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Backpack camera strap for A7 + 100-400?

 
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Jun 12, 2018 19:18 |  #1

I've got a sony A7 iii + 100-400 on the way and I'm planning on doing a lot of day hiking with this setup. For the times I'll be hiking with it, I'll always be wearing a pack on my hikes (either a day pack or a camera backpack), and I'm looking for something that will hook up to D-rings. My concern is how the strap connects to the body, since that's a pretty heavy lens. Is there a system like the one attached that will work for this? Should the strap attach to the camera body, or the lens? Hoping for something I could also extend into shoots where I've just got a harness on and not a backpack, for the times I'm only taking the rig out for an hour or two. Maybe the Peak Capture Camera Clip instead? Appreciate any advice!


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Jun 16, 2018 02:45 |  #2

The issue I find with these systems is that the lens points straight out in front of you. I use the Capture attached to the left strap, the lens rests down your body that way (A7Rii and 100-400), they also don’t bounce about when you move




  
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Jun 16, 2018 03:12 |  #3

I use the a messenger style strap with my camera over the backpack straps and secure the camera with a Peak Capture on my belt. The camera rides low, does not flap around and can be used flexibliy and safely. And yes, you have to take off the camera strap first before you take off the backpack - but I just let it hang on the capture plate.


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Jun 16, 2018 09:57 as a reply to  @ ChrisHeathcote's post |  #4

Thanks. I've been looking at that system too. Have you tried it with a lens this big? I'm worried it will be too bulky and flop around, but maybe this is exactly what it's designed for?




  
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Jun 16, 2018 10:02 as a reply to  @ drmaxx's post |  #5

That makes sense. So, do you use something like the Peak Designs Slide Strap?




  
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Jun 16, 2018 11:10 |  #6

TrueEclective wrote in post #18646249 (external link)
That makes sense. So, do you use something like the Peak Designs Slide Strap?

That's correct. I do like their stuff and they work together well. It's fast to detangle and if I do forget to take off the camera first and get tangled into the different straps I just can release the peak strap from the camera and make my life easy.


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Jul 02, 2018 23:14 as a reply to  @ TrueEclective's post |  #7

Not sure if you’re sorted yet, but the largest combo I’ve used with the Capture is a canon 5d3 and sigma 120-300 Sport, combined they weigh over 4kg. Due to paranoia I attached a long Optech Uniloop to the D Ribg on the backpack to use as a safety tether in case I missed the clip. However it was never required.

Btw I now use an A7Rii and fe100-400 gm and carry it on the Capture (plate attached to the lens collar)




  
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