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Old 10-10-2006, 13:56   #1 (permalink)
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Question What camera strap do you use / recommend

OK the strap that comes with the D200 is a little OTT. I could possibly live with bright yellow NIKON, but to add D200 is a bit to garish....... plus it's not the most comfortable of straps.

What do people recommend that is more comfortable & all black please ?
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Old 10-10-2006, 14:02   #2 (permalink)
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Re: What camera strap do you use / recommend

Shoulder strap is Canon EOS which I find very comfortable. I also have a black leather hand strap for walking about which I also find very useful.
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Old 10-10-2006, 14:26   #3 (permalink)
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Re: What camera strap do you use / recommend

I have a Canon shoulder strap which is pretty comfy, but i find myself wrapping it around my wrist the whole time. I'm looking for a decent wrist strap, but always forget to look, maybe someone will mention where they got there's in the thread!?
Downside to mine is it does have Canon Eos Digital on it, which is a bit obvious in some of the more dodgy areas you find yourself in.
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Sorry, Lolyton - I got mine off Ebay. This one here is very similar to mine.
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Old 10-10-2006, 14:54   #5 (permalink)
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Cheers for that, my research into hand straps will start there!
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Re: What camera strap do you use / recommend

I really like the Op/Tech ones, they really seem to make the weight more bearable.

Also they come in three parts, one end that attaches to either side of the camera and a middle bit, you can get some mini straps that you attach to a rucksack and then you remove the middle bit and attach the two ends to your rucksack. This really spreads the weight if you have a large lens.

That was explained very badly but if you think I'm sure you'll get the idea.

When I have the Bigma or the 180mm Macro with a flash on the end I tend to alternate between taking the weight on my neck, on my handstrap, or resting it on a belt mounted pack.
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Old 10-10-2006, 16:03   #7 (permalink)
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Re: What camera strap do you use / recommend

I also use the OP/Tech pro strap on my camera. It makes a massive difference both for comfort and weight as well as having the added advantage of being able to convert very quickly to just a hand strap by unclipping the centre section. The neoprene also stretches and has anti slip nobbles on the shoulder section to prevent it sliding off.

For the money I don’t believe there is a better strap.

You can even get them in different colours...I chose black though
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Old 10-10-2006, 19:19   #8 (permalink)
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Re: What camera strap do you use / recommend

I believe Lowepro do a range of camera straps quite like the Op/Tech ones which are well regarded too, might be worth looking into.

*Update* have a look at this - Lowepro - Camera Straps
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Old 10-10-2006, 19:31   #9 (permalink)
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Re: What camera strap do you use / recommend

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I'm looking for a decent wrist strap
The official Nikon one is the best I have come across.
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Old 10-10-2006, 23:53   #10 (permalink)
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Re: What camera strap do you use / recommend

As Sonsey has already recommended - the Lowepro line of 3rd party camera straps are great - I've replaced the straps on both my D2X bodies with Lowepro ones since

a) I didn't like the OEM strap screaming "MUG ME!" with Nikon and D2X in big yellow letters, and

b) The straps just weren't comfortable for extended use

Currently the only place that seems to stock the newer Lowepro straps is the Devon Camera Center, so check them out here

Lowepro Camera Straps - Lowepro Accessories | Devon Camera Centre

As soon as my existing Lowepro straps show signs of excessive wear, I'll be replacing them with one of the newer line - probably the Voyager C series.
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Old 11-10-2006, 09:38   #11 (permalink)
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Re: What camera strap do you use / recommend

Liked the look & price of the Lowepro strap, but the clincher for the OP/Tech pro strap was the ability to switch to a wrist strap. Black one on its way . Thanks for eveyones input
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I think i may go for one of the same!
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Re: What camera strap do you use / recommend

I was at a sig meeting of pro photographers last night and one of them had a strap calle UP Strap which you can get from the tinternet UPstrap Professional Non Slip Camera Straps it is a non slip thingy and it actually works, even on really slippery waterproof jackets it just grips.
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But what would that do to your open neck in the summer.....ouch !!
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But what would that do to your open neck in the summer.....ouch !!
Normally ill have 1 camera round my neck and another hanging off my shoulder with a different lens on so when running about the place it would be 1 less thing to worry about!
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Re: What camera strap do you use / recommend

Tamrac for me with the quick change connectors - have a set hanging off my Tamrac backpack shoulder straps. So not hanging around my neck or, worse still, my shoulder, when out hiking
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Liked the look & price of the Lowepro strap, but the clincher for the OP/Tech pro strap was the ability to switch to a wrist strap. Black one on its way . Thanks for eveyones input
Where'd you order from mate?, I'm thinking about one of these myself.

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Normally ill have 1 camera round my neck and another hanging off my shoulder with a different lens on so when running about the place it would be 1 less thing to worry about!
How about one of these then mate?... could be just the thing for you!

eBay.co.uk: NEW UK OP/TECH REPORTER WEIGHT REDUCTION STRAP (item 190019284854 end time 09-Nov-06 11:35:35 GMT)
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Warehouse Express ...worked out about £21 incl P&P.
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I've had my OP/Tech strap for about a year now and its showing no signs of wear at all. I am sure that you will be totally pleased with it once it arrives
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Hmmm, might have a look at one of those.
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Mine - The official Nikonians Strap. I worked hard giving out flyers at Photokina for this!!
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Mine - The official Nikonians Strap. I worked hard giving out flyers at Photokina for this!!
Did you find the tight top, hotpants & high heels a bit uncomfortable though
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