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Old 02-06-2017   #41
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I have a Luigi leicatime.com strap on my M6/M5 and Fuji x100, not the most user friendly site but Luigi and his daughter are great people.....
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Old 02-06-2017   #42
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Thanks for the suggestions everyone! I've decided to try the Gordy's strap for now, it's got a nice minimal design and I can pick it up locally at a store.

I'm also going to check out the Domke Gripper but might have to order that in. I'm probably going to look into a few more that you guys have recommended as I'll need one for my XT2 as well!

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Old 02-06-2017   #43
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i also like the artisan and artist acam-102 that was recommended a few posts earlier for a few reasons

For me, a camera strap must be lightweight and breathable and low bulk. Straps that have multiple layers of fabric for adjustment, are made from leather, or are made from thick objects (silk cord or woven leather) are also generally a non-starter for me. The strap must be able to be easily wrapped around the hand for when I dont want it around my neck and also present a minimum amount of bulk for when the camera is inside a bag. I'm also not one for flashy or "unique" straps. I want the most boring looking thing I can find. I also dont like straps with bulky attachment to the camera with clips and extra rings but do require that the strap have some sort of built in protection between the ring and the camera body. In all these areas the ACAM102 excels.

The only couple of areas that the AA strap might fall short is that I think it would be fairly easy for a thief to cut with the right blade and that it might stain your clothes if you're out shooting in the rain with light colored clothing. But ive never had an issue with either.
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Old 02-06-2017   #44
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Old 02-07-2017   #45
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For me my fav strap is without question the original Leica M strap. I've tried several leather straps, an Artisan and Artist strap, I just don't like the feel of them. The M strap is perfect for me. So nice that I even have a 2nd M strap for some reason lol. A back up I guess
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Old 02-07-2017   #46
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[quote=JHutchins;2693617]Have you -- has anyone -- used one of the Harry Benz straps in the rain? Or during heavy physical activity? I'm out in the rain a lot and going up and down small mountains a lot and with the damp from the sky and sweat I've had many many white shirts stained brown across the shoulders from leather straps and have been using a canvas strap for a few years as a result (By Roberu: https://www.amazon.com/ROBERU-Canvas...00L1S80ZM?th=1 ). The Vintage B strap is beautiful though and if I thought it wasn't a likely source of stains I'd buy one

I use my MP with the B strap for both ski touring and mountain climbing. Works like a charm. In the rain, my camera is usually in my pack.
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Old 02-08-2017   #47
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Looks like you've already made your decision, but I'll throw out another suggestion: http://cubandcompany.com/goods

They're handmade in New York, they look and feel amazing, and the owner is a great guy. I have them on all 4 of my cameras now after using A&A 103N straps for years.

Here are 3 of them; olive, black, brown


I recently added an olive strap with shoulder pad to my Hasselblad.
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Old 02-08-2017   #48
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Domke Gripper
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No swivel Quick Connect (meaning no Surprise Disconnect)

$16 including shipping

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produ..._Strap.html#sp
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I use only wrist straps on my 35's - rangefinder and SLR. I make them myself from
cord - recently parachute cord purchased in Walmart.
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Old 02-08-2017   #50
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Artisan & Artist ACAM-25ER Easy Slider Camera Strap

I have one on my M9-P and another on my X100 -- best I've ever used for cross-body carry, and fine for neck carry as well.
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Domke Gripper (no swivels, they rattle) Love it, I have one for each of my cameras.
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I like this one...I've made a few of these...
The cost was about $10 each...takes about an hour or so to put it together...
I do like the Domke Gripper straps without the QR, the last strap I bought was the Op/Tech with padding...

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Narrow Pentax nylon strap:



That or Nikon equivalent AN-7 etc.

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Old 02-08-2017   #54
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For me my fav strap is without question the original Leica M strap. I've tried several leather straps, an Artisan and Artist strap, I just don't like the feel of them. The M strap is perfect for me. So nice that I even have a 2nd M strap for some reason lol. A back up I guess
Same for me here. The original strap that came with the camera. It's adjustable, strong and not too thick in the width.
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Old 02-08-2017   #55
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Crumpler Industry Disgrace (they don't mean it. That's what they call it though. Have one on my D300)
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Why not the Leica strap? They have great connectors, are nylon material so they won't break suddenly like leather will, and have a decent pad on them.
I totally agree with this. A great strap and I own several now.

I am also very fond of the inexpensive cloth and nylon strap that came stock with the Vivitar V3800n. One of these is permanently attached to my M-A.

I also love the leather strap attached to my Rolleiflex, made by some famous Italian strap maker whose name escapes my feeble mind right now.

