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How much weight can the CANON strap take?

 
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Jan 14, 2010 20:06 |  #16

Those 4D's are really heavy!!!


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Jan 14, 2010 20:08 |  #17

Jeffro250 wrote in post #9394586 (external link)
It will take more weight than you'd be wanting to hang off your neck!

I'd agree with that.

I regularly carry my 5d with 300 f/2.8L IS + TC hanging around my neck and never even think about the strap. The fabric is tough, it isn't going to just tear, and the fastenings are solid too.

That lens alone is 5.5 lbs, so with the 5d and a TC it will be around double the weight of the OPs combo weight of 3.5 lbs, so don't worry about it.

The only thing to watch for is wear on the strap where it rubs against the attachment point on the camera body. My 20D strap has worn about a third away at one end and is starting to look a bit frayed. It still felt solid as a rock, but I adjusted the strap slightly so that the worn bit is in a new position and won't wear away any more.

I should point out that the strap is now 5 years old and the camera is very well used (around 90,000 shots) so that isn't a regular occurrence, it should last as long as the camera without a second adjustment being necessary.

The straps are tough and designed to take a lot of weight, they will carry any body / lens / flash combo you care to use.




  
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Jan 14, 2010 20:11 |  #18

If I can dig up one of my Canon straps I'll hook it up to a load cell and see how much weight it can take before it lets go. I'm fairly confident that it will take way more weight than what someone would be comfortable hanging around their neck though.


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Jan 14, 2010 20:18 |  #19

Canaon 7D, gripped, Sigma 70-200 2.8 with Canon 580II flash, or 7D, gripped with a 100-400. Both heavy combos. No problem with the strap, it will hold out longer than I can


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ImRaptor wrote in post #9395457 (external link)
If I can dig up one of my Canon straps I'll hook it up to a load cell and see how much weight it can take before it lets go. I'm fairly confident that it will take way more weight than what someone would be comfortable hanging around their neck though.

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Jan 14, 2010 21:40 |  #21

yes I'd be very interested to see those results, just make sure you do one how it is strapped to the camera not just end to end! and video tape!


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Jan 14, 2010 22:12 |  #22


I saw the same strap in the store today, but it didn't really feel all that good to me, so I went with the Crumpler


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Jan 15, 2010 00:55 |  #23

CW Jones wrote in post #9396199 (external link)
I saw the same strap in the store today, but it didn't really feel all that good to me, so I went with the Crumpler

Yup... that's good too.

I like the clips on mine so I can attach the camera to my backpack and free my neck completely. Back on topic (somewhat) --->

I have wondered about the strength of the clips and if they'll let loose, but so far they've been rock-solid.


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Jan 15, 2010 01:36 |  #24

Straps generally are pretty hard to tear just by pulling. I can imagine one strap would require many more newtons than the weight pulling down. Unless your body has some sharp object that has a small incision, I wouldn't worry about hanging it off my neck. (unless you're putting a 400mm f2.8 or something off your neck. that's just plain ridiculous)


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Jan 15, 2010 12:45 as a reply to  @ SiaoP's post |  #25

I don't Canon straps .. in fact I don't even take them out of the box.

I like the OpTech (and POTN version) strap .. using the 3/8" webbing connectors. That way I can have a neck strap and a wrist strap in one.


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