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Dec 29, 2011 02:28 |  #181

Crumpler Industry Disgrace here as well. Unfortunately, I just noticed that it's coming apart already after 2 days. Back to the store it goes.


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Dec 29, 2011 04:08 |  #182

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Dec 29, 2011 11:23 |  #183

Is that a Gucci camera strap?


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Dec 30, 2011 02:02 |  #184

chrisandaivi wrote in post #13615304 (external link)
Is that a Gucci camera strap?

No. just a retro Korean made strap i bought from eBay.


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Dec 30, 2011 03:48 as a reply to  @ icekendi's post |  #185
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^ Looks good but painful too. No cushioning to ease pressure on the neck.

I'm using a "Crumpler - industry disgrace". A very comfortable strap with a fitting name. (As in disgrace for Canon, Nikon and all other camera manufacturers who put neck torturing straps on their DSLRs.)


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Dec 30, 2011 11:46 |  #186

chrisandaivi wrote in post #13615304 (external link)
Is that a Gucci camera strap?

LOL I was going to ask the same thing, the bag too! :lol:


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Dec 30, 2011 18:31 |  #187

flowrider wrote in post #13613805 (external link)
Crumpler Industry Disgrace here as well. Unfortunately, I just noticed that it's coming apart already after 2 days. Back to the store it goes.

Crumpler Singapore Sling for me - my first camera strap other than a Canon one.

http://www.crumpler.eu …sprache=EN&prod​uctID=7743 (external link)

It's way more comfy to wear, although a little bulkier to store (in my Crumpler photo bag, of course! ;) ).

I like the fact I can unclip the strap from the camera without having to remove the strap from the metal hooks too...



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Dec 30, 2011 23:26 |  #188
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flowrider wrote in post #13613805 (external link)
Crumpler Industry Disgrace here as well. Unfortunately, I just noticed that it's coming apart already after 2 days. Back to the store it goes.

You must have gotten a very very very bad copy.

I've been using mine for over a year now, while traveling across the world. It is as good as new.


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Jan 03, 2012 23:47 |  #189

I use one of these and love it.

http://www.spiderholst​er.com/dual-camera-system.html (external link)


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May 28, 2012 16:47 |  #190

I figured I should post the custom/modded one I made. (under $10)

I had a Crumpler Industry Disgrace that I received for free when I bought my XSi from a friend. At first the strap was ok for short use, but wearing it for an hour or more really started to bother my neck/shoulder(s) (especially with a bigger lens and grip attached). Soon after getting the camera I went to a photo show up here in Toronto with a couple of photog friends. I noticed that one of them had turned their Crumpler into a sling. I took a look at how he made his and decided that I would do the same thing to mine (only better). The next day I went to the local fabric store to pick up some items.

I ended up buying about 2 meters of black webbing strap ($2), a pack of triglide clips ($2), a heavy duty lanyard swivel clip with a "D" shaped end ($3) (which btw was the hardest thing to find), a slide lock ($1), and a lighter from the dollar store to melt/seal the ends of the webbing after cutting it to size. I then sat down in front of the tv to do some sewing.

In about 2 hours I tuned this stuff: (pics from the web)

IMAGE: http://img406.imageshack.us/img406/3140/customstrap.jpg

Into this:
IMAGE: http://img337.imageshack.us/img337/7703/mycustomstrap.jpg

The new addition is the "Brad" that I received for free at the last photography show I was at. (thanks Rapid guys) :)

(Note: I'm eventually going to change the regular swivel to a locking version. The one I have on there now has a pretty strong spring to help keep it closed, and it has never opened up on me by accident, but I want the peace of mind that a locking swivel would give me.)


As for the attachment point to the camera, I was originally using the Rapid FastenR screw on the bottom of my grip, but I didn't like how the camera hung. So I added a padded eBay hand strap to the body/grip ($4) for those times I wanted to carry the camera without the modded strap.... stitched the hand strap pad and strap in place so everything stayed put, and then I attached a regular split ring to the lower part of the stitched hand strap (to help make the body sit on a bit of an angle when it's hanging from the big strap). This made the camera/grip a whole lot easier to grab when it was hanging at my side.

IMAGE: http://img254.imageshack.us/img254/5875/anglestraphang.jpg

So for all you guys that are hating your neck straps, just change them to a sling like my friend and I did. ;)

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May 29, 2012 09:14 |  #191

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May 30, 2012 13:02 |  #192

I tried all kinds of straps and liked most of them. Have used the Opt-Tech sling purchased from POTN for over a year now (I tried a chinese knock off from ebay and didn't care much for it).

I think this Opt tech is my all time favorite. Purchasing also helps the board in some small way.

http://www.procamerage​ar.com …_info.php/produ​cts_id/964 (external link)


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Oct 01, 2012 16:53 |  #193

bump for more photos ;)


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Oct 01, 2012 17:21 |  #194

HoosierJoe wrote in post #14506607 (external link)
I tried all kinds of straps and liked most of them. Have used the Opt-Tech sling purchased from POTN for over a year now (I tried a chinese knock off from ebay and didn't care much for it).

I think this Opt tech is my all time favorite. Purchasing also helps the board in some small way.

http://www.procamerage​ar.com …_info.php/produ​cts_id/964 (external link)

Does this link give you everything you need or is it just the sling? Meaning, the 2 clips etc.

I've been looking at Black Rapids as well but I love how comfortable the Op-tech's are.


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Oct 01, 2012 17:24 |  #195

Ricku wrote in post #13623637 (external link)
You must have gotten a very very very bad copy.

I've been using mine for over a year now, while traveling across the world. It is as good as new.

Returned and the second one is much better. I recently got a free Smugmug strap made by Op-tech and I like it much better. It's more compact and doesn't take up as much room in the bag.


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