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Old 06-01-2012   #41
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i ain't that big, but i have a long trunk. a 42-inch strap is minimum. i 'd prefer 45-48 for across the chest when necessary ...
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i ain't that big, but i have a long trunk. a 42-inch strap is minimum. i 'd prefer 45-48 for across the chest when necessary ...
that's why i like gordys...nice and as long as i like...
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Old 06-01-2012   #43
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I use Domke on most of my cameras. Soft, breaths unlike leather and nylon. About $12 for the 1".
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Old 06-01-2012   #44
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i wonder what a rolled leather strap might be like?

round leather straps...any one ever see these around?
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Old 06-01-2012   #45
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Have both the 1" Domke Gripper and the A+A adjustable cloth. The A+A is by far the most versatile and comfortable. So soft, you can also wrap it around your wrist if you tire of it around your neck. Can't do that with the Domke....feel bad saying it as I love their bags! A shame to prejudice the A+A over so little leather....be less than 5%.

Happy to sell off the black Domke strap non-QR (like new) to anyone convinced otherwise
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Old 06-01-2012   #46
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Leica strap, Tamrac, or Domke Gripper for me. I use all three.
Same here, same three, but some with mods. Domke Gripper 1.5" wide is great with a TLR.
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Being in love with A&A cloth strap I decided to order a little cheaper Black Label Bag one (non adjustable). When I received it I was really shocked with its cheap appeal. It's so stiff, thin and creased compared to A&A strap.
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i'd love a round silk strap...but way too much $$ and too short...
Have you ever seen how silk is made? For the silk that goes into a 100g camera strap, you have to kill about 500 silkworms. If the original poster is a vegan, silk won't be acceptable to him either.
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Might be some stuff of interest here:

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Tamrac has a completely non-leather and non-metal strap with quick releases and non-slip that works for me. Quite affordable too. I like hte black colered one, but htey have it avaialbe in all sorts of hippie colors if thats your pleasure.
I have a couple of these, and have carefully cut the non-slip pad off. What's left is a very nice and plain 1" nylon strap with quick-releases at each end. It's secure enough on my shoulder, but thin enough that I can wrap the strap around my wrist for walking around.

I like having quick releases for wearing under my coat, or when I'm working on a tripod or copy stand, to get the strap completely out of the way.

Other than that, I'm making my own. It's super easy.
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Have you ever seen how silk is made? For the silk that goes into a 100g camera strap, you have to kill about 500 silkworms. If the original poster is a vegan, silk won't be acceptable to him either.
First of all, after two inquiries, the OP has not answered it....would like to know the problem with leather, that is all we ask.

Then, there is the synthetic issue...
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First of all, after two inquiries, the OP has not answered it....would like to know the problem with leather, that is all we ask.

Then, there is the synthetic issue...
Yeah, I saw those inquiries. My hypothesis is that the OP is avoiding the question. For the time being one can only hypothesize. I guess that's what Sevo did, too (I mean, autoclaving your camera straps?).

You're right about the synthetic issue, but then again there are other people to whom that is inacceptable, being made from dead dinosaurs and all.
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....would like to know the problem with leather, that is all we ask
extreme veggie, so "no leather" may be?
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(I mean, autoclaving your camera straps?).
As a matter of fact, that is pretty common when photographing in operating theatres, intensive wards and the like. Cameras and other technical equipment are mostly permitted to be spray disinfected (or might have to be bagged in a new diving bag, for high risk areas), while camera straps are essentially body-worn bits of fabric, where the full set of rules for clothing applies.
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As a matter of fact, that is pretty common when photographing in operating theatres, intensive wards and the like. Cameras and other technical equipment are mostly permitted to be spray disinfected (or might have to be bagged in a new diving bag, for high risk areas), while camera straps are essentially body-worn bits of fabric, where the full set of rules for clothing applies.
Ah, OK, makes sense. Learn something new every day!
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HI Sorry to resurrect what could be a dead post but today I received my new strap from Lance Camera Straps. (no relation or affiliation or even same continent!).

I went for the 48" non-adjustable neck strap (here) and am seriously impressed with the quality of this item, exactly what I've been looking for to hold my x100. No leather at all, which is important to me as I am vegan.

