There are new belts on the market. I felt a bit persuaded to buy something new, yet I don’t regret it.
The belt is fixed below the camera. So the lens of the camera looks downward. This protects this precious part.
When I bow forward the camera stays on the side. It doesn’t swing forward.
Wearing the camera sidewards spreads the weight of the camera so that it feels much lighter than it is. Part of the belt is made of rubber, so that the weight is cushioned when walking.
Another advantage when wearing the camera sidewards is that it cannot be seen so quickly. In addition there are 2 steel bands in the belt, so that it’s difficult to cut the belt and to steal it.
I got used so quickly to the new way of carrying my camera because it’s so much better.