Seek wrote in post #16001535
Hey Everyone, sorry I've been away for a bit and only just had a chance to read the replies to my post. I'm sorry if I started a firestorm here, I was just curious if anyone else had this issue because it happened twice to me and it is pretty scary looking down and seeing the quicklink open while you are wearing it.
First of all, huge thanks to both luciddreamer and Greg for coming up with solutions and advice to my problem. I think I will just pack a tool into my bag and double check the tightness with it every time I head out. To be a bit clearer, maybe one reason my links unscrew more than others is because I do some moderate walking/hiking and it is possible that the links are rubbing up against something as I walk. It's not a huge deal (i think). Like I said, I plan to just tighten it down more and see how that works. If I continue to have problems after tightening with a wrench or pliers I will let you guys know but I don't anticipate it. Another thing just fyi - I am using the links with an optech adapt-its.
Thanks again for all the help.
Yes, this happened to me twice in the same day while hiking around the rain forest in Costa Rica. I was using the Cinch mount attached to a 100-400 lens, not to the camera. I've gotten rid of the quick links and just connect the strap directly to the camera. Too risky for me. Kind of a PITA since I'm often bouncing between two cameras and a tripod. I'm hoping Luma comes up with a more elegant solution here -- to me the quick links feel like a rushed afterthought when compared to the obvious care and thoughtfulness that went into designing the strap itself.
My other complaint is the sticky pad. It gets stuck on my shoulder often and seems to defeat the purpose of having a strap that rotates quickly. I know about the recommendation to flip it over but it seems like a hack to tell customers to not use a built in feature and, as with the quick links, it lacks design elegance.
Overall, good looking and functional strap, probably better than my BR that preceded it, but, baring improvements, I'll be keeping my eyes open for other options.
Edit: Greg from Luma contacted me and offered to send me the new honeycomb version of the pad. Hopefully this will address my problems with the strap sticking. I have to say I am quite impressed by his unprompted offer. Incredible customer service!