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tammy1999
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Aug 17, 2014 10:39 |  #1

You guys really rocked on helping me decide my next lens and so far, I love it.

Now on to my next purchase. A strap.

Of course I have the strap that came with my Rebel T3, but I hate it. It really rubs my neck.

Anyway, any other suggestions for a strap. Something that works over the shoulder and not around the neck. And I have also noticed that I don't see clips anymore to clip the strap the camera. You have to slide in the strap now.


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Aug 17, 2014 10:44 |  #2

The over the shoulder straps normally have a fastener that screws into the bottom tripod hole of the camera. It can be a bit of a pain to have to unscrew to then put the camera on the tripod, but then you're also spending time setting up the tripod. I have a Black Rapid strap, and find it more comfortable and convenient then a neck strap. I don't feel as much weight, and you can have a quickdraw type motion when wanting to take a shot:)


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Aug 17, 2014 10:57 |  #3

The UpStraps at http://www.upstrap-pro.com …era-straps-full-list.html (external link) are often a choice of pros (if you ask). Because they are using gripped full frame they often use the heavy duty version with Kevlar web but the medium (capacity 2-5 pounds) works well with my 60D. These straps attach to the normal strap attachment point on the camera body.

Some people think these straps too grippy and yes they can stick to a silk shirt or blouse or an open mesh fabric.




  
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Aug 17, 2014 11:11 |  #4

You could try a spiderholster, and get the weight off your shoulders/neck completely.
I love mine !


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Aug 17, 2014 11:35 |  #5

davesrose wrote in post #17101370 (external link)
The over the shoulder straps normally have a fastener that screws into the bottom tripod hole of the camera. It can be a bit of a pain to have to unscrew to then put the camera on the tripod, but then you're also spending time setting up the tripod. I have a Black Rapid strap, and find it more comfortable and convenient then a neck strap. I don't feel as much weight, and you can have a quickdraw type motion when wanting to take a shot:)

I like the Black Rapid strap. To simplify moving from strap to tripod (as well as just making it easier to remove the strap) I use a RRS plate on the camera, and a RRS clamp on the strap.
http://www.reallyright​stuff.com …mp-with-strap-bosses.html (external link)
A bit pricey, but it works great.
Also comes in handy when switching lenses from a short focal length where the strap is on the camera body to a telephoto where the strap is on the lens.




  
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Aug 17, 2014 11:38 |  #6

I use a luma cinch for everyday stuff, and a spider holster for events/shoots.

Love both.


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Aug 17, 2014 11:44 |  #7

I too hate the supplied strap. I bought this Crumpler (external link).


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Aug 17, 2014 12:15 as a reply to  @ gossamer88's post |  #8

I ended up going with Op/Tech for an across-the-chest strap. Got the Pro Strap with XL uni adaptor loops, and an extra pair of uni-loops. Also a bought a Cinch Plate from Luma Labs. I keep one pair of uni-loops on the attachment points of the camera, and another pair connected to the Cinch Plate should I decide to put that on my camera. The uni-loops are quick disconnects for when I want to change things up.

Whatever brand you decide upon, across-the-chest is soooo much more comfortable than a neck strap.


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Aug 17, 2014 13:20 |  #9

Op Tech Sling strap here works great .


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Aug 17, 2014 14:28 |  #10

I use an Optech sling strap for when I want to carry the camera around my shoulder. Spider holster when I want to have my entire body free. :)


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Aug 17, 2014 14:36 as a reply to  @ BrickR's post |  #11

I use a OP/tech pro, works great. If you want just a shoulder type, look into black rapid. It would attach to the bottom of your camera, something like the black rapid rs-7.




  
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Aug 17, 2014 15:07 |  #12

tammy1999 wrote in post #17101356 (external link)
You guys really rocked on helping me decide my next lens and so far, I love it.

Now on to my next purchase. A strap.

Of course I have the strap that came with my Rebel T3, but I hate it. It really rubs my neck.

Anyway, any other suggestions for a strap. Something that works over the shoulder and not around the neck. And I have also noticed that I don't see clips anymore to clip the strap the camera. You have to slide in the strap now.

Heya,

This Joby (external link) is excellent and costs nothing compared to more expensive ones that do the same exact thing.

Very best,


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Aug 17, 2014 15:16 |  #13

I have to add my vote for the OP/Tech Pro Loop strap: http://optechusa.com/s​traps/pro-strap.html (external link). Not that expensive and I've always received positive feedback from people who tried it based on my recommendation.


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Aug 17, 2014 15:27 |  #14

Gotta vote for my cinch. Mine loops into my tripod plate, and I never take the thing off. I tried several before getting my cinch.

You really cant beat the ability to tighten the camera to your body if you are using the over the shoulder strap while active. I can tighten the Cinch down, rotate the camera to my back, and pick up my daughter in about 5 seconds or less. The camera will stay behind me even with a 70-200 f/2.8 on it.

The Luma Loop is also coming back if you are interested.


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Aug 17, 2014 19:37 as a reply to  @ MattPharmD's post |  #15

I'm going to get fried for this but there's Black Rapids and there's everything else.

I'm sure some on here will say that it puts unnecessary strain on the tripod mount and it could break out but at the end of the day, if you ever use one, you will never... EVER go back to anything else, especially if you travel/tour with your DSLR.

I've dragged a 6D with a 70-200 2.8 IS all over WDW 3 times and while I generally hold the lens with my hand when I Can, I've never had a minute's problem. In the past, I've dragged a T2i and a 60D with the same strap for years. There is no going back once you go Black Rapids.

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