I'm off on a trip for a few days so will happily do a mini write up for any interested parties (along with an image or two) on my return.

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Old 06-13-2012   #58
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That is a nice looking strap, Jeremy. I really like the simplicity of it.

I wonder how well the polyester will wear. Does it feel hot or uncomfortable against the skin? Would it be suitable for a heavy camera (like a big SLR) or better for a lighter weight camera?

I tend to prefer natural plant fibers or leather for the sake of comfort. I'm an omnivore, but synthetic materials are OK too if they are comfortable, well-made, and long-lasting.
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they have a 60 inch length...damn, i have always wanted a round strap...10 bucks extra for shipping to canada...
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That is a nice looking strap, Jeremy. I really like the simplicity of it.

I wonder how well the polyester will wear. Does it feel hot or uncomfortable against the skin? Would it be suitable for a heavy camera (like a big SLR) or better for a lighter weight camera?

I tend to prefer natural plant fibers or leather for the sake of comfort. I'm an omnivore, but synthetic materials are OK too if they are comfortable, well-made, and long-lasting.
Believe me, it's very nicely more substantial than it looks on the site! Strength wise i would have no problem using this with my 5d2. comfort wise I will let you know when I'm back next week!
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they have a 60 inch length...damn, i have always wanted a round strap...10 bucks extra for shipping to canada...
I had mine shipped to the UK and I still think it's a bargain!
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i just ordered one...
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Thanks, just got 2 of the 48 inches in black.

I will compare it to my Luigi straps which are great.
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Looks really nice, definitely looking forward to your week later report!

Sorry if I avoided the "why?" questions but I didn't really want to get into a side discussion about ethics or sterility or whatever as that doesn't really play into the question. I just wanted to know some ideas for non-leather straps, and a strap with leather parts isn't non-leather.
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i just got an email and a small refund...seems the shipping rate has been lowered to 6 bucks for international shipping.
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that is a handsome product ...
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I knew it...just had to be someone out there that made a nice looking strap like the Lance strap! Great choice!

Would love to have a black one with the green just for the M3.



Heck, at that price, I might get one for each of the Nikons! Color-coordinated, of course.
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mine just arrived...lovin' it so far.
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Any suggestions? Open to all options, looking for recommendations from personal experience. Thanks!
Leica Strap is the winner.

At first I was disappointed when I acquired a new m, I thought Leica went cheap after the m3 leather straps.

Using it on the field , it's the most useful, most basic and comfortable strap ever made.

Yes it doesn't have the looks or hand made silk knots , but it's the most reliable strap I've ever used.

The plastic safety is so simple and easy to lock and at the same time it assures the metal ring will not scratch the body.

I assume if anybody is going to buy a non leather strap they would buy it for functionality and reliability rather than how it feels or how cool it looks.
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I assume if anybody is going to buy a non leather strap they would buy it for functionality and reliability rather than how it feels or how cool it looks.
Bad assumption, if someone has an aversion to leather they probably don't think leather straps look cool. I think leather is both disgusting and ugly, but definitely want what I think is a cool looking strap if/when I use one.
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BlackRapid R-Strap (whichever version-number they're currently using). Much easier on the neck than a neck-strap.

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The very cheapest Domke, that have no quick release. Or the original Leica straps.

A strap is a strap. Should not cost and arm and a leg.

Amen.

I personally really like the Domke Gripper as it stays well on one shoulder and is very supple.

I hate things around my neck.

The old "street kid" in me tells me never have anything around your neck that someone could grab on to....
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+1 on the Nikon AN-4B.

Elegantly simple and strong.

Also inexpensive. Which is to say that it's in no way "exclusive." Which may ruin it, depending on your priorities.
I found this strap too and thought it would be a nice low key strap. But does it have Nikon written on it? Is there a way to remove it?
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If you carry an M over the shoulder, not across the chest, the Upstrap does just what it says - stays up. It's adjustable and more secure than either the Domke or the Leica, both of which work just fine across the chest. I've used, and use, all three. If I'm working a fire and have turnout gear on, only the Upstrap stays put.
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