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Custom SLR Glide Strap, is it any good?

 
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May 01, 2011 19:21 |  #1

http://customslr.com/p​roducts/glide-strap/ (external link)

Just wondering if anyone has jumped in on this strap. It hasn't been out for long. Hoping early adopters can offer their opinions.




  
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May 01, 2011 19:41 |  #2

I don't know how good that one would be with the plastic camera attachment? I would probably go for another well known brand like Black Rapid RS-5 strap. I don't trust my camera with a strap that has a plastic quick release on it.

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May 02, 2011 00:22 |  #3

Saint728 wrote in post #12329343 (external link)
I don't know how good that one would be with the plastic camera attachment? I would probably go for another well known brand like Black Rapid RS-5 strap. I don't trust my camera with a strap that has a plastic quick release on it.

Take Care,
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My thoughts exactly. Their c-loop attachment seems to be well made and have received favorable reviews, so I'm giving them the benefit of the doubt with their strap. However, the plastic pivoting buckles leave me a bit apprehensive.




  
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Jun 25, 2011 17:59 |  #4

Hi Guys, I thought I would pitch in. The plastic buckles are rated for 180lbs and made in the USA. The Custom SLR strap system was recently ranked #1 in Advanced Photographer magazine.

Advanced Photographer UK review:
http://www.scribd.com …rapher-Camera-Straps-Test (external link)

Photo IT Enquirer review:
http://photo.it-enquirer.com …d-split-strap-glidestrap/ (external link)

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Jun 27, 2011 01:11 |  #5

I have both the C-loop and the Glide strap on my camera. They both work very well. I have no concerns about the plastic buckles either, they are not flimsy. The strap is extremely comfortable even after hours of use.


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Jun 27, 2011 11:19 |  #6

Come on! $64? God bless them if they can sell them for that!

Optech sling strap is perfectly comfortable at 1/3 the price.



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Jul 04, 2011 19:05 |  #7

i just received my custom slr glide strap. i like it! rates 95/100, highest rating of all these straps.


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Jul 08, 2011 18:10 |  #8

i just got mine as well. feels really comfortable and light. i was debating between the rs7 and this and glad i went with the c-loop + glide strap. only downside is that i'll have to take it off now to mount the camera on a tripod but i can def. live with that as i don't shoot on the tripod a lot. i never tried the rs7, but i have no regrets getting the c-loop + glide strap combo
anyone in the market for a side strap should def consider this


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Jul 08, 2011 19:39 |  #9

HoosierJoe wrote in post #12665154 (external link)
Come on! $64? God bless them if they can sell them for that!

Optech sling strap is perfectly comfortable at 1/3 the price.

+1 for the Op/Tech Sling...


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Jul 08, 2011 22:52 |  #10

only question i have is how strong that female quick (or clip?) attach bar is that comes with the glide strap. videos ive seen had the strap attached directly to the c-loop and not the buckle. curious to see how much that plastic would withstand overtime. anyone have any vids?

i dont have super heavy gear or do anything super active so i think im safe. but after continuos locking, and unlocking of that bar, or constant weight on it over time, maybe that will make the plastic a bit more flexy n brittle over time?


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Jul 08, 2011 23:02 |  #11

More snap clips = more potential points of failure....no thanks. If you've bought one and are happy with it, great! But I'll stick with locking metal clips for holding on to my gear...


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Jul 09, 2011 10:00 |  #12

yea i was thinking of replacing that buckle with black rapids metal connectr2


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Jul 09, 2011 14:29 |  #13

john_galt wrote in post #12729546 (external link)
yea i was thinking of replacing that buckle with black rapids metal connectr2

You can do that... I think they even promote it. I think it's a better option than using the c-loop and that giant buckle.

BTW custom SLR stuff is now available on BH: http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …4294255798/phd/​4195114673 (external link)


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Jul 11, 2011 14:05 as a reply to  @ ebert's post |  #14

Interesting...this posting (external link) shows a date of August 2010 that shows a Capa Pro series camera strap very similar to the Custom SLR split strap. I was always under the impression that Custom SLR "invented" their own strap/pad. Looks like as if they copied and altered Capa's design.


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Jul 11, 2011 14:49 |  #15

I have it, and the buckle and everything is perfectly fine, however I would go for black rapid instead.


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