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rpearlberg
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Jun 27, 2012 09:41 |  #1

I'm looking for a new strap for my T3....
It seems the Crumpler Industry Disgrace is highly recommended.

Any other suggestions? Just a casual user at home and on short trips....




  
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Jun 27, 2012 10:11 |  #2
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the one the camera comes with ..


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Jun 27, 2012 10:18 |  #3

EL_PIC wrote in post #14639220 (external link)
the one the camera comes with ..

Thanks! Saved me some money!




  
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Jun 27, 2012 12:09 |  #4

POTN sells straps from this site, and many people here use them. OpTech makes them.
http://www.procamerage​ar.com/catalog/index.p​hp?cPath=30 (external link)

Tamrac makes an excellent strap with a suede pad. It's here:
http://www.tamrac.com/​g_camerastraps.htm (external link)

I've used Domke Gripper Straps for years. They have rubber intertwined, on one side.

Recently I've tried UpStrap. And they have an innovative pad that just won't slip! They sell from their own website.

Wapiti (sp?) make a strap for photojournalists that I want to try.

Think Tank sell a camera strap, with stickum on both sides. It's narower than the Gripper strap; feel the camera weight more.

Sling straps? Most comments here are for Black Rapid Straps. I don't like the carabiner on mine. I've stopped using it. Otherwise it's very comfortable and convenient to use. Expensive though.

There are many competitors to BR. I haven't tried others.

Ken Rockwell recommends a simple Leica strap. Says it doesn't slip (straps that do are a pet peeve of mine. I hate using a hand to stabalize a camera on my shoulder. Used to work shooting weddings with 2 cameras suspended from straps, so it's an old work habit. the strap he recommends is quite inexpensive. Unusual for Leica! ;)


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Jun 27, 2012 12:16 |  #5

I absolutely love my Wapiti strap (external link)
I have it on my 5D3, extremely comfortable and doesn't get in the way.


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Jun 27, 2012 14:32 |  #6

I like the Crumpler Industry Discrace and the POTN. If you carry the camera on your hip and across your chest, make sure it's long enough. I dislike the Back Rapid type slings, as they can fail catastrophically and take up the tripod mount, but their length is what you want to find in the Crumpler or the POTN if you use it that way.


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Jun 27, 2012 15:07 |  #7

tvphotog wrote in post #14640264 (external link)
I like the Crumpler Industry Discrace and the POTN. If you carry the camera on your hip and across your chest, make sure it's long enough. I dislike the Back Rapid type slings, as they can fail catastrophically and take up the tripod mount, but their length is what you want to find in the Crumpler or the POTN if you use it that way.

That's why I stopped using my BR sling. There is one tiny pin on the modified carabiner that supports my gear. I bought it...poor choice on my part. I have tried an OpTech attachment to a strap mount. I don't like the way the camera hangs.
In fairness, if a shoulder strap comes apart my gear drops too.

edit: I have used the OpTech connector on the 'biner, in case the pin breaks Problem solved. BR Strap is back on the dslr


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Jun 27, 2012 15:13 |  #8

Any OpTech pro strap if you want it around your neck (Get the POTN one and you'll be doing God's work). Black Rapid if you want it off your shoulder. Or wear the OpTech around your shoulder and the Black Rapid around your neck, whatever floats your boat.


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Jun 27, 2012 15:16 as a reply to  @ Indecent Exposure's post |  #9

Singapore Sling




  
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Jun 27, 2012 15:18 |  #10

I like the slings or over the neck straps....




  
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Jun 27, 2012 18:28 |  #11

tvphotog wrote in post #14640264 (external link)
I like the Crumpler Industry Discrace and the POTN. If you carry the camera on your hip and across your chest, make sure it's long enough. I dislike the Back Rapid type slings, as they can fail catastrophically and take up the tripod mount, but their length is what you want to find in the Crumpler or the POTN if you use it that way.

+ 1 ;)


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Jun 27, 2012 21:30 as a reply to  @ tomcat7886's post |  #12

I ordered the Luma Labs Cinch and it should be here inanother 10-15days (3 week backlog)

Sling type, but 2 connection points. Neat one handed adjustment. Said to be comfortable. Might be worth a look.


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Jun 27, 2012 22:10 as a reply to  @ Ray33's post |  #13

The last 3 cameras I bought, the strap has stayed in the box with it's plastic wrap.
I use a bag or pack to carry my gear, freeing both hands for 85% of the time I am shooting. I carry my camera in hand regardless of the location(s) I am shooting. People have come up to me and asked where is my strap. I just chuckle.

There are times when I am hiking that I use my tripod as a walking stick and the camera in my other hand. That can get crazy on the steep slopes, so the camera goes in the bag, which I hate to do, but I do not like it swinging around my neck/shoulders/chest.
I recently purchased the spider holder, which I like. So I can carry one camera/wide lens and have my other camera/long lens at the ready.


just a few of my thoughts...
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Jun 28, 2012 04:55 |  #14

op/tech user here. if you want to wear it across your body op/tech also has those.


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Jun 28, 2012 08:08 |  #15

Another vote for the Luma Cinch. I use mine with the membrane connector so I can keep my tripod quick release plate on. I also use brass marine swivel hooks for a DIY strap quick release system, though mine don't actual swivel. I don't know exactly what to call them.

Here is the closest I can come to them online: www.amazon.com/Brass-Fast-Eye-Snap-Hook/dp/B0009TN7CU/ (external link)

I got mine at a local hardware store and they measure just over 2 inches. Overkill for a camera strap but they are smooth and don't mark up the camera at all, even though they are metal.


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