Strap Recommendation Needed

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  1. ssnxp

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    Hey guys, another gear-help question!

    I'm currently using the neck strap that came bundled with my Canon 50D. It isn't a bad strap, but it's far too short to sling over "messenger bag" style.

    I would like to be able to have it strapped over my left shoulder/neck and have it crossed over my chest to my right hip. The Canon strap is way too short for that.

    I've done some shopping around and I've found a few straps I really like, but they don't look long enough! Any recommendations? Also, I've seen the R-Strap but I don't know about it.. any experiences with it?

    Thanks!

    Here are a few of my favorites:
    Crumpler Industry Disgrace ID02A Crumpler The Industry Disgrace Strap, Black, 19.7" x 2.5"
    HighKey straps HighKey - All Straps
     
  2. TJ K

    TJ K No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    This strap tends to get a lot of get reviews. Check it out
    I was going to get it but recently I haven't been using a strap but I may still end up picking it up.
     
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    ssnxp TPF Noob!

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    Thanks TJ! I'm reading some of the reviews and a lot of people are saying that it's too short to be worn comfortably across the chest, unless they use the extenders.. Hmmm. I'll keep reading, I can't seem to find specific lengths for it.
     
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    Hey Goontz, thanks for the link, the video made me want to buy one!
     
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    No problem! They're pretty cool, and certainly very comfortable.
     
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    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    I have a couple of the RS-2 Black-Rapids. :thumbup: :thumbup:

    One of them gets used daily.
     
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    How bulky are the Black Rapids compared to 'normal' straps? That's about the only thing keeping me from getting one right now.
     
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    I wouldn't say it's bulky at all. The actual strap part of my RS-4 is just normal nylon strapping, 1" wide. The shoulder pad is similar to a backpack strap or other messenger bag strap, I'd say. I measured it just now - the padded part is about 2.75" wide, 13" long, and about .5 - .75" thick with the padding in it. Shoot me a PM or email and I could probably get some pics of it next to something as reference if you want. Hope that helps.
     
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    I love my OpTech ... extremely comfortable. The Canon strap was not.
     
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    +1 on the Black Rapid. I love it. Light and easy to use. Very high quality.
     

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