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Old 30-03-2013, 14:18   #1 (permalink)
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I've been thinking

Ok I know thats a dangerous thing for me to do, but just follow for a mo, I was looking at camera straps,pouches and things and started wondering why they are so expensive. (having bought a Thinktank harness and belt for a silly price) In a previous life I carried a lot of webbibng with weighty loads, some of wich I bought myself, at nowhere near the price of photo webbing.
Well, I checked on a site I used to use (soldier of fortune) and if I got a ALICE black harness AND belt it would have cost £22.! It is made to carry far weightier loads than a photographer would ever carry, and has atachments you could put a camera on, taking the weight off the neck / shoulders. There are also loads of pouches etc you could add on, even if you had to put some padding in some of them. So again, why are the photographic ones so expensive, (dont say the quality, think combat kit).
As I say, just thinking, but I found the comparison interesting.
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Old 30-03-2013, 14:35   #2 (permalink)
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Re: I've been thinking

Just as everything else, you do pay for a brand name. A typical example is the excellent American Black Rapid camera strap. The last time I checked them out the UK price varied from between £59 and £79.

This did make the e-bay copy product, the Quick Rapid strap, seem to be an absolute bargain at £13 - so much so, I bought two!!

Review here for those who are interested.

Another thing is grips. The Nikon grip for my D300/D700 retails at about £240. The Link Delight version just £24. OK, the link Delight one is plastic, but in use is indistinguishable from the Nikon one other than the focus point selector works a lot better!!

Again, for those who are interested, the review is here.
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Old 30-03-2013, 16:05   #3 (permalink)

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THAT'S A GREAT THOUGHT CHARLES. GOVT SURPLUS / MILITARY KIT, HAS EVERYTHING A PHOTOGRAPHER COULD POSSIBLY NEED, REGARDING HARNESS'S BELTS AND POUCHES.

THESE ARE OFTEN OVERLOOKED, BECAUSE THEY NOT THE LATEST MUST HAVE.

LIKE YOURSELF, I USED AND CARRIED THIS TYPE OF KIT FOR SIX YEARS, USED TO BUY A LOT OF MY KIT FROM SILVERMAN'S THOUGH
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Old 30-03-2013, 20:11   #4 (permalink)
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Which is why I bought my "Photo Vest" from Frontline (Army Surplus type store). £25 instead of £90.
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Old 31-03-2013, 10:06   #5 (permalink)
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Taking it a step further, you can get hides and "ghillie" suits as well ( for birders and animal photographers) and loads of jackets and trousers Etc, for a fraction of the cost, and it all comes in black, green, coyote (brown) and about 5 cammo patterns. Perhaps we should start a "mob kit user" club? Charles.
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camera and other specialist stuff is expensive because people are willing to pay for it and there's not enough competition,. if you look at a recent example,. pocket wizards make wireless camera triggers,. go back 5 years they were huge $$ for something quite simple,. then Chinese manufactures started making triggers and though it's taken a while pocket wizard has recently brought out their cheapest triggers ever

if you want lightweight poles and such to hold camera things look at fishing stores because fishermen (woman) won't pay a crazy price for something but the same kind of thing sold to photographers would be 2 or 3 times the cost
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Silver makes a very good point. I have a Nikon grip for my D700. RRP was around £240. I got a Chinese one for my D300 for £24 - and I actually prefer the cheap one as the focus point selector works better. It is probably plastic compared with magnesium alloy, but in use you don't notice any difference. If it does not last as long as the Nikon one I can replace it ten times before the Nikon one becomes better value - assuming that the Nikon one does not fail!

This sort of thing must surely bring prices down as the dearer kit often has no advantages over the cheaper stuff.
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This did make the e-bay copy product, the Quick Rapid strap, seem to be an absolute bargain at £13 - so much so, I bought two!!
Yeah, we bought two too!

It's something I hadn't really considered: photography straps of one sort or another. We're just launching into design and manufacture of dogs' head collars and harnesses (we can't find anything that does what we want) - maybe something worth pursuing as we'll have all the materials!
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Yes Markulous, straps, yokes and belts, and how about a strap from the belt to the lens to stop it moving forwards when you stoop or bend. Once "Husky Straps" are on sale let me know,likewise if you need somkeone to test drive them.
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Ok I know thats a dangerous thing for me to do, but just follow for a mo, I was looking at camera straps,pouches and things and started wondering why they are so expensive. (having bought a Thinktank harness and belt for a silly price) In a previous life I carried a lot of webbibng with weighty loads, some of wich I bought myself, at nowhere near the price of photo webbing.
Well, I checked on a site I used to use (soldier of fortune) and if I got a ALICE black harness AND belt it would have cost £22.! It is made to carry far weightier loads than a photographer would ever carry, and has atachments you could put a camera on, taking the weight off the neck / shoulders. There are also loads of pouches etc you could add on, even if you had to put some padding in some of them. So again, why are the photographic ones so expensive, (dont say the quality, think combat kit).
As I say, just thinking, but I found the comparison interesting.
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Nothing like resurrecting an old thread I just wondered if anyone had actually mixed and matched say the lowepro pouches with the the military belts and harnesses. Or is it a case that the camera stuff is a non standard size attachment forcing you into buying their imo overpriced belts
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Ebay is the best way to go for many things I am not sure of the UK but I can often get things quicker from china that some parts of Australia

The thing is if I order something in Japan or China it goes direct to Adelaide and direct to Broken Hill which is in NSW on the SA border now If i order from Sydney it often goes to Canbera ACT and onto Orange NSW and onto me in Broken Hill

And so many out of country sellers off free postage
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my OH and i are looking at the double rapid but at £99 each its a bit too much im not convinced of the security of having your camera held onto nothing but a screw...... as to chinese copies i would have even less faith in
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I am currently using a Think Tank Steroid Speed Belt with a military yoke and a mixture of Optec and military straps and pouches. This means I have both hands free to operate my mobility scooter and control the camera / lens without having to hold it. ( It used to hit the handle bars unless I held the lens and this lead to a cramp in the elbow after a day out).
I use American ALICE in black, cammo is a bit OTT for normal photography.
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