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inverseSquare
18th of July 2010 (Sun), 11:36
Hi all,


Just picked up a used 5D and need a new strap - it'll be used with everything from a 50mm to a 300mm lens.


Was looking at the OpTech E-Z Comfort Strap (http://www.warehouseexpress.com/buy-optech-e-z-comfort-strap-black/p1007812) but I also noticed the much more luxurious looking OpTech Pro Camera Strap (http://www.warehouseexpress.com/buy-optech-pro-camera-strap-black/p1007795).

Has anyone used either?
Was going to throw caution-to-the-wind and get the Pro model but the quick-release clips leave me a little concerned about safety / security - anyone had any issues?



Any other strap manufacturers I should be looking at?

Thanks all :)

Jonta
18th of July 2010 (Sun), 13:08
Your final question will probably be answered by people posting their favourite strap for the umpteenth time here. Do a search for "strap" or similar in this subforum, and you'll come up with R-Strap, Lumaloop, CC, and all the other things people use.

YouTube for reviews of Optech IIRC.

jdizzle
18th of July 2010 (Sun), 13:24
You can support POTN by buying their straps. It's the same one as the pro version you're looking to buy.

http://www.procameragear.com/catalog/product_info.php/cPath/30/products_id/141

sportesan
18th of July 2010 (Sun), 13:29
I have the EZ Comfort strap with a Rebel XSi and various light lenses.
It works very well. I chose it over the pro because like you, I was hesitant to have quick release. I also wanted a more compact strap than the Pro.
I'm very happy with mine!

Vortex99
18th of July 2010 (Sun), 13:36
You can support POTN by buying their straps. It's the same one as the pro version you're looking to buy.

http://www.procameragear.com/catalog/product_info.php/cPath/30/products_id/141


+1
I have one of these and I am very happy with it.

SuzyView
18th of July 2010 (Sun), 19:36
I've got every color of the POTN strap with extenders for 2. It's wasn't hard for me to love them as they are comfy and hold a lot of weight without making my life miserable. Supporting the forum is a good idea as well.

raiyo
18th of July 2010 (Sun), 19:39
I have the OpTech Pro Camera Strap and its very good. I first worried that the buckle will give way and drop my camera. Been using it for a yr now and nothing happen. I am sure it will stay that way if it isn't user error. One thing I like about the buckles is when I don't need the neck strap, I can remove that and the strap is shorten.

NASS Photo
19th of July 2010 (Mon), 09:06
I have two (2) of the OpTech Pro straps sold here by POTN. Support your brothers & sisters. You can't go wrong.

tonywah
19th of July 2010 (Mon), 15:02
Check it out, I love my R straps
http://www.blackrapid.com/

MOkoFOko
19th of July 2010 (Mon), 23:41
Whoa!! I had no idea there were POTN straps for sale--I may have to get one, should interchange with my optech canon strap.

SnlpeR
19th of July 2010 (Mon), 23:46
i had the ez comfort strap.
i liked the bounciness but the strap was just not wide enough

Jon
22nd of July 2010 (Thu), 13:40
You can support POTN by buying their straps. It's the same one as the pro version you're looking to buy.

http://www.procameragear.com/catalog/product_info.php/cPath/30/products_id/141+1

Whoa!! I had no idea there were POTN straps for sale--I may have to get one, should interchange with my optech canon strap.They will. I have them on all my DSLRs and a pair of heavy binoculars (Canon 15x45 IS).

Wilt
22nd of July 2010 (Thu), 14:06
OpTech Super Classic is my strap of choice for cameras that are not heavy 1Ds or that do not have supertelephotos hanging off them.

lannes
22nd of July 2010 (Thu), 21:10
Optech Utility strap swing, combines the great optech shoulder pad with black rapid like sling functionality.

http://www.optech-online.co.uk/optech-utility-sling-camera-strap-black.htm

RetroBlader
23rd of July 2010 (Fri), 04:01
I've got every color of the POTN strap with extenders for 2.


This way you can colour-match no matter which bag you decide to use that day, right?

:D

MOkoFOko
23rd of July 2010 (Fri), 04:14
This way you can colour-match no matter which bag you decide to use that day, right?

:D

I believe you have it all wrong... it has nothing to do with functionality/usefulness.

...gotta catch'em all!!

SuzyView
23rd of July 2010 (Fri), 12:57
I believe you have it all wrong... it has nothing to do with functionality/usefulness.

...gotta catch'em all!!

LOL. I have the colors because I have 4 camera tools. I use all the time. The red is on my most used 5D2. The black is on my 7D, and that strap is much longer, using the extenders. The 40D has the blue strap and the lens bag has the green one. If you get the strap in one color, you'd get pretty confused quick. And the price is reasonable enough, it's not a hardship to get them all.

ImRaptor
23rd of July 2010 (Fri), 15:10
I use one of these now. http://optechusa.com/product/detail/?PRODUCT_ID=87&PRODUCT_SUB_ID=&CATEGORY_ID=4

Regardless what combination of body and lens I take with me, or if I decide to take two bodies, that is always comfortable for me.

rfreschner
24th of July 2010 (Sat), 20:34
^^^ http://www.rickfreschner.com/photos/414977773_7rbSU-S.gif

MOkoFOko
24th of July 2010 (Sat), 20:39
I use one of these now. http://optechusa.com/product/detail/?PRODUCT_ID=87&PRODUCT_SUB_ID=&CATEGORY_ID=4

Regardless what combination of body and lens I take with me, or if I decide to take two bodies, that is always comfortable for me.

Wouldn't you worry about smacking them with your hands as you walk? Even worse if you wear a big metal watch on one of your wrists (just look at the guy in the picture)

rfreschner
24th of July 2010 (Sat), 20:59
Wouldn't you worry about smacking them with your hands as you walk? Even worse if you wear a big metal watch on one of your wrists (just look at the guy in the picture)

I haven't had any issues like that so far. The setup is very comfortable and allows me to have both hands free.

ImRaptor
24th of July 2010 (Sat), 21:55
Wouldn't you worry about smacking them with your hands as you walk? Even worse if you wear a big metal watch on one of your wrists (just look at the guy in the picture)

Not at all. I don't worry about it and it doesn't happen.
Besides, I'm pretty certain that even I was smacking my cameras with my hands: my camera would get the better side of that exchange. I'm not going to go and slap my 1D to verify that though.