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Aug 11, 2014 16:36 |  #1186

This is the solution to many camera and tripod portage issues. It's a 1/2" wide heavy rubber/silicone bungee with poly-plastic-something hooks that adjust circumference by sliping into the eyes along the strap. Made by StrapGear (external link) It comes 6-12" in lengths, multiple colors, is waterproof and UV resistant, and weighs nothing. It will stretch to twice its original length.

I needed a way to carry my monopod with lens pouches, a water bottle, etc., on a Lowepro Deluxe utility belt. I tried Maxpedition flashlight sheaths, etc., all of which pulled off the belt as the Velcro tabs were not strong enough to resist the weight and movement of the monopod. I tried a simple 3/4" nylon adjustable webbing strap with a side release buckle from Strapworks (external link) (great products, very inexpensive), but if I took off the Utility belt and tossed it on the bed, the monopod would sometimes slip out of the slippery nylon strap.

I found these on Amazon, also on Maxpedition (at a very good price).  (external link)I looped one through one of the horizontal belt positions. The monopod goes through, and then hangs vertically, gripped by the rubber of the strap. It's now held snug against the belt and doesn't move or swing while walking, or slide out when I'm not wearing the belt.

Also ideal to strap a tripod onto a bag or pack.

They will take the place of a short bungee for most tasks, and have gotten a number of 5/5 reviews from people who have used one for years at a time. There was a negative review that the hooks broke the first week, but I tried to pull one apart and then squeeze the sides of the hook together without any bending even. Very well made, @ $4.00.

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Aug 12, 2014 14:03 |  #1187

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I'm confused, is this supposed to be a joke?




  
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Aug 12, 2014 16:10 |  #1188

hiketheplanet wrote in post #17091523 (external link)
I'm confused, is this supposed to be a joke?

Why would it be a joke? I know one of the local PJs who has the same DIY setup. Works well for him.


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Aug 12, 2014 16:12 |  #1189

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Why would it be a joke? I know one of the local PJs who has the same DIY setup. Works well for him.

It just looks ridiculous to me, that's all. I thought the point of having a mirorless was to be inconspicuous, and to travel light. Guess I was wrong.




  
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Aug 12, 2014 16:30 |  #1190

joeblack2022 wrote in post #17091816 (external link)
Why would it be a joke? I know one of the local PJs who has the same DIY setup. Works well for him.


I've seen rigs like this for sale on one internet site. The problem here is getting either of those cameras up to your eye.


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Aug 12, 2014 16:34 |  #1191

tvphotog wrote in post #17091865 (external link)
I've seen rigs like this for sale on one internet site. The problem here is getting either of those cameras up to your eye.

they are on sliders like the black rapid strap. I'm planning on making my own with leather strap and bronze fittings.


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Aug 12, 2014 17:10 as a reply to  @ steelbluesleepr's post |  #1192

It looks very well built! If it works for him, that's all that matters. I don't think I've found the perfect strap just yet. I've been through a few and am counting on peaks design as being my last strap.


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Aug 12, 2014 18:48 |  #1193

hiketheplanet wrote in post #17091523 (external link)
I'm confused, is this supposed to be a joke?

Yep, you got me. It is a joke.

hiketheplanet wrote in post #17091820 (external link)
It just looks ridiculous to me, that's all. I thought the point of having a mirorless was to be inconspicuous, and to travel light. Guess I was wrong.

I can't demonstrate a strap because I no longer own DSLRs? Just because I'm showing the strap with mirrorless cameras doesn't mean it can only be used with mirrorless cameras. Anyone is more than welcome to buy the strap and use it with whichever cameras they wish.

And for what it's worth, which probably isn't much to you, the setup I have demonstrated above is VERY light. On the left is a Contax G2 and the right a Fuji X-T1. I can barely feel the weight of either camera on my shoulders. Makes for a great street shooting setup as I have a wide and normal lens quickly available.

tvphotog wrote in post #17091865 (external link)
I've seen rigs like this for sale on one internet site. The problem here is getting either of those cameras up to your eye.

Don't see why getting either camera to my eye is a problem. It's not very difficult.

NManuel01 wrote in post #17091957 (external link)
It looks very well built! If it works for him, that's all that matters. I don't think I've found the perfect strap just yet. I've been through a few and am counting on peaks design as being my last strap.

Thanks! The craftsmanship is amazing and it does work (for me)! :)


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Aug 12, 2014 18:54 |  #1194

Just a question:
Has anybody shown a picture of Air conditioner or a Refrigerator with a Canon banner on it?
Must be the true coolest of all accessories!:)


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Aug 12, 2014 19:38 as a reply to  @ samsen's post |  #1195

Hey v35skyline, I didn't mean to offend, it just looked very funny to me. And if I saw someone walking down the street with two DSLRs strapped to them like that, I'd think it would look silly too. But hey if it serves a purpose, more power to you. I understand the need to get weight off your back, and people probably would think I look rediculous with my hiking and camera gear. Cheers




  
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Aug 12, 2014 19:50 |  #1196

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LOL!

I happened to have an almost empty bottle laying around. After seeing this, I emptied it and cut it down. It worked really well on the old Speedlite 430ex (I). I didn't need any 3m tape.

Thanks for the great DIY idea! What a saver bw!


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Aug 13, 2014 01:11 |  #1197

hiketheplanet wrote in post #17091523 (external link)
I'm confused, is this supposed to be a joke?

I agree, thread title is coolest accessory. There is nothing cool about that at all.




  
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Aug 13, 2014 18:27 |  #1198

hiketheplanet wrote in post #17092259 (external link)
Hey v35skyline, I didn't mean to offend, it just looked very funny to me. And if I saw someone walking down the street with two DSLRs strapped to them like that, I'd think it would look silly too. But hey if it serves a purpose, more power to you. I understand the need to get weight off your back, and people probably would think I look rediculous with my hiking and camera gear. Cheers

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I agree, thread title is coolest accessory. There is nothing cool about that at all.

Okay.

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Aug 13, 2014 18:30 |  #1199

hiketheplanet wrote in post #17092259 (external link)
Hey v35skyline, I didn't mean to offend, it just looked very funny to me. And if I saw someone walking down the street with two DSLRs strapped to them like that, I'd think it would look silly too. But hey if it serves a purpose, more power to you. I understand the need to get weight off your back, and people probably would think I look rediculous with my hiking and camera gear. Cheers

No worries. I just think this is the best looking dual strap available. Hold Fast's Money Maker is similar, but I prefer this one.

The other dual straps are Black Rapid, OpTech, etc. and I think they're all ugly.

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But it's all personal preference. :)

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Aug 13, 2014 18:33 |  #1200

I also have this one, which is an earlier (and discontinued) design.

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I like being able to attach my light meter on the front. Provides quick access when I'm shooting film and metering is critical.

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