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« on: August 24, 2017, 04:07 »
Hi everyone~ Let's discuss something here!
I found that many people are still using traditional neck strap, including me. It's so tired after a whole day hanging a camera on my neck. Besides, I have to hold up my camera when getting through the crowds. But when I using the shoulder strap, it frees my neck. And camera lens is downward, so I just need to hold it gently. In a word, it can free my hands in most of the time.

Which strap do you prefer, Neck Strap or Shoulder Strap?

This is the shoulder strap I'm using.

« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2017, 09:07 »
Shoulder strap. I also use a quick release belt clip when I am not doing a lot of walking but switching cameras a lot.  It also depends on where I am. If I am hiking, in a natural dirty environment I will stick my cameras back into the bag and move between shots with them protected.  I am actually in a situation now where my D810's have to go in to Nikon for a deep cleaning. This means more than the sensor.  They have to disassemble and clean the innards. I cannot get the dirt/dust to stop infiltrating my sensor.  So my time lapses are VERY HARD to fix in many cases to remove sensor spots.  This was caused by a weekend of hard shooting in the desert where I just used a strap. Cameras got killed by the dry, dirt environment as I moved around from shot to shot.  The point I am making is that straps should be used with caution depending on the environment you're in, such as a dusty desert :o  Different story at the zoo, though ;D

« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2017, 13:47 »
I havent worn a neck strap for years
They're tiring on your neck and you look like a dork to boot

I have Black Rapid but prefer Carry Speed which is super comfortable

« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2017, 03:44 »
I have never tried these kind of straps.
Is it not uncomfortable when it bounces on the hip or on the leg?


« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2017, 04:03 »

Camera neck strap worn across the body is just like a shoulder strap.

No they are not dorky as mentioned it's just a means of carrying the camera.

I also have a Formit Focus shoulder strap which I use with heavier lenses as I don't want to put strain on the camera body strap rings.


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