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Jan 20, 2011 11:00 |  #1

hello,

i have a question regarding those who own/use sling style camera straps such as the black rapid rs series.

when using the strap do you also carry a camera bag?

the reason i ask is because i own a 7mdh bag which i carry on my shoulder or across with the bag sitting on my lower back. with that said you can see how a sling style strap can be less accommodating.

i am still considering a sling style strap for photo walks around the city w/o my camera bag.

what are your thoughts? how many of us use a camera bag and a sling style strap with no issues?

thanks for the input.


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Jan 20, 2011 11:12 |  #2

I have a black rapid, and when using a backpack it is kind of a pain when changing lenses because you have to take the camera strap off to remove backpack, where as a traditional camera strap you can leave the camera around your next. Most of the time I usually take the backpack off. I don't think I could ever go back to the standard strap. The black rapid is so much more comfortable, and quicker access . I'm usually using the 70-200 2.8 and even with the weight it's great not holding the camera just letting it hang. And bang it's ready to shoot when you need it. But every now and then with the camera rubbing my side the auto focus gets shut off. Need to put some gaffers tape on to stop it.


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Jan 20, 2011 12:33 |  #3

lilmill wrote in post #11678844 (external link)
I have a black rapid, and when using a backpack it is kind of a pain when changing lenses because you have to take the camera strap off to remove backpack, where as a traditional camera strap you can leave the camera around your next. Most of the time I usually take the backpack off. I don't think I could ever go back to the standard strap. The black rapid is so much more comfortable, and quicker access . I'm usually using the 70-200 2.8 and even with the weight it's great not holding the camera just letting it hang. And bang it's ready to shoot when you need it. But every now and then with the camera rubbing my side the auto focus gets shut off. Need to put some gaffers tape on to stop it.

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Jan 20, 2011 12:39 |  #4

I use a blackrapid strap and a 6MDH bag when walking around. I keep the bag on one side with the strap over my head on the opposite shoulder while doing the reverse if I have my camera out. Clunky but works pretty good.


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Jan 20, 2011 12:45 |  #5

Someone here posted showing a sling bag strap being used to support a camera; the slider fitting was connected to the tripod socket and slid freely on the bag strap.
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Jan 20, 2011 12:54 |  #6

lilmill wrote in post #11678844 (external link)
I have a black rapid, and when using a backpack it is kind of a pain when changing lenses because you have to take the camera strap off to remove backpack,

That's why I had the BR Strap UNDER my backpack. I take my backpack off a lot more than the sling strap. I just went on vacation and had my RS-5 and a backpack on for 10 hours a day. It was VERY comfortable and super easy to use. I'm so very satisfied with my Black Rapid RS-5.


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Jan 20, 2011 19:39 |  #7

I don't have a backpack that is conducive to quick lens changes (Lowepro Orion Trekker) so I end up with my backpack on and my CS strap (BR competitor) over the backpack and my second lens off my belt or in a jacket pocket. If I need to take the backpack off, I swing the strap forward to hang off my neck like a conventional strap and take the backpack off.

Now changing lenses with a speed strap is a little different though :D


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Jan 20, 2011 20:38 |  #8

On two of my bags I'm using the main bag strap as the sling strap and just attaching the karrabiner to the Black Rapid FastenR/3


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Jan 20, 2011 21:01 |  #9

Camera sling=left shoulder to right hip
Camera bag=right shoulder to left hip




  
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Jan 21, 2011 08:32 |  #10

I see the sling strap as something that helps me shoot instantly. So I guess I don't want to compromise this by blocking its use by another strap, bag or backpack.
mike_d has it right for me.

lannes thanks for saying what I tried to say, and saying it better!

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Jan 21, 2011 09:35 |  #11

Anyone else having the problem of the focus switching to manual from rubbing. I have also thought about sending my 7d into canon for 100 bucks they will change the mode dial to the locking style like on the 60d ive grabbed mine b4 and stared firing shoots quickly only to realize the mode has been changed to tv.


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Jan 27, 2011 19:26 |  #12

lilmill wrote in post #11685175 (external link)
Anyone else having the problem of the focus switching to manual from rubbing. I have also thought about sending my 7d into canon for 100 bucks they will change the mode dial to the locking style like on the 60d ive grabbed mine b4 and stared firing shoots quickly only to realize the mode has been changed to tv.

Nah actually never happened to me. Though I have had friendly photographers grab it and change all the settings minutes before a paid concert shoot.

Imagine my facial expression the first five seconds. Luckily I still got alright shots.


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Jan 27, 2011 20:07 |  #13

Looking at prob purchasing a sling soon.


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Jan 27, 2011 20:13 |  #14

I don't have a BR yet (hard to swallow the price) but carry my camera across the body. I also have a retrospective 10 i work out of. I just have the bag on first, left side, camera next, right side.




  
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