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View Poll Results: Strap for Your Camera
Neck Strap 88 83.81%
Wrist Strap 18 17.14%
Other Strap 7 6.67%
No Strap 8 7.62%
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Old 08-22-2018   #81
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For smaller cameras (rfs) I carry them bandolier style with climbing slings I picked up at REI years ago. A large split ring finishes it off. I've converted a few people to this method when they see it work. Simple. Only problem with this is there is only one attachment point, so it better be a good one. Never had a problem with my Hexar RF doing it this way for a decade. A Leica M3 got a loose lug though, but it might have already been loose. Who knows.

SLRs I just use a regular strap, typically just over the shoulder, sometimes around the neck if I'm changing lenses, or I just hold the camera in my hand with one turn around my wrist. I have a few of the old Tamrac leather straps with quick releases. Those work fine. For larger cameras and heavier cameras I prefer neoprene straps. Optech made a large neoprene strap and even my large and heavy Bronica is easily carried that way.
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Old 08-22-2018   #82
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Interesting thoughts but most folks are just talking about using a camera on a strap without consideration of a bag - small shoulder bag, messenger bag or, heck, a backpack. Love to hear some comments.
Because the thread is specific to straps
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Old 08-22-2018   #83
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What? Never knew Think Tank made straps. Makes sense. Gripped on both sides. Hmmmm.
Yep. I've had an eye on this one. May be the next one I pick up if I need one

https://www.thinktankphoto.com/products/camera-strap-v2
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Old 08-22-2018   #84
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I was a die hard Domke gripper fan for the longest time, but when I recently picked up a chrome M2, I wanted something more classy.. i'm cheap though and didn't want to pay hundreds for a nice leather strap, so I got this $20 genuine leather strap from Amazon. I wasn't sure what to expect, or what the quality would be like, but it turns out, it's actually nice for the price. The underside has a slight texture, so it isn't slippery (thought it might be). It was a little stiff at first, but after using it for a while it softened up some. I liked it so much, I got a black one for my black M6. I've had it for a few months now and it seems to be holding up as well as any "legit" strap.

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Old 08-22-2018   #85
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I am quite happy with a strap I discovered on Etsy from a one man company named
McMurray and Blonde. He custom made it to my length, color of leather and stitching color.
It was less expensive than other similar straps at a Leica store and nicer too.
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Old 08-22-2018   #86
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McMurray and Blonde

For $40




For $105

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Old 08-27-2018   #87
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That is a lovely photoset of a lovely strap, Raid.
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Old 08-28-2018   #88
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Went to the Leica store last week and bought a Leica leather strap. Wow is that a great strap, softest leather I have ever touched!
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I like the Pentax thin nylon strap, black with red "PENTAX" woven in.
It's much softer than the similar Nikon AN-4B so more comfortable.

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Darlings,

UpStrap. You can find them here: http://www.upstrap-pro.com/
As good as the Domke, John. and even better shoulder grip...

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Old 09-07-2018   #91
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Another vote for upstrap. They wear well, don't slip and, depending on model, handle any weight of camera.
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Today I have to catch my M-E before it fell down. It was on its original Leica neck strap and somehow one end became unlocked. Stap disconnected from its metal ring on one side.
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Today I have to catch my M-E before it fell down. It was on its original Leica neck strap and somehow one end became unlocked. Stap disconnected from its metal ring on one side.
Wow, that was risky!
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