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Anything quick release represents a point of inherent weakness - a breaking point. Any QR system has a means of releasing it, be it a movement in a specific direction or clasping of 2 points on the clip itself. These can be activated by mistake when they come into contact with other clothing or your bag. I have known quite a few people have theirs go ...


11

Context is what defines what a photographer should use. Without knowing in what context people use camera straps, it's tough to pick if a strap is right for you, and if so, which. The strap I use is a heavily padded version of the standard neck-strap. It makes a world of difference for comfort but otherwise works much like standard strap. Actually, it has a ...


10

Simple, because they do not need to. As Micheal Reichmann says, The Enemy of Excellent is Good Enough. Would you buy a different camera if the other one had quick-releases on its strap? Probably, no. So why would the manufacturer pay more to make the strap? Long ago, my cameras came with an awesome strap with a fastener for the lens cap and holder for ...


9

The mount on the bottom of the camera is plenty strong. I carry a 5D and 1Ds Mk III around with my Black Rapid all the time and have had no problem. Just make sure you have the screw snugged down and check it periodically. I really can't recommend these sling straps enough. I have a Black Rapid, so I haven't tried any others, but it's really made it a lot ...


9

Pros: You can free both hands even when you have no surface to rest the camera on. I don't babysit my camera and I put my camera on the ground as long as it is dry, but putting it on the ground would not be an option when its muddy/wet, or is covered in wet grass etc. People knows that you are a photographer. Obviously not good for candid shots, but in a ...


7

I use the Black Rapid RS-4 strap, and I love it. I do a lot of street/travel photography, and the RS-4 works great. It really is quick to "draw" up to your eye and shoot. There are a few downsides: I keep the camera near waist/pocket level, so the camera will rub against my pocket You need to be careful, so you don't knock your camera around things as you ...


7

Most of your negative points stem from having the camera strap around your neck. What I do is wrap the strap several times around my wrist and already a lot of your negatives dissapear: because the strap is wrapped so tightly around your wrist, the camera will drop only a few centimetres if you accidentally drop/release it The strap doesn't attract much ...


6

I use OpTech with pro-loop. Aside from the QR, this strap also has strecthing neoprene/membrane, where it helps ease the burden of shouldering your camera/lens combo. I actually have 2 straps for 4 cameras, since mostly I only use/bring 2 cameras at any given moment/trip. For the rest, I just attach the loop on the camera and exchange/swap the neoprene strap ...


6

If your camera is not very heavy, I highly recommend a 'hand strap', like this. I use it on my 20D and 5D Mk2 with all but the heaviest of lenses. It makes a great carrying handle as well when I'm not shooting.


5

Take a look at the Pacsafe strap: http://pacsafe.com/www/index.php?_room=3&_action=detail&id=170 It has a spring-loaded self-locking mechanism that is simple to unhook yet should not come off accidentally. It has some spongy sleeves that can slide over the mechanism to make it inaccessible as well. Like other Pacsafe products, it features a built-in ...


5

Almost every time the "what strap" question comes up, my answer will be the same. Try the Black Rapid strap. With the 70-200, the lens faces directly downward, allowing you to both stabilize the lens against motion as you walk, and keep it from hitting things. I've carried that exact lens with my Black Rapid and it's so amazingly better than a stock camera ...


5

It would not matter if the strap is connected to the top or bottom of a camera body, the lens would contine to stick out. You can look at the videos of the black rapid strap to see what I mean, it attaches to the tripod mount on the bottom of a camera. The reason that camera manufacturers do not place camera strap mounting points on the boom is because most ...


5

In addition to camera bags designed as a "holster" such as the Naneu C5, there are systems such as the Capture Clip, and the Spider Holster which allow you a little more versatility. The Capture is pretty nice because the mounting plate is Arca Swiss (you have to use their plate with their bracket, but their plate works with other Arca Swiss things, like ...


5

Here are various reasons that I may choose to use a hand strap, shoulder strap (never around the neck), monopod, or tripod: Hand Strap - I don't currently have a hand strap and have not used one for a couple of years, my gear is just too heavy at this point. Fast lenses on prosumer DSLRs are too heavy for me to carry with just a hand strap for 5 hours at a ...


