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Sep 09, 2015 13:14 |  #1

I have a Canon 7D with A Sigma 17-50mm 2.8 and it's DARN HEAVY to carry on my shoulder strap. What do you use when walking around with your set-up? I don't want to carry a backpack pack with me.


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Sep 09, 2015 13:23 |  #2

Op-Tech Super Classic strap is what I use, not as darn bulky as the Pro strap (which I think is better suited to heavy 1D body family or lighter body with supertele lens).
Have walked all day around Washington DC with it on my shoulder.


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Sep 09, 2015 18:23 |  #3

I use a BleckRapids Sport. I have a 7DII with battery grip and the 100-400 II lens.


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Sep 09, 2015 18:33 |  #4

I use the sun sniper. Very similar to the black rapid.


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Sep 09, 2015 18:40 |  #5

Just about any along strap!

There are a ton of company's that make good slings (black rapid, peak designs, Luma, Op-tech, ect). Just have to decide what design you like




  
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Sep 09, 2015 23:35 |  #6

Use a belt system, no strap comes close.


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Sep 09, 2015 23:40 as a reply to  @ Charlie's post |  #7

I use a Blackrapid sport while shooting with 1DIII and 70-200 2.8, no issues with weight. Perhaps try pumping some iron or attaching some helium balloons?

the stock shoulder straps are pretty crappy and uncomfortable.


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Sep 09, 2015 23:45 |  #8

I have Luma Cinches on each of my bodies - 6D, 7D2 and 7D. I love them and as a bonus, they are a local (to me) company making their product locally.


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Sep 10, 2015 01:09 |  #9

I went through a lot "reviewing" before I ended up with the Peak Design camera strap. Does a super job of "hugging" your body when walking. Here is a short clip that details the effectiveness of the "Slide".


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Sep 10, 2015 01:37 |  #10

I like BlackRapid straps. I have the older one that has magnetic pocket and zippered storage for my walk around everyday strap, and a dual strap for when I shoot weddings. I like 'em a lot.

There are a bunch of great straps out there, but I've found that generally the shoulder sling type straps are much more comfy than a neck strap.


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Sep 10, 2015 08:23 |  #11

Try hanging the strap from one shoulder.


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Sep 10, 2015 08:27 |  #12

Heya,

I got my wife this "scarf strap" that distributes the weight around, cuts into you less, and looks flashy (in her case, girly).

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Sep 11, 2015 06:33 |  #13

I recently started using the Peak Design Slide and love it.


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Sep 11, 2015 09:34 |  #14

the Op-Tech straps are very comfortable if you like a traditional strap. i started using the Luma Cinch a while back and absolutely love them, they are also very comfortable. they are side straps but can still be worn traditionally. they can be "cinched" up to hug your body while walking, i believe Luma was the first to incorporate the cinch or slide (as Peak Designs calls them) onto a camera strap . Peak Design makes pretty good stuff but i have never tried their strap.

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Sep 11, 2015 11:43 |  #15

Optech "POTN" strap is excellent, as is the Crumpler Industry Disgrace (the crumpler is much longer than the Optech)

Blackrapid also make excellent straps.

personally i prefer the Spiderholster system - get the weight off your shoulders and puts it on your waist.
i carry a pair of 1DX (with 24-70 one side and 70-200 on the other) with it and have had no problems other than the pins slowly wearing out (its taken about 3 years of full time use, and i still haven't replaced them - soon though.....


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