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Discussion in 'Canon Accessories' started by tevo, May 4, 2013.

  1. tevo

    tevo Recovering TPF Junkie Supporting Member

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    I have been using a Canon strap with my camera recently and it just broke without warning, and now I have a sizeable dent in my Leica M3. Just a warning.


     
  2. Josh66

    Josh66 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    That is probably punishment for putting a Canon strap on a Leica, lol.

    Sorry to make fun of it, but damn. :lol:
     
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    Buckster In memoriam

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    Photo of the broken strap, and diagnosis for why it broke would be helpful.
     
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    Why hang a fragile, expensive bit of kit on something that's a giveaway bit of advertising? I've not liked the the straps that came with any camera I've owned; the 'NIKON' on that I got with my latest? coarse, cheap webbing, poor quality stitching, flimsy plastic buckles....straight in the bin.
     
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    Buckster In memoriam

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    Bin. Smart move.

    I sell my straps from new cameras on eBay, since I'd never personally use them, having other systems I much prefer.

    "Brand new! Still in package! Never been opened! Buy or bid with confidence!" I'll have to start adding on, "PERFECT for Leica cameras!!" :)
     
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    I would be surprised if Canon actually manufactured Canon camera straps. I've got my CPS straps. They're very nice, and they've got the Canon logo, but I harbor no illusion that Canon has anything to do with the design or manufacture of it...
     
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    Josh66 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    At least the camera was well enough made to survive the fall...

    Have you checked to make sure the rangefinder doesn't need to be realigned?
     
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    Overread has a hat around here somewhere Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I've heard of straps coming undone although partly that's often when they are laced up wrong; but otherwise I've not heard of them physically breaking (unless you're using an immensely heavy setup or very rough or its very old)
     
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    What do you use now?
     
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    Nylon guitar strap with snap locks, no way that's going to fail.
     
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    You know I see this argument a lot, but I have had three Nikon straps now and I've found they were nothing but rock solid. I inspect their hold regularly and have never seen any indication of slippage nor any threats of breakage. I'm not currently using those straps, only because I now have a clip-on/off solution, but I'll be honest, I'm WAY more nervous about THOSE straps than I am the "free" ones that came with my bodies.
     
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    What I disliked about the Nikon straps were the sharpish edges on the webbing and I quickly replaced them with after-market padded things. (yes, I am delicate)
     

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