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Anyone wash their canon strap?

 
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Jul 31, 2009 15:49 |  #1

My 40D strap is filthy, anyone wash theirs?


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Jul 31, 2009 16:39 |  #2
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I guess if it were nasty I would wash it with soap and water and leave it out in the sun for a few hours to kill any other bacteria.


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Jul 31, 2009 18:41 |  #3

No. Mines still in the origional plastic, unopened.


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Jul 31, 2009 19:07 as a reply to  @ post 8376998 |  #4

Have never used one. All mine are still in their original packing. I guess you can try and if it doesn't work buy a new one, or buy a better strap. There are so, so, so many better straps out there.


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Jul 31, 2009 21:49 |  #5

Machine wash cold on delicate cycle with mild detergent. I did this to mine and then dried it in the dryer on low heat. Looks brand new again.




  
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Jul 31, 2009 21:51 as a reply to  @ post 8376998 |  #6

Never used mine either. I've tied mine in a bow around the tree outside B&H hoping Canon release the 5D2's they're holding hostage.


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Jul 31, 2009 21:52 as a reply to  @ post 8376998 |  #7

i have washed mine a few times without any problems


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Jul 31, 2009 22:17 as a reply to  @ post 8376998 |  #8

FWIW, since a lot of people don't use theirs, you can usually pick one up for $15 - $20 on the FS forum here.


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Jul 31, 2009 22:21 as a reply to  @ post 8376998 |  #9

I burned mine. Even the free SmugMug strap doesn't hurt the neck as much!


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Jul 31, 2009 22:26 as a reply to  @ post 8376998 |  #10

I like my 5D2 one, it says "Canon EOS 5D Mark II" on it. It's like "HEY, LOOK, I OWN AN AMAZING CAMERA!"

bad for theft/rape though.


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Jul 31, 2009 22:30 as a reply to  @ fs454's post |  #11

I made a padded cover for mine. I've got all sorts of designed ones. I can wash them too, and it's more personalized than the blah canon one! Right now I've got one with flames on it.




  
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Jul 31, 2009 22:44 as a reply to  @ chris07ss's post |  #12

I washed mine, now my pics are soft:cry:


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Jul 31, 2009 23:31 as a reply to  @ post 8376998 |  #13

Stop letting Petey pete wear it around his butt. ;)


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Jul 31, 2009 23:46 |  #14

tvphotog wrote in post #8378679 (external link)
Never used mine either. I've tied mine in a bow around the tree outside B&H hoping Canon release the 5D2's they're holding hostage.

Ill tie mine hoping that they release them AND I can afford one. We can go Prayer Flag style on it. Who else is in? http://en.wikipedia.or​g/wiki/Prayer_flag (external link) As for the OP question. If you wash it, I recommend tying it up inside a pillowcase to act as a buffer so that it doesnt get wrapped around the washer's center tumbler and ruin it. Also, to protect it from getting too mangled. Gentle cycle is your friend.


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Aug 01, 2009 00:40 as a reply to  @ post 8376998 |  #15

In over 50 years of photography, and numberless straps, I have never washed one.



  
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