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02-10-2015, 04:51 AM   #1
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Which camera strap for K-3 ?

I'm fed up enough with original Pentax K-3 strap, too short, too thin K10d strap was a lot more comfortable (besides its length).
There is RRS L-Bracket attached to my K-3 body (no BG-5 grip) so there are two spare 1/4'' mounts in the L-Plate itself, but I feel I prefer strap which attaches to the camera body strap fixings (which means I prefer strap fixed on the top of the camera rather than on the bottom or on the side of L-Bracket).
What is your best experience with replacement straps?
Years ago I was using Domke for Canon camera straps, with convenient swivels, but I feel they might be to thin for K-3 with DA* 50-135/2.8

02-10-2015, 05:18 AM   #2
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Only strap I use these days is the Leicatime leather / suede 15mm. Strong, comfortable and good looking. Smells nice too
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I order mine with a Pentax green lining and Pentax embossing on the shoulder pad. All very discrete, all very nice.
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I've been using some Couch camera straps since Christmas and they might fit your needs. Wider than a "normal" strap, and very long, too.

https://www.couchguitarstraps.com/camera-straps.html

Although my favorite is this vintage bad boy I picked up on Ebay for $8.99. ;-)



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I have swore off regular camera straps. Three times they have snagged on something and went flying or got yanked because of it. Now its nothing other than an inexpensive hand /grip strap on one side from Ebay.
The last time I had my K30 on the coffee table and went to walk past the couch....foot got stuck in the strap and "crashed" to the floor. Time before that got caught on a bus handrail and ripped my brand spanking new K3 from my hand/shoulder and smacked into the steps....NO more regular straps for me....!

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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.

Perfection.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Prakticant Quote
I'm fed up enough with original Pentax K-3 strap, too short, too thin K10d strap was a lot more comfortable (besides its length).
There is RRS L-Bracket attached to my K-3 body (no BG-5 grip) so there are two spare 1/4'' mounts in the L-Plate itself, but I feel I prefer strap which attaches to the camera body strap fixings (which means I prefer strap fixed on the top of the camera rather than on the bottom or on the side of L-Bracket).
What is your best experience with replacement straps?
Years ago I was using Domke for Canon camera straps, with convenient swivels, but I feel they might be to thin for K-3 with DA* 50-135/2.8
I have a strap from Matin. It is a wide, black, neoprene strap with quick release buckles and the red Pentax name printed on it, e.g.,

Matin Deluxe Neoprene Joint Neck Strap Pentax Curved FOR DSLR SLR | eBay

I haven't had it for long, but it seems to be sturdy and durable.
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I like the Optech Pro Strap 3/8" neck strap. Don't get the "loop" model.
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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'm a big fan of sling straps. I'm using one which attaches via a tripod mount lug, but there are some which attach via the side lugs. I find a sling strap more secure and more comfortable.
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I've used OpTech straps on all my cameras for years. They are extremely comfortable and durable. Best thing? They are made in the USA, in Bozeman, Montana! The one I use is the Pro Strap; love it!!

OP/TECH USA - Straps

I also use this for my heavy long lenses. Attaches/detaches in seconds, and gives great support to lens.

http://optechusa.com/system-connectors/lens-support-adaptor.html
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Op/Tech for me. The heavy duty clips make it easy to switch beween the sling or hand strap. I can, and have, carry all day with no fatigue or soreness.
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I have converted to OpTech Pro modular strap system. I put the short connectors on the cameras, then swap the neck straps between them. The neoprene neck-pad is very comfortable. The straps come in different lengths and extenders are available. It is nice to have all the cameras on the shelf without each one having a strap to wrangle.
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Another vote for Optech. Good value, adaptable, comfortable. I prefer the sling but the system is pretty modular and customizable. I can use it as a straight neck strap when I choose.
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Another vote for the Op/Tech sling strap. And I love being able to change out the shoulder part of the strap without taking anything off the camera. Camo today, blue tomorrow, black one for formal
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QuoteOriginally posted by Bonobo Quote
Another vote for Optech. Good value, adaptable, comfortable. I prefer the sling but the system is pretty modular and customizable. I can use it as a straight neck strap when I choose.
Yah, me too!
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