Any of you use a "sliding sling" type strap?

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  1. fiveoboy01

    fiveoboy01 TPF Noob!

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    Something like this, for walking around etc:

    SUN-SNIPER-STRAP

    If so how do you like it, or if not why not?

    I'm always finding myself pushing my camera behind my hip when I'm walking, and I'm constantly rubbing the strap across my neck-shoulders when putting it there, or bringing it back to the front.. I wonder if this type of setup would work better.
     
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    I've been using a sliding sling type strap for about 6 months now, and I really like it a lot better than the old neck/shoulder strap. Actually, I liked it immediately upon trying it for the first time, and haven't had a bad thing to say about it since, whether I've got a 50mm or my 100-400 on it. I'll never go back, and only wish I'd had one from the start of my shooting days.
     
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    I don't have one, nor have I used one, but have considered switching to one. They seem like a good idea and also like they work very well and are comfortable. A member here (can't remember who) has suggested this strap several times: BlackRapid.com
     
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    fiveoboy01 TPF Noob!

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    Hmm, that one looks like a little better in the quality department.

    Looks like I get to spend some more $:meh:

    Thanks guys!
     
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    Goontz TPF Noob!

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    :lol:
     
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    gryphonslair99 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I use the Rapid Strap, same concept, and love it. Shooting sports with 2 and sometimes 3 bodies makes it almost a necessity.
     
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    That looks fantastic! I think I'll pick one of these up!
     
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    I use the BlackRapid and love it.
    Duff
     
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    Worth the buy. I have used them for a long time. Shooting photojournalism it's nice to have the added mobility. Plus, I don't worry about my second camera (defined as the one I am not holding at the time) slipping off my shoulder.
     
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    Another Black Rapid fan. :thumbup:
     
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    this is really cool... think i'm going to order a Black Rapid first thing tomorrow.

    For those using this.. which do you recommend, the RS-4 or the RS-5
     
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    Just depends if you want to store 'stuff' in our strap, mainly lots of memory cards and a phone/pda.
     

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