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Jul 19, 2011 14:15 |  #1

So lately I avoided using the strap for the Canon around my neck, because I just don't want people to see that I'm sporting a Canon 50D around. It came with the camera, but I am looking around for something else. Something that is strong, comfortable, and doesn't stand out. Oh, not too expensive like this (external link) and this (external link)
What are you using for your camera?


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Jul 19, 2011 14:49 |  #2

try here:

http://www.procamerage​ar.com/catalog/index.p​hp?cPath=30 (external link)

(this supports POTN as well)


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Jul 19, 2011 14:52 as a reply to  @ SMP_Homer's post |  #3

I too am shooting a 50D and I have been using an Op/Tech strap since they first came out with the POTN logo. That's been what, maybe 6 years now? Anyway I use it with two extensions. With them attached, I can readily carry the camera across my chest and the camera just sort of hugs my right hip. I can walk without it flapping around in the breeze and it is much more secure and easy to grab.
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http://optechusa.com/e​xtensions.html (external link)




  
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Jul 19, 2011 14:59 |  #4

Thanks guys.
Just ordered me one of thisCAPA (external link), and as well as the hand grip.


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Jul 19, 2011 15:02 |  #5

Get a Black Rapid R-Strap, have been using one for years, one my better investments.


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Jul 19, 2011 15:05 |  #6

I forgot to add that I also have a hand strap on my camera . . . and though I went with the op/tech strap and an Opteka hand strap, it hangs (as I previously mentioned) just like shown in the CAPA picture. Good going!

tkadrum wrote in post #12787169 (external link)
Thanks guys.
Just ordered me one of thisCAPA (external link), and as well as the hand grip.




  
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Jul 19, 2011 15:31 |  #7

Love the Upstrap, the Industry Disgrace and the POTN staps.


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Jul 19, 2011 16:06 |  #8

Well, just canceled my CAPA and ordered this Wapiti Strap (external link). It is exactly what I've been looking for. :)


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Jul 20, 2011 11:26 |  #9

That narrow strap will dig into your shoulder after a while. Why not any of the tried and true ones mentioned above?


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Jul 20, 2011 15:01 |  #10

tvphotog wrote in post #12792226 (external link)
That narrow strap will dig into your shoulder after a while. Why not any of the tried and true ones mentioned above?

I think the wapiti strap was meant to be a neck strap instead of a shoulder one.
I've only heard good things about it... but I've already spent too much on camera accessories :lol:

I use a optech strap... and I find it to be okay. Not amazing like everyone says.


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Jul 20, 2011 15:08 |  #11

or you can check this out...

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Jul 20, 2011 15:33 as a reply to  @ shutterpat's post |  #12

After using an R-strap and banging my camera and flash on every tree and bush in the woods (shooting a mountain bike race) I took the thing off and bought an Upstrap for both bodies. Best move I ever made, go to the Upstrap.

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Jul 20, 2011 15:38 |  #13

tkadrum wrote in post #12786947 (external link)
So lately I avoided using the strap for the Canon around my neck, because I just don't want people to see that I'm sporting a Canon 50D around. It came with the camera, but I am looking around for something else. Something that is strong, comfortable, and doesn't stand out. Oh, not too expensive like this (external link) and this (external link)
What are you using for your camera?

?? 50D in not any special - not worth that much, might be better to show the strap:)

anyway - take a look at blackrapid




  
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Jul 20, 2011 15:42 |  #14

Why do people care about these things, I walk around with a Canon 7D, sporting a SmugMug Pro strap and hand strap combination I created, and I carry it with my Bigma (Sigma 50-500mm) lens. No one has said boo, most people just ask if I work for a newspaper or something.


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Jul 20, 2011 18:45 |  #15

I know you already ordered something, but heck.. might as well toss in my two cents. Recently, I turfed the Canon strap that came with my RebelXS. I kinda like the logo on the strap, so people know I'm awesome, but I didn't care for discomfort it gave me.

It was a toss up between an Optech Super Classic, or the Crumpler Industry Disgrace. In the end, I went with the crumpler. I found it to be not as big/bulky as pictures online led me to think it was. I like that it has just a teensy bit of bounce, and the foamy padding right around the back of the neck widens the strap and makes it very comfortable. Really makes my camera lighter than it is. The Op/Tech was nice (and I like the buckle idea), but it just had just a bit too much bounce, and the Crumpler was definately more comfortable.

For a next strap: the Crumpler Industry Disgrace. One day in the distant future I'll try out a Black-Rapid style strap.


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