jtmiv wrote in post #16721927
Have you ever conceded an argument? You really should learn how to do it because you lost this one.
It's physically impossible to suspend a camera from either the top or right hand side using two points of attachment and get a camera strap around to the lens release button ON THE LEFT HAND SIDE OF THE LENS, while simultaneously twisting the lens with sufficent force to remove it from the mount.
Let's read a bit slower.
The strap isn't taking any path past the button. The debate isn't that the strap presses the button. Oops. So why would the strap then need to take any magic pathnear the lens release button?
The OP has been talking about the button pressing against his hip.
And next thing - you don't need to use any strap to twist any lens. Haven't you tested yourself? With a suitable lens attached to my camera, I can grab the lens and hold the kit horisontally with the camera upside down - so the camera tripod hole straight up - and activate the lens release button. And no need for any strap to twist anywhere. The center of gravity of the camera is not centered around the lens mount, so the camera itself issues a twist. Still no need for any strap making any magic paths.
The weight of the camera and lens guarantees that. You would have to never pay attention to what you are doing AND go through some serious bodily contortions to get the strap to even come close.
Let's do random number of bodily contortions - it's irrelevant because I haven't tried to debate any strap comming close to any release button.
When the camera is carried from above the release button faces away from your body at all times. You'd have to be falling down a hill to manage to turn the camera body in a way that would allow something in your pocket or something on your body like a phone in a case, or a belt buckle, to actuate the lens release. For some inexpicable reason that is a fact that only you seem incapable of recognizing?
Now read what I wrote again. Then read slower. Then you'll slowly notice that I haven't said something different. I say "oranges are nice" and you respond with "but you are wrong - everyone knows lemon is sour".
Yet when you suspend the camera upside down from either the tripod socket or the lens foot by means of a SWIVELING lug it becomes more likely that the camera body can be turned so that the lens release can be accidently actuated. You would still have to tangle the strap around the lens foot AND provide enough torque at the same time to remove the lens from the bayonet mount, but that is at least physically possible.
Correct. Having the camera hanging upside down represents a problem here. But (!) the problem does not come from any strap making any magic twists around any release buttons. And it does not require the strap to perform any twists either. That was what I said. But quite obviously not what you decided to read.
I thought I had made a summary that made it obvious - I did end my post with:
What is important with BR, is that an upside down camera means the twist is likely happen from the cameras own weight. And the button is more likely to hit the body. But no magic coordination needed. And the same can happen in other situations.
Read slower, my friend.
Why? You are agreeing with me even when you write your text as if I claimed something completely different.