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Are there non-floating underwater neck straps for underwater digital cameras?

About 6 years ago I bought the Canon AKT-DC1 kit for my Canon D10. The underwater straps were fantastic. It had shoulder and neck straps that allowed you to swim rigorously with the camera in a way ...
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What is the name of the part that goes between a camera strap and eyelet?

What is the name of the part that goes between a camera strap and eyelet? Sometimes camera-straps fits directly onto an eyelet which is fixed on the camera body. On some cameras though, there is a ...
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How to remove Nikon strap rings with plastic covers?

I want to remove the strap rings on my Nikon D7000. They look to be pretty standard triangular split rings, but they also have a little plastic cover on them. How do I safely remove the cover in such ...
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What are the pros/cons between straps and monopods?

My hands got really tired from using a hand strap (the kind that wrap around your hand, not the wrist kind) after a long day use. The thing with hand strap is that it still requires you to grip the ...
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Can the ring which attaches the Nikon D700 strap to the camera be replaced?

I bought a used D700, and when I tried to attach the camera strap I realized it's impossible, as the camera was missing the small triangular iron loops (see the image from my D300). Are these parts ...
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Is there an easy way to change between camera straps?

I've got a Nikon with the default camera strap and I bought a BlackRapid shoulder strap. I had in mind being able to use either of them, but not both at the same time. The problem is that I find it ...
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Is this Canon 70-200 F/2.8 IS II strap/sling attachment safe?

I received my 70-200 F/2.8 IS II today (YAY) and I knew it had a tripod ring, but I thought it also had camera strap attachment points on the tripod ring like some other heavy lenses do, but this one ...
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Which Is Better For Connecting a Sling Strap, Tripod Mount vs. Neck Strap Mount

I am looking to move away from a neck strap and get a shoulder sling strap for my Nikon D3200 camera. I've seen straps that connect with either the OEM Neck Strap mounts OR the Tripod mount. The Neck ...
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Pros and Cons for using a camera strap and what better alternatives are available?

Let me start by saying I prefer not using a strap at all. I know this is personal preference and is related to shooting habit but lets try to list out the pros and cons for using the strap that came ...
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Why is the neck strap of an SLR attached to the top plate of the body?

Why is it that the neck strap of an SLR is attached to the top of the body? In my opinion it would be better if the neck strap would be attached to the bottom of the camera body. This would have the ...
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What camera strap works well with a 70-200mm lens?

After spending hours walking around with my stock strap, nearly screaming every time I had my 600D with a 70-200mm attached I have to say its time to try something new. I found the CUSTOMSLR, and the ...
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How strong is the tripod mount on the bottom of a DSLR?

I'm looking at getting a sling-style strap for my camera (Canon 60D) but the one thing I keep wondering is if the tripod mount is strong enough to "hang" the camera from. I've seen some discussions ...
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What underwater strap keeps my equipment safe and usable?

I have heard of a few options, such as a "float strap"(example), the rubber strap that comes with 35mm disposable cameras(example), and a wrist mount(example). I have heard of these, but have no ...
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Are camera sling straps comfortable to wear when you also carry a backpack?

I'm interested in buying a sling strap, probably OP/TECH's Pro Loop. While looking at marketing videos for this and other brands I noticed that in all cases they show the photographer carrying only ...
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What tripod-ready camera sling-type strap is suitable for rangefinder cameras with two side lugs?

I want to buy straps for a couple cameras, and I'm having trouble finding one that fits my needs. I would prefer a sling type strap across my shoulders, with a sliding component that allows for ...
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Is there a comfortable, secure, light, and cheap sling shoulder strap system?

I'm looking to carry my Canon DSLR on my shoulder. I have a Canon T1i with 15-85mm lens that I walked around with all the time. Here is what I need: A comfortable strap that is long enough to ...
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Which neck strap would be comfortable to use with a compact camera (Canon S90)?

After many near-misses with the supplied wrist strap I've decided I have to use a neck strap with my S90. I want something light, unobtrusive and comfortable. Currently I'm using thin elastic cord but ...
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How do the two styles of tripod mount strap connectors compare?

I've been researching those cross body straps and while there is quite a difference in price and quality of the strap, I find it hard to find reviews comparing the different positions of the connector ...
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Why don't stock DSLR camera straps have quick-releases on them? And where can I find a simple strap that does?

I have a D7000 and recently got a BlackRapid RS7 strap for it. I love the RS7, but there are times when I'd rather have just a simple strap attached to the eyelets on the camera. The standard Nikon ...
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What can I use to attach a strap to the tripod socket on my camera?

Just bought a new strap which I'm very happy with then saw the fancy-schmancy slings that attach to the tripod-screw mount under the camera. Is there a threaded bolt with a loop or two to allow me to ...
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Can you recommend a long cross body strap?

I often walk around with my camera on the lookout for shots, but photography isn't the main thing I'm doing. I normally end up with the camera hanging off a shoulder (on the strap it came with), which ...