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11-07-2013, 08:06 PM   #1
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Camera Strap for the k30-k50

As you know there are no rings for a camera strap on these bodies. Only slits, as I call them. Please recommend a camera strap for these bodies as my wife doesn't want me to advertise Pentax on the supplied strap.

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Look into the BlackRapid system, they mount to the tripod socket and have available sling straps as well as a hand strap. Downside is if you need to mount to a tripod, you first need to remove the strap connector.
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I just picked up an OpTech Super Classic Strap Uni Loop... I absolutely love it. I didn't want something that attaches to the tripod mount, and I wanted something longer and adjustable and padded so I could sling it across my shoulder. I also love the uni loop clips because if I mount to a tripod, I can just unclip the strap and not have it dangle in the way. And it only costs $20. I am surprised more people don't use this strap.

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+ a dozen for the op/tech system. Modular, inexpensive and super durable.

I love being able to unsnap the strap when I put the camera on the tripod, not worries about snagging the strap and pulling everything over.
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I got a Quick Strap (black rapid knock off) that is pretty damn good. Can also attach on to a tripod Wot removing it unlike the rapid mount.

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The setup I use for my K30 is a little complicated, but it's almost 100% OP/Tech. I've got EZ grip hand strap mounted at the grip and to a slotted QR plate on the bottom. The left eyelet and the left side of the QR plate is where I hook the Super Classic strap connected through two uniloops. When I want to carry the camera, I attach the strap and go, and if I don't need the strap, I take it off and hook the uniloops together... they make for a nice tiny handle. It's quite a nice system, and you can find your own perfect way to set it up.
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QuoteOriginally posted by jcdoss Quote
The setup I use for my K30 is a little complicated, but it's almost 100% OP/Tech. I've got EZ grip hand strap mounted at the grip and to a slotted QR plate on the bottom. The left eyelet and the left side of the QR plate is where I hook the Super Classic strap connected through two uniloops. When I want to carry the camera, I attach the strap and go, and if I don't need the strap, I take it off and hook the uniloops together... they make for a nice tiny handle. It's quite a nice system, and you can find your own perfect way to set it up.
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I have a Couch strap on my k-30, best strap I've ever used. Super comfortable and long enough (adjustable) to wear cross body. Couch Camera Straps

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QuoteOriginally posted by shaX 07 Quote
I just picked up an OpTech Super Classic Strap Uni Loop... I absolutely love it. I didn't want something that attaches to the tripod mount, and I wanted something longer and adjustable and padded so I could sling it across my shoulder. I also love the uni loop clips because if I mount to a tripod, I can just unclip the strap and not have it dangle in the way. And it only costs $20. I am surprised more people don't use this strap.
OpTech is well worth the money. I like being able to just click and remove the camera from the strap.
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I got the Kata Reflex E camera strap
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It's a little tricky, but you can put D rings through those slits if you really want to. I did so on both my K200D and my K30, because I had an old Lowepro strap that I really liked.

So if you have a strap that you like but it requires the D rings, just get out the needle-nose pliers and work at it. Don't take no for an answer.

Cheers, Rick
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