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Jul 12, 2011 14:28 |  #1

are there alternatives to this?
first of all let me say i can carry my 1ds, 70-200 around for hours and it wouldnt bother me too much. by all means im not a big guy, average build. but when its around my neck its uncomfortable and hurts my neck after a few minutes.

do i have "good" options or are there third party neck straps that can help?


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Jul 12, 2011 14:33 |  #2
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Perhaps if you ate real hamburgers....you know, beef?

Look into Op-tech.


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Jul 12, 2011 14:34 |  #3

Black Rapid, Luma Loop, Cotton Carrier, Spider Holster


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Jul 12, 2011 15:03 |  #4

luma, black rapid, optech, crumpler industry disgrace




  
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Jul 12, 2011 15:21 as a reply to  @ Bokehlicious's post |  #5

Black Rapid!!


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Jul 12, 2011 16:23 |  #6

Anything that gets the weight off your neck and onto your shoulder will help a ton. That can mean a sling style strap (Black Rapid, Luma Loop, etc) or just a neck strap long enough to wear across your body.




  
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Jul 12, 2011 16:39 |  #7

Any strap long enough to go across your chest with the camera at the hip. A good shoulder pad is essential. The Upstrap, the PacSafe 100, the CityStrap security strap are some.


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Jul 12, 2011 18:34 |  #8

I have a cotton carrier system with a side holster that I absolutely love.


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Jul 12, 2011 18:38 |  #9

I guess I have to represent SunSniper :lol:

I like their connect mechanism better than blackrapids...at least their pro steel strap with bear connector which is one piece.

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Jul 12, 2011 18:41 |  #10

Optech worn cross shouldered.


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Jul 12, 2011 18:43 |  #11

bohdank wrote in post #12747975 (external link)
Optech worn cross shouldered.

check out the POTN Support Shop, they have an OP/Tech shoulder strap system.
http://www.procamerage​ar.com …_info.php/produ​cts_id/964 (external link)


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Jul 12, 2011 19:06 |  #12

Cool. Does it have the "stretch" in the pad. It says neoprene but I'm not sure. If I ever need another strap, I will surely buy that one.

To be honest, a regular Optech works just fine, cross shouldered for me. I have no problem bringing the camera up to shoot. I usually need to do this 50-100 times/night so it's not like it''s a casual necessity. One reason I never went and paid the ripoff BR prices for their straps although I did buy one of their, I think, Connect-R's to attach one of my cameras to my harness. Works great.

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PS: I shoot a LOT of concerts. Never seen anyone with a strap other than a regular one. Not sure what that says.


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Jul 12, 2011 19:06 |  #13

Umm your hand?


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Jul 12, 2011 19:08 |  #14

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Jul 12, 2011 19:10 |  #15

bohdank wrote in post #12748048 (external link)
Cool. Does it have the "stretch" in the pad. It says neoprene but I'm not sure. If I ever need another strap, I will surely buy that one.

To be honest, a regular Optech works just fine, cross shouldered for me. I have no problem bringing the camera up to shoot. I usually need to do this 50-100 times/night so it's not like it''s a casual necessity. One reason I never went and paid the ripoff BR prices for their straps although I did buy one of their, I think, Connect-R's to attach one of my cameras to my harness. Works great.

Thanks.

PS: I shoot a LOT of concerts. Never seen anyone with a strap other than a regular one. Not sure what that says.

I think that shoulder strap is just the extension piece that goes with your existing op/tech neck strap, so you already have to have the neck strap before you buy that...at least that's the way it seems from the product page.


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