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01-25-2015, 10:01 PM   #1
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Looking for certain type of camera straps

so I have two vintage straps with clips/hook connections that rotate (See image). Was wondering if this style of strap is still around. As I want to pick up a few better straps.

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01-25-2015, 10:09 PM   #2
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Do a search for "hippie camera strap". Should get lots of hits.

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Here is one source: https://www.etsy.com/market/hippie_camera_strap
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Do a search for "hippie camera strap". Should get lots of hits.

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Here is one source: https://www.etsy.com/market/hippie_camera_strap
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AKA "Bobby Lee" straps. They are still made in abundance for guitars, but without the lobster clips. My girlfriend sold several high-quality ones (tweed exterior, double riveted, calfskin interior with purse-quality clips) she handmade on Etsy a while back. If you'd like, I can ask her if she still has any around. Lots of vintage ones are out there too, in a range of quality and conditions.
I'd appreciate that. As I'd rather get a new one then an old vintage one.

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I'd appreciate that. As I'd rather get a new one then an old vintage one.
You'd be surprised most of the newer ones aren't made as well or as comfortable.
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Hi malinku,

I'd suggest searching for "swivel lobster claw clasp", find one that's appropriate, and then buy a strap that you like and add the clasps. This is what I do as none of the straps currently available come with these clasps, but are usually easily converted.

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QuoteOriginally posted by snostorm Quote
Hi malinku,

I'd suggest searching for "swivel lobster claw clasp", find one that's appropriate, and then buy a strap that you like and add the clasps. This is what I do as none of the straps currently available come with these clasps, but are usually easily converted.

Scott
This is a very good idea. The clasp on the top strap in your photo is prone to failure.
The clasp on the bottom strap is much more durable. Both types are likely to rub on the corners of your camera.

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I've a soft laptop/briefcase and a bicycle handlebar bag with these swivels on the shoulder straps, but they're made of plastic. So here's a warning: the plastic ones are prone to breakage at the point where the post inserts into the strap D-ring. It's happened to me with both my bags, when they were loaded with computer and camera gear. I've not had the problem with metal, just plastic hardware. (To fix them, I wrapped nylon climber's flat webbing through the D-rings of both strap and bag.) Just a heads-up in case you buy straps with plastic hardware.
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Capturing Couture makes some very comfortable straps that have a similar riveted metal bottom. I just kill the nylon straps and put a lobster claw hook on them, make them like the old straps. Works a treat and looks good too!
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