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Photography Equipment => Photographic Accessories => Topic started by: Sarasocke on January 07, 2010, 12:46:47 PM

Title: Camera strap
Post by: Sarasocke on January 07, 2010, 12:46:47 PM
I would like a different camera strap for my new camera. I need it to be strong enough to hold the camera and be comfortable while hanging round my neck. The Nikon one it came with drives my nuts after about 5 minutes and the name of the camera is just a bit too big ;)

Is there anything I should look out for or stay away from?
Title: Re: Camera strap
Post by: Jonathan on January 07, 2010, 12:53:45 PM
OpTech Pro.

Probably the best camera strap you'll find.
Title: Re: Camera strap
Post by: oRGie on January 07, 2010, 01:26:41 PM
another vote for optech. I use mine without the neck bit quite often too, so the qr clips are handy. Very comfy to wear.  Also look at the crumpler
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/588721-REG/Crumpler_ID_03A_Industry_Disgrace_Neck_Strap.html
looks comfy :)

optech pro http://www.warehouseexpress.com/buy-optech-pro-camera-strap-black/p1007795
Title: Re: Camera strap
Post by: greypoint on January 07, 2010, 01:47:42 PM
Another vote for Optech...and the other advantage is having an unused Canon/Nikon/Pentax or whatever strap for when you re-sell your camera :D
Title: Re: Camera strap
Post by: picsfor on January 07, 2010, 01:52:48 PM
and the name of the camera is just a bit too big ;)

Yes, i must admit - having all that text "Canon 5D MkII- because i'm worth it" does turn quite a few heads  :tup: ;D
Title: Re: Camera strap
Post by: greypoint on January 07, 2010, 02:02:03 PM
And it's not a good idea to advertise the fact you have a desirable camera.......I was referring to the Nikon here obviously :2funny: :2funny: :2funny:
Title: Re: Camera strap
Post by: Nemesis on January 07, 2010, 02:11:21 PM
I now have one of these Lowepro comfy straps.  I've fitted it with trigger clips, so its modular and fixes to whichever camera or binocs I want round my neck at the time.
Title: Re: Camera strap
Post by: Graham on January 07, 2010, 04:56:29 PM
   Yep. Optech all the way :tup:
          They have a special springy bit in the design that makes your camera appear lighter than it is.
          I have  D300 and a D700 straps still in their original wrappers.
                     Graham.
Title: Re: Camera strap
Post by: Oldboy on January 07, 2010, 05:02:47 PM
I'm quite happy with my D70, D200 and D3 Nikon straps, althought the D3 one is looking a little worn.  ;D
Title: Re: Camera strap
Post by: Sarasocke on January 07, 2010, 05:03:32 PM
Thanks everyone !

Had a look at Op Tech Pro at Amazon - there are quite a few to choose from

The German Amazon site

http://www.amazon.de/s/ref=nb_ss?__mk_de_DE=%C5M%C5Z%D5%D1&url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=Op%2FTech+Pro+Camera+Strap

I can't for the life of me figure out if any are NOT suitable. The coloured ones look quite jazzy ;)
Title: Re: Camera strap
Post by: Graham on January 07, 2010, 05:17:26 PM
    I think the main thing is to make sure you get the correct fitting for your camera.

    Oh. They also have "quick release" conectors for the spongy strapy bit (as I believe it's called). Don't  absent mindedly fiddle with these as your walking along! I did, and it's fortunate that I use a Nikon as I managed to catch it as it bounced back up. :2funny:
                      Graham.
Title: Re: Camera strap
Post by: Nemesis on January 07, 2010, 09:35:40 PM
Split rings and trigger clips make for a universal and modular system  ;)
Title: Re: Camera strap
Post by: Colin on January 08, 2010, 08:30:28 AM
Another vote for the Optech great bit of kit that spreads the weight nicely.
Title: Re: Camera strap
Post by: Jonathan on January 08, 2010, 08:47:32 AM
Thanks everyone !

