Spoiler alert: I’m a big fan of this strap and there is a lot to tell about it, so at allmost 2800 words this review got a bit longer than I planned. There is also a ton of photos. If you want to skip all that and jump to the conclusion just click here.
Until a few months ago I firmly believed that adding carbon look to something would only make it look worse. I guess I have to admit I was wrong. 4V Design has managed to create something they call carbon look leather. And as you can see in the photos in this review it looks absolutely stunning. It is true Italian leather that looks like carbon fiber, but still has all the advantages of real leather. Unfortunately it is almost impossible to capture it’s beauty in a photo, so it even looks better in real life than it does in the photos.
4V Design has several camera straps that are available in the carbon look leather. In this review I’ll tell you more about the Versis SL, that is only available in black carbon look leather. The Versis SL is designed for intensive, all day long use with all types of cameras from mirrorless to heavy pro bodies. 4V Design also offers the Sella (review here) and Ala Top in carbon look leather.
4V Design Versis versatility
If you check the 4V Design website (here) you’ll see there are a quite few different versions of the Versis available. First you have two versions, the 4V Design Versis Up and the 4V Design Versis SL. The Up and SL are the same straps. The difference is in the way you connect them to your camera. The Up is designed to be attached to the side strap connector on your camera. That is perfect for smaller and lighter camera’s. The SL comes with an extra hook that is screwed in your cameras tripod mount. That way you can comfortably carry a heavy camera. Both straps come with a small extender you can use to lengthen the distance between the base strap and the camera. Without it the distance between the strap and camera can be too small for some people, especially if you have a bigger camera.
That isn’t where the 4V Design Versis versatility ends. The 4V Design Versis has got so many options it is easy to get lost in all the possibilities. I’ll try to explain it as easy as possible, but if you need more information please check the 4V Design site here. You can buy different kits to make a 4V Design Versis kit to be able to carry two or even three cameras. What I really like is that you can buy them as complete kits or start with one Versis and add extra parts later on to complete your kit. When you want to buy the complete kit at once you can choose the Duo, Twin or Trio. The 4V Design Versis Duo is designed to combine one bigger and heavy camera and one smaller camera. The Duo will also work with two heavy cameras, but for optimal comfort you are better off with the Versis Twin. The 4V Design Versis Twin is designed for two bigger cameras. The 4V Design Versis Trio is, as you might guess, designed to carry three cameras.
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