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05-25-2013, 09:05 PM   #1
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Sling strap

Looking into getting a sling strap (mainly the carry speed cs-slim). I was wondering how reliable it is to have everything hanging off the tripod mount.
Is there a sling strap that hooks in to the standard strap mounts or do I have nothing to worry about?

05-25-2013, 09:25 PM   #2
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Optech makes a sling strap that uses the strap mounts.

For tripod mount types just be sure to check the attachment screw periodically.
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+1 on the Op/Tech here's mine:


Bottom plate is a markins and allows the Op/Tech strap to mount on one standard strap mount and the other on the plate. This leaves the tripod quick release mount free. And the thing I really like is that you can unsnap the sling and leave it on while the camera is mounted to the tripod. Just mount to tripod and unclip the strap. WHen you are ready to move just re-clip the strap and release from the tripod. The two clips on the camera will clip together to form a simple hand strap when needed.
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@jatrax what kind of attachment is the plate (manfrotto, arca,etc.)?

I just got the cowboy studio dual camera harness and I will be changing the attachments to either the black rapid (which I still think the connectors and fasteners are too expensive) or the optech. I like the optech better, but I need arca swiss plates. The black rapid system for the tripod plate only accommodates manfrotto. The optech system without that kind of a plate has the camera hang with the lenses facing out and I really daunted it to hang "backwards" for speed and to not have lenses sticking out.

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+2 for the Optech strap - I love mine and you can't beat it for the price. I also love my Camdapter hand strap, so I had to figure out a way to incorporate both. Since my hand strap connects to the right strap lug and my bottom camera plate, I opted to attach the sling strap connector to the left strap lug. Even though it has only one attaching point, I feel more than confident that it will hold. In this configuration the camera sits perfectly at my hip.


@Allison - Here are the arca-swiss plates I use - camera specific and have lugs for the straps. I have one for the K-5 camera only and one for the grip:
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QuoteOriginally posted by Allison Quote
@jatrax what kind of attachment is the plate (manfrotto, arca,etc.)?

I just got the cowboy studio dual camera harness and I will be changing the attachments to either the black rapid (which I still think the connectors and fasteners are too expensive) or the optech. I like the optech better, but I need arca swiss plates. The black rapid system for the tripod plate only accommodates manfrotto. The optech system without that kind of a plate has the camera hang with the lenses facing out and I really daunted it to hang "backwards" for speed and to not have lenses sticking out.
Allison it is Arca-Swiss. I like this plate because it has a 4 way Arca-Swiss mount , does not matter which way you put the camera on. It has a ridge to prevent twisting as well. It is Markins i think, let me know if you want and i will look up the model number for you.

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06-25-2013, 02:40 PM   #7
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I have the Carry Speed, and I love it. Have used it for several years. It has held up well, and it makes a very convenient platform to just grab n go with the camera. It is ALWAYS attached to my camera.
Amazon.com: Black Color Carry Speed Cs-1 MK II Camera Sling Strap Rapid for DSLR: Camera & Photo
Amazon.com: Black Color Carry Speed Cs-1 MK II Camera Sling Strap Rapid for DSLR: Camera & Photo

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I have the carry speed as well and love it. It's always on my camera. I have the baseplate with the folding mount for the strap. It fits in my bag better than the non folding model. I have a Benro travel tripod with the Arca swiss mount so this works well for me. I haven't had the mount loosen on the camera at all, yet.
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