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View Poll Results: Do you use a camera strap?
Included neck strap 3730.33%
Nothing 64.92%
Sling strap 5746.72%
Wrist strap 2218.03%
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01-06-2016, 11:25 PM   #31
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needs to be an other option, employ other brand neck strap

01-07-2016, 12:04 AM   #32
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I use the neck strap, but carry the camera on my shoulder, or wrap the strap around my wrist. When I want it to be a little more secure, and I'm not immediately about to use it, I loop the strap over my head and across my body.
01-07-2016, 03:52 AM   #33
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Kata strap which can be attached to a packpack (if it has the necessary fasteners). Very comfortable, far better than the included strap.
01-07-2016, 04:02 AM   #34
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I never liked wearing cameras around my neck. I have tried different straps; shoulder strap, sling strap, wrist strap, but have ended up going back to this solution:

QuoteOriginally posted by Cynog Ap Brychan Quote
I use the neck strap, but carry the camera on my shoulder, or wrap the strap around my wrist.
...and

QuoteQuote:
When I want it to be a little more secure, and I'm not immediately about to use it,
...I stuff the camera into my bag/backpack.

01-07-2016, 04:24 AM   #35
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Shoulder straps, slings and backpacks for mine - anything but a neck strap, really. :-)
01-07-2016, 04:32 AM   #36
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I'm using a Pentax neoprene neck strap - much more comfortable than the one included with the camera. Cheap, too.
01-07-2016, 04:51 AM   #37
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I use very cheap and colourful Chinese neck straps on all my cameras - partly because they are cheap and partly because they are colourful.
01-07-2016, 05:07 AM   #38
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OpTech sling strap on some, original strap on others, hippie strap on others. Tripods for the rest.

01-07-2016, 05:09 AM   #39
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It depends on which camera and what I'm doing.
01-07-2016, 05:36 AM   #40
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QuoteOriginally posted by Sandy Hancock Quote
It depends on which camera and what I'm doing.
This is me, too. I use the included Pentax strap on my K-01, a Nikon wrist strap on my Q, and an Op/Tech strap on my K10D. Most times, I change out the strap on my cameras to something heavier or more comfortable than the factory strap. And I NEVER use them around my neck...it drives me crazy. lol I use them as shoulder straps. Hmmm...now that I think about it, I change out the straps on many of my camera bags, too.
01-07-2016, 05:55 AM   #41
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I use an oldish (about 5 years old) leather strap by Luigi @Leicatime. Discrete, comfy, does not slip and does not shout "my brand is this, come rob me!"

01-07-2016, 06:05 AM - 1 Like   #42
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My strap shouts: "It's just a Pentax, move on..."
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I like the sling. But I've also just gotten a belt holster and it's pretty nice to use the camera without a strap.
01-07-2016, 08:23 AM   #44
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QuoteOriginally posted by bertwert Quote
Do you use a strap on your camera?
If so which strap and why.

I have the included neck strap on my K-50 but never really put it round my neck.
It depends. I use a neck strap when a small lens is mounted on the body. I use a sling strap when my 400mm f5.6 lens is mounted. I use no strap at all on the body when the 600mm f5.6 is mounted (I use the strap attached to the lens and hang it from one shoulder).

I could have put it more succinctly by writing: "All of the above"

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01-07-2016, 09:52 AM   #45
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I've tried different variants, but I've found I keep coming back to some kind of hand or wrist strap.

Right now, I use Op/Tech wrist straps when shooting. Carrying the camera, I either just hold it in my hand with the strap, or I stow it in a small shoulder bag.
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