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KurtB2080
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Jul 10, 2011 21:38 |  #1

Hi folks,

My normal venue is weddings and I'm usually found with 2 gripped bodies, two heavy lenses, and speedlites attached. I recently got in my 70-200 2.8is II and it is a beast!

What do you guys use/suggest as straps or some sort of harness to lighten the weight of the bodies off of your neck. Since weddings are fast paced, I need something that will keep the bodies from clunking each other, but still easy to grab and fire at a seconds notice.

Just trying to save my neck lol!

Thanks all!


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canondslr
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Jul 11, 2011 03:24 |  #2

BlackRapid DoubleStrap.
I use 5D with 24-70 and 580ex , and 30D with 70-200 and 580ex.




  
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Jul 11, 2011 07:31 |  #3

Lowepro S&F harness. You can hang a body from each strap. It's black and it will disappear on a black shirt and pants. The cameras are in front of you, not at your hips where guests will bump into them.

The discontinued model is better on the shoulders, and is still available at avidmax. (external link) It has a wider yoke in the back and over the shoulders.


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KurtB2080
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Jul 11, 2011 14:13 |  #4

So I checked these out and the BlackRapid DoubleStrap seems cool.

The lowepro one, how do the cameras attach to the vest on the front?


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Jul 11, 2011 18:43 |  #5

I use the black rapid dual strap, and love it
the first time out, I had some lower back pain after a full day of use... now it's not an issue at all - just had to get used to the extra weight and movement....
also get a pack to wear at your belt... I keep a flash in there as spare, plus batteries/etc... to keep me from going back to the main pack


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KurtB2080
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Jul 11, 2011 19:54 |  #6

So I just ordered the Black Rapid dual strap. :)

Should have it by Wed! Thanks B&H!

Thanks all for the input!


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Jul 11, 2011 19:54 |  #7

canondslr wrote in post #12737739 (external link)
BlackRapid DoubleStrap.
I use 5D with 24-70 and 580ex , and 30D with 70-200 and 580ex.

Bump.. Agree...


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Flash: 580EX II (x2) | Battery Pack CP-E4
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Jul 13, 2011 19:16 as a reply to  @ 007's post |  #8

So I got the black rapid in the mail today....awesome!!! I still have to fine tune the fitment but it is really nice, build quality is great, looks cool, and it definitely lightens the load! :)


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