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do you mount your strap to your camera body or lens collar on a 70-200mk2?

 
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Oct 24, 2014 05:49 |  #1

as above folks previsouly always just handheld when using this combo but for a impending holiday will be using lens more - so just want to ask what you folks do....

do you connect your strap to the lens collar or the camera body i will be using a luma loop strap.


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Oct 24, 2014 05:51 |  #2

I've always followed the following rule -

If the lens comes with lugs for attaching straps then attach the strap to the lens, if it doesn't then attach the strap to the camera.


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Oct 24, 2014 06:24 |  #3

I leave the strap attached to the body. I don't move it to the tripod collar when I mount the 70-200 for handheld use.

Of course, when I use a tripod, I do use the tripod collar and mount the combination to the tripod via the lens instead of the camera body; but this is more for balance than anything else.


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Oct 24, 2014 06:24 |  #4

With the 70-200 on a 1Dx the balance causes the lens to point upwards if the strap is mounted on the lens....not ideal for me. The 5D3 might be biased the other way and hang correctly.

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Oct 24, 2014 07:08 |  #5

i'm slightly concerend with having the strap connected to the camera and having the camera support the lens all day hanging at my side when i'm out and about - would this not put undue strain on the connection between the lens and camera?


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Oct 24, 2014 07:11 |  #6

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i'm slightly concerend with having the strap connected to the camera and having the camera support the lens all day hanging at my side when i'm out and about - would this not put undue strain on the connection between the lens and camera?

If Canon thought this would be a problem they would put strap lugs on the lens - which is what they do with their big telephotos.


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Oct 24, 2014 07:13 |  #7

I attach my Black Rapid to the lens collar when using it with the 5D3. It balances nicely. I also use a tether attached to a lug on the camera and the heavy loop of the BR swivel that the strap goes through as a safety backup.


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Oct 24, 2014 07:29 |  #8

Normally use the camera body strap lugs with all my lenses, I'm too lazy to keep changing!


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Oct 24, 2014 17:36 |  #9

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I attach my Black Rapid to the lens collar when using it with the 5D3. It balances nicely. I also use a tether attached to a lug on the camera and the heavy loop of the BR swivel that the strap goes through as a safety backup.

Do you have a pic of this tether?


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Oct 24, 2014 17:43 |  #10

0.0f wrote in post #17230622 (external link)
i'm slightly concerend with having the strap connected to the camera and having the camera support the lens all day hanging at my side when i'm out and about - would this not put undue strain on the connection between the lens and camera?

Nope. Mine hangs off my camera all day at weddings. It's not an issue.


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Oct 24, 2014 18:07 as a reply to  @ Numenorean's post |  #11

I use an OPTECH Dual Harness ( http://optechusa.com/d​ual-harness.html (external link) ) and I attach the straps to the camera lugs.

I prefer the Optech Dual Harness to other ways of carrying the camera because if a single strap goes bad (or is cut) the camera will not fall away.


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Oct 24, 2014 18:20 |  #12

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