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View Poll Results: What do you do with your neck strap
Use strap around the neck 30047.85%
Use strap around the wrist 11818.82%
No strap you have a death grip from hell 507.97%
You rotate it neck, wrist, hell grip, what ever!!!!!!! 15925.36%
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11-02-2009, 09:39 PM   #46
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QuoteOriginally posted by pingflood Quote
LOL There, there, Pingflood--it's all right.

11-03-2009, 07:15 PM   #47
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no strap on my k1000
11-03-2009, 07:50 PM   #48
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K10D with short, loose wrist strap just in case - haven't dropped it yet. Carry in my hand when in shooting mode and drop in my waist bag when not. I don't like having anything hanging around my neck.
11-03-2009, 07:59 PM   #49
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Strap on - around neck and under armpit - all times.


11-03-2009, 08:14 PM   #50
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I keep my camera tethered to a strap of modest length until within the confines of an open area such as a park, at which time I let her wander freely. Never have encountered a problem yet, as she readily responds to my commands and whistled prompts.

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11-04-2009, 12:24 PM   #51
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I use an R-strap. Keeps the camera handy and available at a moment's notice while leaving both hands free when I'm not actively taking a shot. I could not be happier with it, I don't have to worry about transitioning from wrist to neck between shooting/traveling, the camera is always secure.

Also helps me avoid looking like a plastic-and-metal alien is bursting out of my chest when carrying :P
11-06-2009, 11:19 AM   #52
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I've dumped Pentax's "hippie-style" standard strap, switched to the far more secure and much less bulky strap from UPstrap Professional Non Slip Camera Straps. My camera usually hangs from my shoulder. I don't do grab-shots so I don't need fast access, and it's not a view camera so I rarely use tripod.
11-24-2009, 03:01 PM   #53
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My solution was to take the pentax strap off and add a homemade strap made out of paracord. Thinner, the length I want and it is far more maneuverable since I like to wrap it around my wrist most of the time.

So yes I use my camera strap.

11-24-2009, 03:21 PM   #54
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I keep one camera slung on my shoulder and one camera hooked to my wrist
11-24-2009, 03:35 PM   #55
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QuoteOriginally posted by catsman50 Quote
okay so I went out shooting today and realized what everyone is talking about sometimes you just don't feel safe in some situations. where can you find a wrist band like you have?
Google for "Gordy's straps"!
11-24-2009, 05:51 PM   #56
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as for me it's as follows:

1 camera day: generally in it's bag, if it's not in it's bag then it's in my hand - occasionally it gets the over-the-shoulder treatment.

2 camera day: one around my neck, one in my hand. Bag over my shoulder for lenses. Only gets messy when you have flashes attached and you're in a crowded space and you want to change lenses in about a millisecond. For me that only happens when I'm working and in those cases one just deals with it.

My principle is if you're going to have a camera out then you may as well have it ready. I find 'hanging from the neck' too slow for grabshots - it's either got to be in your hand already or it's too late.
11-24-2009, 06:48 PM   #57
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I use a Hakuba hand strap. It's really comfortable but can get in the way if I want to shoot vertically. I usually carry the original pentax necj strap in my bad just in case I need to use my hands.
11-24-2009, 07:31 PM   #58
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QuoteOriginally posted by kittykat46 Quote
The camera with this lens on is quite front-heavy, and the whole thing tipped forward from the tripod.
That is one of the reasons I don't see the tiny K7 form factor as being beneficial; a larger heavier camera that is better balanced with the lens on it is actually less tiring, since you're not constantly struggling to keep it from drooping.

QuoteOriginally posted by Mike Cash Quote

When one carries a camera like this young lady in Tokyo, it ceases being a preventative measure against dropping the camera and turns into an insidious device waiting for a chance to snag on something and forcefully snatch the camera out of your hand and send it crashing to the pavement.
ROTFLMAO - great description.
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can't vote, I use both because I have problems with my hands so I need the safety net of the hand strap to go with the neck strap.
11-25-2009, 12:50 AM   #60
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I've been using a hand strap for a few years, and I've just ordered a replacement from Camdapter.

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