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JimL Plus
11 243 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2013 7:01PM
Thinking of buying an Op Tech camera strap. does any one have of these. do they slip off shoulder?

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chris.maddock 17 3.7k United Kingdom
6 Aug 2013 7:17PM
Shouldn't do, they have little rubber "bumps" on the inside face to give grip. I dare say if you used it over a particularly smooth shirt or jacket (especially if wet) it might but I suspect not.

Very comfortable to use around the neck, they are nice and wide and slightly sprung so give the impression of the camera being lighter than it really is.
sherlob Plus
12 2.9k 129 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2013 7:23PM
I've used them for several years now and can vouch for them. That said, no matter the quality of the strap your neck will ache if the camera is heavy!

If buying I suggest looking around - I got my last 1 off ebay, brand new and in super quick time - all for about 12-13 if I remember correctly.

JimL Plus
11 243 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2013 3:35PM
Thanks for the response. will think about buying one.
8 Aug 2013 10:31PM
Don't use any - broken too many long lenses on doorframes (and cracked a rib once with 'camera walking bounce'). I'm not naturally careful Smile

Carry camera in hand - no strap required, ever.
HJKeithW 9 59 New Zealand
25 Aug 2013 6:23AM
I have an Optech strap, used it for about 20 years. It goes around my neck and is much more comfortable than the 'kit' strap that comes with the camera
Evertonian 5 729 England
25 Aug 2013 9:12AM
Buy the i-stay version from i-stay put.com amongst other places, very reasonable price too, you will be amazed. I have bought two and use them all the time.

Best thing since jam butties and it never slips an inch.

See also http://www.youtube.com/user/istayput
JJGEE 13 7.2k 18 England
25 Aug 2013 9:16AM

Quote:Shouldn't do, they have little rubber "bumps" on the inside face to give grip.

But with a camera / lens costing in excess of 3,000 do you really trust the strap, even with the rubber bumps, not to slip off the shoulder ?

I certainly do not !
geoffash26 14 2.5k United Kingdom
27 Aug 2013 5:59PM
This style of strap is the way to go No slipping off and a lot easier on the neck
Taff 13 59 Scotland
28 Aug 2013 3:56PM

Quote:This style of strap is the way to go No slipping off and a lot easier on the neck

Thanks for the Link Geoff - I was just about to post a similar question to the OP then read through this one and saw your post Smile

Just spent some time on Amazon ordering one for me and one for Mrs Taff.
colin beeley Plus
15 1.2k 10 England
28 Aug 2013 5:23PM
should have got one of these they are very good i have two Wink
mikehit 8 8.0k 13 United Kingdom
29 Aug 2013 8:21AM
I agree colin. I have one for my MFT camera - I can't quite bring myself to trust it with my 7D, though.
colin beeley Plus
15 1.2k 10 England
29 Aug 2013 5:50PM
mike i have used mine with a canon 1d mk iii & my canon 300 2.8 L IS & not had a problem , so little cameras & small lens's know problem Wink
DerekL 13 191 24 England
29 Aug 2013 7:21PM
I've used an Optech strap with my Canon 30/40D's + Canon 500mm F4 L IS for 4 years now. Great strap and much more comfortable than original camera straps.
dcash29 12 2.3k England
30 Aug 2013 8:30AM
I have the Op/Tech Reporter Strap. Excellent.

Concerning slipping off your shoulders, depends if you have sloping shoulders. The answer would be yes in that case.

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