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The camera strap thread

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The camera strap thread

Just wondering what everyone here uses for their camera straps, and why you went with that strap/brand/style.

I've mostly just used OEM straps or neoprene neck straps but I'm looking to grab a Peak Design Leash sometime soon because of its versatility.
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I'm not familiar with a lot of straps but I couldn't take the Canon strap any more. The camera only sits straight on you (bottom of camera is parallel to the floor if that makes sense) and only around your neck. It was awkward for me. So, I bought a Black Rapid strap. I put it around my shoulder like how I would wear a messenger bag and the camera can slide right up the strap. This felt more natural to me.
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i have quite a few camera straps including the Peak design, sailor straps, artisan and artist, etc

i dont use any of them anymore cause i find them to be a hassle. i carry a messenger bag (billingham) so after i take the shot, i just put it back into the bag.
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Do almost the same too but I have had the displeasure of a gentlemen running into me during a trip when I was taking a shot. I was then without a camera for the rest of the trip, which I was not too happy about.

Since then, I made sure to always have the hand strap on too, added them to my DSLR as well. They make ones where there is a arca-swiss style plate at the bottom for easy attachment too.
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i have quite a few camera straps including the Peak design, sailor straps, artisan and artist, etc

i dont use any of them anymore cause i find them to be a hassle. i carry a messenger bag (billingham) so after i take the shot, i just put it back into the bag.
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M1GOmigs wrote:
Apr 26th, 2018 2:44 pm
Just wondering what everyone here uses for their camera straps, and why you went with that strap/brand/style.

I've mostly just used OEM straps or neoprene neck straps but I'm looking to grab a Peak Design Leash sometime soon because of its versatility.
I use the Peak Design system with my A7R3.

Leash and Slide.

Slide when paired up with the 70-200 f/2.8. I use an Peak Design anchor on the bottom of my tripod and attach one end of the Slide to it just for additional safety.

I had the Peak Design Clutch too but don't use it anymore.
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I've used the Canon strap at full length as a sling/cross body strap, it works in a pinch but it's not ideal. Have used Carryspeed sling strap, it was nice to have the camera hanging upside down. I've since gone strapless and just use a messenger bag, or lowepro toploader bag.
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I use the peak design leash on my xt1 and i use a gordy's strap on the M3. I find that i like the versatility of taking the strap off quickly on the day-to-day camera and it's really easy to adjust the length to use crossbody as well. But with the M3, the strap days firmly on cause I'm clumsy at times... lol
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really happy with my peak design slide v1 (the mirrorless version)
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I've used blackrapid and peak.

Black rapid was (and is) pretty comfortable and has accessories as a back up (i.e tethers like this).

However, I switched to peak because I like the flexibility of switching between a long strap and a wrist strap (purchased separately). When I'm at home, I prefer the wrist strap for shooting quick shots but I'll use the long strap when I'm travelling or if wandering around town snapping photos.
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I use the peak design leash on my xt1 and i use a gordy's strap on the M3. I find that i like the versatility of taking the strap off quickly on the day-to-day camera and it's really easy to adjust the length to use crossbody as well. But with the M3, the strap days firmly on cause I'm clumsy at times... lol
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I use a Peak Design slide for my big DSLR since it's the one I use for events and stuff, so being able to sling it on my side or back by easily adjusting the length is a must.
For my mirrorless cameras, I use those climbing rope style straps. I have 2 of these. They are comfy and looks good. I'll probably buy a third one, but from Artisan & Artist if I end up buying a Leica. My rule is my strap cannot cost more than 10% of the camera's worth.
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I use the DIY paracord wrist strap for my Mirrorless cams. Under $5......economical (not cheap) , does the job like any other strap.
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Another for black rapid here too.

Just leave it hanging at the side of my waist and walk.

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