Strap / Sling for older heavy Canon SLR

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  1. kingbuzzie

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    Hi,

    I have a canon tx that I had cleaned up and enjoy playing with quite a bit. I know that the new thing now are camera slings for DSLRS. I've even though of making my own. But I see that many of these slings are connected with a plastic buckle. I know my camera is heavy and I don't want to see it go flying to the sidewalk when the buckle gives way. I also see that with the DSLR that the straps are often connected by the corner of the camera, others the bottom. Is this not possible / prudent with an older heavy SLR? Any experience with this? Should I be sticking to the the classic strap method of the camera corners on this one?

    Thanks for the help,

    Don


     
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    I'm more worried about the weight of the older heavy SLR on just one of the strap corners or the bottom tripod mount.


     
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    I've seen 5D Markiii gripped with a 70-200mm f/2.8 attached to a BR with no issues. I've carried a gripped T3i with a 70-200mm f/2.8 attached to the bottom with no issues. I don't see that a SLR would be that much different. If you screw into the tripod mount, the camera should be secure. As for the buckle, it si sturdy and I don't see it just letting go from the weight or pulling on it. Eventually, the plastic will get brittle and possibly break but that wouldn't be for years, I would imagine.
     
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    D-B-J Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I'll second the suggestion for black rapid. I have a sport strap and love it.

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    Well unless the camera weighs several hundred pounds I doubt it would be an issue, but if you need some extra security:

    BlackRapid Tether Kit for BlackRapid Camera System RAA1C-1A0 B&H

    I use a black rapid RS-5 cargo myself, with a gripped D5100 and a 70-200 mm F/2.8 Lens, never had an issue. Works like a charm.
     
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    Ive got an old Canon T-70 and the strap is very similar to the one that came with my EOS. Plastic tabs. Its fine, even though its a good 3x heavier.
     
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    Cool cool. I ordered a used op/tech super classic from fleabay. If it enough support for limited use I'll trade up. I'm still on a tight budget and I guess I didn't mention that. Thanks for all the help! Looking forward using this forum more as I dive back into photography.


     
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    How much did you pay? If your on a budget, look used. I used to get old film EOS and T bodies off Ebay, working, for ~ £10-£15 a pop, these came with official Canon straps 80% of the time (And once a nice lowepro bag!).

    Just make sure you put the strap on right (The diagram is confusing!)
     

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