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Jeff ­ Smith
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Dec 06, 2010 22:11 |  #1

I just got my new LL II today and I gotta tell you I'm very impressed with this strap. I love the way the banana strap feels on the shoulder and it doesn't slip at all when I raise the camera to shooting position. It's just grippy enough to hold it there while being very comfortable. I feel very comfortable with the new QR as it's very sturdy and I don't see how you could accidentally release it. It's very heavy duty and slides on the strap very easily. I am very impressed with the quality of this and in my opinion it's worth every penny I paid for it. I have always used a regular strap but I think I'm a convert to this over the shoulder strap idea. I don't mind letting the camera hang at my side in fact it's quite comfortable and very easy to grab the camera and have it in position quickly. I guess you would say I'm a satisfied customer.


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Dec 06, 2010 22:30 |  #2

The only real issue I have with my sling strap, it that the camera is not as well protected, when on the hip.


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Dec 06, 2010 23:24 |  #3

I'm thinking about the Luma Loop too. How do you feel about the lanyard? Do you feel that it's sturdy enough to support the weight of your 7D plus your 70-200 and a flash? And what about the stress of the weight on using just one slot instead of two slots?




  
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Dec 07, 2010 01:33 |  #4

Andrewjy, I'm not worried about it at all. It has been tested for strength and in my opinion it feels very secure and solid. It has been discussed on this forum about the solidity of the camera slot and if I don't feel comfortable when I put the big lens on I'll hook it to the collar on the lens. I don't think that will be an issue though.


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Dec 07, 2010 01:39 |  #5

Weight wasn't really an issue even with the V1 Luma Loop. For me, I just don't like the way it hangs from the eye-loop. I like the way my camera fits better when attached from the tripod mount/bottom. No question though, the LL V1 or the new V2 are certainly physically capable of handling any reasonable body+lens combo very well. A very secure and elegant solution, just doesn't quite do it for me.


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Dec 07, 2010 02:23 |  #6

melvinudawl wrote in post #11408531 (external link)
I like the way my camera fits better when attached from the tripod mount/bottom.

The LL can do that too..


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Dec 07, 2010 02:31 |  #7

AdamC wrote in post #11408653 (external link)
The LL can do that too..

Yup, but then what makes it better than a BR strap? I like the LL, but I love my BR straps. The shoulder pads are quite bit more comfortable for me. that said, I'm a big guy and appreciate the larger size of the BR shoulder pads vs the LL. Either is a very workable solution.


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Dec 07, 2010 09:16 |  #8

My luma loop vs 1 is just "okay" and that is all. I find it always moves off my shoulder and the swinging camera is kind of annoying. With the included strap, I could place the camera on my back when not being used and it would stay there. You sacrifice stability for ease of shooting which I'm not a huge fan of.

P.S. Glad to hear vs II is working well for you!


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Jeff ­ Smith
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Dec 08, 2010 01:59 |  #9

melvinudawl wrote in post #11408670 (external link)
Yup, but then what makes it better than a BR strap? I like the LL, but I love my BR straps. The shoulder pads are quite bit more comfortable for me. that said, I'm a big guy and appreciate the larger size of the BR shoulder pads vs the LL. Either is a very workable solution.

I don't know how big the shoulder pad is on the BR but the LL II is wider than the original and I'm a big guy too and I find it very comfortable and doesn't slip at all on my shoulder.


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