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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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Re: Wrist or Neck strap
« Reply #15 on: April 15, 2013, 05:10:38 PM »
Been thinking about picking up a BR. Currently have a Rebel with a Click wrist strap (just in case). I hate the feel of a neck strap.

Since I use a smaller body, and I am usually using smaller lenses (most of the time, not always), 35 2.0, 85 1.8, which BR would be the best choice? Is the new Metro for even smaller gear like m43?

Thanks in advance for the input.
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Re: Wrist or Neck strap
« Reply #15 on: April 15, 2013, 05:10:38 PM »

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Re: Wrist or Neck strap
« Reply #16 on: April 15, 2013, 05:17:51 PM »
Been thinking about picking up a BR. Currently have a Rebel with a Click wrist strap (just in case). I have the feel of a neck strap.

Since I use a smaller body, and I am usually using smaller lenses (most of the time, not always), 35 2.0, 85 1.8, which BR would be the best choice? Is the new Metro for even smaller gear like m43?

Thanks in advance for the input.

Any of them will be great. I've never seen the Metro. With the price of camera gear being what it is, I tend to lean to the overkill side, so I would get any of the regular BR straps. I use the RS Sport, but they're all good.

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Re: Wrist or Neck strap
« Reply #17 on: April 15, 2013, 05:20:45 PM »
I use a Blackrapid shoulder strap.

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Re: Wrist or Neck strap
« Reply #18 on: April 15, 2013, 06:13:31 PM »
Oops! I voted "both", but I hate neck straps. I love my BlackRapid RS-7 shoulder strap, and use either an Op/Tech or Canon WS-20 wrist strap depending on the camera. The wrist straps live on my cameras so that's what I use the most. I never warmed up to hand straps.
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Re: Wrist or Neck strap
« Reply #19 on: April 15, 2013, 10:22:04 PM »
I'm glad you mention this.

This is the scenario that will be coming up for me soon and I've been considering the BlackRapid RS-7  but I'm going back and forth between RS-7 and the Sport.  I'm wondering if I'll need the brad or not.  The cost of the Sport includes a brad.  Anyway, In about two weeks I'll be spending 4 days in Morro Bay, CA.

The plan is to take my 24-105 mounted to a 5DMKII for handheld shots and a 70-300L mounted to a T3i mounted to a tripod for distance, or vice versa.  I know I like hand holding the 70-300L with the T3i, so consequently that lens will see a lot of use.  Anyway, I'm also considering a RRS L-bracket for the 5DMKII and was wondering if all of the components (RS-7, L-Bracket and wrist strap, etc.) were gonna play nice.   The wrist strap is intended for the 5DMKII.

Anyone know anything about camadapter:  http://www.camdapter.com






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 #20 on: April 15, 2013, 10:25:05 PM »
BR RS7. I will never go back to neck straps. Come to think of it, I used the neck strap as a shoulder strap several times before getting the BR.

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Re: Wrist or Neck strap
« Reply #21 on: April 15, 2013, 11:52:14 PM »
Anyway, I'm also considering a RRS L-bracket for the 5DMKII and was wondering if all of the components (RS-7, L-Bracket and wrist strap, etc.) were gonna play nice.   The wrist strap is intended for the 5DMKII.

Not quite, but with one addition - yes.  Actually, the three you list (BR strap, RRS L-bracket, and wrist strap) will play nice - the L-bracket has a lower lug for a wrist/hand strap (that's what the camdapter provides), and a threaded socket for the BR FastenR-3 lug. The 'not nice' part is that to mount the L-bracket to a tripod, you've got to unscrew the lug.

The solution is to put an Arca-Swiss type clamp on the BR strap lug.  I use a Kirk QRC-1 clamp for that, it's a small 1" clamp (RRS has a 1.5" one, the B2-FAB-F, but a wider clamp isn't needed for this - the Kirk 1" holds even my 1D X +! 600 II).  Connect the BR lug to the clamp with a little Loctite Blue 242 on the threads. That way, you can unclamp the strap, mount the camera to a tripod, move the clamp to a lens collar plate, or another body (you could get an RRS base plate or Wimberley P-5 for your Rebel).

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Re: Wrist or Neck strap
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Re: Wrist or Neck strap
« Reply #22 on: April 16, 2013, 12:32:09 PM »
Kewl! - Thanks Neuro

Not quite, but with one addition - yes.  Actually, the three you list (BR strap, RRS L-bracket, and wrist strap) will play nice - the L-bracket has a lower lug for a wrist/hand strap (that's what the camdapter provides), and a threaded socket for the BR FastenR-3 lug. The 'not nice' part is that to mount the L-bracket to a tripod, you've got to unscrew the lug.

The solution is to put an Arca-Swiss type clamp on the BR strap lug.  I use a Kirk QRC-1 clamp for that, it's a small 1" clamp (RRS has a 1.5" one, the B2-FAB-F, but a wider clamp isn't needed for this - the Kirk 1" holds even my 1D X +! 600 II).  Connect the BR lug to the clamp with a little Loctite Blue 242 on the threads. That way, you can unclamp the strap, mount the camera to a tripod, move the clamp to a lens collar plate, or another body (you could get an RRS base plate or Wimberley P-5 for your Rebel).

Have a good trip!
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Re: Wrist or Neck strap
« Reply #23 on: April 19, 2013, 12:50:02 PM »
I use both the Blackrapid strap when I carry the camera around and the Canon CPS strap when I just need to make sure I have neckstrap (shooting from a safari vehicle) or carry the camera short distances when I don't have it attached to the tripod (but will do so soon).

 

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Re: Wrist or Neck strap
« Reply #24 on: April 19, 2013, 01:22:15 PM »
Another vote for the Black Rapid. I have the RS-Sport and it is the best camera accessory I own.
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Re: Wrist or Neck strap
« Reply #25 on: April 19, 2013, 02:24:44 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 #26 on: April 19, 2013, 02:52:19 PM »
A lot of BR users here!
I use an Optech sling strap because I like the modular design. I'm about to add a custom hand strap mounted to a HorusBennu RC2 plate. Really wanted a Camdapter plate, but they're not readily available in the UK.

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Re: Wrist or Neck strap
« Reply #27 on: April 19, 2013, 03:50:31 PM »
I bought a BR RS-7, and it changed my life.  Or my shooting at least.  I've carried a 1D Mark III with a 70-200 IS II for hours without it bothering me at all.  Got one for my second wedding shooter for his Bday, he also loves it. 

One thing I worried about before I bought it was the security of the connection between the camera and the connecter, but it feels completely solid and safe and I've had no problems out of it.  If I had to choose between never using a BR or my 135 f2 ever again........ it would be hard.

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Re: Wrist or Neck strap
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