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Alternatives to LumaLoop strap?

 
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Jul 15, 2010 08:03 |  #1

Anyone know of a good alternative to the LumaLoop strap? Im looking for a decently long swing strap like the Lumaloop but can't justify paying 60+ for one right now. Not a big fan of the plastic clip like the Limaloop mainly just the length and design.

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Jul 15, 2010 08:11 |  #2

Luma Loop is little pricey for what it is but there really isn't a cheaper alternative. I have the LL and must say it is well made and don't regret the purchase.


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Jul 15, 2010 08:29 |  #3

http://www.blackrapid.​com (external link)
but it's as pricey as Luma.


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Jul 15, 2010 09:54 |  #4

and the plastic clip holds my 7D + 70-200 2.8 II just fine...


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Jul 16, 2010 01:22 |  #5

The LL is well made, no problem with the plastic clip and very comfortable with my 7D/24-105L. It is expensive though particularly with the added import charges here in the UK.




  
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Jul 16, 2010 01:36 as a reply to  @ janner's post |  #6

Another vote for the RapidStrap here. I've had mine for over a year now, and I love it when I just need a quick strap to throw on instead of the CC vest.


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Jul 16, 2010 02:58 |  #7

Your looking for the OPTECH Utility strap - Sling version, I would have got one of these, except I had already wasted my money on a couple of BR RS-5's
All the same advantages of the Luma loop and it's lanyard system but at lower price.

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Jul 16, 2010 05:55 |  #8

The OpTech sling is probably the least expensive alternative.

kinghong1970 wrote in post #10541134 (external link)
and the plastic clip holds my 7D + 70-200 2.8 II just fine...


Same here with my 40D + 70-200 f/2.8.

The fact is that most of the bag and strap manufacturers use plastic snap clips. They are designed from robust plastic and require two fingers to unclip. I've tried unclipping them on only one side and the clip will not release -- very secure. I've never had a problem with one of those clips on any bag or strap I've owned. My feeling is that the bag/strap manufacturers would not be using these clips unless they were confident they are secure.


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Jul 16, 2010 07:49 |  #9

The OpTech Utility/Sling has peaked my interest. I wear my camera cross shouldered and, although, I don't have any real issues with my current Optech strap (swinging the camera up to eye level), this looks more comfortable with the countered shoulder pad.


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Jul 16, 2010 07:49 |  #10

Thanks for your posts. I didn't know about the Optech strap.

Elsewhere here someone is using a BR fastener on sling bags, on the strap of the bag.


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Jul 17, 2010 21:27 |  #11

LL is probably the best of the slings. Slings, however, are a pain because:

1. When you bend over, the camera comes sliding around in front. You can avoid this by wearing a standard strap in sling mode.

2. The camera is carried at table/waist height. It gets whacked into tables and whatever you hip check inadvertently.

3. Work fine one way, but over the other shoulder they are on backwards. Can be awkward.

I've tried LL and BR (which is by far the inferior product) and I'm not a fan of either.

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