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agphotography- Thanks for "wright-up". I was thinking about picking up, one but one question. I am 6'1" and just checked one of my straps, it came out to be 46" from lug to lug. You said yours was a tad bit to long, I was wondering...how tall are you so I can judge the lenth I need?

Johnj80- Where did you get the QD's? Great idea!!!

Thank you both!!!

Great question sir! I'm 6'3", In actual use the camera is right at about my waistline, which is honestly fine, I'm accustomed to using very long camera straps. It's only been a recent change to shorter straps for me.

I probably could have gone with maybe a 44" strap but I'm not unhappy with the 46" It just seemed longer than I expected for some reason!

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Agphotography-thank you for the info! Great help.

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The connectors on the camera side are the Optech Adapt-its. See here:

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What I use now, and actually like better is the optech system loop connectors:

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They seem to work better and are marginally larger than the Adapt-its. By the time you loop them through the camera lugs, they are just slightly larger and they are more flexible.

The hook comes from Berkely Point. See:
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I think White House photographer Pete Souza uses this strap.

Anyway, how wide is the strap? Can't seem to find that info anywhere.

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I'll have to measure it but if I had to guess I'd say it's 1" wide. It's not an exceptionally wide strap which is why I like it.

And yes I do believe Pete Souza uses them :)

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Great! Same width as my favorite strap, the domke gripper. Maybe I can get a Wapiti with just the D-rings so I can use it with my domke swivel connectors.

One of the things I love about the 1" domke gripper is that I can wrap it around my hand and use it as a hand strap. Is this possible/convenient with the Wapiti strap?

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How is the strap as a neck strap vs a shoulder strap? I prefer to wear my strap over my neck across my body.

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hienz wrote in post #13596300external link
Great! Same width as my favorite strap, the domke gripper. Maybe I can get a Wapiti with just the D-rings so I can use it with my domke swivel connectors.

One of the things I love about the 1" domke gripper is that I can wrap it around my hand and use it as a hand strap. Is this possible/convenient with the Wapiti strap?

The domke gripper 1" straps were what I used previously for several years. I've had them tear on me though! The wapiti is super easy to wrap around your wrist and it's actually comfortable, doesn't dig into your skin or anything.

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How is the strap as a neck strap vs a shoulder strap? I prefer to wear my strap over my neck across my body.

All I can say is that the elk leather is supremely comfortable on my neck ;)

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agphotography wrote in post #13597206external link
The domke gripper 1" straps were what I used previously for several years. I've had them tear on me though! The wapiti is super easy to wrap around your wrist and it's actually comfortable, doesn't dig into your skin or anything.

All I can say is that the elk leather is supremely comfortable on my neck ;)

Thank you.

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Thanks Abram! I shall get one of these, soon as I figure out how to get the Elk version to Canada somehow.

Truly appreciate your posts.

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Thanks Abram! I shall get one of these, soon as I figure out how to get the Elk version to Canada somehow.

Truly appreciate your posts.

Yup, you've convinced me.

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Glad I could help share some information my friends.

Dave, if there is something I could do to help let me know.

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Can someone please explain the new bugle strap they offer now?

It's adjustable?

How is that compared to the original?

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agphotography wrote in post #13597704external link
Glad I could help share some information my friends.

Dave, if there is something I could do to help let me know.

Merry Christmas! Thank you that is kind. My wife has family in Georgia. They can bring me a strap if I have it delivered there Very kind of you!

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Tom K. wrote in post #13598247external link
Can someone please explain the new bugle strap they offer now?

It's adjustable?

How is that compared to the original?

The way Mr. Grubbs explained it to me was that if you need to make regular adjustments then you should order the bugle strap. Otherwise the C1 or N1 would be preferred if you do not need to make adjustments.

Also, here is a comment that David left on my blog, to share some additional information.

"Abram,
Thank you for the kind words. For others reading this post, if you already like the length of your current strap, just measure it and order that length. If you don't like the length you order, I can work with you to get you the length you like. Also, the N and C do not designate Nikon and Canon. The "C" strap works great with Nikon cameras using the triangles on the camera lugs. I would actually recommend this to the "N" strap.

Thank you again.

David Grubbs
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