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Anyone wash their canon strap?

 
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Aug 01, 2009 03:03 as a reply to  @ post 8376998 |  #16
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I do =)




  
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Aug 01, 2009 05:25 |  #17

stince wrote in post #8376998 (external link)
My 40D strap is filthy, anyone wash theirs?

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Aug 01, 2009 07:12 as a reply to  @ post 8376998 |  #18

One of the best pieces of advice I ever got was to trash the Canon strap in favour of a softer, padded strap. I'll never use Canon's sharp, neck cutting straps again.


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Aug 01, 2009 07:26 |  #19

stince wrote in post #8376998 (external link)
My 40D strap is filthy, anyone wash theirs?

ill ask my gf how she washes her 36C strap

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Aug 01, 2009 07:45 as a reply to  @ post 8376998 |  #20

There's only been one time where I've feel the overwhelming need to wash a camera strap. I simply put some water into the kitchen sink, added Woolite, and washed, rinsed, and hung it up to dry and it worked just fine.

For those of you who question the wisdom of washing camera straps, in some places in the world (like Florida where I live) where it's really hot and humid during the summer, it doesn't take much to start pouring buckets of sweat once you go outside for any length of time.

On the choice of strap, though, you might want to take a look at the OpTech straps, which are what I use. They aren't too pricy (ca. $20.00) and the neoprene is quite comfortable. :) Here's a link to the strap that I'm currently using:
http://optechusa.com …UCT_SUB_ID=&CAT​EGORY_ID=4 (external link)

Besides being uncomfortable, the strap that comes with the camera more or less says "STEAL ME" with the logo emblazened all over it; that also goes for camera bags with the logo on them, as well. I avoid both. :)

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James P wrote in post #8379991 (external link)
One of the best pieces of advice I ever got was to trash the Canon strap in favour of a softer, padded strap. I'll never use Canon's sharp, neck cutting straps again.

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Aug 01, 2009 10:58 |  #23

jr_senator wrote in post #8379281 (external link)
In over 50 years of photography, and numberless straps, I have never washed one.


Same here!




  
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Aug 01, 2009 11:00 |  #24

stince wrote in post #8376998 (external link)
My 40D strap is filthy, anyone wash theirs?

I keep looking at the two on my 1D bodies and really think they need it, just too lazy to take 'em off and put 'em back on.

when they start standing up by themselves then maybe I'll get up the ambition to throw 'em in the washer




  
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Aug 01, 2009 11:03 |  #25

heatherwb wrote in post #8380072 (external link)
There's only been one time where I've feel the overwhelming need to wash a camera strap. I simply put some water into the kitchen sink, added Woolite, and washed, rinsed, and hung it up to dry and it worked just fine.

For those of you who question the wisdom of washing camera straps, in some places in the world (like Florida where I live) where it's really hot and humid during the summer, it doesn't take much to start pouring buckets of sweat once you go outside for any length of time.

On the choice of strap, though, you might want to take a look at the OpTech straps, which are what I use. They aren't too pricy (ca. $20.00) and the neoprene is quite comfortable. :) Here's a link to the strap that I'm currently using:
http://optechusa.com …UCT_SUB_ID=&CAT​EGORY_ID=4 (external link)

Besides being uncomfortable, the strap that comes with the camera more or less says "STEAL ME" with the logo emblazened all over it; that also goes for camera bags with the logo on them, as well. I avoid both. :)

HTH,
Heather :)


I dunno, maybe I'm just cheap but I've never felt the need to spend more money on something that comes free in the box with the camera. And quite honestly I don't find the Canon straps to be uncomfortable (I shoot with 2 1D series bodies so I'm carrying a fair amount of weight around.)

As for advertising "STEAL ME": one of my bodies is usually attached to a 500 f/4 and the other to a 70-200 f/2.8, I think those big white lenses and 1D bodies say it much louder than a camera strap.




  
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Aug 01, 2009 11:54 as a reply to  @ post 8376998 |  #26

There's a lot of common sense there Dennis.




  
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Aug 01, 2009 12:15 |  #27

DennisW1 wrote in post #8380733 (external link)
I dunno, maybe I'm just cheap but I've never felt the need to spend more money on something that comes free in the box with the camera. And quite honestly I don't find the Canon straps to be uncomfortable (I shoot with 2 1D series bodies so I'm carrying a fair amount of weight around.)

As for advertising "STEAL ME": one of my bodies is usually attached to a 500 f/4 and the other to a 70-200 f/2.8, I think those big white lenses and 1D bodies say it much louder than a camera strap.


Same here. I always have my camera around my shoulder, so I feel no pain. I actually like the Canon strap very much.



  
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Aug 01, 2009 12:30 |  #28

DennisW1 wrote in post #8380733 (external link)
I dunno, maybe I'm just cheap but I've never felt the need to spend more money on something that comes free in the box with the camera. And quite honestly I don't find the Canon straps to be uncomfortable (I shoot with 2 1D series bodies so I'm carrying a fair amount of weight around.)

As for advertising "STEAL ME": one of my bodies is usually attached to a 500 f/4 and the other to a 70-200 f/2.8, I think those big white lenses and 1D bodies say it much louder than a camera strap.

That's the best cup of STFU I have ever seen served on here! LOL

Go ahead and wash it. If the red edges turn pink on ya, that's all the more reason to keep it or buy a new one .... depending on your manhood.:lol:


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Aug 01, 2009 12:34 as a reply to  @ post 8376998 |  #29

What's STFU? (I'm not sure that I understand the rest of the post either).




  
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Aug 01, 2009 12:35 as a reply to  @ post 8376998 |  #30

Anybody USE a Canon strap?


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