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Oct 13, 2010 08:40 |  #1

Hi all ...just wondering what you all use for your camera strap?

I used the supplied one for ages until I read about Optech pro

http://optechusa.com/s​traps/pro-strap.html (external link)

WoW... what a difference it makes when shooting for long periods, really comfortable , only cost me £18 too.

what do you use?..:)


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Oct 13, 2010 08:44 |  #2

Simply a comfort thing. If you feel its worth it, enjoy!


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Oct 13, 2010 08:54 |  #3

vpnd wrote in post #11088358 (external link)
Simply a comfort thing. If you feel its worth it, enjoy!


Yep , definitely worth it , I found the supplied strap dug into my fat neck and also kept slipping when I had it on one shoulder, this does non of those things and also doesn't scream 'EOS 5D mark ii' all over it.

I know I've got a 5D, I don't need anyone else knowing...:D


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Oct 13, 2010 08:57 |  #4

I've been meaning to pick up one of the sweet 70s straps, I love those things.




  
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Oct 13, 2010 09:04 |  #5

Its far more than comfort - the OPTech strap is miles ahead of the horrible thing canon give you - its padded and wider rather than the single strip of leather. This means it no longer digs into your neck as you wear it- slightly noticable with regular lenses and very noticable with something heavier. Heck I never wore the canon strap unless I had a high necked thick collard jumper on at the same time.

Furthermore the clip on/clip off design means that you can quickly remove or add the main body of the strap to the camera body - this is a major advantage because sometimes you don't want the strap getting in the way - eg shooting from a tripod.

The OPTech wins on pretty much every level :)


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Oct 13, 2010 09:10 |  #6

Overread wrote in post #11088467 (external link)
Its far more than comfort - the OPTech strap is miles ahead of the horrible thing canon give you - its padded and wider rather than the single strip of leather. This means it no longer digs into your neck as you wear it- slightly noticable with regular lenses and very noticable with something heavier. Heck I never wore the canon strap unless I had a high necked thick collard jumper on at the same time.

Furthermore the clip on/clip off design means that you can quickly remove or add the main body of the strap to the camera body - this is a major advantage because sometimes you don't want the strap getting in the way - eg shooting from a tripod.

The OPTech wins on pretty much every level :)

We should have a 'like' button here..:D


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Oct 13, 2010 09:11 |  #7

I use a Domke Gripper. It's the most low-profile strap that I've seen, comfortable and it stays put.




  
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Oct 13, 2010 09:12 as a reply to  @ *Jayrou's post |  #8

I've been meaning to pick up one of the sweet 70s straps, I love those things.

Is that the name of them or you referring to actual straps from the 70's? ..:)

Google brought up handbags...:eek:


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Oct 13, 2010 09:14 |  #9

I use a Domke Gripper. It's the most low-profile strap that I've seen, comfortable and it stays put.

Hmm.. they look like they'd dig in my fat neck too.


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Oct 13, 2010 09:22 |  #10

Well, I think it depends on how you use a strap, I guess.

I rarely have the strap around my neck. I have it on a shoulder which allows me to swing the camera behind my back(rests on the top of my butt). This makes it out of the way, yet I can easily pull it up into either landscape or portrait orientation, very quickly.

Because the Gripper has "sticky" material, it stays put right on my shoulder and doesn't move.




  
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Oct 13, 2010 09:27 |  #11

I have the POTN Optech strap in every color and love them. I have many camera bodies, so they are all being used. I just ordered an R-Strap, which connects to the camera differently, but people here who use the Black Rapid products like them. The POTN strap is very comfy in heat, while you sweat, use not so much around the neck but on your shoulder. I usually have 2 cameras while shooting events, and the more comfy the strap, the happier I am. So, I recommend them. Just think about getting extensions. I have my camera slightly lower than what is supplied.


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Oct 13, 2010 10:02 |  #12

I am using a Tamrac Neoprene Boomerang strap that is very comfortable.


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Oct 13, 2010 10:05 |  #13

Crumpler Industry Disgrace here.


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Oct 13, 2010 10:05 as a reply to  @ GoneTomorrow's post |  #14

I don't use a neck strap.


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Oct 13, 2010 10:08 |  #15

Rapid Straps rock


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