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Pho-Reel™ Camera Strap System

  • Pho-Reel Camera Carrier
  • The bozeman clip, base plate, and screw come with each Pho-Reel at no additional cost. The base plate comes in various sizes to correlate with the type of camera carried.
  • Back view showing a tri-pod quick release plate, and Pho-Reel's mounting plate with special clip.
  • Side view of the mounting system with tri-pod quick release plate. Poly-olefin shrink tubing is included to offer extra protection around the upper portion of the clip.
  • The clip will fit through most camera body strap loops, providing a third option to carrying your camera.
  • Order an extra side mount plate for more versatile carry options. Note using double tripod mounting clips keeps the camera "at the ready."
  • The bosun style clip is Photipherals custom die-cast steel design. The swage that connects the vinyl coated steel cable has the same very high snap weight as the cable. More than a year of field testing Pho-Reel with such models as the Cannon 1Ds Mark II with a 100-400mm zoom lens resulted in no problems.
  • Pho-Reel comes with one custom base plate and mounting screw. Additional plates can be purchased.  The longest plate is used for side mounting when using a battery grip or alternate method for connecting to Pho-Reel.
  • Pho-Reel has an adjustable chest strap.
  • Optional accessories available: An extended lens case and large sized filter pouch loop easily into the shoulder strap.
  • The filter pouch easily slides into and secures to the shoulder harness.
  • The large sized lens pouch with pleated folds will holds professional sized filters and a smart phone.
  • The filter pouch is lined with a velor and satin type material. The pouch hold large professional filters and filter mounts.
  • The lens case shown with the extension closed and mounted to the Pho-Reel shoulder strap.
  • The lens case with extension unzipped holds zoom lenses up to 400mm.
  • Back view of extendable lens case shows back loop that will slide into the Pho-Reel accessory loops or other camera bags or your belt.
  • Carry your camera in comfort without neck pain. Enjoy the outdoors.
  • Pho-Reel's cable can be extended to keep the camera clip to the reel while mounted to a tripod or can quickly be untethered for tripod mounting. Note the base plate used to connect the camera to the Pho-Reel can be mounted between the camera and tripod plate.
  • Be mobile, enjoy nature, and carry camera gear comfortably.
  • Woodland camouflage option (available at no additional cost).
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Product Description

Pho-Reel™ Camera Strap System with Retractable Locking Cable [Patent Pending]

Hands free mobility to grab, go, and shoot. $80

Pho-Reel™ Camera Strap: The patent pending design provides hands-free mobility and comfort for photographers. No more neck pain from your camera strap. No more fear of the strap sliding from your shoulder. Easy glide and lock into place vinyl coated steel cable reel and custom stainless steel clip provide multiple ways to quickly move your camera into place, from side carry, to eye or tripod for shooting.  Carry your essential accessories like an additional lens and filters with you. Move freely without a whole camera bag that all too often you place aside while shooting and can be stolen. A second shoulder strap can carry another camera and additional accessories.

  •  Asymmetrical padded shoulder strap distributes weight evenly and is constructed with additional padding.
  •  Shoulder pad underside constructed with military-standard nylon mesh to promote wicking, dissipate body heat, and provide additional padding without adding weight.
  • Chest strap prevents shoulder strap from slipping.
  • Two foot (610mm) locking retractable vinyl coated steel cable allows ease of shooting either hand held or from tripod but avoids camera swing in retracted position. (Cable actuates at the push of a button. ALWAYS hold the camera with a little tension when extending or retracting the cable. If the camera is unclipped from the reel, hold the stainless steel boson-style clip while retracting or extending the cable.)
  • A clear poly-olefin shrink-tube is included for covering the stainless steel mounting barrel (upper portion) of the stainless steel clip for those concerned about additional protection.
  • Custom stainless steel snap clip is modular in design to securely snap into camera mounting plate (included in your order specifically for your camera body) or it can clip into the camera strap mounting loops on the body of most cameras.
  • Camera mounting base-plate secures either between the camera or lens ring and tripod quick release plate, or independently screws into the bottom of the camera body. The plate has an ultra-thin rubber coating to make contact with the body of the camera.
  • Shoulder pad loops allow carrying either Photipherals or alternate filter and lens pouches on both sides.
  • Optional linking straps allow joining two units together as a double strap.
  • Your order includes one custom-sized base plate and mounting screw. Additional plate and screw are available for purchase. Please make sure you select your camera body.* You will require a side mounting clip that is wider and longer when using a camera with a battery grip or when mounting from a lens ring.


Harness: 22.5 inches/ 571.5 mm long x 3.1inches/78.74mm wide

Reel:  2.75 inches/70mm wide x 4.33 inches/110mm long x 1 inch/24mm at widest point

Weight: 8oz/ 225g

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  1. A new strap that keeps your hands free to shoot!! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 13th Aug 2012

    I was out taking some photos with Rick and noticed that he had this strap on his shoulder with the camera clipped to a locking reel. After checking one out with him, I decided to buy one. It made a world of difference in carrying my camera without weight or chaffing around my neck. First, I could carry the camera comfortably on my shoulder without it sliding. Second, I could extend my camera to allow me to shoot with ease and also set the camera on my tripod without disconnecting it from the reel. I have seen a couple of the other camera carrying items, and found this to be comfortable and practical. I highly recommend looking into it. Call Rick for more information.