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ade123
ade123 e2 Member 1140 forum postsade123 vcard United Kingdom
2 Feb 2013 - 4:31 PM

Hi , I am thinking of buying a new camera strap,preferably one that I can detach quickly.I have seen the joby 3 way strap and would be interested on your opinions of it or can any one point me in the direction of a good strap.The joby fits into the tripod thread on the camera but looks to me as the camera would be at an awkward angle when walking around etc.

Any advice will be welcome

Regards Adrian

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ikett
ikett e2 Member 3317 forum postsikett vcard England
2 Feb 2013 - 4:43 PM

Some folks love them some hate them, best advice find a shop that sells them (if there's any left), and try one on your camera.

ade123
ade123 e2 Member 1140 forum postsade123 vcard United Kingdom
2 Feb 2013 - 4:47 PM

Hi that's one of my problems there are no camera shops left in Bedford apart from currys etc and they will not stock straps etc and I have phoned some shops in surrounding areas but they don't want to know so it looks like gambling on one online which could be money wasted if I don't like it.

Regards Adrian

Metalkoi
Metalkoi  155 forum posts United Kingdom
2 Feb 2013 - 5:05 PM

I use the Black Rapid Sport,it is fantastic and camera hangs at your side nicely,there are cheaper alternatives like the QR version but i decided on the Black Rapid
Andy

rats
rats  6 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2013 - 5:36 PM

Have a look at these :

http://www.jodiescamerastraps.com/

Last Modified By rats at 2 Feb 2013 - 8:00 PM
jembo
jembo  10103 forum posts United Kingdom
2 Feb 2013 - 6:06 PM

What camera are you using?
I've just ordered an Optech neoprene strap. The wife has one and it's so comfy;

http://optechusa.com/straps/pro-strap.html

ade123
ade123 e2 Member 1140 forum postsade123 vcard United Kingdom
2 Feb 2013 - 6:08 PM

Hi jembo,
I have a canon 650D

steve_p
steve_p  81073 forum posts United Kingdom
2 Feb 2013 - 6:52 PM

Adrian , I used an optech neoprene strap for a while on my 600d and then the 60d. It was a big improvement on the original one. I now use a Black Rapid one which I find suits me better .
If you aren't sure about the optech one mine is in a cupboard. pm me if you want to try it out at a very reasonable cost?

jembo
jembo  10103 forum posts United Kingdom
2 Feb 2013 - 8:48 PM

I'm not sure where abouts you are in the UK Ade but if you can get to the NEC Birmingham for the Focus on Imaging show I'm sure you will find plenty of straps (and other gear) to look at and try. And there's ususally (a bit of) discount on most things.

http://www.focus-on-imaging.co.uk/

ade123
ade123 e2 Member 1140 forum postsade123 vcard United Kingdom
2 Feb 2013 - 9:00 PM

Hi jembo,
I'm in Bedford which is about an hour and a half from the nec

shakeyhands
shakeyhands e2 Member 1234 forum postsshakeyhands vcard Canada
2 Feb 2013 - 9:03 PM

Hi ade

Check out CarrySpeed I've just ordered the FS slim with the F1 mount plate. The reviews that I have seen are good and it looks quite comfortable.

Shakey

jembo
jembo  10103 forum posts United Kingdom
2 Feb 2013 - 9:14 PM


Quote: I'm in Bedford which is about an hour and a half from the nec

Well it's a good day out and an ideal occasion to get any accessories. And a lot more besides.

Anyone else going? I won't be - flying off on holiday March 2nd.

sdixon2380
sdixon2380 e2 Member 3sdixon2380 vcard United Kingdom
28 Feb 2013 - 2:06 PM

Go for a Black Rapid, best strap I have ever used, you hardly know you are carrying a big hefty camera and lens, it hangs nicely at your side.

779HOB
779HOB  2985 forum posts United Kingdom
28 Feb 2013 - 2:49 PM

I have both the Optech and a Rapid - I got the Rapid on eBay from Hong Kong for £12. It's really good.

saltireblue
saltireblue Site Moderator 33363 forum postssaltireblue vcard Norway22 Constructive Critique Points
28 Feb 2013 - 3:37 PM


Quote: Go for a Black Rapid, best strap I have ever used, you hardly know you are carrying a big hefty camera and lens, it hangs nicely at your side.

+1
I have my 5DIII with 70-200 attached hanging on a BR. Hardly know it's there.

Last Modified By saltireblue at 28 Feb 2013 - 3:39 PM

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