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Kyle ­ Blunt
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Sep 01, 2013 16:09 |  #61

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I've also never used any of the straps that come with my cameras; their only purpose is to advertise the brand and model.

When I see people using them, I really can't fathom why - they're unbelievably uncomfortable, scratchy against your skin and just really bad at balancing the weight of the camera and lens.

I use one of the women's Black Rapid straps. Best strap ever for me.

Well I for one use them and I have had no issues, yet. I would like a Black Rapid set for my cameras, but right now I do not have the money to spare and the Canon ones do me just fine. It is a matter of preference, I for one think the Canon strap is quite comfortable, well for me at least.


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Sep 01, 2013 16:24 as a reply to  @ Kyle Blunt's post |  #62

I have been using the Black Rapid RS7 for a year now. Im starting to not like it as much as I did when I first got it. Mainly because 9/10 ill be wearing my backpack along with it and the clips get hung up on the bag when shifting it with the camera locked on the strap, when I have the camera free to move along the strap and the clips at either end of the strap, then the length of the strap I have to move the camera along always hits either end making the strap turn itself.

Ill need to have a proper look and see what else I can do with it as ive never been bothered about it until wearing a backpack.

On its own without a backpack its good though.




  
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Sep 02, 2013 09:41 |  #63

Sling straps aren't designed to be worn together with a backpack. These might be a better solution for you when you have a backpack on: https://peakdesignltd.​com/capture/ (external link)

What it comes down to are straps and carrying solutions for different situations. I carried my G9 with my BR sling while biking this weekend. Not the best solution, but workable. Still better than a neck strap, but maybe a capture clamp would work if I had a backpack (I didn't, but coulda used one).


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Sep 03, 2013 18:49 |  #64

Jarhed27 wrote in post #15589113 (external link)
Blackrapid RS-7

+1 I use this one


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Sep 03, 2013 23:18 |  #65

I just got an BlackRapid RS-5 and I'm enjoying it. It's bulky, and overprice, but still better than a regular strap!


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Sep 04, 2013 22:12 |  #66

I use the upstraphttp://www.upstrap-pro.com/ (external link) on my 1D cameras, I can walk around all day with a 1DIV and 100-400 and the strap doesn't slide off my shoulder! I use the Optech Pro loophttp://www.procamerage​ar.com …_info.php/produ​cts_id/141 (external link) on my 20 D and 5D


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Sep 04, 2013 22:38 as a reply to  @ GTogs's post |  #67

I have several of the POTN straps which I do like. Ones that work equally well for me are the CPS straps or the OP Tech Utility strap.


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Sep 05, 2013 09:00 |  #68

JZello wrote in post #16266237 (external link)
I just got an BlackRapid RS-5 and I'm enjoying it. It's bulky, and overprice, but still better than a regular strap!

black rapid rs-5 for me too!


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Sep 06, 2013 06:06 |  #69

I use the Black Rapid RS-Sport with my 5D III (gripped), and a Gordy's Camera Straps hand-strap for my X100s.


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Sep 07, 2013 19:02 as a reply to  @ Ryan0751's post |  #70

I use a Peak Design Leash, set up as a sling strap.

https://peakdesignltd.​com/leash-cuff/ (external link)


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Sep 09, 2013 07:49 |  #71

Crumpler Industry Disgrace, own 2 of it for a single camera :)




  
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Nov 07, 2013 17:32 |  #72

Looking to buy a sling strap of some sort. A lot of people seem to recommend the BlackRapid RS-7, but I haven't decided.

When using a camera strap that's attached to only the tripod mount, do you like to use some sort of fail safe? Attaching some sort of tether like a carabiner with a string to a second part of the body?

Have any recommendations on a tether? or is DIY the best route.




  
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Nov 09, 2013 00:52 |  #73

Mostly depends how heavy the rig is.

I usually shoulder sling a thin strap with no padding, but I use light cameras.

I've tried a couple and I think OEM is most versatile.


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Nov 09, 2013 13:31 |  #74

BlackRapid Sport on a 7D with a 300 and converter.
Just got it and kicking myself for not getting it two years ago.
I use Think Tank holsters and if needed I can put the camera in the holster without
removing the strap from my shoulder.


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