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Sep 11, 2015 11:55 |  #16

another vote for black rapid strap - love it, and it just stays put, screws well into my camera body. Makes lugging around a 5DmIII and 70-200L much more pleasurable.




  
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Sep 11, 2015 12:12 |  #17

I have been happy with my BlackRapid RS-Sport. I have owned it for quite a while so I cannot comment on amy newer designs; the ergonomic shoulder pad and underarm tether never gave me issues to look elsewhere. I frequently wear it underneath a layer of clothing (to mask presence of the camera) or a backpack strap. Usual suspects that hang on it are gripped 60D and either EF-S 18-200mm or EF 70-200.

The only downfall (probably with any other shoulder strap) is during any sort of outdoor, athletic and/or weird angle shooting or moving. For that I have been using B-GRIP hand strap and UNO products. Both work well and have not failed me, but I never been completely in love with them.




  
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Sep 11, 2015 12:21 |  #18

+1 for the Peak Design slide


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Sep 11, 2015 15:25 |  #19

Geez dude what kind of Photographer are you? the whole thing is about 7 pounds? if that I have a 1DX which is one of the heaviest canon camera's I know if I want great shots then I have to suck it up and carry it..


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Sep 11, 2015 16:17 |  #20

N2bnfunn wrote in post #17703783 (external link)
Geez dude what kind of Photographer are you? the whole thing is about 7 pounds? if that I have a 1DX which is one of the heaviest canon camera's I know if I want great shots then I have to suck it up and carry it..

haha +1 for this!

You Total 6.23lbs = 1DX 2.95lbs (add on your 70-200 3.28lbs)
Me Total 6.64lbs = 1D3 2.54 lbs (often used with Bigma so add on 4.1lbs)
OP Total 3.04lbs = 7D 1.8lbs (and the lens is 1.24 lbs)

Not too heavy really but like i say, ditch the original strap as they are lame. Look for a CPS one or some thing like a BR.


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Sep 11, 2015 18:45 |  #21

N2bnfunn wrote in post #17703783 (external link)
Geez dude what kind of Photographer are you? the whole thing is about 7 pounds? if that I have a 1DX which is one of the heaviest canon camera's I know if I want great shots then I have to suck it up and carry it..

7lbs is kinda heavy if you're carrying it for the whole day. My miniature kit is around 5-6 lbs, bag included, and that becomes a burden if I'm out shooting hours on end. When I do dedicated photo work, I may even push up to 15 lbs of gear. That can get heavy fast if hauled with a strap.

put it on my waist, and I can go all day.


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Sep 11, 2015 18:57 as a reply to  @ Charlie's post |  #22

as per my post it's not 7lbs.

I can run mine on black rapid and have shot happily from 8am through till 10pm
I am looking at getting a waist holster though, But that's because i don't like it swinging around all the time.


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Sep 11, 2015 19:05 |  #23

urbanfreestyle wrote in post #17704002 (external link)
as per my post it's not 7lbs.

I can run mine on black rapid and have shot happily from 8am through till 10pm
I am looking at getting a waist holster though, But that's because i don't like it swinging around all the time.

think tank digital holster 50 for what you've got...

and that swinging camera...... I must have seen 10+ shooters at the california service center with BR style straps, every single one of them would have to hold the camera while walking :-P

I am so over that. If I HAVE to shoot from my larger lenses, it's a belt holster all the way.


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Sep 11, 2015 19:16 as a reply to  @ Charlie's post |  #24

yeah, i was actually looking at the spider pro dual holster.


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Sep 11, 2015 23:35 |  #25

Anita,

Almost any strap would be better than the cheap afterthought that came with your camera. The Optech series is a big improvement over the cloth strap if you want to stick with a traditional neck carry. The Black Rapid series is also comfortable, takes a little getting used to, but is more versatile. I have both of those, and if I'm going to be doing a lot of posture changes than I prefer the Optech. If I'll be on my feet most of the time I prefer the Black Rapid style.


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Sep 12, 2015 00:30 as a reply to  @ philodelphi's post |  #26

Another vote for Peak Design! Use mine with the 7d mkll & 100-400mm mkii, hugely comfortable!!! Camera & lens doesn't flop around all over the place, even weight distribution, can wear 3 different ways. Bought the Slide strap.




  
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Sep 12, 2015 04:58 |  #27

Ditto. Black Rapid Sport


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Sep 12, 2015 18:32 |  #28

Charlie wrote in post #17703988 (external link)
7lbs is kinda heavy if you're carrying it for the whole day. My miniature kit is around 5-6 lbs, bag included, and that becomes a burden if I'm out shooting hours on end. When I do dedicated photo work, I may even push up to 15 lbs of gear. That can get heavy fast if hauled with a strap.

put it on my waist, and I can go all day.


Really let me help you out, a woman can carry a child that weighs over 25 pounds most of the day... You need to hit the gym and stop acting like it is 50 or more pounds... Americans we are GETTING SOFT... look at those immigrants walking 50 miles carry children.
Unreal you would never works for me in doing a gig...


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Sep 12, 2015 19:00 as a reply to  @ N2bnfunn's post |  #29

Has anyone noticed the OP hasn't replied on here?


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Sep 12, 2015 19:09 |  #30

N2bnfunn wrote in post #17705046 (external link)
Really let me help you out, a woman can carry a child that weighs over 25 pounds most of the day... You need to hit the gym and stop acting like it is 50 or more pounds... Americans we are GETTING SOFT... look at those immigrants walking 50 miles carry children.
Unreal you would never works for me in doing a gig...

some people just aren't as tough as you i guess...if the person is asking for a different strap to lighten the load, i hardly think...'toughen up, and hit the gym' is a great answer...you have no clue what their situation is...how about just suggesting a different strap, or not commenting at all...


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