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06-18-2014, 05:22 AM   #1
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'Nice' camera straps

I'd like to replace the camera strap that came with my K5 kit.

I have a Billingham Hadley bag, and would like something in a similar vein. Canvas/leather, discreet, 'nice.'

i don't mind paying a premium for one.

Any recommendations I should take a look at?


06-18-2014, 06:35 AM   #2
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I got it from ebay. There are lot of them.

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06-18-2014, 07:23 AM   #3
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Check Etsy. Lots of leather, handmade and inexpensive.

I like this one:
06-18-2014, 08:09 AM   #4
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I was in the same boat. I found the stock pentax strap to be short and flimsy. After lots of searching I settled on a Wapiti strap. Check it out.
Wapiti Straps - Handcrafted camera strap for the Photojournalist
I am very happy. The strap is well made and looks great. Perfect padding, and reasonable amount of grip. I would purchase again, and probably will.

06-18-2014, 08:23 AM   #5
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I use the "Gripper" straps from Domke. No frills, comfortable, good grip, much longer than Pentax strap, and well-made. Did I mention low price?

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I have a small Domke bag that came with a "gripper" strap. I'd have to agree that it's pretty good. Does not slide off your shoulder and is very comfortable. Recently walked around NYC for 5 days with it and was very pleased.
06-18-2014, 09:48 AM   #7
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I'm a sling strapper and could not go back... I've been happy with my ultra cheap Op/Tech sling strap and think it's discreet (once I scrubbed off the loud logo), but would bet there are some 'nice' sling straps out there... I did a quick query and the one offered by Peak Design looks like it might be worth a look, if you're interested in sling strapping... I am surprised that the big dog Black Rapid doesn't offer something for the stylish..

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What I prefer (function before form) is a neoprene strap. I got a nice red one for 3$ off eBay.
06-18-2014, 10:28 AM   #9
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I purchased a Cinch strap from Luma-labs. It is a lot more expensive that some of the other options listed at $60. Arriving tomorrow, so will post what I think of it. Has had good reviews in these forums...
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I like sling straps, and I always thought one could adapt a guitar strap with D-rings. Note I've never tried this, but it's worth investigating because there are some very attractive guitar straps.

I use a Lens Loop strap, and it probably could use a bit of padding with a heavier rig.
06-19-2014, 01:18 AM   #11
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Thanks for all the suggestions, will check them out!
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Sling straps like the ones from Black Rapid works for me Home of The Original Camera Sling
06-19-2014, 12:55 PM   #13
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My Funky Camera Strap and Souldier Straps are both good sites.

I have a MFCS strap that I use almost exclusively. It's simply fantastic.
06-19-2014, 05:26 PM   #14
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I use and enjoy the Crumpler Industry Disgrace strap.
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I've been using the Targus TG-ST410 Camera Strap with SD Card Holder on my K200D and I like it. I picked it up at a local clearance store for $4.00. It works well with the Case Logic Day Holster to carry the camera around with me every day.

I'm thinking about also picking up this Sling Strap and attaching it to the regular strap connector with something like the Op Tech Adapt It instead of the tripod mount so I can still use the day holster.

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