« on: January 18, 2015, 12:02:08 AM »
I am looking to get me a BlackRapid strap or something in that line which I can use with my 5D3. In most scenarios I use my the 5D3 on my tripod for landscape shots, but at times I like to detach it from the tripod and shoot handheld. When handheld, I like the camera to have some form of secured strap which I can use to wrap around my wrist or leave it hanging on the side of my shoulder.Peak Design has exactly what you are looking for:
I am looking for something that is reliable, secured, and I can attach/detach the strap with ease depending on my shooting scenarios. The heaviest load it will need to withstand is 5D3 + 70-200 IS II. Any advice or recommendations? Oh also anyone used a wrist strap, any recommendations on that? Thanks.
Nothing touches them especially if you're moving from sling to tripod as their design doesn't use the tripod screw by default. Have a look.
Whenever these threads come up which is pretty often, I just have to wave the Peak Design flag. Certain equipment choices seem to bring out the Obsessive Compulsive in me. Over time I have tried just about every pro strap system on the planet including the well marketed, alluringly named Black Rapid. BR is fine and has a legion of fans, but in my demanding shooting schedule, Peak Design is the only one that doesn't have any obvious annoyances or irritating limitations.
As a bonus the perfectly secure quick release system allows for almost instant strap removal. Straps can be annoying when shooting video or when using long lenses on a tripod, especially in windy conditions using a slow shutter speed. A strap flapping in the wind on a tripod mounted long lens may introduce camera shake.