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Which Optech Strap?

 
inverseSquare
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Jul 18, 2010 11:36 |  #1

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

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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Jul 18, 2010 13:08 |  #2

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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Jul 18, 2010 13:24 |  #3

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

http://www.procamerage​ar.com .../cPath/30/products_​id/141external link




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Jul 18, 2010 13:29 |  #4

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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Jul 18, 2010 13:36 |  #5

jdizzle wrote in post #10558744external link
You can support POTN by buying their straps. It's the same one as the pro version you're looking to buy.

http://www.procamerage​ar.com .../cPath/30/products_​id/141external link

+1
I have one of these and I am very happy with it.


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Jul 18, 2010 19:36 |  #6

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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Jul 18, 2010 19:39 |  #7

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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Jul 19, 2010 09:06 as a reply to raiyo's post |  #8

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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Jul 19, 2010 15:02 |  #9

Check it out, I love my R straps
http://www.blackrapid.​com/external link




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Jul 19, 2010 23:41 |  #10

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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Jul 19, 2010 23:46 as a reply to MOkoFOko's post |  #11

i had the ez comfort strap.
i liked the bounciness but the strap was just not wide enough




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Jul 22, 2010 13:40 as a reply to SnlpeR's post |  #12

jdizzle wrote in post #10558744external link
You can support POTN by buying their straps. It's the same one as the pro version you're looking to buy.

http://www.procamerage​ar.com .../cPath/30/products_​id/141external link

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MOkoFOko wrote in post #10568398external link
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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Jul 22, 2010 14:06 |  #13

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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Jul 22, 2010 21:10 |  #14

Optech Utility strap swing, combines the great optech shoulder pad with black rapid like sling functionality.

http://www.optech-online.co.uk ...ng-camera-strap-black.htmexternal link


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Jul 23, 2010 04:01 |  #15

SuzyView wrote in post #10560373external link
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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