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04-12-2019, 09:21 AM   #1
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Best strap for GR so far

nothing quicker. or stealthier.

surprisingly comfortable, but may need bigger ziptie depending on your pinky finger. shutter finger up top works too, but then you canít let go and use the hand for anything else

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QuoteOriginally posted by illdefined Quote
nothing quicker. or stealthier.

surprisingly comfortable, but may need bigger ziptie depending on your pinky finger. shutter finger up top works too, but then you canít let go and use the hand for anything else
That looks "pokey". Is it not?
What's with the gaff? Just trying to scrubby it up to look even less expensive/obtrusive?
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That looks "pokey". Is it not?
What's with the gaff? Just trying to scrubby it up to look even less expensive/obtrusive?
I looked far and wide for a commercial version of this, but all the wrist and finger straps Iíve seen are attached by a flimsy string that I trust way less than an industrial zip tie. plus the string just flops about and you have to stop to put it on. with this I just grab the camera and it's already on

which leads to the gaff tape, or better said, my ďbest case for the GR so farĒ. namely I donít use a case, my GR goes in and out of my jeans pocket dozens of times a day and wanted to preserve the paint job a bit if and when it comes time to sell it. I actually like the subdued logo they used for the III, but my jeans (and the coin pocket) would do a number on any device
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QuoteOriginally posted by illdefined Quote
I looked far and wide for a commercial version of this, but all the wrist and finger straps I’ve seen are attached by a flimsy string
One would think someone would make one using a thin clip such as originally used for the Olympus XA.


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(...have yet to find a wrist strap that works for my XA...)

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One would think someone would make one using a thin clip such as originally used for the Olympus XA.


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(...have yet to find a wrist strap that works for my XA...)
seems this person couldn’t either and made their own too. i actually did something very similar and attached a keyring directly to my K-5’s strap lug. (only using Limited Lenses of course)

DIY FTW

Edit: this was used to connect a strap, i’d just use the ring alone...
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QuoteOriginally posted by illdefined Quote
...I actually like the subdued logo they used for the III, but my jeans (and the coin pocket) would do a number on any device
I had to smile when I saw the darkened logo - looks mostly like my GR which i periodically re-darken with a fine-point sharpie.

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(...have yet to find a wrist strap that works for my XA...)
You don't care for the stock one? (Thanks for the reminder that i've not shot my XA in at least a year. It needs a work-out.)
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You don't care for the stock one?
It was gone when I bought the camera used. That is fairly amazing since I have the presentation box and everything else.


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It was gone when I bought the camera used. That is fairly amazing since I have the presentation box and everything else.


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Mine as well.... Which is likely why it's not been used in so long. It disappears in there and is out of sight and mind as it gets pushed to the back of that shelf.

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Mine as well.... Which is likely why it's not been used in so long. It disappears in there and is out of sight and mind as it gets pushed to the back of that shelf.
I guess there is always the Gordy strap.


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QuoteOriginally posted by stevebrot Quote
I guess there is always the Gordy strap.
I meant I have the box as well. My strap is stock. It's fine. Nothing special. For smaller cameras I don't really care much about wrist straps. It's just butter-finger insurance and they needn't bear much weight. I've never had an issue with stock Ricoh straps TBH.
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I meant I have the box as well. My strap is stock. It's fine. Nothing special. For smaller cameras I don't really care much about wrist straps. It's just butter-finger insurance and they needn't bear much weight. I've never had an issue with stock Ricoh straps TBH.
butterfingers matter when itís a $900 compact

the included Ricoh strap doesnít even have a tightening slider, and Iíve had a Gordy string detach from its strap on a Sony RX100II. yes Iíd use it to pull it out of my pocket, but still. never again
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I use the stock strap, with a lark's head knot looped around the base of my right middle finger. The camera fits in my palm comfortably when I'm running (I just returned form a trail run with it), and if I need to use my hands I can just drop it and it hangs well clear.
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QuoteOriginally posted by illdefined Quote
butterfingers matter when itís a $900 compact

the included Ricoh strap doesnít even have a tightening slider, and Iíve had a Gordy string detach from its strap on a Sony RX100II. yes Iíd use it to pull it out of my pocket, but still. never again
It truly does matter, yes. I'm just saying I've never had a strap on a camera that size fail is all - that sucks about the RX - ouch. I've got one cheap one that's mostly like the stock, and I aslo took a tiny o-ring slider from another aftermarket strap and slid it onto my GR straps to use as as cinch. (I've used rubber bands triple-looped in the past as well hehe). Cinch-rolls up and down easily but stays put.
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QuoteOriginally posted by illdefined Quote
the included Ricoh strap doesn’t even have a tightening slider
A bit of bowstring serving would do the job nicely. I might get onto that myself.
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