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Do you use a wrist strap or neck strap with your DSLR

Wrist Strap (any brand)
5 (15.6%)
Neck Strap (any brand)
15 (46.9%)
I use Both (any brand)
3 (9.4%)
Neither
9 (28.1%)

Total Members Voted: 32

Voting closed: April 19, 2013, 01:31:00 PM

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lilmsmaggie

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Wrist or Neck strap
« on: April 15, 2013, 01:31:00 PM »
I'm interested in learning if people have a preference for using either a wrist or neck strap or perhaps own both and use one or the other depending on circumstances with their DSLR.   
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Wrist or Neck strap
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Re: Wrist or Neck strap
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2013, 01:33:13 PM »
I use a shoulder strap (Blackrapid) and a hand strap (Canon E1).
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Re: Wrist or Neck strap
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2013, 01:52:24 PM »
I use a shoulder strap (Blackrapid) and a hand strap (Canon E1).
+1111
Neck straps are a problem for me, but I can use the Black Rapid with heavy outfit all day with no pain.

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Re: Wrist or Neck strap
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2013, 02:55:51 PM »
I use a shoulder strap (Blackrapid) and a hand strap (Canon E1).
+1111
Neck straps are a problem for me, but I can use the Black Rapid with heavy outfit all day with no pain.
I'm with Neuro and Spokane, Shoulder strap is the only way to go, forget about the neck or hand straps...  I use "Carry Speed" shoulder straps on my 7d and my 5d3 and wouldn't think of leaving home without them!  As Spokane said, you can go all day with them on, without issue or discomfort and added safety for your gear, at least in my opinion anyway... Good luck!
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Re: Wrist or Neck strap
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2013, 03:09:00 PM »
Shoulder strap from Lens Loop
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Re: Wrist or Neck strap
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2013, 03:17:46 PM »
Canon E-1 hand strap and BlackRapid. It's like wearing a belt AND suspenders..........

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Re: Wrist or Neck strap
« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2013, 03:31:53 PM »
Canon E-1 hand strap and BlackRapid. It's like wearing a belt AND suspenders..........
+1~  Good one!
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Re: Wrist or Neck strap
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Re: Wrist or Neck strap
« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2013, 03:33:20 PM »
I think that quite a few folks don't know about shoulder straps or don't carry heavier cameras or lenses.  Once they do, I don't think they will ever go back to a neck strap...  :o
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Re: Wrist or Neck strap
« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2013, 03:37:09 PM »
+1000...I love my black rapid...

Another system, which I very much dislike but many love ---spider holsters...neat concept, but I don't like the idea of keeping so much of the weight on my hips.
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Re: Wrist or Neck strap
« Reply #9 on: April 15, 2013, 04:12:47 PM »
Count me in the black rapid camp.  :)

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Re: Wrist or Neck strap
« Reply #10 on: April 15, 2013, 04:22:23 PM »
I want to join those that are recommending the Black Rapid strap.  I love mine and have purchased some for presents for friends and family.  But today I am feeling especially fond of them.

This past week my wife and I spent three days in Tulsa, OK, for a southern gospel concert event.  Since the concerts were all evening events we had our days free.  I am fond of going to the zoo in whatever city we find ourselves so Friday was "zoo day."  I carried my 7D with 70-200L on it.  As we were standing at a crossroads my wife said, "Something fell off your camera.  You are about to step on it."  Turned out one of the bumpers on my strap had broken.  No doubt I had put some odd stress on it during the time at the zoo causing it to break.  No big issue, worked fine without the bumper.  When I got back to the motel that afternoon I took the BR strap off my 40D (told you I liked them) and placed it on the 7D which gets more use.

Saturday afternoon I had some spare time so I sent an e-mail to Black Rapid's customer service.  Today they responded to my e-mail requesting my address so they could send me a couple of the "bumpers."  I was willing to buy a couple but they are sending them gratis.  I responded right away and they are already on the way to my home.

Not only is the Black Rapid strap a great product but they offer great customer service.  And they will keep my business when I need a new strap.
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Re: Wrist or Neck strap
« Reply #11 on: April 15, 2013, 04:25:18 PM »
Black Rapid shoulder strap - me too.
Most convenient / less load on the neck.
And when you grip the lens with your left hand, you can swing the camera into position anytime very effectively.
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Re: Wrist or Neck strap
« Reply #12 on: April 15, 2013, 04:28:13 PM »
Not only is the Black Rapid strap a great product but they offer great customer service.  And they will keep my business when I need a new strap.

+1.

After close to 2 years of using my RS-4 (mostly with a gripped body and large white zoom), the 'leading' edge of the strap started to fray just a bit.  Didn't look like anything that would compromise the structural integrity of the strap, but I sent BR an email just to check.  They agreed that it wouldn't pose a risk...but they sent me a new strap anyway, for free.
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Re: Wrist or Neck strap
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Re: Wrist or Neck strap
« Reply #13 on: April 15, 2013, 04:35:56 PM »
+1 for the Black Rapid RS-Sport strap. Hard to believe there are people still using neck straps.

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Re: Wrist or Neck strap
« Reply #14 on: April 15, 2013, 04:40:47 PM »
I use a shoulder strap (Blackrapid) and a hand strap (Canon E1).

Ditto, except I use the BR wrist strap instead of the Canon hand strap.

The RSS L-bracket stays permanently attached to the grip on my 5DIII. I have a 1" clamp permanently attached to the BR shoulder strap.

There are three basic scenarios.

Either the camera (with grip and L-bracket) is mounted to a tripod (either via L-bracket or lens mount), in which case there's no strap attached to it.

Or I'm hand-holding the camera with the grip attached and the BR shoulder strap attached to either the L-bracket or the lens mount.

Or I'm going lightweight and I've removed the grip (but left the L-bracket attached to the grip) and I've attached the RSS wrist strap to the camera's tripod lug. And I'm almost guaranteed to be shooting with the Shorty McForty.

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Re: Wrist or Neck strap
« Reply #14 on: April 15, 2013, 04:40:47 PM »