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John ­ from ­ PA
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Aug 28, 2017 11:11 |  #1

https://www.ponteleath​er.com/ (external link)

Anyone tried this?

If you use a backpack, it seems like a good way to get the camera weight onto shoulders as opposed to a neck strap. My one concern is it being cumbersome when you want to take the backpack off and sit down.




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Aug 28, 2017 11:48 |  #2

I haven't used a neckstrap of any kind since I discovered the Peak Design Cuff. Cheap, handy, versatile. Buy an extra set of snap-tabs and you can hang your camera anywhere when you need both hands free. Luv 'em.


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Aug 28, 2017 12:40 |  #3

At the risk of making the firm bankrupt, can't you just slot a normal strap through the rucksack handle? Use a strap like the Peak, instant release too? Or am I missing something?


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Aug 28, 2017 18:05 |  #4

I was wondering about what would happen when you see that unmissable subject but need to change lenses quickly? I have visions of camera in the teeth followed by a crunch and then the sound of breaking glass.

The principle is sound and it will certainly take the load off your neck, just not sure about the practicality.


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Aug 29, 2017 12:20 |  #5

Why would it hit you in the teeth? You're still wearing the rucksack as normal so it's only taking the load off your neck, it's not perfect balanced against it?


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Aug 29, 2017 15:52 as a reply to welshwizard1971's post |  #6

The effect of whipping of the backpack quickly to grab another lens while forgetting that the camera is still attached to it!

The OP recognises this potential problem: "My one concern is it being cumbersome when you want to take the backpack off and sit down." Speed things up and, potentially, accidents could happen. If your camera does not have interchangeable lenses then this may not be an issue - but the weight is not likely to be an issue on a fixed lens camera either.


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Aug 29, 2017 18:11 |  #7

You could say, as does the OP, that it looks potentially cumbersome ... but I'd say it looks definitely dangerous.

This is a seriously flawed concept. Back to the drawing board!




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Aug 30, 2017 00:14 as a reply to johnf3f's post |  #8

Ahhh got ya, I can see where you're coming from now :)


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Aug 30, 2017 18:37 as a reply to welshwizard1971's post |  #9

I wouldn't have foreseen this, potential, problem had I not had some issues myself.


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Aug 30, 2017 20:38 |  #10

welshwizard1971 wrote in post #18439243 (external link)
At the risk of making the firm bankrupt, can't you just slot a normal strap through the rucksack handle?

Or just attach it with a $2 carabiner.


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