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Old 12-10-2006, 17:54   #1 (permalink)
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Well today my OP/Tech pro camera strapped arrived form Warehouse express, but I have to say I'm disspapointed with the quality of the item. The main padding looks like its just been cut straight from a sheet of foam, with no edging to protect it from fraying Rest of it looks good enough, but that foam just looks plain cheap.

Sending it back under 7 days distance rule & getting my money back. Think I'll try the Lowepro strap instead.

Out of interest for those who have used OP/Tech straps in this thread :- http://www.pixalo.com/community/gene...mend-8498.html, does your version have same foam ,or has it changed ?
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Old 12-10-2006, 18:03   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Not impressed with OP/Tech pro camera strap

If I get time, I'll take a photo of mine later tonight for you.

It doesn't have protected edges but neither does it look like it was just cut from a piece of form and it certainly has not begun to fray in the 12mths or so that I have owned it.
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Old 12-10-2006, 18:11   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Not impressed with OP/Tech pro camera strap

I've had mine on for 18 months, out most weekends and still looks as good as new. It also doesn't appear to have any protective edging.
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Old 12-10-2006, 19:25   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Not impressed with OP/Tech pro camera strap

I am not one for camera straps but I did buy 2 Lowepro ones with the non slip shoulder pad a while ago.......didn't like them and sold them.
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Old 12-10-2006, 19:30   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Not impressed with OP/Tech pro camera strap

I've had Op Tech Pro straps for several years now (used on Canon T90's) never had any troubles with them.
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Old 12-10-2006, 21:19   #6 (permalink)
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Re: Not impressed with OP/Tech pro camera strap

What Chris said in fact uncannily .. always had op tech since my T90.. I think if it was edged it couldn't stretch IYSWIM. Does it have the non slip dimples on the underside? I like them because they really can sit on one shoulder without slipping down and the stretch, as well as stopping jarring, also means they seem to be easier when used as a brace when handholding.
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Old 13-10-2006, 08:12   #7 (permalink)
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Re: Not impressed with OP/Tech pro camera strap

It does have the dimples on the underside. It obviously works well, but I just thought it looked cheap
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It does have the dimples on the underside. It obviously works well, but I just thought it looked cheap
That's why it suits me I guess cheap with dimples on the underside. Just wish I worked well.
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Re: Not impressed with OP/Tech pro camera strap

I have one but was going to sell it before I ripped a bit on a barbed wire fence. Can't say I was too impressed with it, the dimples began to rub/wear off and it wasn't particularly non-slip in my opinion. No better than the standard canon strap for me
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Re: Not impressed with OP/Tech pro camera strap

I have just bought an Op Tech a couple of weeks ago after having bought a Lowepro that I wasn't impressed with.

The Lowepro is far more comfortable that the Lowepro and definitely spreads the weight far better. I got the Weight-Reducing Pro strap so that it would have the grip studs on it and they are far better than the laughable grip idea on the Lowepro which I found slipped off my shoulder very easily.

So, for me the Op Tech is definitely a better strap and my Lowepro has been relegated to my camcorder which very rarely gets used by hnad anyway, nearly always on a tripod so the strap means nothing anyway LOL

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Re: Not impressed with OP/Tech pro camera strap

Another vote for the Op/Tech. I've been using them for several years and they do the job well. I think Vinny's right about their not being edged so that they can stretch.
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Re: Not impressed with OP/Tech pro camera strap

I am not one for having a strap around neck/shoulder but had one of these bought for Christmas.

It's on my camera at the moment but not sure if it's staying on

It does feel comfortable though
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I am not one for having a strap around neck/shoulder
Having seen your pictures I am sure that you don't need any help but once I was shown how to brace using a strap I always try to use one when handholding.
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Re: Not impressed with OP/Tech pro camera strap

Need all the help I can get Vinny

I have actually got two straps on now that the Optech one is fitted......the original Canon strap was always on but knotted to fit on my wrist.
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Re: Not impressed with OP/Tech pro camera strap

I had the original Canon one that came packaged with my camera, but after a short time it rubbed and was very uncomfortable, so, while on holiday, I bought a Bower Pro padded strap - which is very comfy. If anything happens to this, I shall be buying a Tamrac neoprene one, which a good friend has, which is also very good.
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