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Jun 18, 2013 11:37 |  #1

Hey, as you can see I have a T3i, it's not that heavy. I would like to purchase a hand strap for it as well as a new neck strap. I will be purchasing a 70-200 soon, so I know that has some weight. I don't want to go too crazy with prices, though if it's worth it.. You get what you pay for.

But, like I said, just looking for a neck strap and hand strap. Something comfortable.


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Jun 18, 2013 12:23 |  #2

What 70-200?

Crumpler's, "Noose" is something to consider for a hand/wrist strap. Previously, I did have their Industry Disgrace neck-strap, and although very comfortable it was bulky and hard to stuff away into a camera bag. I have since returned to the OE, Canon neck-strap. I have no issues with my 70-200 F4L IS around my neck with this strap.

Everyone is different, but before you spend money on a neck-strap try to think about how you use the camera and if a neck strap is really something to invest in. Any neck-strap is going to be uncomfortable overtime with the weight of a camera hanging off. I also find it annoying to have to hold the camera in place, lest it bounce around as I am walking. Rather, if I were to invest in a strap, it would be something like a Blackrapid, but then again I am not sure how well it would work while I have my sling-bag or backpack on.


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Jun 19, 2013 22:49 |  #3

Take a look at THIS (external link) Tamrac neoprene strap. It's what I normally use. Much more comfortable than the OEM strap, only $22 (external link) and it comes with a quick release system.


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Jun 20, 2013 00:50 |  #4

These guys have been doing weight reduction straps for some years. First thing I put on my new bodies:

http://optechusa.com/s​traps.html (external link)


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Jun 20, 2013 07:23 |  #5
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I use a Domke Gripper. That was after I tried some of the more extreme types often mentioned here. It's simple but I love it the best.


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Jun 20, 2013 12:30 |  #6

I've used a Black Rapid strap for a few years but have stopped.
I don't like the way their carabiner is made. The strap is very comfortable otherwise.

Some have concerns about attaching to the tripod socket with the camera hanging from this point.

I recently purchased a Peak Design leash and wrist strap. I use2 SEPARATE attachment points on each of my d300sand Oly OMD. I use the PD leash as a sling.

An extra advantage is that it takes much less space than my BR sling.

Some think the PD strap is too light.


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Jun 21, 2013 14:53 as a reply to  @ 2mnycars's post |  #7

How is that Peak Design wrist strap?


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Jun 21, 2013 15:21 as a reply to  @ Bagman's post |  #8

Black Rapid or OpTech, about the best ive ever used :D


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Jun 21, 2013 16:54 |  #9

I just bought a Optech strap for my 7D. I use a Black Rapid on the 50D. I do know the Optech is made in Montana, and is tested by a real nature photographer up there. He swears by Optech equipment. I may get another for the 50D if it is comfortable enough.


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Jun 21, 2013 17:32 |  #10

Neck straps are HIGHLY personal items. What works for one person may not as well or even not at all for another. I have a N-5057 (external link) (I believe) Tamrac neckstrap similar to the one suggested above but I HATE it. The neoprene has foam laminated between 2 thin nylon layers, all of which is delaminating. The thing is hot. Worst of all its bulky and hangs up when I try to put on/take off over my hat and/or hood (I mount/unmount onto a tripod constantly) AND its stretchiness is not controlled by the woven nylon strap sewn across it such that it drives me nuts with its bouncy, bouncy feeling. Its being replaced with a Crumpler Industry Disgrace.




  
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Jun 21, 2013 22:18 |  #11

Optech is the first choice I consider using for my camera bodies. I really like blackrapid as well but they are somehow a little bulky to me (their metro straps don't feel very comfy actually even though they are small and not bulky).

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Jun 22, 2013 08:41 as a reply to  @ coibeo2610's post |  #12

Just did the same thing. T4i with a tamron 70-200.... I use a black rapid attached to the lens mount and a spider holster on the body to keep the all from swinging around. You can put a spider connection piece and a black rapid connection piece both on the spider plate for when you don't use the 70-200.


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Jun 22, 2013 09:10 |  #13

I'm using an OP/Tech Pro strap for my 60D. I'm very happy with it as it doubles as a hand strap, also. It's only a matter of disconnecting the 2 connectors on the main strap and removing the main strap which then can be put into a back pocket or bag. I've got other straps but this is my favorite/most used one which happens to be the least expensive of the lot.




  
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Jun 22, 2013 09:33 as a reply to  @ mark48's post |  #14

I have been using Op/Tech straps for my two (2) cameras that I have, and they cannot be beat. Check out the POTN shop and buy from them.


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Jun 22, 2013 10:23 |  #15

Never liked neck straps until I got an OpTech. Love it!


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