ART Neck Strap

trueimage

Money from dirt
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Oct 23, 2006
24,851
Calgary
The used 5D I bought a little while about has no strap. I didn't think I'd need one at first, but now I'm reconsidering.

What do you guys use?
 

Total Xenocide

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Jul 11, 2007
569
pics? :x: I havent seen an eyebolt that small, and what is a carabiner?

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~$2 @ Home Depot
Haven't dropped anything yet and keeps my hands free
Oh, but I do suggest a hand strap on the body. Helps with the not dropping
 

Keegan

New Member
Jun 9, 2008
3,653
DC
I run domke straps. I'd call them shoulder straps though, as I've maybe put my camera around my neck twice?
 

FoRMaTioN R

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May 15, 2000
737
*westside hand gesture*
I picked up the RS-4, the others seem too much going on for a strap.

Why didn't Canon/Nikon make their straps like this? I procrastinated for a long time on buying a new strap because my camera came with one, but now I see why people use these straps rather than the OEM ones.
 

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Jul 17, 2002
4,516
What about when you aren't using the camera? I was using both Canon neck strap and hand strap and found it hard to use controls when the strap was tightened to where I felt a snug grip.

When I am working, I use a dual r-strap.
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For out and about use, if I am not using the camera, it goes in a bag.
 

huntz0r

New Member
Apr 18, 2005
15,859
Charlotte, NC
Domke Gripper for me. I just like the price and the classic look. It stays adjusted long enough to carry the camera sling style, as I have problems hanging more than a couple pounds directly on my neck.

I used an Opteka hand strap for a while and liked it, but the plastic base where it attaches to the tripod mount is a piece of shit. If there is another brand available with a sturdier build (preferably metal plate?) that stays in place once you screw it in and doesn't bend and wobble like crazy, I would seriously look into buying it, but I haven't found anything so far.
 

pantheR

Active Member
Nov 1, 2006
2,673
Washington, DC
absolutely hate my double R strap. it's terrible unless you're just standing and DON'T need to move quick/crouch/etc.

the single strap is pretty decent, though it's overpriced still.

the best way is eyebolt/carabiner which I use more often now.
 

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