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[REVIEW] NEW Luma Loop Mk II ~Beta~

 
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Dec 08, 2010 09:58 |  #61

Jeff Smith wrote in post #11415053 (external link)
As stated above it does come with two cam buckles but I tried putting one on the strap and it doesn't close all the way no matter how I installed it. The part that hinges doesn't close all the way down on the strap. I emailed them and they got right back to me and I still had questions about it and I sent a photo with my question tonight so I'm sure they'll get back in the morning with a response. I'll post what they said when I find out.

I just checked their website a while ago and they are sold out of both straps and the lanyard already. Looks like it's been a popular product launch.

I've been informed that the cambuckles may not be included in the future. There may be issues with them like the one you are experiencing. Perhaps only the first batch/sets will have them.

If there's a better way to "lock" the camera to certain location on the strap, I'd be really interested in it. With my current strap (Optech) if I want it in the front, I have to use my hand. If I want it behind me, I don't have an option.


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Dec 08, 2010 11:32 |  #62

Blurr Cube wrote in post #11416234 (external link)
I've been informed that the cambuckles may not be included in the future. There may be issues with them like the one you are experiencing. Perhaps only the first batch/sets will have them.

If there's a better way to "lock" the camera to certain location on the strap, I'd be really interested in it. With my current strap (Optech) if I want it in the front, I have to use my hand. If I want it behind me, I don't have an option.

cam buckles are too flimsy to hold the camera and lens... especially bigger zooms and pro bodies...

if you must have something to limit the movement of the camera, go pick up a 1" ladder lock buckle with a more defined shape such as thefourth item on this page (external link), undo the webbing at back and install it.

it is not a quick adjust, but will hold in place depending on how you loop the webbing.


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Dec 08, 2010 11:33 |  #63

Jeff Smith wrote in post #11415053 (external link)
As stated above it does come with two cam buckles but I tried putting one on the strap and it doesn't close all the way no matter how I installed it. The part that hinges doesn't close all the way down on the strap. I emailed them and they got right back to me and I still had questions about it and I sent a photo with my question tonight so I'm sure they'll get back in the morning with a response. I'll post what they said when I find out.

I just checked their website a while ago and they are sold out of both straps and the lanyard already. Looks like it's been a popular product launch.

the webbing is too heavy to be used with this type of plastic cam buckles.

as my post above, get a ladder lock buckle and use it to limit movement.


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Dec 08, 2010 12:12 |  #64

Kinghong1970, thanks for the idea. I'll get one like that.


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Dec 08, 2010 12:36 |  #65

Jeff Smith wrote in post #11417060 (external link)
Kinghong1970, thanks for the idea. I'll get one like that.

Can two of these ladder locks be easily installed on the Loop? Meaning take it apart easily to slide in these ladder locks?


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Dec 08, 2010 13:59 |  #66

Okay, i just received my Luma Loop II and it's one of the best straps i've owned so far. Very comfortable and the securing QR mechanism is really well made, no fear of it dropping my camera what so ever.

Now the questions.. What exactly is the purpose the cambuckles? Act as a stopper to "stop" the camera on a certain location on the strap upon release?

I'm having similar issues with the above posters. The buckle wouldn't shut all the way.


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Dec 08, 2010 15:13 |  #67

the cam buckles are designed to use with a loose end tab to adjust length... but i believe their use is for limiting the movement of the camera sling slider within the set cam buckles.

yes, you can install as many cam buckles as you like.

when i get home, i'll cut up some of my old bags and do a mock up of installation and test and post pics.

if you're good with your hands... you can take a slimmer file and try to file down the gripping teeth on the cam buckles so they have enough room for lever to close.

but again, let me go back home and do some fiddling...


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Dec 08, 2010 15:46 |  #68

Lets see some pictures! I was going to order one but decided to wait until others had them in hand!




  
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Dec 08, 2010 15:53 |  #69

worrptangl wrote in post #11418294 (external link)
Lets see some pictures! I was going to order one but decided to wait until others had them in hand!

Pictures of? Albert did an excellent job "documenting" the strap already.

Is there a specific part that you want to see?


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Dec 08, 2010 18:30 |  #70

Holding different lenses, actually wearing them. I'm just curious to see it in use.




  
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Dec 08, 2010 19:11 |  #71

worrptangl wrote in post #11419165 (external link)
Holding different lenses, actually wearing them. I'm just curious to see it in use.

I can probably snap a few images later on tonight.


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Dec 08, 2010 19:40 |  #72

Jdmhood wrote in post #11419347 (external link)
I can probably snap a few images later on tonight.

Awesome!




  
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Dec 13, 2010 17:24 as a reply to  @ worrptangl's post |  #73

AdamC wrote in post #11406212 (external link)
heh, you think you've got problems? I'm on the other side of the Pacific Ocean - I ordered mine 9 days ago and I'm still waiting.

Jdmhood wrote in post #11406364 (external link)
Hey, that's only halfway around the world. I live on the opposite side of the continent. :lol:

Well, I finally got mine today - carded yesterday, picked up this morning. Only 12 days from Portland Oregon to Newcastle NSW! :rolleyes: Yay USPS!

Anyway, haven't had a chance to try it yet but it looks great! :)


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Dec 13, 2010 21:04 |  #74

still waiting on mine. 12 days and counting..


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Dec 15, 2010 20:25 |  #75

Alright, so I finally received my loop yesterday, and gave it a test run right after work. I have to say this thing is amazing in comfort, and ease of use. This is my first strap other than the canon strap, so I have nothing to compare to, but I don't see myself ever trying another one.

As for the clamps that came with the strap, I have no issues with it, and it has served its purpose for me. No it does not clamp allllll the way shut, but it clamps down enough to stay out of the way and serve its purpose of limiting the area of which my camera can go before it moves the "banana". So I'm not sure what problems people are having with the clamps, but mine work just fine.


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