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Re: Thoughts on hand straps?
« Reply #15 on: June 21, 2012, 07:11:44 AM »
Isn't that a strap hanging below your camera?  ::)
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Re: Thoughts on hand straps?
« Reply #15 on: June 21, 2012, 07:11:44 AM »

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Re: Thoughts on hand straps?
« Reply #16 on: June 21, 2012, 08:14:38 AM »
Ughhhh I gave up on finding a perfect all in one solution that didn't have too many drawbacks. I just use a BR RS-7 and keep both a monopod and tripod plate each in each my two bags. I switch from film to digital bodies quite often and like having one strap to use on both, The Black rapid sling does a good job. I have a Carry Strap BR clone but it just doesn't stay put and the carabiner thingee loosens up over time. It just stays at home now.

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Re: Thoughts on hand straps?
« Reply #17 on: June 21, 2012, 08:44:39 AM »
I use a Lens Loop when out walking around (when not working/shooting)
http://www.lensloop.com/

and a wrist strap similar to this that stays on all of my bodies
http://www.dsptch.com/collections/wrist/products/camera-wrist-strap-camo

I use the wrist strap the most... particularly when shooting a session.  Long straps just get in my way, and never trust myself that I won't swing the camera into something on set.
So I just hold it in my hand (down by my side) and use the wrist strap (just in case)

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Re: Thoughts on hand straps?
« Reply #18 on: June 21, 2012, 09:13:16 AM »
Black Rapid System. Never looked back since.
+1 for the Black Rapid System.  The only problem that I have with it is when I'm carrying my backpack and then there's no way for me to use the Black Rapid strap.  I can attach my camera to my Kata backpack's straps but then it is a pain in the butt to take off the backpack because you have to remove the camera straps.

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Re: Thoughts on hand straps?
« Reply #19 on: June 21, 2012, 10:21:26 AM »
+1 for the Black Rapid System.  The only problem that I have with it is when I'm carrying my backpack and then there's no way for me to use the Black Rapid strap.

I have no problem wearing a Lowepro Flipside pack (400 AW or 300) and the BR strap at the same time...  I put the BR/camera on first, then the pack, so the BR strap is against my back (under the pack), but over the shoulder strap in front so the camera can easily be raised for a shot.  I usually lengthen the BR strap a little so the camera hangs under the pack in back.
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Re: Thoughts on hand straps?
« Reply #20 on: June 21, 2012, 12:32:34 PM »
Black Rapid RS-Sport and two Opteka hand grips which I really enjoy.
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Re: Thoughts on hand straps?
« Reply #21 on: June 21, 2012, 01:10:42 PM »
I used the Kirk plate, BR strap, Kirk clamp and Canon E2 hand strap.
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Re: Thoughts on hand straps?
« Reply #22 on: June 21, 2012, 04:30:26 PM »
Isn't that a strap hanging below your camera?  ::)

Nope, just a pic of the Spider Holster system from the linked article. No straps on my cameras.

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Re: Thoughts on hand straps?
« Reply #23 on: June 21, 2012, 08:57:14 PM »
Why is the newer Canon handstrap always backordered?
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Re: Thoughts on hand straps?
« Reply #24 on: June 21, 2012, 10:51:59 PM »
Why is the newer Canon handstrap always backordered?
I got mine on eBay for $15 USD. It took a couple of weeks to get it but I am very happy with it.

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Re: Thoughts on hand straps?
« Reply #24 on: June 21, 2012, 10:51:59 PM »