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Thread started 24 Dec 2012 (Monday) 08:38
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Who keeps their OEM canon strap?

 
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Dec 24, 2012 22:15 |  #31

Is the POTN OpTech strap long enough to be worn diagonally across the body or would I need to have longer connectors to wear it that way?


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Dec 24, 2012 22:32 |  #32

I dislike stock straps but use them to strap battery packs and other things being used.




  
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Dec 24, 2012 22:41 |  #33

Scrumhalf wrote in post #15404735 (external link)
Is the POTN OpTech strap long enough to be worn diagonally across the body or would I need to have longer connectors to wear it that way?

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Dec 25, 2012 00:14 |  #34

I kept my stock strap on the XT for a good 5 years, then went with a Canon strap that Staples had with quick release buckles.

My 7D strap is still in the box nearly 2 years after I bought the camera. I opened the camera, saw it, left it charging and ran to Staples to get another one like the XT one.

My 1Ds has a Crumpler Industry Disgrace that I was trying out, loved it, so now I'm going to replace the 7D strap with one of those. The 1Ds was used so didn't even come with a strap.


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Dec 25, 2012 00:48 |  #35

Umm, I use it. Is there something wrong with the OEM strap that I don't know about?


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Dec 25, 2012 00:52 |  #36

I use it too. I want to get a Luma Cinch when the new model comes out but I am fine for now with the OEM strap.


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Dec 25, 2012 02:20 |  #37
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mike_d wrote in post #15404102 (external link)
When I got my 100-400, I soon after got the OpTech Pro Strap: http://optechusa.com/s​traps/pro-strap.html (external link)

It is wider and more padded than the Canon strap, but its still a neck strap. The nice thing about OpTech are the system connectors so you can build a custom strap for any need. I've mixed and matched a bunch of setups over the years, including the Sling Strap Adapter http://optechusa.com …/sling-strap-adaptor.html (external link)

I'm currently using Uni-Loops (http://optechusa.com …-connectors/uni-loop.html (external link)) connected to my camera's left strap lug and the lug on the bottom of the grip that's meant for a hand strap. A pair of X-Long Extensions (http://optechusa.com …tors/extensions​-1041.html (external link)) connect the camera to the neck/shoulder pad that came with my original OpTech Pro Strap. I wear it across my body so the weight is on my left shoulder rather than my neck.

And after all the experimenting, I even have enough connectors and strap bits left over to strap my 5 bay NAS to the closet shelf. :lol:

Thanks for the links. Hopefully I can find something better suited to 5D w/70-200 f/2.8 than the basic Canon strap. I'll take a look.


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Dec 25, 2012 05:58 |  #38

I use mine, cannot be bothered searching for another one.


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Dec 25, 2012 06:18 |  #39

i answered above - that i kept it. and i do.
for a while i even used it (this is my first DSLR)
but i relatively quickly found a padded neck strap that I like and transferred to it.
i found that the OEM cut into my neck after about 1/2 day.


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Dec 25, 2012 09:08 |  #40
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OK. I went to the links above and looked at the OP/Tech system. I know me. I would never trust the OP/Tech system because of the plastic quick-disconnects. That part WILL eventually fail, dropping my equipment to whatever I am standing on. I am not in love with my original Canon straps, but they are one piece of material from end-to-end. I had a very nice bag with those quick-connectors on it. One came undone (probably my fault) and the bag hit the basketball court from waist level. My T1i with 85 1.8 attached, and my brand new 135L were inside. Luckily, nothing was damaged, but I'll never trust that kind of system again.

I also looked at the Black-Rapid system. One screw in connector to the tripod socket? Again, no thanks. I would spend more time checking that it was tight than shooting. Or I would have to rig a 'safety system' that would ruin the useability of the whole setup. This is not a commentary on the BR system. I know how anal I am. I just wouldn't trust it.

If/when I ever get tired of my good old Canon straps, I'll have my craft-inclined mother-in-law make a pad I can slip over the strap itself. The one-piece design works for me.


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Dec 25, 2012 12:25 |  #41

TSchrief wrote in post #15405592 (external link)
OK. I went to the links above and looked at the OP/Tech system. I know me. I would never trust the OP/Tech system because of the plastic quick-disconnects. That part WILL eventually fail, dropping my equipment to whatever I am standing on. I am not in love with my original Canon straps, but they are one piece of material from end-to-end. I had a very nice bag with those quick-connectors on it. One came undone (probably my fault) and the bag hit the basketball court from waist level. My T1i with 85 1.8 attached, and my brand new 135L were inside. Luckily, nothing was damaged, but I'll never trust that kind of system again.

I thought that too the first time I played with an Op/Tech Pro Loop strap. Then one random day I was sitting at work and the Fluke rep happened to come buy and show us a $125K network analyzer and I happened to notice it was hanging on an Op/Tech shoulder strap with the same universal connection system all their products shared. Did a bit more research and found all strapped Fluke devices use Op/Tech straps. After that I thought I decided good enough for Fluke, good enough for my gear. Since then I have bought quite a few Op/Tech products and for years have never once had any issues. Now they are the only brand I trust my gear to.


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Dec 25, 2012 12:49 |  #42

Still got it, but I typically use a crumpler industry disgrace strap. Bought a Canon hand strap for my G12


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Dec 25, 2012 12:50 |  #43
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ben_r_ wrote in post #15405990 (external link)
I thought that too the first time I played with an Op/Tech Pro Loop strap. Then one random day I was sitting at work and the Fluke rep happened to come buy and show us a $125K network analyzer and I happened to notice it was hanging on an Op/Tech shoulder strap with the same universal connection system all their products shared. Did a bit more research and found all strapped Fluke devices use Op/Tech straps. After that I thought I decided good enough for Fluke, good enough for my gear. Since then I have bought quite a few Op/Tech products and for years have never once had any issues. Now they are the only brand I trust my gear to.

I googled "OP/Tech failure" and got enough news to keep me using my one-piece Canon straps. Thanks. Rare and almost unheard of don't count when my equipment hits the pavement. Again, that is how I am, not a reflection of the equipment. I just don't think I could be convinced, ever, to try something with that obvious of a possible failure point.


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Dec 25, 2012 12:52 |  #44

ben_r_ wrote in post #15405990 (external link)
I thought that too the first time I played with an Op/Tech Pro Loop strap. Then one random day I was sitting at work and the Fluke rep happened to come buy and show us a $125K network analyzer and I happened to notice it was hanging on an Op/Tech shoulder strap with the same universal connection system all their products shared. Did a bit more research and found all strapped Fluke devices use Op/Tech straps. After that I thought I decided good enough for Fluke, good enough for my gear. Since then I have bought quite a few Op/Tech products and for years have never once had any issues. Now they are the only brand I trust my gear to.

Yep. I've never heard of their buckles failing. I think the Luma guys used a similar buckle on their first Loop and tested it to at least 200lb. OpTech does have a solution for increasing the security of their disconnects: http://optechusa.com/s​ecure-its.html (external link)




  
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Dec 25, 2012 13:09 |  #45
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A nice simple back-up system that almost completely ruins the convenience of the quick-disconnect system.

I would like a metal ring on a slip-strap that hooks to the camera's strap mount. And a one-piece metal-hooked strap/system that clips on to those metal rings. I think I could trust that.

Something like this. BTW, this is 30 years old. I could improve its security a bit by hooking the clippy-things right to the metal ring.


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