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Mar 11, 2013 05:07 as a reply to  @ post 15701194 |  #46

Strap always.

I like the Canon strap. (GASP!!!) It's light and easy to manipulate. Carrying over the shoulder is easy and just as fast as a BR strap for me.

At times when shooting in crowds, like the massive auto shows here, I just wrap the strap around my wrist and go through the crowds.


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Mar 11, 2013 07:09 |  #47

Black Rapid Sport for me




  
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Mar 11, 2013 07:57 |  #48

Camdapter handstrap and spider holster for me. Love it.


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Mar 11, 2013 08:39 |  #49

If I'm going to be shooting a lot, then carry speed fs-slim.... pretty damn awesome strap. day to day, paracord wrist strap.


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Mar 11, 2013 09:22 |  #50

Preeb wrote in post #15698905 (external link)
I use a strap always. I have an OpTech neck strap which I add extenders to so that it hangs lower. That way it works like a sling for me. I carry it like a sling, but I don't have to use the tripod mount and carry it upside down. With the strap extensions it is long enough to bring up and shoot without unslinging it.

I learned a long time ago to never even pick up my camera without putting the strap around my neck for security.

Same as me except the extenders thing. I never carry my camera without a strap around my neck or, at a minimum, on my shoulder. OpTech strap. Very comfortable and affordable.

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Mar 11, 2013 09:35 as a reply to  @ Orogeny's post |  #51

With my Op/Tech Adapt-Its and swivel hooks, I have the best of both worlds:

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Mar 11, 2013 10:10 |  #52

I use a Canon E1 hand strap, and if I want it over the shoulder/neck, I use my Blackrapids sling strap, but I leave the E1 on all the time (mostly because it's a pain to remove, but it doesn't get in the way at all, IMO).


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Mar 11, 2013 11:37 as a reply to  @ WT21's post |  #53

Clik Elite Wrist Strap. No bulk, no rubbing on the neck... I've tried a few different things and this works best for me.


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Mar 11, 2013 11:50 |  #54

Never strap.
I've seen more accidents caused by straps than the opposite.
Seen a 70-200 2.8 IS shatter to pieces when the strap got tangled, and camera+lens thrown on the tile floor.
Almost thrown when grabbing by the strap ... when one end broke loose.
Camera and lens on the table, cat playing nearby ... of course, grabbed the strap, threw everything on the floor.

That's when I called it quits.

If I can one-hand hold my camera on a motorcycle, I sure as hell can hold it in regular life.


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Mar 11, 2013 11:55 |  #55

Z0RR0 wrote in post #15702317 (external link)
Never strap.
I've seen more accidents caused by straps than the opposite.
Seen a 70-200 2.8 IS shatter to pieces when the strap got tangled, and camera+lens thrown on the tile floor.
Almost thrown when grabbing by the strap ... when one end broke loose.
Camera and lens on the table, cat playing nearby ... of course, grabbed the strap, threw everything on the floor.

That's when I called it quits.

If I can one-hand hold my camera on a motorcycle, I sure as hell can hold it in regular life.

In 40 years I've never damaged a camera because it had a strap. I have dropped one once a long time ago when I was too lazy to put the strap around my neck.


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Mar 11, 2013 11:58 |  #56

paracord strap: https://photography-on-the.net …p?p=14023419&po​stcount=44

I've tried other straps, and aways go back to a wrist/hand strap. Would go strapless, but this tiny bit adds a lot of security.


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Mar 11, 2013 12:09 as a reply to  @ Orogeny's post |  #57

I have never seen anyone with an expensive camera without a strap. Maybe a pro who's on location and not moving, but if your walking, hiking, or just plain hand holding and moving around, I can't imagine not having a strap on my camera. But that's just me.


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Mar 11, 2013 12:19 |  #58

Here's a photo of my camdapter handstrap in python and one in ring lizard in the back. I have the python on one body and a black one on the other and as you can see in the photo, it has a spider holster plate attached so it's always secure when clipped in. Much more secure than a neck strap. I can't afford to have a camera swinging around from my neck, let alone two crashing into each other.

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Mar 11, 2013 15:03 |  #59

Strapless 99% of the time and I use the Peak Design Capture attached to a Think Tank belt system to hold the camera if I need it. I only use a black rapid strap if I'm carrying the camera with one lens, flash attached and no other gear.




  
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Mar 11, 2013 15:58 |  #60

I had a hand strap but I disliked how thick the bottom plate made my entire camera. So I have since moved to a ProStrap.com belt wrist strap just to have a little security. Personally, I hate wearing a strap around my neck.


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