OK, Wow. Tried to post again this morning... with success! Finally!
Lots of good info people have shared here. I've used many straps over the last 3 years. Lots of Black Rapids which are great. Carry Speed. Cotton. Lately, I've been using the BosStrap
. It is a lot simpler, softer and lighter than the others. It is less distracting too.http://www.bosstrap.com/
As I read through this post, I would also like to make sure everyone is aware of the M-Plate Pro
which I haven't used but looks very high quality and well thought out.http://www.customslr.com/products/m-plate-pro
The Cinch Strap has my attention. I may have to try one sometime. At $70 it's not cheap but since all my photography is on the go, a quality strap system is very important to me.
Finally, I have a Nikon AH-4 wrist strap
on all my SLRs. It has a slot on the mount plate that I put a small steel key ring through which is what I attach all my different strap connectors to. The key ring is large enough to allow a large Black Diamond Climbing Carabiner
to go through. I put the carabiner over my leather belt and it provides a good locking "hook" that I can hang the camera off of. It is low profile so people don't see a big strap, just a camera on my hip. I carry the camera in my hand half the time anyway and the Nikon AH-4 allows my hand to rest. I use the carabiner to free up my hand when eating or whatever. I never lay my camera down anywhere. The carabiner is great when at my son's school stuff or a wife's work party and I don't want to look like I have a lot of camera gear on. (The SLR is geeky enough already.)
Keep all the good suggestions rolling everyone!!