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03-26-2013, 04:50 PM   #46
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QuoteOriginally posted by grhazelton Quote
I've recently bought the BlackRapid sling for my K5 with the battery grip. It seems good for using with big zooms that have tripod mounts on the lens. Frankly, I'm not sure I'd trust the weight of my old Tokina 80-200mm f2.8 to any strap or sling mounted to the tripod socket in the grip, considering that the grip is plastic. One trip to the Atlanta Zoo with the Tokina's weight on the strap lugs on the K5 made me apprehensive of the lugs' strength.
i use a OP/TECH USA Utility Loop Connector on my camera to attached the camera strap. the strap came with a tripod mount. the tripod mount came lose and i almost drop the camera. the op-tech has a loop on one end and hole on the end to atttach my strap.

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I like the sling strap, I have a Lens Loop (Kickstarter project), I didn't know about the other available ones before that. I haven't had any issues with the tripod mount screw loosening. When out walking around, particularly with the dogs, I need both hands free and really had issues with a shoulder strap. That's downright risky, just slung over one shoulder.

When some critter pops its head out of its hidey-hole, I want that camera at a convenent place. The sliding clip lets the camera move freely, and securely.
The last thing I need is more missed opportunities for getting images of eagles, dragonflies or other quick movers.
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I have an Optech strap as well and keep one loop through the camera strap mount and the other through a Carry Speed mounting plate attached to the tripod mount (of my battery grip). I can also un-clip from the strap and have a hand strap. The Carry Speed plate has a tripod mount on it as well so it can be left on the camera. Really pleased with this set up.
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I have the K5IIs with battery grip. My walkaround lens is a Tamron 18-200. Total weight approx. 3.4 lbs. I use a optec wrist strap after trying a few neck straps. After a hour my wrist can't handle the weight by itself. I occasionally use a Mabfrotto tripod or monopod. I'd like to use a sling strap, Which sling strap is the safest and easiest to use?

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QuoteOriginally posted by CheryleT Quote
Which sling strap is the safest and easiest to use?
The OpTech sling strap is easy to use if you only attach to one side lug. It leverages the universal nylon clip system from Optech.
I use a hand grip in combo with the OpTech sling attached to the left lug.
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QuoteOriginally posted by crewl1 Quote
The OpTech sling strap is easy to use if you only attach to one side lug. It leverages the universal nylon clip system from Optech.
I use a hand grip in combo with the OpTech sling attached to the left lug.
I decided to try the OpTech strap and purchased one last week. I also have mine attached to only one side lug. My only question to myself is why did I wait so long to try it?! It's a no brainer for $20!
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QuoteOriginally posted by Brazeal Quote
I decided to try the OpTech strap and purchased one last week. I also have mine attached to only one side lug. My only question to myself is why did I wait so long to try it?! It's a no brainer for $20!
Yeah - it's one of the best deals around I think for how nicely it works.
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There are times I want a neck strap and there are times I want a sling with its cross-body security. And, I don't want to either pack both on a trip or spend much time or effort making the switch.

I have a LowePro Speedster. It has a non-slip surface on one side and a smooth nylon surface on the other side. The main strap can be reversed to either side via nylon buckles. Lowepro was kind enough to provide me with an extra set of the nylon buckles and I made an extender section. For neck strap use I put the non-slip side in. To simulate a sling, I add the extension and put the smooth side in so it slides easily on my clothing.

Certainly it is a compromise, but it takes only seconds to switch, the only thing extra I carry is the extension piece, and I don't have to fool around with the tri/monpod quick release plate attached to my tripod socket. I have never had one of these buckles let loose accidentally, and for every person who says it happened to him/her, I'll bet I can find a matching person who says their strap mount using the tripod socket came loose.

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It's a no brainer for $20
In Canada it's 50$... no reason except that we suckers are always too dumb to do our homework.
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