And, believe it or not, the old shoelace strap that came stock with my Pentax K1000. Narrow, very strong and robust (has lasted since 1984), not too slick but moves around on my shoulder easily and is flexible enough not to get in my way when taking photographs.
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Put me down as a big fan of Gordy's staps. I particularly like the hand strap with the wrist guard... and keep in on my Sony's. For cameras with great meters, I think this works fine as the only other way I carry these is putting the camera in a Think Tank holster. With my Leica M4-2 I'm figuring I'll be working with the hand held meter a lot more, so I took the wrist strap off and put a full Gordy's neck stap on. Very comfortable. And with the small lenses on these cameras, you really don't need the heave lifting sort you'd want for long lenses.
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Nikon AN4B is THE strap for me
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Old 02-11-2017   #59
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https://www.hyperioncamerastraps.com Handmade, cheap, various colors, doesn't get twisted.
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Old 02-11-2017   #60
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I am very pleased with my "Lance" camera straps
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Like an early contributor to this thread I like Tamrac straps with clips so that I can detach the strap when the camera is on a tripod. I've never had a clip open unexpectedly or break, but I also don't hang really heavy lens/camera combinations around my neck.


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I've used a lot of different straps over the years, I liked Domke grippers when they were still made well (ever since Tiffen took over I feel like the quality went downhill). The stock Leica M strap also works pretty decently and they're usually my fall-back choice.

Additionally for pure function I really appreciated the Wapiti Straps and the owner is a real nice fellow too.

Most recently I commissioned a couple custom straps from Justin at Tap & Dye (http://www.tapanddye.com/) and I'm really looking forward to them, I'm quite a fan of leather straps but so many of them are just too thick for what I want but Justin had access to some really nice and strong / yet pliable Horween leather and made up a couple for me, Should have them in a couple days and I expect them to outlast my lifespan.
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Narrow Pentax nylon strap:







That or Nikon equivalent AN-7 etc.



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Yes, bro! These vintage Pentax straps are the best straps ever. Strong as hell yet totally flexible to roll up however one pleases. Cheap too. I use them on all my cameras.


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Not leather, but the domke gripper (w/swivel) is on every camera of mine that can take a strap.

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Have you -- has anyone -- used one of the Harry Benz straps in the rain? Or during heavy physical activity?
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I have used a Harry Benz strap in rain and in very humid conditions without any problems. And, as mr. Benz promises, the split rings he provides are very good.
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For heavy cameras (medium format, motorised FX DSLRs with large teles or large zooms), Black Rapid.

For DX DSLRs with small zooms, primes, Leica’s excellent strap with simple connectors and shoulder grip pad.

For lighter weight cameras (mirrorless, X-Pro2 with primes etc), I make my own using cheap poly, woven, dog leads and buckles purchased from mountaineering, or marine supply shops.

I carry my cameras bandolier-style, with the strap over my left shoulder and the camera across my chest or right waist; no neck problems, and in crowds the camera can be tucked behind my right arm.

I don't use leather straps, as I'm out in all weathers and don't trust it; years ago I had a leather strap fail on a Rolleiflex.
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Strong favorite: http://lancecamerastraps.com/classic-non-adjust/

Love these straps. Think they've changed a bit since I bought mine (have two) - but I really love the simplicity, strength, non-scratchiness, and general feel in the hand and over the shoulder of these straps. Always intend to switch all my cameras to these straps, but just haven't got around to it yet.


LEAST favorite - actually straps I really hate and regret buying: the Luigi Leicatime Deluxe straps for Leica M cameras. Bought two of these when I was still drinking the Leica-Forum koolaid on everything expensive and Leica-related.

Things I like about them:
- they are handmade by an artisan in Italy.
Things I hate about them:
- they've tended to fall apart (the glued parts just simply drying out and falling off),
- the extendable metal bits are 'covered' by a piece of leather that's clumsily implemented, and which always rides up to expose the bare metal (vs the paintwork of the camera!).
- the general feel of the leather: it hasn't softened the way that even supposedly 'inferior' leather straps that I bought from one of the China-based 'imitators' that Luigi is always ranting about has done.

Always interested to see how many people love the Luigi straps. When I finally get around to buying some more Lance straps I will throw the one I still have in the garbage.
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Strong favorite: http://lancecamerastraps.com/classic-non-adjust/

Love these straps. Think they've changed a bit since I bought mine (have two) - but I really love the simplicity, strength, non-scratchiness, and general feel in the hand and over the shoulder of these straps. Always intend to switch all my cameras to these straps, but just haven't got around to it yet.
Agreed.

I have both the Lance and Hyperion straps.

Both are very similar, with slightly different materials and construction. The Hyperion is 90% of the Lance strap, for a 75% discount (if I include freight). But the difference between the two is noticeable.

I just bought another Lance strap a few minutes ago. For me it's worth it.

Both are better options than many out there.
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http://www.artisanandartist.com/straps/acam106.htm

I switched from the Artisan & Artist cloth strap to their silk strap. I love it. Comfortable and a little longer.
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I've used many different straps, but keep coming back to the 1-inch Domke w/o swivels. Doubt if I'll fool with anything else from now on. I need to get one more for my new X-T20. They are now up to $20.95 at B&H, by the way.
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