Had a look at Op Tech Pro at Amazon - there are quite a few to choose from

The German Amazon site

http://www.amazon.de/s/ref=nb_ss?__mk_de_DE=%C5M%C5Z%D5%D1&url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=Op%2FTech+Pro+Camera+Strap

I can't for the life of me figure out if any are NOT suitable. The coloured ones look quite jazzy ;)

OK I don't speak much German and Google translate let me down.....


Here's what you want:
1. Pro strap.  These are marginally more exepnixe than the fashion ones but much wider.  They are more grippy than the classic.  (BTW if you carry 1 or 2 cameras all day then a more grippy strap will make you siginificantly less tired at the end of the day - you aren't constantly shrugging your shoulders.)
2. With "standard" 3/8" loop connectors - these fit most modern Nikon and Canon camera (maybe all).  The Pro connectors are for bodies with very small connection points like most MF cameras.  The split rings will rattle a bit and can scratch your camera if you don't need them.
3. Whatever colour you fancy :)

Looking at the picture I'd choose this one (http://www.amazon.de/OP-Tech-1501012-Pro-Strap/dp/B00092KD9C/ref=sr_1_1/277-1850545-2136717?ie=UTF8&s=ce-de&qid=1262939881&sr=8-1)

A reporter strap will let you carry 2 cameras from one strap but it's not as great as they make out.
Title: Re: Camera strap
Post by: Sarasocke on January 08, 2010, 10:24:56 AM
Thanks guys, for being so patient with me :)

The one Jonathan picked is this one

http://optechusa.com/product/detail/?PRODUCT_ID=23&PRODUCT_SUB_ID=&CATEGORY_ID=

part number -1501012.
Title: Re: Camera strap
Post by: Lifeboat1721 on February 15, 2010, 11:32:07 AM
Another vote for Opt/tech  ;) ;)

I use a Nikon D90..

http://www.speedgraphic.co.uk/prod.asp?i=10185&1=Op%2Ftech+Classic+Strap (http://www.speedgraphic.co.uk/prod.asp?i=10185&1=Op%2Ftech+Classic+Strap)

Ian
Title: Re: Camera strap
Post by: bones615 on April 09, 2010, 09:28:30 AM
I recently got the op-tech strap as a birthday gift, took it out yesterday with the bigma attached to my camera & I am very impressed. I was quite sceptical when it arrived but in use I hardly noticed the weight of my kit compared with the original canon strap although the anti slip feature was not up to much mainly due to the fact it sat on the slippery nylon strap of my rucksack.

Simon
Title: Re: Camera strap
Post by: picsfor on April 09, 2010, 09:42:28 AM
yes, i've also become a recent convert - really do tick the comfort boxes
Title: Re: Camera strap
Post by: skellum on April 09, 2010, 10:53:49 AM
I ordered two of these yesterday so they should be here any minate. I am photographing a Wedding in Liverpool tomorrow so that should be a good test for them.
Also just remembered its Grand National Day tomorrow so I will have to go the long way round via the M62..... :legit:
Title: Re: Camera strap
Post by: picsfor on April 09, 2010, 11:11:20 AM
Also just remembered its Grand National Day tomorrow so I will have to go the long way round via the M62..... :legit:
I take it the wedding is in south end of Liverpool then, cos otherwise the coast road from Southport would have normally been fine...
Title: Re: Camera strap
Post by: skellum on April 09, 2010, 11:19:34 AM
Its The Alicia Hotel, Sefton Park so the M62 should be best for getting to that side of the City and misses out the Aintree area completely...... :legit:
Title: Re: Camera strap
Post by: picsfor on April 09, 2010, 11:36:11 AM
yeah see your point - M62 does sound good from where you live.

Shows how out of touch i am - missing National Day - even more so with Concorde flying overhead...
Giving my age away i think!