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Favorite sling system that can accommodate a 70-200/2.8?

 
Hokie ­ Jim
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Sep 19, 2017 13:02 |  #1

For the last few years, I've used a Luma Labs sling setup with my L-bracket equipped 6D. However, this fall I'm getting a 70-200/2.8, and will need to support it by the tripod lug.

What have you guys found to be an efficient system for quickly swapping a sling between a body and a lens tripod mount? I don't need it to be an Arca plate, as I already have one for the body (and will be buying a plate for the lens). Op-Tech? Peak?

Thanks!


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Sep 19, 2017 13:39 |  #2

I have been a fan of the BlackRapid straps for years. They utilize your tripod mounting plate with their own screw/clip. They also now have their own plates.


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Sep 19, 2017 14:01 |  #3

Black Rapid here too.

I carry the 6D with the 70-200 2.8 II or the 100-400 II. Comfy...easy to swing the camera up and down without the strap moving.


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Phoenixkh
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Sep 20, 2017 00:51 |  #4

I use both the Luma Labs Cinch 1 and the Loop 3 Special Edition. I use them interchangeably with both a 70-200 f/2.8 ll and the 100-400L ii. I use a RRS B2-FabN clamp on the end of each of them. They aren't cheap but they fasten onto any Arca Swiss plate, camera or lens. They have never come loose in the field after years of service.


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Sep 20, 2017 15:37 |  #5

I use the black rapid the only change is I did not trust the screw so I use this clamp instead.

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Sep 20, 2017 15:40 |  #6

Black Rapid, esp. their dual-strap system. You should probably have a second camera and lens on the other side of your body even if you don't need it, to balance out the 2.8 - it really does work.


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Sep 20, 2017 16:05 |  #7

Another vote for the Luma Cinch. Never had a problem in multiple years of use.


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Sep 27, 2017 11:52 |  #8

I use the Black Rapid, but I put a second carabiner so one attaches the the lens and the other to the camera body. Just makes me feel a little safer having two points of contact with all that weight.


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Hokie ­ Jim
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Oct 13, 2017 09:10 |  #9

I ended up getting one of those micro RRS clamps with a Magpul swivel, and just re-used the Luma strap. Small enough not to get in the way on the rails of either the camera or lens.


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