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Nov 22, 2018 17:13 |  #1

Looking to replace my neck strap for a shoulder strap. I have been looking at various options. I saw these and hopefully someone can tell me the differences between them.

https://www.amazon.com …design+camera+s​trap&psc=1 (external link)

https://www.amazon.com …design+camera+s​trap&psc=1 (external link)

https://www.amazon.com …=peak+design+ca​mera+strap (external link)

https://www.amazon.com …=peak+design+ca​mera+strap (external link)

Is the Slide just bulkier than the Slide Lite? The leash is not adjustable?

I have caught myself recently using my neck strap and turning it into a shoulder strap. Not comfortable. I know, I know. What am I thinking? Lol. Which is why I am wanting to actually get a shoulder strap. With many on the market hard to choose. I have seen these mentioned, yeah I got suckered into their marketing.




  
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Nov 23, 2018 02:25 |  #2

The leash is kinda of a safety strap where I would add onto the camera body and to say your bag or belt and should the camera fall off the support or slip off the hand, the leash kinda prevents from dropping to the floor. It can double up as shoulder strap if the camera is light, say small to medium mirrorless like m43 and small compact cameras.

The slide is for bigger mirrorless and DSLRs and provide sufficient padding for extra support.

The slide lite is mainly for mirrorless systems and smaller DSLRs and does not provide padding.

Both slide and slite lite comes with a buckle where you can adjust the length of the strap on the fly. The leash is adjustable in the traditional way.... Together with the plate (standard, pro, arca, etc) you can configure as a shoulder strap, sling strap or neck strap...

For heavier camera, I would use it as shoulder strap

https://mirrorlesscomp​arison.com …e-vs-slide-lite-vs-leash/ (external link)


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Nov 23, 2018 03:09 |  #3

Have you looked at Black Rapid?

Their straps have a shoulder pad for extra comfort.


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Nov 23, 2018 06:46 |  #4

I have the Leash for my Fuji X100F, it’s and very light weight, definitely not meant to be used with a DSLR.

The way I’ve heard it described:

Slide Light- smaller, lighter DSLRs and MILCS, such as the SL1/2, Rebel bodies, Fuji XT3, etc, along with the lighter lenses. Definitely can be used with heavier stuff, but comfort levels will decline due to the strap being thinner width.

Slide- for the biggest kit. Heavy bodies and bulky glass; think 1D and 70-200 f/2.8.

I use my Slide straps with my 600mm lens, 100-400, etc, and I 100% carry cross shoulder. Very comfortable and versatile. For me, it’s the perfect camera strap.


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Nov 23, 2018 07:17 |  #5

I really like PD straps too. I have the leash and slide but the slide is better for my purposes as the width of the strap distributes the weight over a larger area making it more comfortable. As I said I really like them and still use them but they have not been with their problems. I was an early adopter and suffered a drop due to the defective spring in the clip. This was a well documented recall. Last year while travelling all 3 of my straps suffered a catastrophic breakdown of the rubber on the grip side of the strap and permanently impregnated my travel shirts with sticky gunk. This was a known problem but no large scale recall was issued. The rubber breaks down in very hot and humid climates. It has since been replaced by a silicone-based product. They replaced my straps but offered no compensation for the ruined clothing. This year there was a recall on the anchor loops. Peak Design customer service is top notch but all this to say that they aren't without issues and when buying I would make sure that you are getting a latest generation product.


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Nov 23, 2018 10:42 |  #6

Ah-Keong, thanks for that link, helped me a lot.

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I saw this one.

https://www.amazon.com …&psc=1&smid=ASY​NZAYMQDDXS (external link)

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Geared toward the slide then.

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I guess would need to contact the seller to see if it is the newer version.

Thanks guys for the replies.




  
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Nov 23, 2018 12:49 |  #7

Between the black rapid and the peak design, I would recommend the PD. (I replaced my black rapid with the peak design). The PD is very well designed with a few small details that just make a difference for me. E.g. one side of the slide is rubberized and the other is silky smooth. Depending on the mode you are in this helps to either keep the camera in place or let you slide the camera easily to your eyes or back on your back. I personally also like the system with the anchors much more then the attachment of the black rapid. YMMV


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Nov 23, 2018 14:11 |  #8

I ordered the PD strap. Thanks everyone for the input.




  
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Nov 24, 2018 02:12 |  #9

Failed to mentioned that the blue strap is the old design. The black and ash are the only colors that are with the new design as nqjudo mentioned.




  
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