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Old 18th of July 2010 (Sun)   #1
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Default Which Optech Strap?

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 but I also noticed the much more luxurious looking OpTech Pro Camera Strap.

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
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Old 18th of July 2010 (Sun)   #2
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Default Re: Which Optech Strap?

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.
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Old 18th of July 2010 (Sun)   #3
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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...roducts_id/141
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Old 18th of July 2010 (Sun)   #4
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Default Re: Which Optech Strap?

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!
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Old 18th of July 2010 (Sun)   #5
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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...roducts_id/141

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I have one of these and I am very happy with it.
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Old 18th of July 2010 (Sun)   #6
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Default Re: Which Optech Strap?

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.
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Old 18th of July 2010 (Sun)   #7
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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.
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Old 19th of July 2010 (Mon)   #8
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I have two (2) of the OpTech Pro straps sold here by POTN. Support your brothers & sisters. You can't go wrong.
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Old 19th of July 2010 (Mon)   #9
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Check it out, I love my R straps
http://www.blackrapid.com/
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Whoa!! I had no idea there were POTN straps for sale--I may have to get one, should interchange with my optech canon strap.
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Old 19th of July 2010 (Mon)   #11
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i had the ez comfort strap.
i liked the bounciness but the strap was just not wide enough
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Default Re: Which Optech Strap?

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You can support POTN by buying their straps. It's the same one as the pro version you're looking to buy.

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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).
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OpTech Super Classic is my strap of choice for cameras that are not heavy 1Ds or that do not have supertelephotos hanging off them.
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Optech Utility strap swing, combines the great optech shoulder pad with black rapid like sling functionality.

http://www.optech-online.co.uk/optec...trap-black.htm
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Default Re: Which Optech Strap?

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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?

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