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06-14-2018, 01:49 PM   #1
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DA 560mm 5.6 AW - carrying strap

Hey long distance shooters, any DA560 user here has experience with equipping the lens with an carrying strap?
Any ideas about what criterias to look for or even recommendations?

My ideas are using an pentax camera strap or an two point sling for rifles. They're available in nice colors and several qualities.
Straps accessories - RICOH IMAGING EUROPE S.A.S
5.11 Tactical VTAC 2 Point Sling | Official 5.11 Site
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06-14-2018, 04:35 PM   #2
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Tactical sling.

I have had good luck using the single point sling from " Midway USA" The sling has a built in shock cord which softens the load of a heavy camera and lens. Also has a quick disconnect buckle. The buckle is very good but I always just slip the sling over my shoulder across my chest. Easy and comfortable, also low price. Attaches to the lens with a 1/4 inch hook with a safety latch. You can use a 1/4 inch eyebolt or a large key ring on the lens foot. I tried both and settled on the key ring. Using on a K1 and DFA 150-450.

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