jtmiv wrote in post #16710966
Yeah you get it. Pay 3X's more for something and then keep adding additional pieces to it until it finally works.
That makes a lot of sense to me, NOT!
The OP/TECH strap I use has survived just fine without the addition of extra parts and it will survive for a long time. What you think are cheap clips are used in thousands of pieces of outdoor gear and I have never seem a failure with one of them ever unless the clip was stepped on, shut in a car door, or otherwise crushed.
I have many fishing and boating items that use those same clips that I use in far more rugged conditions than simply walking around with a camera. They don't break and they don't disconnect, period.
You can use whatever you choose but please don't think that additional engineering is a mandatory requirement for a camera sling strap because it simply isn't necessary if you start with a good one.
And furthermore pwm, it isn't Canon's fault either. I've been using Canon cameras since 1990 or so and have never managed to disconnect the lens from the mount accidently and I don't know of anyone else who has either? If the strap webbing lays across the lens release that is a design problem for the strap, not the camera.
You clearly don't get it. I'll address your points, one by one.
As to the cost, that is a personal matter. The comfort and the way the BR strap operates, work for me in most situations and as such, was worth the cost, which in the scheme of it all, is a tiny fraction of what I've invested into this hobby.
As to adding additional pieces to make it work, you are being disingenuous. The BR strap works just fine, right out of the box. I suspect that a majority of lens/body detachments, occur as a result of operator error. More specifically, that when packaged away in a bag, the strap is wrapped or tensioned in a way as to depress the lens release. This can occur with any strap long enough to reach that button, including the optech. Owning both BR and optech straps, I can demonstrate this for you if you can't envision this.
The clips of our optech straps, while highly secure, are still a point that can fail. Optech recognizes this and sells "additional pieces you can buy until it finally works", in the same manner that BR users can buy or rig something that will make it "finally work".
You seem to be confused about exactly where the failure is occurring, ascribing it to the BR, as though there is something inherently wrong in its design. You mention at the end that "If the strap webbing lays across the lens release that is a design problem for the strap, not the camera". When in use, the BR strap does not lay across the lens release. Maybe you are confused?