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06-26-2016, 07:07 AM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by sawitar Quote
As a precaution I'm not using neck strap on any of my cameras any more.
I always use a neck strap in order NOT to drop my cameras! I do however make sure the strap is not dangling down, when camera is on a table, etc.

06-26-2016, 07:08 AM   #17
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Not this time, Bert!
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QuoteOriginally posted by bertwert Quote
Maybe I shouldn't balance my tripod (with camera) on a rickety stool then slip on a puddle of water and kick the stool?
I think if you were to skip the "kick the stool" part, you'd be better off.
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QuoteOriginally posted by bertwert Quote
I just put it down randomly to put my shoes on.
Next time, finished getting dressed before you get you camera equipment out.

I guarantee you, if you keep talking, we'll keep giving you advice.

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Bertwert.....Neck straps on Cameras are simply a tool to launch it ! Quite a few of us aren't advocates of the standard Camera Strap......its like an accident waiting to happen. A Camera Launching Snare !......lol.
Be nice to the lens too or Your paying shipping on the next Care Package.....lol.


I'm glad there doesn't seem to be any significant damage.....GOOD.
06-26-2016, 11:45 AM   #21
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Bertwert.....Neck straps on Cameras are simply a tool to launch it ! Quite a few of us aren't advocates of the standard Camera Strap......its like an accident waiting to happen. A Camera Launching Snare !......lol.
Yep!
I've read too many horror stories about that.
In this case a strap would not have helped anyways....

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I'm glad there doesn't seem to be any significant damage.....GOOD.
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06-28-2016, 08:22 AM   #22
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Quite a few of us aren't advocates of the standard Camera Strap...
Quite a few of us are advocates of the camera strap. Many times handling my camera(s), I almost fumbled and dropped it, the strap secure around my neck saved the cameras & lenses. It's what each person feels comfortable with; there's no right or wrong, simply what works for you.
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QuoteOriginally posted by bertwert Quote
Maybe I shouldn't balance my tripod (with camera) on a rickety stool then slip on a puddle of water and kick the stool?
Not unless you are looking for excuses to buy new gear.

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Quite a few of us are advocates of the camera strap. Many times handling my camera(s), I almost fumbled and dropped it, the strap secure around my neck saved the cameras & lenses. It's what each person feels comfortable with; there's no right or wrong, simply what works for you.
You are Correct....in my case its a wrist strap that saves the day !...
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My Mother dropped a D90 once..... She wonders why I will never lend my K-30 to her.
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I finally removed the neck strap from my K-5IIs. I have the bad habit of setting it somewhere with the strap hanging down over the edge, and it invariably will get yanked on. I can't remember for sure now whether it's actually taken a spill (it seems like it has...) so I figured I might as well remove the thing before it does happen. I like my camera so much more without the strap on it, that I never want to put it back on!
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QuoteOriginally posted by 12345 Quote
I finally removed the neck strap from my K-5IIs. I have the bad habit of setting it somewhere with the strap hanging down over the edge, and it invariably will get yanked on. I can't remember for sure now whether it's actually taken a spill (it seems like it has...) so I figured I might as well remove the thing before it does happen. I like my camera so much more without the strap on it, that I never want to put it back on!
I don't use the neck straps either. I put removable wrist straps on them and use a Black Rapid strap if I really need to have it attached to me (like for events).
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