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Sep 20, 2010 17:37 |  #46

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No, I don't think it is. You can wear straps out on Canon cameras.

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Thanks, John, I guess I should also watch from time to time the leather strip on that hand strap where it goes through the Adapt-It.


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Sep 22, 2010 18:49 as a reply to  @ tvphotog's post |  #47

I think I've found the perfect strap for the Adapt-Its. They are indestructable, and I got an indestructable steel cable strap for them. The CityStrap, which I've reviewed here.

I do a lot of traveling into some fringe places, and security is a must for me. New York isn't fringe, but it can be tacky in places, and I plan to use this setup here as well. I've been using the PacSafe 100 but will switch to this rig.


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Sep 23, 2010 18:22 |  #48

I guess I must orginally have been from Missouri, because I've got to be shown that bending the Adapt-It 180 degrees won't cause it to crack along the fold. I put an Adapt-It bent back on itself that way in a bulldog clip on my desk. Easier than removing the L bracket each time to look at the one on the camera. I'll check the one on my desk every few weeks to make sure no cracks appear.

If so, I'll save my equipment before the Adapt-It breaks in the field; if not, one more torture test passed by the gadget. I don't want to risk that a $0.50 item will fail and total a few thousand dollars of equipment...no matter what the engineers say.

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Sep 24, 2010 01:37 |  #49

tvphotog wrote in post #10966179 (external link)
I guess I must orginally have been from Missouri, because I've got to be shown that bending the Adapt-It 180 degrees won't cause it to crack along the fold. I put an Adapt-It bent back on itself that way in a bulldog clip on my desk. Easier than removing the L bracket each time to look at the one on the camera. I'll check the one on my desk every few weeks to make sure no cracks appear.

You'll need to add some sort of load as well to simulate how your using it.


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Sep 24, 2010 07:35 |  #50

Do you think we may be obsessing a bit here? ;)

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Sep 24, 2010 07:47 |  #51

JohnJ80 wrote in post #10969223 (external link)
Do you think we may be obsessing a bit here? ;)

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Of course. Didn't we agree that photographers are obsessives?

Anyway, I'm concerned about a untested use of a good product which I don't want to damage my equipment, just because it keeps the look of my camera clean.

Obsessive is what that guy on B&H Reviews did with freezing, heating and having a friend help pull on the darned thing. This just sits on my desk.


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Sep 24, 2010 07:52 |  #52

I know, I'm the same way.

I have a feeling that this little piece of plastic will probably outlast all of us. When archeologists dig us up 1000 years from now, it will still be there looking like it was brand new.

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Sep 26, 2010 16:06 |  #53

I'm not going to post the large photos again but https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=906118.


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Sep 26, 2010 19:03 |  #54

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Which strap are you using with the Adapt-It? It looks like an Op/Tech connector, but I do not recognize the strap.

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Sep 26, 2010 19:24 |  #55

POTN Strap (see link at top of page for POTN Shop) which is a POTN-branded OpTech Pro. Highly recommended. I have them on several cameras and my heavy binoculars.


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Sep 26, 2010 19:27 |  #56

That is the regular POTN Optech strap but I added some neoprene sleeves form a Pacsafe "CarrySafe 100" strap that I wasn't using.

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Sep 26, 2010 19:33 |  #57

Funny, I did the same thing with my CityStrap, which has the same steel cables but a thicker shoulder pad and is wider than the Pacsafe.

The two neoprene sleeves bunch up over the carabiner connections, making it really snatchproof.

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Sep 26, 2010 19:43 |  #58

msowsun wrote in post #10982897 (external link)
That is the regular POTN Optech strap ...

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I know I am going to feel like a dummy; however, I found the swivel connectors (external link), but did not see the strap with the connectors. Must be late and I am having a senior moment, but which one?

The pacsafe neoprene sleeves is a nice touch.

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Sep 26, 2010 20:01 |  #59

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I know I am going to feel like a dummy; however, I found the swivel connectors (external link), but did not see the strap with the connectors. Must be late and I am having a senior moment, but which one?

I'm sorry, you are right. I swapped out the standard connectors with the Optech swivel connectors. I did it so long ago I forgot. (my senior moment) ;)

EDIT: Op/Tech now has an option to order a strap with any type of connection. http://optechusa.com/c​ustom-strap.html (external link)

They also have the "Utility Strap" which can be ordered with 3 types of connections. One option is the Swivel Hooks: http://optechusa.com/s​traps/utility-strap.html (external link)


B&H Opt/Tech Utility Strap with swivel connections: http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …ty_Strap_Swivel​_Hook.html (external link)


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Sep 27, 2010 20:21 as a reply to  @ msowsun's post |  #60

As have others, I have a box full of straps. I just got a set of adapt-its and now I would like to find a strap to use with them.

OK, here are the options I have seen for camera straps to use with adapt-it:

Op/Tech Pro Loop Strap (with custom P.O.T.N. silkscreen) (external link) -- the cost is $18.95 plus shipping, but has loops rather than swivels.

To get swivels ...
OpTech System Connectors - Swivel Hook (#1) 2 connector set (external link) -- the cost is $7.95 plus shipping.

To get neoprene sleeve cover protectors one can buy the
PacSafe CarrySafe 100, Camera Security Strap (Model #2385) (external link) -- the cost is $19.94 plus shipping.

Question - why not just use the PacSafe rather than getting the OpTech combination (POTN + connectors)?

Another option mentioned is the CityStrap (external link) -- the cost depends on size (50" or 65") and material (Leather or Microfiber) -- $16/$30 for 50" plus shipping. The reviewer preferred the CityStrap over the PacSafe saying, "... it has a much more comfortable strap shoulder pad than the Pacsafe, better padded and wider at the shoulder." This option was the choice of the reviewer.

The OpTech connectors appear to be plastic whereas the others are metal. Anyone have problems with the metal scratching the LCD or camera?

I have some TT straps that have heavy hooks that appear to have the potential to scratch. I'd like to avoid that.

Of course, this issue is a somewhat personal choice. Have any of the posters on this topic changed their minds or are they still very happy with their choice.

Your comments would be appreciated.

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