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Mar 19, 2013 07:52 |  #1

Just wondering what length your camera strap is when you have it over one shoulder? i use the standard neck strap at the longest it can go and it sits nicely on my belt/hip.

How do you guys like it?


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Mar 19, 2013 08:24 |  #2

Over one shoulder calls for a sling strap which rests the camera at the hip. A shoulder strap at hip length does not sound very secure or comfortable to me. For a shoulder strap, I think it's at the length the camera hangs at my chest most comfortably when on my neck - I'll just use that same length if on one shoulder.


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Mar 19, 2013 08:54 |  #3

i much prefer camera over one shoulder then a sling strap. i find it extremely comfortable! hate it around my neck though


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Mar 19, 2013 12:59 |  #4

I use it as you mention in your query, around or more correctly hanging from my neck. A camera hanging off a shoulder is very easily taken away by somebody that wants it without buying it. If it were a cross chest strap it would much more secure.


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Mar 19, 2013 13:15 |  #5

I have my Crumpler Industry Disgrace measured to hang sling style resting just above the hip. I've found it comfortable for extended periods of walking with a light lens if I swap sides every hour or two. (Eyepiece starts to chafe after awhile).


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Mar 19, 2013 13:31 |  #6

I prefer to have the strap around my neck. If I use two cameras, there can be a reason for using different strap lenght, then I use the longest strap on the camera with the biggest lens.

To have the strap over one shoulder is extremely uncomfortable for me.




  
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Mar 19, 2013 13:38 |  #7

I have an OpTech strap with extensions so I can wear it on my left shoulder, across my body, and have it rest exactly where my right hand falls. I found the Canon strap too short for this. This gets the weight off my neck and even without discussing theft, the camera is more secure.




  
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