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Aug 10, 2007 18:46 |  #1

I really live my POTN neck strap. for you who havne't bought one yet from our Support Shop, get one.

Question: Can I use the neck strap and hand strap at the same time? Hmmm, I mean, can both be installed on the camera at the same time, and then one can use the hand strap or neck strap as needed, or do they go go through the same hole so they really aren't designed to be put on the camera at the same time?

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Aug 10, 2007 19:30 |  #2

I understood that if you are using the loop strap, you can use both at the same time...


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Aug 10, 2007 20:36 |  #3

SuperBet wrote in post #3705317 (external link)
I understood that if you are using the loop strap, you can use both at the same time...

Thanks, but you don't sound 100% sure. I'd be more comfortable if someone has actually done this. I do appreciate your feedback though, thanks. I'd just hate to buy this and not have it work. I know I like the neck strap for full time, but once in a while, while in the field, the hand strap is better for me.


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Aug 10, 2007 20:57 |  #4

No problem! ;)


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Aug 10, 2007 21:02 |  #5

This description is from the OpTech site. Maybe this can help you.

OpTech Grip Strap

* Fits most SLR cameras making use of the tripod mount area
* Enables a hand grip option without interfering with the ability to have a neck/shoulder strap
* Includes custom metal base plate with rubberized pad and case screw
* Attaches to the camera and the base plate with 3/8� (9,5 mm) webbing
* Secures around the back of the hand as well as around the wrist

GRIP STRAP offers a secure system for carrying an SLR camera in the hand. It's ideal for photographers on the run who want their cameras always "at the ready". The metal base plate has a rubber pad to protect the camera's finish and uses a case screw to firmly attach to the tripod mount area of the camera. The GRIP STRAP is then secured to the base plate and one of the camera attachment areas. As an additional split ring is incorporated into the GRIP STRAP, the user can still attach a neck strap to the camera for added versatility. The GRIP STRAP is adjustable to fit snugly across the back of the hand and attaches comfortably around the wrist with snaps. This dual system provides a comfortable and secure strap.


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Aug 10, 2007 21:09 |  #6

Thanks again. I hope this actually means you can have both at the same time. It seems so, but having someone who has actually done it is a nice thing to hear in advance. I would like to know if they found it tight, bulky, cumbersome, or any other negatives in having them both on full time. Thanks.


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Aug 10, 2007 21:38 |  #7

I have the POTN strap and the Canon E-1 handstrap on my 5D all the time so I can choose which one I want to use at any time.

Here is a link to a post with instructions on how to connect them:

https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=57766




  
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Aug 10, 2007 21:42 |  #8

and..........

joegolf68 wrote in post #3705794 (external link)
Thanks again. I hope this actually means you can have both at the same time. It seems so, but having someone who has actually done it is a nice thing to hear in advance. I would like to know if they found it tight, bulky, cumbersome, or any other negatives in having them both on full time. Thanks.

Sometimes the neck strap gets in the way when using the handstrap. It can be unclipped very quickly if it is a persistent problem.

The handstrap was a learning curve for me - I basically lost the 'ease of use' of the portrait controls because the handstrap gets in the way.

I also found I had to re-adjust myself to be able to reach the top controls (ISO button, etc) because the handstrap restricted my right hand a bit. If I loosened the strap, it wouldn't give me the stability and if I tightened it, I have to make a conscious move to hit the ISO and AF-WB buttons.




  
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joegolf68 wrote in post #3705794 (external link)
Thanks again. I hope this actually means you can have both at the same time. It seems so, but having someone who has actually done it is a nice thing to hear in advance. I would like to know if they found it tight, bulky, cumbersome, or any other negatives in having them both on full time. Thanks.

I have both E-1 and POTN neck strap installed on my XT.
They complement each other nicely..


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Aug 11, 2007 08:14 |  #10

Hermeto wrote in post #3706516 (external link)
I have both E-1 and POTN neck strap installed on my XT.
They complement each other nicely..

Perfect, thanks all.

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Aug 11, 2007 11:45 |  #11

I did it. Worked fine.


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Aug 11, 2007 21:05 |  #12

Big thanks to all of you!

::John:: wrote in post #3705955 (external link)
and..........


Sometimes the neck strap gets in the way when using the handstrap. It can be unclipped very quickly if it is a persistent problem.

The handstrap was a learning curve for me - I basically lost the 'ease of use' of the portrait controls because the handstrap gets in the way.

I also found I had to re-adjust myself to be able to reach the top controls (ISO button, etc) because the handstrap restricted my right hand a bit. If I loosened the strap, it wouldn't give me the stability and if I tightened it, I have to make a conscious move to hit the ISO and AF-WB buttons.

Thanks, very thorough reply. Seems like you have figured it out and have made it kind of a custom job for yourself. Good ideas here, thanks. I think I will try it also but now I am aware that there are some issues when doing it.

As usual, so many great replies here and every one of them is so much appreciated by me, thank you each and every one of you.

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