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02-06-2018, 03:55 PM   #16
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That is exactly why I decided to add this fix to my outfit. Where I ran the leather thru the top of the connector, I feel is the strongest part of the connector itself.
Another weak point is where the eyelet is attached to the camera body. The leather piece in your set up does not address this issue.



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Allen, I believe it could, but since it attaches to the strap, if there's a failure of the strap somewhere, it wouldn't help.
if the utility sling ( the portion across the body ] fails yes

if the quick connect holding camera body to the sling is the failure point however, not the sling itself then it would be the fail safe system

you understand what I am trying to describe??

the sling is around your chest, the camera is connected to the sling via the quick connect attached at the upper connection point, the tripod foot is connected separately to the sling via another separate quick connect



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Another weak point is where the eyelet is attached to the camera body. The leather piece in your set up does not address this issue.
there may be no perfect solution
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QuoteOriginally posted by Aslyfox Quote
there may be no perfect solution
See the photo in my post above with "two point" attachment: the eyelet, and the tripod plate.

If one fails, there is still the other. Not perfect, but better then any "one point" attachment.

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There's only so much weight a strap is designed to take
I couldn't agree more...



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QuoteOriginally posted by SOldBear Quote
See the photo in my post above with "two point" attachment: the eyelet, and the tripod plate.

If one fails, there is still the other. Not perfect, but better then any "one point" attachment.
true

multiple back ups can be helpful

as I said, I have the Optech USA utility sling

Utility Strap?-Sling & Utility Strap?-Sling XL Quick Adjust - Neoprene Quick Release Camera Shoulder Strap | OP/TECH USA

attached to the right upper attachment point along with the joby hand strap with ultra plate

Camera Hand Strap | Ultra Fit Hand Strap With Ultra Plate

attached to the same point and the tripod screw plus the

Joby camera tether

Camera Safety tether for backup protection

attached to the other upper attachment point and the D ring free to hook onto the utility sling

now I am thinking about how to add a support for when I use long lenses attaching at the tripod foot

I think your set up is a viable set up as well
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Another weak point is where the eyelet is attached to the camera body. The leather piece in your set up does not address this issue.
We cannot possibly safeguard everything. I've never heard of the eyelet failing, I suppose it could, but I don't know how we can safeguard against that!

Of course, I could also take a fall, and destroy the camera & lens; can't really do anything about that either.

I just thought I'd share this idea with those that are interested.
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if the quick connect holding camera body to the sling is the failure point however, not the sling itself then it would be the fail safe system
I'm not using the sling, however.
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. . . I just thought I'd share this idea with those that are interested.
I think your sharing is a great idea

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I've never heard of the eyelet failing....
Happened to my Fujica years ago; the camera fell 4 ft onto concrete.

I vowed never allowing that to happen again....
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So, what is your solution? I would have to run additional straps from a new tripod plate (as mine only has an access place on one side), up to each side of the strap. By this time, with all the additional straps, it would be a mess trying to get it on/off the tripod.
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I think your sharing is a great idea
Thanks Allen! We can't possibly be prepared for every catastrophe that might happen, but try to prevent what we can.
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We can't possibly be prepared for every catastrophe that might happen
I disagree. First defence: hold tight. Second defence: strap round neck. Third and final defence: Good insurance.
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I make my own straps with black 1/2 inch polyester utility strap (same width as original Pentax strap). That way I can have the strap length I need. I have never had a strength problem.
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. . . We can't possibly be prepared for every catastrophe that might happen, but try to prevent what we can.
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I disagree. First defence: hold tight. Second defence: strap round neck. Third and final defence: Good insurance.
everyone is entitled to their own opinion

I am a firm believer in

Murphy's Law:

Any thing that can go wrong will go wrong

and

Finnegan's corollary to Murphy's Law

Murphy was an optimist

YMMV

( nothing wrong with good insurance )
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QuoteOriginally posted by victormeldrew Quote
I disagree. First defence: hold tight. Second defence: strap round neck. Third and final defence: Good insurance.
Even insurance policies have limitations, and don't always pay out. But I agree that it's another excellent thing to have where practical and relevant. In the UK, I have specific cover through Aaduki, on top of my home insurance. Covers most situations... but not everything...
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