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Whats the deal with CPS Straps?

 
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Nov 17, 2013 16:25 |  #1
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i see them selling here for around $50 usually. Are they more comfortable? Do they make your pictures better?

Whats the deal with them and why would you buy one?




  
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Nov 17, 2013 16:40 |  #2

Guessin' most are trying to recoup part of their CPS membership. I have one from my membership and actually like it. Its more comfortable being wider at the neck area and has more padding as well.


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Nov 17, 2013 16:44 |  #3
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timberlandlh wrote in post #16458998 (external link)
Guessin' most are trying to recoup part of their CPS membership. I have one from my membership and actually like it. Its more comfortable being wider at the neck area and has more padding as well.

that makes a good point.

i just dont know why a non member would want one.... maybe its like someone wanting a bmw keychain when they own a honda...




  
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Nov 17, 2013 19:10 |  #4

theidoctor wrote in post #16459010 (external link)
that makes a good point.

i just dont know why a non member would want one.... maybe its like someone wanting a bmw keychain when they own a honda...

It's a novelty thing. I wouldn't compare it with a BMW keychain and a Honda owner because a Canon user is buying the strap. If that was the case, it would of been a CPS strap and a Nikon owner.

The only way to get the strap is if you pay for the membership. Some people don't want to pay the members but just want the strap. Some like it because its a collectors item for them. Some countries don't even have things like this.

And like someone mentioned, its to recoup the cost of the membership. Price is dependent on what people are willing to pay for it and the price is like you said, around $50.


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Nov 17, 2013 19:59 as a reply to  @ iazybandit's post |  #5

I received two from canon for platinum membership. They are very nice. The best part is they have the quick connectors so it if I don't want a strap on my lens I just take it off.


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Nov 17, 2013 22:09 as a reply to  @ Tc202's post |  #6

I didn't like neck straps until I tried the CPS strap. I actually stopped using my Black Rapid after getting it.


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Tc202 wrote in post #16459412 (external link)
I received two from canon for platinum membership. They are very nice. The best part is they have the quick connectors so it if I don't want a strap on my lens I just take it off.

ok thanks

sportmode wrote in post #16459702 (external link)
I didn't like neck straps until I tried the CPS strap. I actually stopped using my Black Rapid after getting it.

interesting.




  
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Nov 18, 2013 05:18 as a reply to  @ theidoctor's post |  #8

I have a pair of CPS straps/pads, and one OpTech Pro strap/pad, which is very similar in design. I use the two CPS versions as the core components of OpTech Pro sling straps which I believe are the best straps I have ever used.

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Nov 18, 2013 20:07 |  #9

theidoctor wrote in post #16459010 (external link)
that makes a good point.

i just dont know why a non member would want one.... maybe its like someone wanting a bmw keychain when they own a honda...


Not sure why I'd want a BMW keychain or for that matter a bmw. Love my Honda. ;)




  
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Nov 18, 2013 21:42 |  #10

Maxdave wrote in post #16460255 (external link)
I have a pair of CPS straps/pads, and one OpTech Pro strap/pad, which is very similar in design. I use the two CPS versions as the core components of OpTech Pro sling straps which I believe are the best straps I have ever used.

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The CPS strap is very similar because it actually is an Op/Tech "Utility" strap with a Canon Logo. (the connectors say Op/Tech USA)

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Nov 18, 2013 21:55 |  #11
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hondafans wrote in post #16462256 (external link)
Not sure why I'd want a BMW keychain or for that matter a bmw. Love my Honda. ;)

lol...



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Nov 18, 2013 22:26 |  #12

msowsun is absolutely correct. The CPS straps are many times better than the factory straps. Wider, thick padding, longer, "stickier" so they don't slide off, curved, they don't advertise your camera model, probably some more. The extra length is really nice. I couldn't care less about what it said.


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Nov 19, 2013 09:03 |  #13

I've always been a little leery of those OpTech connectors; should I be?

I've never seen one in person; and I have been half heartily looking for a way to do quick connect/disconnect of my Crumpler strap (Which i love but it just takes up allot of space in the bag I don't always want..).


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Nov 19, 2013 09:04 as a reply to  @ w0m's post |  #14

Good to know I can grab a 2nd one for my 2nd camera from Optech.


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Nov 19, 2013 10:14 |  #15

w0m wrote in post #16463449 (external link)
I've always been a little leery of those OpTech connectors; should I be?

I've never seen one in person; and I have been half heartily looking for a way to do quick connect/disconnect of my Crumpler strap (Which i love but it just takes up allot of space in the bag I don't always want..).

I wouldn't. I use one with my 500mm and it works great.


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