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Old 12th of February 2012 (Sun)   #1
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Default DIY SLR shoulder strap beat Blackrapid, OP/Tech, Luma Cinch

Well, I like most of you guys to search a shoulder strap fro many reasons. However, I don't want to spend another $60-100 on a strap rather than a good filter. Here is the idea sparkling right after watching those above manufactures ads.

I call it: convert the OEM strap to a stable shoulder strap

1, check you fast release plate. If you are lucky as me, there is a slot ready for one strap end. You can buy a Blackrapid hardware instead, but I would not give up my QRP. Open one end of your strap from your camera, and connect it with the QRP (don't ask me how).




2, Adjust the strap length as desired, I am 5'11, the Canon OEM strap length is perfect. Two point connections design maintains you camera very stable, beat Black Rapids fro sure!

3, here it the close-up, mount on ball head without hassle.


Total cost: 0.
Review: much comfortable than hanging on the neck. It's not PRO gear but have very closed performance.
I wish all of you guys like that idea.
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Old 12th of February 2012 (Sun)   #2
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Default Re: DIY SLR shoulder strap beat Blackrapid, OP/Tech, Luma Cinch

my friend has always done this with his strap. except he has a grip so he loops the neck strap on the 2 looping points on the right side of the camera.

only problem with this is is doesn't glide up and down smoothy like a BR/real sling strap. and you can't quickly detach your camera from it. you'd have to take it on and off. oem strap is also not padded and my sniper strap is elastic on it so it is comfortable and expands when needed. oem strap is uncomfortable compared to these no matter how you wear it. this is def more comfortable than wearing it around the neck
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Old 12th of February 2012 (Sun)   #3
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Default Re: DIY SLR shoulder strap beat Blackrapid, OP/Tech, Luma Cinch

Yes, I notice the prob. It is not sliding smoothly as pro does. For most amateur, we have enough time to make a click.
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Default Re: DIY SLR shoulder strap beat Blackrapid, OP/Tech, Luma Cinch

If you don't have a QRP, for the love of god - don't buy the Black Rapid part fastener 3 thingy.

The far better option is the Camera Strap Buddy from PhotoJoJo:

http://photojojo.com/store/awesomene...a-strap-buddy/

It rotates freely and they are nice people to boot!
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Default Re: DIY SLR shoulder strap beat Blackrapid, OP/Tech, Luma Cinch

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If you don't have a QRP, for the love of god - don't buy the Black Rapid part fastener 3 thingy.

The far better option is the Camera Strap Buddy from PhotoJoJo:

http://photojojo.com/store/awesomene...a-strap-buddy/

It rotates freely and they are nice people to boot!
Nice piece.
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Default Re: DIY SLR shoulder strap beat Blackrapid, OP/Tech, Luma Cinch

Can I bump a slightly old thread to ask:

Does anyone know of a plate that could take a 25mm strap?

I'm DIYing a BR copy and trying to come up with a solution that allows the tripod plate to remain on the camera at all times - I love Roy's solution but need to use a 25mm strap.

I've seen the excellent looking M-Connect from Luma (and read a lot about the history of the company). I would love to buy one, but with shipping to London, UK the total cost is $27 which I can't really justify.

Thanks for any help.
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