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The Sun-Sniper Strap-Surfer suspends your camera from the strap of a regular shoulder bag. The camera can then be carried right on the bag - the photographer no longer has to decide whether to take the bag or the camera strap. The Strap-Surfer has a magnetic fastener that secures the device to the bag’s shoulder strap, so the camera is easy to reach and protected from theft. The Sun-Sniper strap surfer is available from March 15 for 59.00 EUR.
SUN-SNIPER Press Release
SUN-SNIPER Introduces THE “STRAP-SURFER”
Easier Carrying Guaranteed
The designers of the award-winning SUN-SNIPER strap have come up with an innovative way to carry and secure a camera: The STRAP-SURFER suspends the camera from the strap of a regular shoulder bag - an ingenious way to safely and comfortably carry a camera and to ensure that it is accessible in a flash. Instead of a shoulder bag and a separate camera strap, someone with a STRAP-SURFER can carry personal belongings as well as the camera on just one strap! Tangling and strenuous carrying are relegated to the past!
Garlstorf near Hamburg/ Germany, March 2012. With the new STRAP-SURFER, the German company SUN-SNIPER GmbH introduces the next revolution in savvy camera carrying and presents the most clever connection between a regular shoulder bag and a camera since the invention of the tripod adapter. With only a few simple steps, the STRAP-SURFER is firmly attached to the shoulder bag and secured. The camera can then be carried right on the bag – the photographer no longer has to decide whether to take the bag or the camera strap. And he does not have to wear a strap over each shoulder. He no longer carries the camera in the bag but on it, close to his body. Instant access means never again missing a good shot.
The heart of this innovation is the “surfer,” the aluminum connecting piece. The clever magnetic fastener secures the device to the bag’s shoulder strap, so the camera is easy to reach and protected from theft. When the photographer spies a subject, he pulls the camera from his hip to his eye. Thanks to the “surfer,” the STRAP-SURFER surfs (glides) along the shoulder bag strap and offers all the advantages of the already very popular SUN-SNIPER straps. After the shot, the user simply lets the camera return to his hip, and with only a single strap he can carry the camera and the bag on one shoulder.
The STRAP-SURFER and camera are just as easy and quick to connect and disconnect: The photographer simply inserts the high-quality stainless steel fixing screw into the tripod socket of the camera or the lens tripod socket. The screw is a ball bearing that turns easily. It provides reliable hold in the tripod socket, because it can be extracted only with substantial force. The length of the STRAP-SURFER can be adjusted as needed.
The STRAP-SURFER is not only a comfortable way to carry a valuable camera with lens, it also protects from theft. The strap contains an integrated stainless steel cord that resists even a knife, a tool of choice amongst professional thieves. SUN-SNIPER offers the owner a guarantee for this security feature: If you register under http://www.sun-sniper.com within two weeks of purchasing the STRAP-SURFER, you will receive up to 400 Euro in compensation, should a thief manage to slash the STRAP-SURFER with a knife and steal the camera.
The strap surfer is available from authorized retailers beginning March 15, 2012, manufacturer’s suggested retail price 59.00 EUR. Or it can be purchased at http://www.sunsnipershop.com.