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Old 03-11-2013, 08:56 PM   #1
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What kind of camera strap do you use?

As much as I like my OEM Nikon strap, I'd like to find a comfortable sling that can easily detach the camera. So far I've been looking into these two

OP/TECH Utility Sling - $25
http://optechusa.com/utility-strap-sling.html
From the pictures, what I don't like is that it looks like someone could detach it when you're not paying attention.

BlackRapid Metro - $70
http://www.blackrapid.com/products/metro
Other than it being way more expensive for a strap, my main concern is my camera loosening from the screw even if they say it won't.

Can anyone one provide insight into either strap or have any recommendations? Perhaps I'm just over thinking these issues but I'm the cautious type, especially when's there's 2k hanging from my side.

Would also like to hear from people who don't run straps at all. I'm not using anything right now and love how there's no strap flopping around but I'll need one when I start doing more traveling.
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Old 03-11-2013, 10:11 PM   #2
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What I found with heavy duty straps is that the straps are heavy in weight. It may not seem like a big deal, but when you have a heavy strap flopping around when you work, it gets really annoying. But then you have those heavy duty straps with quick releases. I found out with those is that most of them come with these huge plastic clips which are massive and get in the way as well.

In my opinion, the sling-type straps are more cumbersome for its own good. After using many straps, I finally settled for a simple Heavy Leather NYC strap http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...era_Strap.html Simple, lightweight, small QR clasps, and it looks good.
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Old 03-12-2013, 12:55 AM   #3
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I wanted something close to my saxophone strap. Something well padded and wouldn't sweat my neck out. lol So I got the Crumpler Industry Disgrace strap. This is well made and padded well. When I shoot outdoor concerts in the summer my neck is not sweating. They make one that detaches. Black Rapid from what I hear is a good one. In the UK they have the Crumpler Singapore Sling which has a quick release. They don't sell the Sling in the states so I can't comment on the that version but the difference in these straps is that the Sling can detach from your camera.




I remember when I got my D90, in the Nikon Manual they had changed the way you put the strap on the camera. It was different than previous Nikons DSLR. If you look at the threading, it makes sense to thread it this way.





http://support.nikonusa.com/app/answ...ikon-camera%3F
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Old 03-12-2013, 11:30 AM   #4
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I just stick with the strap that Canon provides.
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Old 03-12-2013, 11:38 AM   #5
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I had a black rapid and then a grip strap, but got rid of both of them. These days the stock canon one works best.
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Old 03-12-2013, 01:34 PM   #6
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Thanks for the comments. I'm perfectly happy with my Nikon strap but would like something with a quick release. Will be checking them out at the store at some point.
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Old 03-12-2013, 03:20 PM   #7
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I use a Luma Cinch, and it is fantastic. The MKII will be out very soon, love mine though and I have carried my 5DII + 70-200IIL without issue on the sling.

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Old 03-16-2013, 03:36 PM   #8
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I bought a Blackrapid connector and attached my Canon kit strap to it. Hangs at my side, just doesn't slide up and down like a Blackrapid.
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Old 03-16-2013, 05:30 PM   #9
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Old 03-17-2013, 03:52 AM   #10
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Old 03-27-2013, 12:00 PM   #11
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Sun-Sniper... really awesome strap, lets the camera sit in the low of your back so its easy to walk around with especially out doors or in busy crowds, has a built in wire in the strap (Sniper-Strap Steel) to eliminate being cut off you in those sketchy places. its also very comfy. would highly recommend it.

http://www.sun-sniper.com/en/the-steel.html
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Old 03-27-2013, 04:42 PM   #12
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I use a Tamrac strap, I don't remember the model but it has memory card storage, quick disconnect strap, and is comfy.
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Old 03-31-2013, 01:38 AM   #13
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I just received my Canon CPS strap. Feels comfortable compared to the stock one.
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Old 03-31-2013, 01:58 AM   #14
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Black rapid is the way to go. I have the rs-sport and its really comfortable.

**edit** I forgot to mention I use it with my gripped d7000 and 24-70 2.8 all the time with no issue. I even used if with my 70-200 when I had it as well.

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Old 07-05-2013, 04:42 AM   #15
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Am I the only one that uses NO strap?

Either my stuff is on a stand, in a Pelican case, or in my hand. Why clutter things up?
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Old 07-05-2013, 11:58 PM   #16
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I like using a strap. Some days I will keep my bag in the car, and just go out with the camera on a shoot. When I use a 70-200 or if I'm shooting all day the strap will save my hands from cramping up. My Crumpler Industry Disgrace strap is so comfy. I'm thinking about buying one to carry my sax with. #comfy
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Old 07-08-2013, 08:28 AM   #17
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I currently use an imitation Black Rapid, but looking at getting this to carry around a second body for shooting events: http://www.amazon.com/SpiderHolster-...ords=spiderpro

Anyone have experience with it?
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