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#1 smlobx

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Posted 15 January 2018 - 10:30 PM

Hi everyone-
As you may know I recently got the D500 along with a couple of lenses and have been playing with it.
With a telephoto lens it is quite heavy and the Nikon strap that came with the camera is probably not as good as it could be so I'm soliciting input on what others are using.
I was looking at the Peak Design and thought it looked interesting but would like to hear from those who have more experience than I...
Thanks.
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#2 Vic Harder

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Posted 15 January 2018 - 10:59 PM

I usually like what Steve Huff has to say - http://www.stevehuff.../camera-straps/

 

Personally, I use a Peak Designs clip on my pack strap - https://www.peakdesi.../clips/capture/


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Posted 15 January 2018 - 11:12 PM

I’ve used OP/TECH USA straps for years. Nice neoprene padding, so comfortable and non slipping on the shoulder. There are a ton of good straps on the market, which makes it hard to make a wrong choice.

I don’t remember what telephoto you bought, but when they get out in the range of 4-5 pounds, consider using a strap on the lens. These bigger lenses typically have loops for straps. Too much weight/stress on the camera mount can damage it things are dangling from the camera body straps.
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Posted 16 January 2018 - 04:00 PM

I'm using OP/TECH as well.  Like being able to setup the cameras and binoculars and swap things around between the double sling and single sling straps depending on what I need on a given day.  The heaviest I've put on so far is a gripped D600 with a 200-500 on one side and a D7000 something on the other for a double carry and it was nice to have the flexibility.


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Posted 16 January 2018 - 04:10 PM

OP/TECH is most comfortable, but I don't entirely trust the plastic buckles. Peak Designs is awesome and I've got their anchors on all my bodies, but the straps have no padding. I often remove the strap when shooting by hand or on a 'pod
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Posted 16 January 2018 - 04:51 PM

I've been using Op/Tech for several years on my Canon 5D and Fuji XE-1. I also keep buckles on my backpack and daypack, mainly to carry binoculars. I like the slim profile of the strap and they have just the right amount of suspension and support. I also really like Op/tech's wrist strap for my Rx100 travel camera. It's perfect for one handed shooting and helps against a snatch and run. I've haven't had any issues with the buckles so far. I was somewhat leary of the thin straps that connect to the camera but haven't had any problems after over a decade of use. The buckles can be a pain to attach so I'd advise buying buckles for each piece of gear you plan to use the strap with.


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Posted 16 January 2018 - 06:29 PM

Once I started using Black Rapid that has been my go to strap. I also use a hand strap for a more secure grip when I shoot. The BR keeps the weight off my neck which is much easier for larger lenses :)


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Posted 29 January 2018 - 06:24 AM

Although it might not work for your set up I use the Magpul strap and love it.

 

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Posted 20 May 2018 - 09:34 AM

Highly Recommend Peak Designs!

 

I have 2 bodies, so their little quick disconnect dongles (strap comes with 4) are a godsend swapping from body to body.

 

Amazing Quality!


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Posted 20 May 2018 - 12:40 PM

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