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bobhp 5 22
5 Sep 2013 8:03AM

Quote: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.

Yes agree with this I have sloping shoulders and have never had a strap that would stay put, I now use a black rapid although any strap that is designed to be worn diagonally would do me OK.

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KevSB 13 1.5k 5 United Kingdom
5 Sep 2013 8:20AM

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

These are the best way to carry cameras in my opinion, used them for years. Known as black Rapids(expensive) you can get them unbranded from eBay and worth every penny.

I still carry/brace for control in the hand when moving but when chatting or standing watching I can drop the camera to my side and rest my arm. or eat my chips lol.
JJGEE 12 7.0k 18 England
5 Sep 2013 9:13AM

Quote:They do slip off the shoulder but only if you buy the cheaper ones.

I guess my Optech strap is one of the cheaper ones.

Which are the non cheaper brands ?
mikehit 8 8.0k 13 United Kingdom
5 Sep 2013 9:25AM
I have an Optech sling and the shoulder pad is neoprene and it most definitely does not slip - it is the Utility Strap (see colinbeeley's link on the previous page).
The only thing I do not like about it is that the camera connects to the sling using a fastex buckle and I get a bit apprehensive in crowded places because it would be easy to undo the buckle and make off with the camera. So I have bought some of those slim Velcro straps to go round the buckle - the total price is still much cheaper than one of the SunSniper slings.

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