Neckstrap

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  1. DexGtr

    DexGtr TPF Noob!

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    I find the neck strap annoying especially if i'm taking pictures vertically....

    do all of you guys use a neck strap? i'm planning on getting a grip and grip belt for my camera and remove the neck strap...i'm just wondering how everyone else do it.
     
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    a1157814a TPF Noob!

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    It really depends on the situation for me.
    When I'm by any water or somewhere high, I'll always put it around my neck then hold it as I usually do, just for safety reasons. If my camera was 100% resistant to any drops, I would wear neck strap so much less. It's not that I find the neck strap itself annoying, it's just that the camera is so big, I don't like how it hangs in front of me.
     
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    tirediron Watch the Birdy! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Always either a neck-strap or hand-strap, but ninety-eight percent of the time it's a neck-strap. Yep, it can be annoying, BUT a little annoyance compared to pieces of camera on a concrete floor? No contest for me.
     
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    DexGtr TPF Noob!

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    that's the only thing keeping me from taking it off :lol:
     
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    I find the strap handy for when using the 70-200mm lens about the place but an utter pain when doing any macro work (I take it off for macro) - a handstrap would probably be better for that game.

    As fro the stock straps they are generally quite uncomfortable - there are others on the market that are more comfortable (TPF had its own ones at one point though I belive they are no longer availible)
     
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    Im with you on this one ^^^^^^^^^ but it can be ditracting....
     
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    AlexColeman TPF Noob!

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    I use a skooba one, it is great.
     
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    Agreed, I find it annoying too but it's worth putting up with so I don't drop my camera on the floor.

    FYI, you can get a free strap from Smugmug that's quite comfortable, much better padded than the one that comes with the camera(at least the Nikon one).

    Do any of you take the strap off when you're doing tripod shots, or do you just let it hang? I find it gets in the way.... Anyone make a quick-release snap-type system for a DSLR to get the strap on/off quickly?
     
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    cardonalj TPF Noob!

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    It doesnt really bother me to be honest. All depends on what I'm shooting. If Im doing Macro I take it off.
     
  10. RyanLilly

    RyanLilly No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I have TPF straps on 3 cameras, and a set of extensions depending on the situation, but they come in handy while using two cameras. When you turn a camera to portrait orientation the strap tends to fall right in front of the viewfinder, which sucks, but with a grip you can connect the strap to the grip rather than the right side of the camera, which keeps it out of the way.

    Here is the link to the TPF strap, for some reason the tpf store is quite hard to find on this site; maybe some one should change that.
    ThePhotoForum.com Op/Tech Straps
    It's an op-teck pro loop strap, it is very nice and the TPF sells them CHEAPER than any other place on the net.
     
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    RyanLilly No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    The TPF strap is very comfortable, well padded, and has quick connect clips on each end.
     
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    I use Domke gripper straps on my cameras. They're narrow, black, and inconspicuous, and they are not only quite comfortable but the rubber grip strips keep cameras tightly on your shoulder. If I'm somewhere I'm worried about the camera getting stolen I'll have it around my neck or across my chest.
     

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