Anyone Not Use a Strap?

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  1. PhotoXopher

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    Anyone use their camera 'naked' in that they don't use a strap of any kind at all? I've been doing this lately and really enjoy it. I figure I always have my case with me anyway so when I'm not using it I just set it in there. No extra garbage hanging off of it!

    I do enjoy the hand strap for long walks however... I just can't stand neck straps I guess.

    Maybe one of these days I'll break down and get an R-Strap. :confused:
     
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    I have had my strap on the camera all of two times.....

    And both times the strap came off within an hour of walking around with it.

    On the tripod, the wind blows it around and I can see it in the sharpness.
     
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    I don't normally keep a strap on mine either, though I do attach the R-Strap when needed or useful.
     
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    I usually keep the strap on unless i'm shooting in the studio, or somewhere where I know i'm not going to have to multi task.
     
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    I don't tend to use my camera strap much when shooting, it gets used as I walk around when not shooting though and that is about it. But I do use (and encourage others to use) a batterygrip along with a wrist strap - its great! Not only is it a bit more secure than just handholding, but its great to be able to hold the camera down with one hand and not have to worry about fingers slipping off the camera. Its padded and comfy, but not so padded that you can't hold your hand over the strap to get to the controls if you need to quickly grab the camera to shoot.

    Neckstraps I don't like when doing macro work or anything on a tripod, they get in the way - which is why I have been looking to get one of the models which has clips on each side so that the main strap can be removed without having to unfasten it.
     
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    One of the things I like about the Black Rapid is it comes off and goes on quickly. It's even better than straps with quick disconnects because it's completely off the camera.
     
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    I very rarely use mine. In the studio, on the tripod, monopod or window mount, it just gets in the way. About the only time I will put it on is if I'm walking around an event like a race.
     
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    I use mine if only because of the fear of dropping the camera when I'm not paying attention. I haven't done it yet, but if it ever does happen I'll be seriously bummed (though I suppose that's what insurance is for).
     
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    I always have my strap on both of my cameras, because I'm always paranoid the day I take it off I'll drop it down a flight of stone stairs into a hay baler.
     
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    I'd be more worried about a hay bailer catching the strap and pulling it in...

    ... not to make you more paranoid or anything :D
     
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    Riiiight. No more farm photography for me!!! LOL
     
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    :D

    I kind of want to try the BlackRapid R-2 I think it is (basic one), but damn... $54?! I guess they need to make up for all the connector parts they had to ship out.
     

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