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Jun 11, 2013 23:48 |  #16

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I wear a cotton carrier vest for a 2 camera setup, I will have a 1Dx with a tele-zoom or telephoto on the front for action and a 5D3 with a short zoom or standard prime in the side holster.

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I have the Cotton Carrier that I use with my 1DmkIV and 300 f2.8 It's a great support system. I highly recommend.


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Jun 11, 2013 23:56 |  #17

I've been using a BlackRapid for about a year now and I can carry my 50D and 70-200 f4L for hours. Prior to going to the BR, my neck you be killing me after about an hour. The BR makes it a piece of cake; best thing since sliced bread. I highly recommend it.


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Jun 12, 2013 12:47 |  #18

I just got my fx-pro from Carry Speed and it is awesome. Very comfortable and sturdy even with my Sig 50-500 and 5d3 connected :-)


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Jun 12, 2013 13:06 |  #19

Well, I use the BR dual strap and carry a 1Dx with 500mm f4 and a 5D mk3 with 300f2.8. It distributes the weight beautifully and I've shot events that went past 8 hours with no discomfort.
I do have some mods that I'd recommend if you carry that type of gear...mostly redundant attachment points and such.
Cool thing is the strap can separate into two singles if needed.


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Jun 12, 2013 23:49 as a reply to  @ yipDog Studios's post |  #20

Chalk another one up that recommends the CarrySpeed FS pro. Very comfortable strap for carrying heavier lens setups, and the additional connection really balances the rig well. I use this in conjunction with a Spider Pro belt for a second body and can spend many hours in comfort.


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Jun 13, 2013 09:28 |  #21

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I use the Op-Tech "Utility Strap" with the Utility Strap Swivel connectors. It has a long, wide, stretchy neoprene strap that is very comfortable and makes the weight of my 5D3 and 70-200 II seem much lighter than it is. I wear the strap over one should "messenger" style and let the lens hang down at my side similar to using a BlackRapid style strap. The strap is easily adjustable if I need it to be shorter.

I use the Op/Tech straps on both my 5D3 and 7D, and wear it over the shoulder quite often, too. They are quite comfortable -- much better than those awful straps Canon provides.


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Jun 13, 2013 10:00 |  #22

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I love the very minimal Leash (external link) from Peak Design for my 5D + 70-200 combo. I would only recommend this for sling style carry. It's very uncomfortable for regular neck strap style carry, but it is versatile enough to use both ways (especially with lighter lenses).

Agreed, here. The thing that the Leash offers, that the others don't, is the ability to have both the camera AND lens connected to the strap, so there's no way for either of them to come loose.

With the BR straps, I've had a couple of instances where the angle that it hangs allowed stuff in my pockets to activate the lens release button and inadvertently have a lens come free while walking. People have rigged up homemade solutions for this on the other straps, but it's effectively built right in to the Leash.


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Jun 13, 2013 10:18 |  #23

Snydremark wrote in post #16027229 (external link)
Agreed, here. The thing that the Leash offers, that the others don't, is the ability to have both the camera AND lens connected to the strap, so there's no way for either of them to come loose.

With the BR straps, I've had a couple of instances where the angle that it hangs allowed stuff in my pockets to activate the lens release button and inadvertently have a lens come free while walking. People have rigged up homemade solutions for this on the other straps, but it's effectively built right in to the Leash.

Not nit-picking, but the CarrySpeed Pro FS does this also: http://cdn.shopify.com …s/LONG_1024x102​4.jpg?1008 (external link)
and was the reason I went with it. :)


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Jun 13, 2013 12:47 |  #24

BigLobowski wrote in post #16027273 (external link)
Not nit-picking, but the CarrySpeed Pro FS does this also: http://cdn.shopify.com …s/LONG_1024x102​4.jpg?1008 (external link)
and was the reason I went with it. :)

That's not nit-picking; that's filling in an info gap :) Good to know for future reference.

Nit-picking would be pointing out that their marketing says it's a "unique" feature :D


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Jun 13, 2013 12:51 |  #25

Snydremark wrote in post #16027779 (external link)
That's not nit-picking; that's filling in an info gap :) Good to know for future reference.

Nit-picking would be pointing out that their marketing says it's a "unique" feature :D

ROFL - well played Sir... :)


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Jun 13, 2013 12:52 |  #26

I have always just used the Canon strap that comes with the camera bodies. I use these straps no matter what lens I am using - the 100-400, the 70-200, or the 24-105. I use them when I am carrying two bodies and lenses, and also when I am just carrying one body.

I have never seen the need to use any other strap, no matter how far I am hiking or how much other gear I am carrying. The "stock" straps meet every need I have.


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Jun 13, 2013 14:30 |  #27

Snydremark wrote in post #16027779 (external link)
That's not nit-picking; that's filling in an info gap :) Good to know for future reference.

Nit-picking would be pointing out that their marketing says it's a "unique" feature :D


It would have also been nit-picking is he brought up the other 5 times(I didn't actually count but it's been at least a few) it was already mentioned in this thread.;)

Anyway the second mount to the body could easily be added to any of the other systems. I went with the Carry Speed for the FS mount plate and the Dual(body and lens) mount and more comfy should strap were just icing on the cake.




  
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Jun 13, 2013 16:14 |  #28

Mark-B wrote in post #16020981 (external link)
I love the very minimal Leash (external link) from Peak Design for my 5D + 70-200 combo. I would only recommend this for sling style carry. It's very uncomfortable for regular neck strap style carry, but it is versatile enough to use both ways (especially with lighter lenses).

I agree, the Leash/Cuff are both awesome, plus the Capture isn't bad either! I put one on my backpack shoulder strap to put my camera when I need it out of the way.


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Jun 13, 2013 16:17 |  #29

Tom Reichner wrote in post #16027801 (external link)
I have always just used the Canon strap that comes with the camera bodies. I use these straps no matter what lens I am using - the 100-400, the 70-200, or the 24-105. I use them when I am carrying two bodies and lenses, and also when I am just carrying one body.

I have never seen the need to use any other strap, no matter how far I am hiking or how much other gear I am carrying. The "stock" straps meet every need I have.

Lucky you. Or young. Or both. :-)


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Jun 13, 2013 17:23 |  #30
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Thanks for the comments, I got the Black Rapid Sport.




  
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