECH USA uses for their camera straps spells comfort

Most of our OPTECH straps use one of two major materials to obtain the ultimate in comfort. Many of our straps use a comfort-stretch system that uses different types of material such as neoprene and Polyurethane in conjunction with fabrics and elastics to control the stretch based on the desired weight range. Other straps use a memory foam to help prevent pressure points and evenly distribute the weight. The memory foam straps such as the Envy Straps have no stretch yet still provide ideal comfort. Beyond the pads, all of our straps incorporate hardware made from nylon, acetel, or metal. The transitions from the pad to the ends of the strap are made from leather or elastomeric custom molded hardware. The webbing of varied widths and thicknesses is made of nylon or polypropylene depending on the design.



Materials that OPTECH USA uses for their camera straps spells light

For the comfort-stretch style straps there are two parts to the system. As you move, additional forces are created and the load jerks into your body with every step. The strap works as a shock absorber to remove these forces. In addition, as the strap stretches it conforms to the contours of your body and distributes the load over a much larger area. The memory foam style straps do not stretch but the foam is continuously compressing and rebounding to absorb small amounts of the shock. It also evenly distributes the weight over the complete area of the pad. These features make the felt weight of your gear feel 50% lighter.



OPTECH USA is one of the few companies that offers an interchangable strapping system using their Quick Release system. Don’t like the strap you have now? Have 2-3 cameras but not wanting that 2-3 extra unnecessary straps? Change your camera strap system in minutes with OPTECH STRAP

YES. The quick disconnect system we use today is still compatible with the quick release or side release buckles we used in 1987. The only exception has to do with some of our smaller compact camera straps with quick release buckles. Moving forward we have created a standard for the small 3/8 inch quick disconnects and will still service the older style. We want our customers to be able to easily add to their assortment of OPTECH USA products and know that it’s all compatible.

 Can I trust the Quick Release system?

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Quick Release

OPTECH USA has been using and warranting this buckle system for over 20 years with great success. Several features work together to make sure that the connectors do not release by mistake. The cut out area on the sides is only large enough for the fingers to depress the latch. It is also not possible to release the buckle by depressing only one side of the latch. The fingers must press the latch in completely and with equal pressure on both sides before they will release.

optech strap - OPTECH pro loop


OPTECH USA has a wide range of camera straps and photography accessories to fit your preferences, your needs, your wants regardless of whether you are a beginner, an amateur or a professional photographer


OPTECH USA is extremely affordable. Saves your wallet on camera straps for at least the next 10-20 years


Our customers who own OPTECH USA will find it hard to opt for another brand cause their straps just don’t break! Yup. These Op/Tech camera straps can last you for the next 10-20 years.

And finally…..



We are committed to offering our customers the very best materials available in a wide assortment of unique designs. As a USA manufacturer, we are extremely concerned about providing a consistent, quality line of products that our customers can trust. We stand behind each product. We still believe in the old motto that if you make a good product, it should last and you will earn the trust and loyalty of your customers. That is exactly what we strive to do. By combining good customer service, quality products, solid warranty and innovation that’s driven by function, not just fashion, we hope to earn your trust. OPTECH STRAP USA has spent the past several decades creating products that benefit customers by providing the ultimate in function and comfort. Join the OPTECH USA and Neotech family by adding one of our accessories to your essential gear. You will feel the difference!

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