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02-10-2015, 12:39 PM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by stevebrot Quote
I use the 1.5" Domke "Gripper". The strap is cotton webbing (breathes!), has great grip, and is plenty long for my 6' 2" frame. I actually bought a case of both the 1" and 1.5" versions and have them on most of my cameras.


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Me too! (Except for the 6'2" part) I use the tan 1 1/2" for my IR K10, black 1 1/2" for my K3, blue 1 1/2" for my K5. I even have a green "Canon" branded Domke strap I keep on my K20! Every camera I use, save my old Spotmatics, have Domke straps.

I like that they do not get twisted or tangled, are 100% cotton on BOTH sides, are very "grippy" on one side, and take up very little room in the camera bag.

I can carry my heaviest metal camera body and heaviest lens (non telephoto), weighing 3lb 4oz, for hours without shoulder or neck fatigue using the 1 1/2" Domke strap.
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QuoteOriginally posted by stevebrot Quote
I use the 1.5" Domke "Gripper". The strap is cotton webbing (breathes!), has great grip, and is plenty long for my 6' 2" frame. I actually bought a case of both the 1" and 1.5" versions and have them on most of my cameras.
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I tried the Domke strap. However, I spend a lot of time craning my neck upward to peer into the tops of trees for birds, so it really dug into my neck. Uncomfortable at first, it became painful with extended use. I had to switch to neoprene.
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QuoteOriginally posted by lmd91343 Quote
are 100% cotton on BOTH sides,
That and the length were the selling points for me. I tend to sweat a lot when hiking and the various neoprene and plastic materials give me a rash.


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i have a peak design clutch and slide, and am very happy with them. because they have clips the straps remove quickly.

https://peakdesign.com/
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Optech sling strap user here. I prefer the narrower but comfy Envy pad.
Since I only use one connector on my K-3 the other one is open on the strap so I can secure a long lens or monopod to the strap for insurance.
I connect to the left camera lug which leaves the right side available for a hand grip.
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QuoteOriginally posted by stevebrot Quote
I use the 1.5" Domke "Gripper". The strap is cotton webbing (breathes!), has great grip, and is plenty long for my 6' 2" frame. I actually bought a case of both the 1" and 1.5" versions and have them on most of my cameras.


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+100 This.


(Except I like the 1" Domke straps. Been using them for 25 years. I must have 10 of them!)
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QuoteOriginally posted by bdery Quote
I had been using an eBay neoprene strap (3$) for a year, and it's fine. However, this Christmas I received an Op/Tech kit and I'm in love. The "pro" strap itself, with sling attachments, short extensions when I want to turn the strap into a regular neck strap, backpack attachments (magical) and reversing clips to carry the camera on my left side.
+1 for OpTech USA system. I use their products on all my cameras, accessories, and bags

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I use this one on my K-5ii and I love it.... It's comfortable, long enough to sling the camera diagonally across my body, and it's super quick and easy to detach if I want to tripod the camera.

OP/TECH USA 1001062 Super Classic Strap-Uni Loop

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+1 for the Optech. Here's a picture.....worth a thousand words you know...

Easy to place on your wrist and holds the camera securely. No neckstrap so you don't look like a tourist. With my Domke 5xB bag at my side it's real easy to just pull out and shoot.

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QuoteOriginally posted by stevebrot Quote
I use the 1.5" Domke "Gripper". The strap is cotton webbing (breathes!), has great grip, and is plenty long for my 6' 2" frame. I actually bought a case of both the 1" and 1.5" versions and have them on most of my cameras.


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I have one of these found in a Domke bag I bought used. Looks very nice and comfortable.

All my vintage cameras have MZ-S straps I bought some years ago in a lot on eBay. They're wider than the average Pentax strap and they have little pockets that I use for for a Remote and an extra card.
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+1 for the Optech. Here's a picture.....worth a thousand words you know...
I always double wrap the neck strap around my wrist and it's now become clear that what you've posted is more suited for my needs. Thanks for the pic!
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it's now become clear that what you've posted is more suited for my needs.
Thanks. Please make your check out to Farmer Frank C/O Tall Corn Iowa.
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Crumpler strap, quite bulky...
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