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Author Topic: R strap - for those who get tangled up in camera straps  (Read 3128 times)

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« on: October 10, 2008, 11:35 »
Seems like an ok idea.  Not sure it is so much better than a regular camera strap if all you are carrying is one camera, but if you have two cameras - one off each shoulder or a backpack and straps start getting tangled in each other or restrict each other from sliding - this might make sense to let the camera slide independant of the strap


« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2008, 11:58 »
And the DIY version of it : http://www.diyphotography.net/the-diy-r-strap

I tried such a DIY contraption (at home), and yes, it's quite easy and fast to reach to the camera. I stillhave to try it "on the field" with one or two cameras. The only part I found not satisfying is when you need to change lenses. The camera body doesn't stay in a position where you can easily mount/unmount your lens with one hand (the other hand being busy holding another lens).
« Last Edit: October 10, 2008, 12:01 by ErickN »

« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2008, 15:35 »
You just saved my life :D I was sat moaning about straps last night to my other half as I'm forever moaning about it either cutting my neck to wear for easy shooting or making my camera inaccessable to me when it's under my arm, the quick release is also something that is a major pain for me, I flip between tripod and free a lot and having to work around the huge standard issue strap is a pain in the rear.

I'll be going shopping now :)

« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2008, 16:38 »
...I'm forever moaning about it either cutting my neck to wear for easy shooting or making my camera inaccessable to me when it's under my arm...

For the times where you have to deal with only the standard strap, if you're right-handed, you can wear your camera *reversed* on your right shoulder, so that the grip faces towards the front, easily reachable by your right hand. It has another advantage : the lens, instead of pointing out on your side, lays securely against your body, pointing downwards.

[EDIT] I just realised that you being right-handed or not doesn't really matter, since you have to hold the grip with your right hand anyway ;)
« Last Edit: October 10, 2008, 16:52 by ErickN »


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