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Peak Design: Slide or Slide Lite

 
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Dec 04, 2017 16:17 |  #1

Hey all. There's literally a camera strap advice thread three posts down from this one (presently), but I was hoping to get some specific advice. I have a 7d2 and am in the market for a new strap. I'm pretyt sold on Peak Design, but I'm torn between the Slide or the Slide Lite. I'd prefer to go less bulky with the Slide Lite, but I'm not sure if it's enough strap. In most situations where I'm using a strap, I have either a 70-200 2.8 or a 24-70 2.8 on the body. Anyway, does anyone here use the Slide Lite for a full sized DSLR with a long lens? Thoughts?

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Dec 04, 2017 16:34 |  #2

I use both DSLR and mirrorless and have both straps. With DSLR I prefer the slide. The weight is distributed over a larger surface area making it more comfortable, particularly during extended use. The difference between the two in terms of ‘bulk’ is negligible.


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Dec 04, 2017 18:45 |  #3

For a DSLR with those f2.8 zooms I'd suggest the slide. As nqjudo said, the size difference between the slide and lite is negligible but the slide will be more comfortable for longer with a DSLR.




  
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Dec 04, 2017 19:25 |  #4

Peak Design markets the Slide Lite for "mirrorless". Usually when something is marketed for mirrorless, I take that to mean it's for fuji or leica sized gear. I'm a Sony shooter and I buy full sized straps, bags, etc. because (despite what most Sony shooters would try to convince you) the size and weight really isn't that different. That's why I just bought the brand new Slide (not publicly released yet) instead of going with the Slide Light.

For a 7D with those large lenses I would FOR SURE go with the Slide.


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Dec 05, 2017 09:04 as a reply to  @ gremlin75's post |  #5

Great, thanks. That's what I needed to hear.




  
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Dec 06, 2017 16:37 |  #6

Another vote for Slide, I use it with two different DSLR setups and carry them for hours without irritation or neck fatigue from the heavier setups.




  
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Dec 20, 2017 11:45 |  #7

for a DSLR and decently sized lens, Slide is the best option to go. Slide Lite is best suited for lighter and smaller cameras. The Slide Lite would work fine with your set up but you'd want the added width for additional comfort


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Mar 06, 2018 12:27 |  #8

I'm interested in the Slide Lite for my SL1 but have read that you need to be careful with the metal adjusters on the newest version. Anyone have scratching issues with it?


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Mar 13, 2018 10:21 |  #9

MrWasabi wrote in post #18578993 (external link)
I'm interested in the Slide Lite for my SL1 but have read that you need to be careful with the metal adjusters on the newest version. Anyone have scratching issues with it?

I've used the original SlideLite and the new version and never had an issue. I also used the original Slide and newer Slide. The sliding mechanism on the strap is plastic. The only portion I think is the silver handle. But when you place it in a bag, you would move the strap away from the screen anyways.

I've heard people of having the the metal on the Cuff wrist strap scratching the screen but not the Slide straps.

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Mar 13, 2018 10:51 |  #10

I don't think I'd be hanging my camera from those tiny little threads. Those look scary.

Looks like the same kind of string that comes with a point and shoot.


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Mar 13, 2018 12:38 |  #11

saea501 wrote in post #18584486 (external link)
I don't think I'd be hanging my camera from those tiny little threads. Those look scary.

Looks like the same kind of string that comes with a point and shoot.

Nope. Completely different type. The anchor links are: Glass-reinforced nylon Links with stainless steel springs, 2-layer anti-abrasion woven thermoplastic Anchor cord, thermoplastic Anchor overmolding.

It can hold up to 200lbs. As a company, they would not risk damaging buyers camera gear. Bad rep if anything happened. I've held a 5D Mark IV and a 70-200 with no problem and ran with it too.


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Mar 14, 2018 15:26 |  #12

saea501 wrote in post #18584486 (external link)
I don't think I'd be hanging my camera from those tiny little threads. Those look scary.

Looks like the same kind of string that comes with a point and shoot.

Look can be deceiving. There is a reason a lot of people are using peak design straps now a days and “those tins little threads” are part of the reason why. I have an original set of anchor link that are still going strong and it’s been 4 or 5 years since I first go them.

The newer anchor links have working treads built into them as well. So if they do get worn you can easily see and replace them.

Super strong “little threads” lol




  
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Mar 14, 2018 15:42 |  #13

gremlin75 wrote in post #18585605 (external link)
Look can be deceiving. There is a reason a lot of people are using peak design straps now a days and “those tins little threads” are part of the reason why. I have an original set of anchor link that are still going strong and it’s been 4 or 5 years since I first go them.

The newer anchor links have working treads built into them as well. So if they do get worn you can easily see and replace them.

Super strong “little threads” lol

Not to mention, the new anchor links are also thinner and still hold the same weight as the older versions.


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Mar 14, 2018 16:40 |  #14

Islandphoneman wrote in post #18512230 (external link)
Another vote for Slide, I use it with two different DSLR setups and carry them for hours without irritation or neck fatigue from the heavier setups.

My experience differs slightly. I have Slide and was using it for one of my bodies until I went with Black Rapid. After a full day of 5DIII with 70-200mm f/2.8 it was quite irritating. I resolved by purchasing this pad:

https://www.amazon.com​/gp/product/B004R2U52K (external link)

It's increased in price! I think I paid $12. Anyway, it's a good add on if you feel the slide has too little padding.




  
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