Choosing the Best Camera Strap Size for You

Choosing the best size strap for you can seem a little tricky, but it's really pretty straight forward! 

This guide will walk you through how to pick the perfect length and width of strap to suit you and your camera gear, for comfortable all day carrying.

All of our strap styles come in two lengths, Regular and Long.  So it doesn't matter if you choose our thinnest strap, the Simple 20 or our widest the Standard 53 the lengths are the same throughout the range.

Choosing the right width for you is a combination of personal preference for looks and comfort.  A heavier camera/lens combo will be more comfortable with a wider strap whereas lighter cameras really only require a nice thin strap.

This video below will run you though all of our sizes, or scroll down to see images of straps on three very different sized people!


To make things easier, three of us put on basically every size combination of strap!

Scroll down to see all the images or read on for from tips on finding the best camera strap for you.

Here are some quick tips for choosing a length:

  • Regular Length is best for using around your neck of hanging from one shoulder.
  • Regular Length also works well for across your body if you are under 170cm (5'7") tall.
  • Our Long Length is 25cm longer than the Regular and is the right choice for wearing across your body if you are over 170cm tall.
  • We do have a Short Length that is only available in the Simple 20 and is only suitable as a neck strap on light cameras.
  • Wrist Straps are one size fits all.

Here are some quick tips for choosing a width:

  • Choose a wider strap for the most comfort when carrying heavier lens/camera combos from long periods of time.
  • Choose a thinner strap for less bulk especially when shooting with lighter mirrorless and film cameras
  • Our Slim 30 and Simple 40 are great all around straps that we have personally used on all day shoots with everything from pro sized DSLR's to compact mirrorless cameras.

If you would like to see the specifications for all straps on the same page you can right here.

Straps on People!

Just incase you are still a little unsure, we decided to put a heap of straps onto three very different sized people so you can see what they look like!

  • The Fazz (Laura) - This legend is the one that makes sure you get your order as quickly as possible!
  • Justin (me) - Founder of Lucky Camera Straps and possibly the worst person in front of a camera, ever....
  • Jimbo (Jim) - We needed someone super tall, and he also happens to be the best photographer in town!. I don't know if there is anyone that has spent more hours with lucky straps on his shoulders!

 The Fazz

Short Length (Simple 20 Only) - Regular Length - Long Length

The Fazz's favourite strap is the Slim 30 in the Regular Length!


Short Length (Simple 20 Only) - Regular Length - Long Length

Justin uses almost every model of strap on different cameras, but the Simple 40 in the Long Length has been the most commonly spotted.


Short Length (Simple 20 Only) - Regular Length - Long Length

Jimbo only used the Standard 53 in the Long Length.  Either across the body or hanging off one shoulder, he shoots around 50 weddings a year with two bodies and heavy lenses!

Short Length 

Regular Length

Long Length

Simple 20

Slim 30

Simple 40 

Standard 53

Ted The Dog



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