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Old 12-27-2006, 11:57 AM
Woodymite Woodymite is offline
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Default Camera Shoulder Straps

Camera straps, I find that the camera straps on my SLR seem to get in the way and are a hindrance, so I have taken them off, I'm not sure if that is a good move or not. The camera kinda looks weird without them tho. What do others think of camera straps? Do you have them on your camera?
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Old 12-27-2006, 12:52 PM
ben4321 ben4321 is offline
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Default Re: Camera Shoulder Straps

It's a matter of personal taste.
Personally I don't want to walk around with a strap with NIKON or CANON emblazoned on it in bright yellow or red letters.
Not only is it a magnet for thieves but I also think it looks a bit naff.
Straps can also get in the way when you're working on a tripod.
Domke make really good, understated straps in hard-wearing cotton webbing material. They have metal quick-release clips so that you can remove the strap easily when not required.

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Old 12-27-2006, 01:14 PM
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Default Re: Camera Shoulder Straps

I always have mine over my neck, so its pretty important to me.
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Old 12-27-2006, 03:29 PM
rushfan2112 rushfan2112 is offline
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Default Re: Camera Shoulder Straps

Steve, I think it's about risk management. How much more inconvenient would it be if you dropped the camera - particularly if you were shooting near water or rocks?

I've recently seen mention of a specialist neck strap made by LowePro (the bag people) that's supposed to be a lot more comfortable that the thin ones that come with the camera. It also has clips for easy attach / remove and a waterproof pouch to hold some memory chips - so you don't have to go hunting through your bag for them when you've used up the one in the camera. It's about £20 I think.

As for me, I'll put up with the inconvenience in return for my camera not hitting the ground, or disppearing into the sea, if my grip fails!

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