Wrist or Neck strap

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


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rpt

EOS 5D MK IV
Mar 7, 2012
2,749
9
India
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.
 

neuroanatomist

I post too Much on Here!!
Jul 21, 2010
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lilmsmaggie said:
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).

Have a good trip!
 

lilmsmaggie

EOS RP
Mar 1, 2013
234
0
Kewl! - Thanks Neuro

neuroanatomist said:
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!
 

RGF

How you relate to the issue, is the issue.
Jul 13, 2012
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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).
 

jman

I'm New Here
Apr 17, 2013
12
0
Another vote for the Black Rapid. I have the RS-Sport and it is the best camera accessory I own.
 

moocowe

EOS M50
Nov 13, 2012
48
0
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.
 

kyle77

I'm New Here
Dec 3, 2012
16
0
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.
 
Feb 25, 2019
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Great theme. I mostly use a regular belt when I walk down the street or go to the car and of course, there is the belt around my neck while working with the camera. I mean, just 2 options. However, I would like to note that the severity of working with the photographer is not saved by the strap as special body accessories, such as Compression Tights. During big ceremonies, like corporate parties or weddings, I have to “hunch” much and stand on my feet for a long time. I am sure that many amateur or professional photographers will understand me. It is very saving. Does anyone else do this?
 

pcaouolte

I'm New Here
May 13, 2018
10
1
United Kingdom
Another vote for the Blackrapid.

When using the 7Dii with the 100-400ii I have the Blackrapid connected to the tripod screw on the camera and the tripod foot of the lens will tuck into my trouser pocket to stop the camera/lens swinging about when I walk.

I've also connected a single short strap to the left hand strap connector on each camera. The short strap has a karabiner which clips around the main black rapid strap. If the connector unscrews from the tripod socket the modification stops the camera gear hitting the floor. The strap can be used normally with this modification.