5

I have done this on my D800, I assume they are exactly the same. So first remove the plastic clips, just push them HARD towards the on-camera mounting post, they should just pop off. Then remove the triangular rings, they are VERY stuff so you may need a flat-head screwdriver to pry the end open, just rotate them around like a key-ring and off they come. ...


4

I use a Domke 1" camera strap with my Pentax K-7. I usually use small prime lenses (the reason to shoot with Pentax, after all!), and I don't need a camera strap with more bulk than my camera + lens — something that frustrated me with most of the fancy camera straps. This one is comfortable yet simple, and doesn't have obnoxious bright-colored advertising ...


4

I have been using Lowepro Transporter Camera Strap: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000H7GFWS/ref=wms_ohs_product_T2 for about 3 years now.. Apart from the quick release clips, the strap itself is great and helped reduce neck pain when walking around with a long lens attached.


4

We have a Sony P&S that can be used underwater and what we're currently doing (as in today) in Hawaii is using a hair elastic around the wrist strap to tighten it against the wrist. It works great and this is while snorkelling in the Pacific. In other words, I don't think you need to spend money on a solution here...


4

Looks like a split ring, often used for keys, but these are much smaller and triangular. The little plastic bit seems to keep it from rotating, but if you had a circular one it wouldn't be a problem. Normal split rings can be found at WalMart or a hardware store, though maybe not small enough. Something like this might be found in an arts and crafts store.


4

These are split rings and can be found in a few places in this format... For example: Amazon - Hama Split Rings or EBay (claimed) genuine Nikon set.


3

I own a BlackRapid RS-Sport for almost a year now, it has been an essential camera accessories wherever I go. I have no problem (and experience no difference) using a sling strap while carrying my backpack when out and about. It sits above my hip, next to the backpack and camera body in contact to my belt and/or buttons of my jeans (which is bad). When I ...


3

Canon actually makes two straps that are really designed for this size camera and purpose. They also have ones that are designed more for DSLR cameras, but provide more substantial size and thus may be more comfortable to you. The Canon Leather Neck Strap for the PowerShot S95 is actually designed for the S90 series cameras. This will work perfectly for ...


3

The first image is of the Black Rapid FastenR-3. It is designed to work with the other Black Rapid components, specifically the ConnectR-2 and the R-Strap. The main advantage of this type of strap is the quick movement along the R-Strap, allowing the user to grab the camera from waist height and pull it up to your eye quickly and smoothly. This is the main ...


3

You can get all the strapping and buckles and such from strapworks.com and then just get the swivel and tripod lock on amazon. It'll run you far cheaper than a whole strap from Black Rapid.


3

There are a few sling-style straps on the market today which are popular. The most common of these are the Black Rapid R-straps. They'll attach to the camera so that when not in use, the camera will ride along one's side, but the camera can quickly be lifted up to the eye to create a photo. If you're going to wear a rucksack, you'd want to put the ...


3

As others have mentioned, I recommend using a quick release system for your standard strap. The one I use is a Tamrac N-15 and, when disconnected, it leaves behind a minimal amount of strapping that stays mostly out of the way. For your BlackRapid (or any sling strap for that matter), I use a tiny, 1-inch, Arca Swiss clamp made by Kirk Enterprises. This ...


3

There isn't really any comparison between a shoulder strap or a monopod. A shoulder strap is used to carry a camera when not in use and to keep it easily accessible. A good shoulder strap is highly recommended as it both makes it more comfortable to have the camera at the ready as well as being a nice safety feature to prevent it from hitting the ground if ...


2

I have a BlackRapid RS-5. The padded part which is supposed to sit on the shoulder likes to drift down over my chest, which is a bit irritating (the clip on the strap prevents it slipping the other way). I suspect the RS-4, which has a less heavy padded part, would be less prone to this. BlackRapid have a "BRAD" product which is an extra strap which ...


2

A quick release plate like this one can do the job. Update: While thinking about it, this does not solve the swivel problem I noted in one of the comments to ElendilTheTall, as the ring is attached, and rotates with the screw. However, it does give you a better resistance (friction) to unscrewing than his solution, if you tighten it well enough.


2

You may wish to check out the Camdapter, which has been around a while. It functions as both a Arca/Manfrotto/etc quick release adapter and a mount for attaching your shoulder strap, in the usual way.



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