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Camera Straps for sport shots

 
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Oct 04, 2013 17:44 |  #1

I know this is a rather loaded question, however I am in need of some advice, more specifically from those who shoot sports/paintball.

Having a 50$ gift certificate to dpreview.com, I want to get something that is more comfortable than the standard Canon strap included with the camera. However, I want something that is durable, yet easy to use, and most importantly keeps my stuff safe.

Some say go hand straps, some say shoulder straps. As I've only used the around the neck strap, I'd like to find something more comfortable.

I am grateful for the suggestions.

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Oct 04, 2013 17:45 |  #2
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Black Rapid....


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Oct 04, 2013 17:47 |  #3

TooManyShots wrote in post #16346625 (external link)
Black Rapid....

Wow, that was fast.

Do you have an idea of which one, or are any of them good? Being a "larger" sized person, several of the types i've looked at seem to be for smaller built people.


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Oct 04, 2013 17:56 |  #4
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abhphotography wrote in post #16346628 (external link)
Wow, that was fast.

Do you have an idea of which one, or are any of them good? Being a "larger" sized person, several of the types i've looked at seem to be for smaller built people.


I shoot tons of cycling races and often times or a lot of the times, I would be riding my bike to various points of the race route-----with My 1dmarkIII + 70-200L f2.8 IS markII, and 580exII suspended and strapped onto the Blackrapid. I use the RS7. The Sport version has a strap that would prevent the strap from swing to the front or back when you are running around.


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Oct 04, 2013 18:06 |  #5

TooManyShots wrote in post #16346642 (external link)
I shoot tons of cycling races and often times or a lot of the times, I would be riding my bike to various points of the race route-----with My 1dmarkIII + 70-200L f2.8 IS markII, and 580exII suspended and strapped onto the Blackrapid. I use the RS7. The Sport version has a strap that would prevent the strap from swing to the front or back when you are running around.

So, something like this? Black Rapid Sport Right Strap (external link).

I am right handed dominate.


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Oct 04, 2013 18:35 |  #6
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abhphotography wrote in post #16346671 (external link)
So, something like this? Black Rapid Sport Right Strap (external link).

I am right handed dominate.


Yeah, that would be fine.


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Oct 04, 2013 18:35 |  #7

TooManyShots wrote in post #16346746 (external link)
Yeah, that would be fine.

Awesome, Thank you very much.


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Oct 04, 2013 18:49 |  #8

I like my Cinch. I have both the original and the two. http://lu.ma/ (external link)


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Oct 06, 2013 18:03 |  #9

Black rapid sport user here. Absolutely love it!




  
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Oct 06, 2013 18:11 |  #10

I have the carry speed strap. It's similar to the black rapid and I love it.


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Oct 07, 2013 20:06 |  #11

Timely conversation for me. However, I am a little larger than the average person at 6'4" and 280lbs. Will the black rapid sport fit or cut under the arm? Is the "loop" long enough or will the camera sit at my ribs rather than my hip? For example, the standard Canon shoulder strap puts the camera between my pecs rather than stomach as it seems to with most. Appreciate some information from anyone else that is not slight of build. Thanks.




  
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