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What strap do you use with your battery grip?

 
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May 13, 2014 12:04 |  #1

...And are you happy with it? Ever since I put a grip on my 60D, I've found my Crumpler Industry Disgrace strap is always in the way while shooting. If I attach it to the standard mounting points on the 60D, it blocks the controls/viewfinder when I switch to portrait. If I have it on the right side mount and the attachment point on the grip, it doesn't work very well in landscape. So what's the best alternative? A hand strap? Black Rapid-style?


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May 13, 2014 12:37 |  #2

Hand strap. I hand carry the camera when out shooting and can remove the Domke strap not needed.




  
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May 13, 2014 13:07 |  #3

I'm using it with Custom SLR Hand Strap. I also have used it with Custom Air Strap, Carry Speed, Luma Labs Cinch to name a few. When using a camera strap, I have the Custom SLR M-Plate to offset the mounting point so it doesn't get in the way when in portrait mode.


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May 13, 2014 16:12 |  #4

I'm using a Luma Labs Cinch. It works great. I just got a RRS clamp for quick release with the Cinch. Seems to work nicely.


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May 18, 2014 23:12 as a reply to  @ jlt23's post |  #5

Hand strap. Makes for a nice, balanced carry. :)


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May 19, 2014 03:32 |  #6

I use the bog-standard strap and have no problem with it at all. Its no more in the way than without the battery grip.


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May 19, 2014 12:14 |  #7

I'm no longer gripped, at-least for now, but if I was I'd still go with my current setup. I sold my Herringbone and made my own out of paracord. Along with that I have a Black Rapid RS-7 w/underarm stabilizer, so now when I'm in the field I have a choice. Very comfortable setup.


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May 19, 2014 20:24 as a reply to  @ Ynot's post |  #8

Wasn't that paracord uncomfortable on the back of your hand? No padding.


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May 19, 2014 20:34 as a reply to  @ pfjbaldwin's post |  #9

I use a Joby hand strap - very comfortable and works with my Arca swiss plate.


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May 19, 2014 20:38 |  #10

"Wasn't that paracord uncomfortable on the back of your hand? No padding."

Not at all, I've gotten used to it. I could always slip some sort of pad onto it if I had to, but I like it as-is. My biggest complaint obout my former hand-strap was that it never accomidated my large hands well. My hand always felt trapped and that made it hard and slow to change settings. In a sense it was too wide. If I loosened the strap, it was too loose and I felt like I'd drop my camera. My paracord strap doesn't do this at all. This along with my RS-7 make a perfect combo, so I can switch whenever I want to between hand-strap and RS-7.


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