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Camera Strap!?

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Apr 11, 2017 07:54 |  #46

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Apr 11, 2017 13:30 |  #47

Yep, I've come home with more than a few 'sidewalk' shots :-D

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Jul 26, 2017 08:10 |  #48

OP/Tech .... reasonably priced.

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Dec 03, 2017 23:13 |  #49

i just bought this single "slide system" by RL Handcrafts, it's leather and thick! very comfortable and stylish

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Dec 04, 2017 20:29 |  #50

I use the B-Grip B-Glider, works great! (external link)
With the B-Grip, I can go from my sling strap to my tripod, to my monopod and back to my sling strap in seconds and most of all, it's comfortable.

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Dec 06, 2017 10:47 |  #51

Do you mean thick in terms of comfort? I'm asking because I'm a huge fan of the Quick Rapid/black rapid systems, which put the camera at waist/hip level and have a very fast draw. Weight goes on the shoulders instead of the neck.

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Dec 09, 2017 07:55 |  #52

Before the B-Grip, I had a Black Rapid RS-7. The Black Rapid is a nice strap and is comfortable BUT, I almost dropped my camera because of the Black Rapid strap. The strap itself is great but the problem with it is the design, the fastener that attaches the strap to the camera using the tripod mount is the problem. The locking feature for the fastener is a rubber grommet which once it moves a little, it WILL come loose.

Imagine having a couple thousand dollars dangling down by your side and one time you reach down and grip your camera, as you raise the camera up to take a picture, the strap drops from the bottom of the camera. Believe me, my heart stopped! I realized in that second how close I was to disaster. The problem was that the fastener was working loose and I wasn't aware of it. After that, I found myself constantly checking the strap fastener and constantly tightening it. It's not good to be more worried about the fastener attached to your camera than you are your surroundings, it's a massive distraction.

I ended up giving away the Black Rapid strap to a friend who modified it to keep it from loosening but, it was time consuming to remove it and mount the camera to a tripod which was fine for him because he very rarely uses a tripod. For me, going from the Black Rapid strap to the B-Grip was a huge step in the right direction. The peace of mind alone was worth every penny I paid for the B-Grip. Simply knowing that I'm not gonna lose a camera because of a bad design is relief in itself. Great concept but bad design.

My opinion is, get ANY strap that has a positive locking feature when attaching to the camera AND is easily converted from strap to tripod.

Just my opinion and mine alone, hope this helps.

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Dec 09, 2017 11:19 |  #53

Unfortunately the OP never came back to reply to the question posed, "Why 'thick'?"
So all we have is a bunch of suggestions about possible products, with no additional clues that would point anyone in the direction of 'less suitable' or 'more suitable' for a particular purpose. Kinda like asking "Which tires should I buy?" or "Whick lens should I buy?" do WHAT???

So TEN months later, shot in dark suggestions are still being offered (yet I presume OP already purchased one months ago, too!)

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Dec 09, 2017 11:52 |  #54

My favorite strap was the Tamrac Boomerang strap. Wide & thick where it rests on the shoulder. …arp_d_product_t​op?ie=UTF8 (external link)

Sadly, I believe it's out of production :-(

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Dec 09, 2017 11:59 |  #55

in all of these suggestions no one mentioned the CPS strap yet people still pay $50 for that basic strap.

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Dec 09, 2017 23:46 |  #56

peeaanuut wrote in post #18514122 (external link)
in all of these suggestions no one mentioned the CPS strap yet people still pay $50 for that basic strap.

I think some of that comes from the "cache" of a strap that says "Canon Professional Services" on it. :-P (external link)"Vacuous images for the Vapid consumer"
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Jan 06, 2018 16:47 |  #57

I use a Crumpler Convenient Disgrace but with the Peak Design quick release system. I didn't care for the Slide but loved the quick connects. The Crumpler is nice and wide and very comfortable. Best of both worlds.

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Jan 06, 2018 21:08 as a reply to  @ post 18305704 |  #58

I use a Lima Cinch with PD anchor links. Best of both worlds.

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Jan 18, 2018 20:55 |  #59

CyberDyneSystems wrote in post #18278964 (external link)
Been using the Optech pro loops for many years. Haven't found a reason to switch at any price.

The only daring thing I have done is I recently got the dual harness, like the straps, the Optech dual harness rig seems to work just as well as ones that cost 3 to 5 times as much. A very useful rig for fast dual body work. The bonus is the clips work with all the straps I already have. No changes to the camera or lens straps.

I too, like the OPTECH Dual Harness and how it supports the weight of both cameras across the shoulders rather than hanging around the neck.
Each camera is attached at two independent points. If one of these points should fail, the other will support the camera and prevent it from crashing to the ground or being carried off by a cutpurse thief.
I have slightly modified my carry by attaching a lightweight carbiner clip to the side adjustment loops of my photo vest or the belt loops of my trousers. Clipping these carbiners onto the straps of the dual harness will prevent the cameras from swinging around when I am moving fast.

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Mar 26, 2018 23:55 |  #60

Another vote for Black Rapid.

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