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Black Rapid/Luma Loop sling strap question

 
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Jul 10, 2010 16:14 |  #1

I've been looking at these and my question is
A) Do they fit someone like me who is 5' 11" and about 290 lbs.
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B) My left shoulder has bursitis which can be a real pain (yes you can laugh)
and i want to know if either strap will aggravate it in anyway

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Jul 10, 2010 16:15 |  #2

How heavy is your camera+lens?




  
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Jul 10, 2010 16:17 |  #3

from one mike d to another:

50d w grip the heaviest lenses being the 400 5.6 L & the 80-200mm F2.8 L


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Jul 10, 2010 16:22 |  #4

jjackflash wrote in post #10512344 (external link)
from one mike d to another:

50d w grip the heaviest lenses being the 400 5.6 L & the 80-200mm F2.8 L

I have similar sized gear and use the Op/Tech strap over my left shoulder lengthened into a sling. I find the weight easy to manage but I don't have any shoulder problems. You might want to look into one of the harness type carriers so you're not sticking the entire load on your bad shoulder.




  
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Jul 10, 2010 16:29 |  #5

thanks
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Jul 10, 2010 20:14 |  #6

jjackflash

REVIEW link in my sig, you'll see a comparison review of the BR vs LL
i'm not sure what bursitis is... but LL may be the better choice.

the neoprene padding is less aggravating to the skin, and also it is a very small profile shoulder pad.

only concern would be that either of the straps, the shoulder pad relocates as you frequently raise and shoot...

the neoprene on the LL stays better... but it's your call.

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btw, jsut googled bursitis... um... cotton carrier may be your only friend... lol.. that looks painful.


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Jul 11, 2010 03:01 |  #7

I've got the LL strap, I'm 6' 4in. and don't have it extended to full length. The shoulder pad is very comfortable.




  
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Jul 11, 2010 07:01 |  #8

kinghong:
i read your review last week....it was informative
& yes it does hurt but not every second of the day
i will not lift anything with a bit of weight to it with that arm
Janner
go to hear we have the height covered but what about the width
all my shirts are 2xl

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Jul 11, 2010 21:01 |  #9

jjackflash wrote in post #10515080 (external link)
kinghong:
i read your review last week....it was informative
& yes it does hurt but not every second of the day
i will not lift anything with a bit of weight to it with that arm
Janner
go to hear we have the height covered but what about the width
all my shirts are 2xl

tahnks

jjackflash, the LL stretches out a full 29" folded... if you have any tape measure or a long twine, measure out 29" folded and sling it over your shoulder.

i'm not as tall as you but i'm not the slimmest person... far from it... and LL is fine across the shoulder.


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Jul 12, 2010 07:27 as a reply to  @ kinghong1970's post |  #10

jjackflash

I bought the BR DR-1 double strap recently and, like you, I prefer 2xl sizes for my shirts. When I use the straps as a single, I find the length just about right. It doesn't matter which way round the strap goes (apart from the quick release buckle is on the front when you put the strap on back to front :rolleyes: ) but it is very comfortable. I have neck pain and can't stand anything round my neck so the BR double strap is ideal for me. I load it with 40D/grip and 100-400 on one side and 40D/grip and 28-135 on the other and have done 6+ hours with no ill effects.

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Jul 12, 2010 12:13 as a reply to  @ jjackflash's post |  #11

So are my shirts. I think you will find the LL to be OK.

Janner
go to hear we have the height covered but what about the width
all my shirts are 2xl

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Jul 12, 2010 12:58 |  #12

does anyone know how short you can make the LL?

I'm 5'3" and slim, I bought an optech sling strap but at it's "shortest" length it the camera still rests below my hip, but within grabbing distance so I've lived with it, if I shorten the strap anymore, then the strap that rests on the shoulder is pulled forward.


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Jul 12, 2010 14:09 |  #13

mr_ecktid wrote in post #10521897 (external link)
does anyone know how short you can make the LL?

I'm 5'3" and slim, I bought an optech sling strap but at it's "shortest" length it the camera still rests below my hip, but within grabbing distance so I've lived with it, if I shorten the strap anymore, then the strap that rests on the shoulder is pulled forward.

29" fully extended = 58" single loop

you should have no problems shortening the loop of the LL and making sure the body is above the waist.

i use it that way when i have my 70-200 attached... tho i find that it being on my waistline is most comfortable and convenient.

i'm 5'4" btw...


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Jul 12, 2010 21:14 |  #14

kinghong1970 wrote in post #10522349 (external link)
29" fully extended = 58" single loop

you should have no problems shortening the loop of the LL and making sure the body is above the waist.

i use it that way when i have my 70-200 attached... tho i find that it being on my waistline is most comfortable and convenient.

i'm 5'4" btw...

So you have your body ABOVE the waist? I'd be happy if I can get mine anywhere near the waist.

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The camera moves "up" the front strap whenever I try "shorten" the strap, so if I go any further than it is in the pictures, the weight of the camera pulls the shoulder strap DOWN so that it's not resting on my shoulder.

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Jul 12, 2010 22:55 |  #15

if you want to keep your Opteka strap, best suggestion is to shorten it from the back side of the loop either tie a knot or if you have access to a bag/shoe repair center, ask them to fasten a permanent rivet on it... make sure you melt the hole with lighter (nylon fibers fray but when applied to heat, will melt into a chunk of plastic)

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i'd say that the height of this form is about 5'11 range... the jacket size on him is a 42, a avg US Medium, borderline L...

the loop is set at the longest... the shortest, the camera will definitely come above your waist line.

i'll take my LL tomorrow and take another pic of this for ya...

wait a bit... k?

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