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Offline Sarasocke

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« 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?


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Re: Camera strap
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2010, 12:53:45 PM »
OpTech Pro.

Probably the best camera strap you'll find.
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Re: Camera strap
« Reply #2 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
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Re: Camera strap
« Reply #3 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

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Re: Camera strap
« Reply #4 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

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Re: Camera strap
« Reply #5 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:

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Re: Camera strap
« Reply #6 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.

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Re: Camera strap
« Reply #7 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.
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Re: Camera strap
« Reply #8 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

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Re: Camera strap
« Reply #9 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 ;)
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Re: Camera strap
« Reply #10 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:
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Re: Camera strap
« Reply #11 on: January 07, 2010, 09:35:40 PM »
Split rings and trigger clips make for a universal and modular system  ;)

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Re: Camera strap
« Reply #12 on: January 08, 2010, 08:30:28 AM »
Another vote for the Optech great bit of kit that spreads the weight nicely.

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Re: Camera strap
« Reply #13 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

A reporter strap will let you carry 2 cameras from one strap but it's not as great as they make out.
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Re: Camera strap
« Reply #14 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.
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