Rock & Roll Snake Rope Strap Review

Rock and Roll rope strap attached to a 1970's Olympus OM-G film camera.
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I’m very envious of photographers who lived in the pre-digital era. Their camera bodies and lenses had beautiful design aesthetics while also being functional.

Their machinery could be worn like jewelry.

In this modern era, we’ve had a few companies such as Leica and Fujifilm continue this legacy, and other camera bodies like the Nikon Df and Olympus Pen F have come along as well.

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When I saw the Rock & Roll Snake Rope Strap and perused the brand’s entire site, I knew I’d found a camera strap company that valued style.

To be considered the best camera strap for DSLR (or mirrorless) cameras, however, it would need to also be functional and well made. So, was it?

Let’s find out below…

 Rock & Roll Snake Rope Camera Strap Specs

  • Length sizes (100cm and 125cm)
  • Width size (10mm)
  • Colors – Black, Red, Grey, Silver Grey, Asian blue, Turquoise, Safari, Black and White, Cadmium Red and Black.
  • Materials – Poly silk rope and Italian leather.
  • Camera compatibility – Leica M, Leica Q, Sony, Nikon, Fuji, Olympus, Panasonic and other mirrorless and DSLR cameras accepting split rings.
  • Available for Fuji when noted in order.

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Build & Appearance

Rock and Roll Rope Strap in silver grey

A photographer with her film camera securely held by a Silver Grey Rock and Roll Rope Strap.

I knew the silver grey version of the Rock & Roll Snake Rope Camera Strap would be aesthetically pleasing when attached to my Olympus OM-G film camera and Zuiko 50mm f/1.8 lens.

This circa 1972 camera body and lens has quite the heft to it and this camera strap exudes strength and feels secure.

My friend and fellow photographer Kay is wearing the 100cm version in silver grey in these photos. She remarked how comfortable the strap felt. I agree.

Close up photo of Rock and Roll Snake Rope Camera Strap leather endings.

The leather endings are made of high-quality Italian leather.

The endings are made of Italian leather and scream quality. The black and grey match up nicely with my retro camera.

The strap itself is Poly silk rope and has a very soft feel.

I’m not so sure I’d secure a pro-level DSLR like a Nikon D5 with this neck strap, but if I did I wouldn’t worry about the structure of it being harsh at all.

Due to the shape of it, the Rock & Roll strap is better suited to smaller cameras – see these compact camera reviews for some options if you’re looking to ‘down-size’.

Ease of Use

A street photographer puts her Rock and Roll camera strap to us.

The Rock & Roll Snake Rope Camera Strap comes in two different sizes for different body types and heights.

The Rock & Roll Snake Rope Camera Strap is fairly easy to attach to any camera accepting split rings. I’d love to see a more universal clip attachment design, but this may compromise security.

Fuji users need to mention their brand on the note section of their order so the correct split rings are given.

Another use is to wrap the rope strap around your hands for on-the-move street photography. The soft Poly silk rope will not irritate your skin at all.

A photographer wraps her rope strap around her hand to secure her camera.

The Rock & Roll Snake Rope Camera Strap does double duty as a wrist strap.

Value for Money

A photographer leans against a reflective shop window holding her film camera secured by a rope style camera strap.

A retro film camera is safely secured by a Poly silk rope strap.

With its premium build quality and pleasing good looks, the Rock & Roll Snake Rope Camera Strap comes in at a fair price of around $55 US (see latest price here).

Rock & Roll Snake Rope Camera Strap Review | Conclusion

I definitely plan on keeping and using the Rock & Roll Snake Rope Camera Strap and possibly picking up another one in a different color.

Perhaps a Cadmium Red version mated with a solid black Olympus Pen F will do the trick.

Likes

  • Very attractive design
  • Easy to attach to the camera
  • Comfortable in use and when idle
  • High-quality build
  • Perfect for travel or street photography

Dislikes

  • No universal clip-on design option
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Disclaimer: All recommendations are impartial and based on user experience, with no bias to the products or the brand. The products in this post may contain affiliate links.

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Steve Vansak is lead photographer and owner of Region Weddings, shooting wedding and portrait photography in Chicago and Northwest Indiana.

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