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Mar 15, 2014 14:25 |  #1

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Is there a reason why I should not use my tripod quick release plate to built this gliding strap?

The plate: e.g. http://www.amazon.com …ting-4-Inch/dp/B001A1RMXG (external link)
The gliding strap: http://howto.cnet.com …$10-gliding-camera-strap/ (external link)


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Mar 15, 2014 14:47 |  #2

wallace1837 wrote in post #16760742 (external link)
Hi,
Is there a reason why I should not use my tripod quick release plate to built this gliding strap?

The plate: e.g. http://www.amazon.com …ting-4-Inch/dp/B001A1RMXG (external link)
The gliding strap: http://howto.cnet.com …$10-gliding-camera-strap/ (external link)

I would not trust it with my gear, especially the key ring. I bought a bosstrap. Reasonable and I believe much more secure.


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Mar 15, 2014 15:18 |  #3

wallace1837 wrote in post #16760742 (external link)
Hi,
Is there a reason why I should not use my tripod quick release plate to built this gliding strap?

The plate: e.g. http://www.amazon.com …ting-4-Inch/dp/B001A1RMXG (external link)
The gliding strap: http://howto.cnet.com …$10-gliding-camera-strap/ (external link)

That 1/4" eye bolt does look a little out of place. I can't see any reason why you cannot use the release plate. With the release plate at least you can still set your camera standing right up. As a matter of fact I used that plate on my paracord wrist strap DIY.

I think there was a discussion here at POTN of the pros & cons of hanging something heavy on that screw hole.


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Mar 15, 2014 15:59 |  #4

single_track wrote in post #16760782 (external link)
I would not trust it with my gear, especially the key ring. I bought a bosstrap. Reasonable and I believe much more secure.

+1 for the BosStrap. I feel much better supporting my camera from the lugs that were designed to support the camera. I never heard of a lug giving way or coming loose.




  
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Mar 15, 2014 17:25 |  #5

The weakest link here is the key ring. A normal key ring (without the hinge) would resolve that.

The next weakest link in the video is the 1/4 inch eye bolt. Not that it is weak but using a wrench could strip the threads in camera. Or the eye bolt could rotate and eventually loosen up if not checked regularly.

You could replace the 1/4 eye bolt with a QR plate that won't rotate and has some sort of loop for the strap connector. The D loop on the quick release plate you linked to is less suitable as a connection point than the eye bolt.

There are much safer options out there and some are very affordable. Good luck.


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