TPF strap and shop?

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  1. Overread

    Overread has a hat around here somewhere Staff Member Supporting Member

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    A few questions - first one is just me getting lost ;)

    1) I know that there was a TPF shop - or a place that sold TPF merchandise - where be it?

    2) I am almost certain that TPF has a camera strap - so my question is am I right and they do or am I imagining things?

    3) A have used the canon camera strap - until I got my canon 70-200mm f2.8 IS and then looked down about 2 hours after I got it to see that the strap had completly undone itself and the camera was hanging by a single insupported thread each side - since then I have not trusted the strap at all!
    So my question is - is the TPF camera starp strong enough for my lens?

    Thanks
     
  2. icassell

    icassell TPF Noob!

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    Same happened to me and scared the **** outta me. I went right out and bought a Op/Tech neoprene strap which I love (also much more comfortable than the Canon strap).

    http://www.optechusa.com/category/second/?CATEGORY_ID=4
     
  3. Arch

    Arch Damn You! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Our straps are smexy.... and uber strong... a bit like Angelina Jolie


    Link Here
     
  4. Antarctican

    Antarctican TPF Noob!

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    I was just gonna post the link to the straps, but as Arch beat me to it, I'll just throw in my two cents worth that the straps are very comfortable, and strong.
     
  5. RyanLilly

    RyanLilly No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    The TPF straps are very nice, comfortable, and they make you look cool too. I'll probably want a second soon.

    Does anyone know if there are any extensions to make them a bit longer?
     
  6. icassell

    icassell TPF Noob!

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    Damn -- that's the strap I bought and paid more for it too! As I said, I like it alot -- but I missed the Sexy Angelina Jolie TPF influence :(

    Is it true that she wears each one for an hour before they sell them?
     
  7. RyanLilly

    RyanLilly No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    OOH, I just checked B&H, and The TPF Strap is cheaper than the regular ones at B&H!

    TFP- $21.95
    B&H- $22.75
     
  8. usayit

    usayit No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    You guys let a heavy lens hang from your camera?
     
  9. kundalini

    kundalini Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Another satisfied customer. Forget "L" glass or the latest 87MP body out there, they won't help you make a better shot. It truly is all in the strap.

    The padding around the back of your neck is ohhh so comfy. But I like the way you can "shorten" it when you have the camera mounted on a tripod. Priceless.

    I've never been much of a "show your brand" on anything I've ever owned. In fact, when I got my D300, I swapped out for the D80's strap because it didn't have the ostentatious nomenclature on it. A big Yellow NIKON was bad enough, but then to add the free advertising of the D300 was too much for me.


    Long story short.... damn good buy. Oh, yeah..... I'll be getting a second as well.
     
  10. Overread

    Overread has a hat around here somewhere Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks for all the responces all :)
    Definatly looks good - the clips really attract me to it - I always found going from walk about mode to wildlife on the ground or macro work with the canon strap left it getting in the way half the time.

    As for a heavy lens on the camera - well I trust the metal mounts to hold some weight - plus chances are most of the time my neck will just be taking part of the weight with my hand resting holding the lens - the chance for some hand relaxation whilst remaining on the move is a great bonus.
     
  11. kundalini

    kundalini Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    About the only time my neck carries the entire weight of the gear is while unzipping. :lmao:
     
  12. Joves

    Joves No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I was going to ask that myself.
    Is paypal the only payment method? I wont use them myself and, I have my reasons.
     

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