Camera straps


Floggitt

Link Posted 04/06/2012 - 11:08
Having spent a day with the K-5 slung around my neck, I am unhappy with the standard Pentax neck strap, as it is quite rough on my delicate skin! So what other options do I have I quite like the idea of a wrist strap, or do I go for a better quality neck one that will be comfortable to wear all day.

Shoulder straps? does the camera fall off as your walking around.

Ideas and experiences please before I get the credit card out and make a booboo.

Off to the beach with the family sun is shinning, camera bag is ready!
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JohnX

Link Posted 04/06/2012 - 11:58
I use an Op Tech. Very pleased with it. Actually makes the camera/lenses seem lighter. Neck or shoulder, plus can be adapted to make it into a sling strap.

Made of neoprene and webbing. Neoprene is soft and grippy, so doesn't slide off the shoulder and because it 'gives' it cushions the contact point - neck or shoulder.
Last Edited by JohnX on 04/06/2012 - 12:00

HappySnapper65

Link Posted 04/06/2012 - 12:21
JohnX wrote:
I use an Op Tech. Very pleased with it. Actually makes the camera/lenses seem lighter. Neck or shoulder, plus can be adapted to make it into a sling strap.

Made of neoprene and webbing. Neoprene is soft and grippy, so doesn't slide off the shoulder and because it 'gives' it cushions the contact point - neck or shoulder.

+1 I also use an Optech Strap, I use it as a Sling type, I would recommend this to anyone buying a new strap.

Dave
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womble

Link Posted 04/06/2012 - 12:43
I too have an Optech strap although I transferred it to my Yashicamat 124G on a temporary basis about a year ago... which reminds me, I should put it back before I leave in the morning for the latest exciting adventure. It is highly recommended.

K.
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thoramay

Link Posted 04/06/2012 - 14:33
Also vote for Optech but rather the version that lets you keep the camera sat on your chest with instant use of the camera.

Floggitt

Link Posted 04/06/2012 - 15:54
wow big vote for the optech then I will do some googling

Thanks for the help
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snappychappy

Link Posted 04/06/2012 - 16:36
I use an optech style strap, but it is custom made with another popular photography sites name embroidered on it. Perhaps a Pentax User strap should be made available on here.
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Gwyn

Link Posted 04/06/2012 - 17:19
snappychappy wrote:

Perhaps a Pentax User strap should be made available on here.

What a good idea .

jeffstclair

Link Posted 04/06/2012 - 17:36
I find that most straps are far to short ,and I don't like the way the strap loops on the camera make it stick out in front with large lens.
So I made a flat plate out of a bit of ally with two slots for the strap and a screw that goes in the tripod mount ,it works fine and cost nothing,no camera shops here anyway ...jeff

Mannesty

Link Posted 04/06/2012 - 23:28
I use a Black Rapid RS-5 Cargo strap. It's an excellent performer, but a bit expensive compared to others.
Peter E Smith

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annieogg

Link Posted 05/06/2012 - 08:58
I tend to end up carrying mine camera with the grip and as the stap i find annoying and then having to put back in my bag more than I would is strap was comfortable so had thought of hand strap as well. Looking at these sling straps they look interesting is there more of a danger hit the camera against things? What have you guys found ? I'm small and dumpy so not sure if having something hanging at my side would be safe.
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annieogg

Link Posted 05/06/2012 - 08:59
I tend to end up carrying mine camera with the grip and as the stap i find annoying and then having to put back in my bag more than I would if strap was comfortable so had thought of hand strap as well. Looking at these sling straps they look interesting is there more of a danger hit the camera against things? What have you guys found ? I'm small and dumpy so not sure if having something hanging at my side would be safe.
All roads roam to Leeds
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Pentax K-5 18-55mm Tamron 70-300mm
Pentax 35mm
a few filters Manfrotto tripod and monopod Silk tripod and a bumbling approach on how to use them

Gwyn

Link Posted 05/06/2012 - 09:21
Until I find an affordable solution to the QR plate problem for sling and hand straps I shall stick to my OpTech. It is too short for me really but finding the extension straps is nearly as hard as finding a suitable QR plate .

techno-terminator

Link Posted 05/06/2012 - 09:27
If I'm out and about the Kx is on my BlackRapid RS-W1 - very comfy.

If I'm in a one place sort of thing, then it's on the Pentax strap , round my neck etc or with the strap round my wrist twice and the K-x in my hand .

I'll be using it in a Church Service soon [ very big occasion ] from a static point [ my seat ] so the camera will be beside me so I can just grab it quickly when the opportunity arises.
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john941

Link Posted 05/06/2012 - 11:03
Wouldn't go without my blackRapid, added advantage for street photography is camera is not conspicuous.
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