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Equipment Camera Straps

Discussion in 'Photography, Art & Design' started by BioSniper, 17 May 2007.

  1. BioSniper

    BioSniper Minimodder

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    Hey guys, just wondered if you have any recommendations on neck straps just that my standard Canon one digs into my neck and in a public place the vivid "EOS DIGITAL" which is accented with a red pinstripe just screams STEAL ME! (either that or I'm paranoid) and as such am looking for a replacement.

    So; suggestions? :D
     
  2. BUFF

    BUFF What's a Dremel?

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  3. Fod

    Fod what is the cheesecake?

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    get one made of neoprene for sure, they make it really comfy.

    i got one with clips so i can take the bulk of the strap off quickly and just carry the cam about, which is occasionally useful
     
  4. Lovah

    Lovah Apple and Canon fanboy

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    I'd like one with clips on bouth ends aswell, sometimes the neck strap really annoys me. And the standard one is not the most comfy one either.
     
  5. trigger

    trigger Procrastinator

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    I use a Lowepro Voyager C, it's really good, nice neoprene strap, clips on either side, and a memory card holder thing.
     
  6. Jumeira_Johnny

    Jumeira_Johnny 16032 - High plains drifter

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    I am using the Voyager S and am not so happy with it. The clips are a bit to large, and often get caught between the lens mount and the body. Also the "grippy" surface that keeps it on my shoulder isn't very grippy at all. Am definatly looking for a new one, when I have the time.
     
  7. BioSniper

    BioSniper Minimodder

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    Damn, the Lowepro were the ones I had almost settled on too. Guess I'll have to do some more googling then.
     
  8. shroom

    shroom What's a Dremel?

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    I'd say you're just a little paranoid, I'm quite proud of my EOS strap ;p
     
  9. eddie_dane

    eddie_dane Used to mod pc's now I mod houses

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    coorz Miffed

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    Op-Tech here.
     
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    Fod what is the cheesecake?

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    identikit Minimodder

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    I don't really want a 2 grand dSLR secured with plastic clips. What ever happened to the old school metal clips?
     
  13. shroom

    shroom What's a Dremel?

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    I'd say the modern attachments are less like to break or bend than the metal clips.

    Most of the straps mentioned here aren't just plastic clips, but rather nylon fabric looped through a plastic clip, so the friction of nylon and nylon is whats holding the camera. With metal clips, one good pull can bend them out of shape and drop your camera.
     
  14. identikit

    identikit Minimodder

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    Yes I know that nylon is looped through the metal eyelets on the camera body. This I don't have a problem with. But some of the straps that were linked feature plastic clips. That's bad.
     
  15. eddie_dane

    eddie_dane Used to mod pc's now I mod houses

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    on the Tamrac strap, the clips actually clip twice on each one so even if a tab failed, it would still have another. I've used it on my D200 with battery grip and Sigma 70-200mm (in other words, plenty of weight) and I have never worried about the integrity of the strap. I've had it for about two years as well and apart from some pilling of the neoprene, it is still a great piece of kit.
     
  16. BioSniper

    BioSniper Minimodder

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    The Optech and Tamrac both look rather good and are both around the £15 mark which isn't too excessive but still the plastic (or nylon polymer what ever they are) clips do concern me slightly.
    I guess I'm going to have to go down to my local camera shops and see what I can find and try out as I'd never be happy unless I try it first or can find some decent in-depth reviews (which I cant seem to find).
     
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    BioSniper Minimodder

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    I had a look at a Tamrac today in LCE (London Camera Exhange) and managed to instantly put myself off from buying it.
    I felt the finish was of pretty poor quality specifically on the actual neoprene section of the strap, there was no stitching on the edges which I think their should be as neoprene damages pretty easily.

    I'll have to take a look in some other shops in the next few days I think.
     
  19. eddie_dane

    eddie_dane Used to mod pc's now I mod houses

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    I know what you are saying bio, but after 2 years, I can tell you the edge integrity of the neoprene is very solid even now. The main problem is the nylon that sandwiches the neoprene tends to pill (roll up in little balls) over time. I'm still very pleased with it. One other small niggle is that it's gets incredibly hot/humid here in the summer (think jungle-like conditions) and it is hot around the neck.
     
  20. coorz

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    Metal things near my camera in a tight bag or scratching against the body, no thanks!
     
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