Camera straps?

Discussion in '35mm Cameras and Accessories' started by Markok765, Mar 8, 2008.

  1. Markok765

    Markok765 Member

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    I'm carrying my camera on my shoulder, and I would like to buy a strap that will not fall off. I don't need any padding on it, and flexibility is more important. Also, I need clips on the end of it, to clip it to my camera.

    How much are these? I would like a short one.
     
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    Marko, I recommend UpStrap. It is of high quality, and available in a variety of configurations.

    Here is their website.
     
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    Check Gordy's camera straps too. Very simple but really cool.
     
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    Thanks! Gordy's is a APUG sponsor, right?
     
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    I like neoprene straps. But I also have one from Tamrac that has leather suede in the center of the strap that tends to keep it from falling off the shoulder.
     
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    Voigtlander strap is nice.

    From cameraquest.com

    New Deluxe Voigtlander Camera Strap, Black high strength fixed length 3/4" rope fabric, reinforced leather on the neck and ends, leather inserts to protect camera body from strap rings, "Voigtlander Germany Since 1786" on leather insert, much nicer than the standard strap. Fits most RF cameras. $35 Black

    I have on on my M3. It suits me fine. Very soft; felt zone on shoulder area is slip-resistant.

    In Canada, order one from bigcameraworkshops.com - Burlington, Ont.
     
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    So, most good straps are in the $30-40 mark?
     
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    I like the Domke Gripper straps without the swivels, although they use split rings , not clips. They sell for about $13.00.

    Richard Wasserman
     
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    What are split rings? Like the stuff on a keychain?
     
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    I have an UpStrap and think it is great. Doesn't slip and is robust. Not cheap, but worth it IMHO.
     
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    Yes, though much smaller.
     
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    I'll check all of those out! My local store has ThinkTank straps. How are they?
     
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    I like the Y strap! APUGers: Do you carry your camera vertically [strap attached to one side] or horizontally on your strap?

    Edit: I also like the Leica.
     
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    Stephen, I saw in the video you were wearing the strap across your body. I wear my strap on my right shoulder, with my camera going straight down. Is your strap better than others for that?

    Also, on my Chrome biking/messenger bag, for the non padded area of the strap, the part that is adjustable, they use a seat belt material. Have you thought about using it for your straps?

    Finally, about your website. It is using wordpress, which I think fits perfectly with your target market. It is not too full of eyecandy, like some flash based sites. It is simple and showcases your product well.

    I will hopefully be able to order the Y-Strap, but I do not have a credit card, so I will have to get someone to buy it for me.

    Thanks for making a good product, I would rather give my money to a small business, than say ThinkTank photo. I hope I will be able to get your strap!
     
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    Leicagoodies.com has offered a strap like the y strap for several years at least and they only cost $15. If you use a rangefinder or small camera they have quite a few "goodies". My favorite is the "sling". With that you don't need a strap! (assuming it will work with your camera) Also check out the "hook".

    Patrick
     
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    Markok- I cannot tell a lie- the Y Strap is really meant to be worn bandalier style for maximum carry efficiency only...it keeps the camera close to your body.

    The seatbelt webbing is a cool idea...I ultimately chose the military spec tube webbing for it's extreme strength (4000 lbf) and because it won't curl.

    And- it is on Wordpress...I love Wordpress!!

    I know the owners of Think Tank Photo and I have to say they too make great products... but in terms of a "small company"? Look no further! I am a strap maker of ONE!

    Best-
    Stephen Schaub
    www.ystrap.com
    www.figitalrevolution.com
    www.indianhillimageworks.com
     
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    Even if the strap on Leicagoodies.com would be the same, which I assume the Y-Strap is better quality, I would still buy the Y-Strap, to support a photographer on APUG.

    The problem with wearing it bandolier style is that the meter in my camera doesn't work, and I wear my spotmeter bandolier style. This makes it difficult to use my meter or camera, depending on which ones strap is underneath!
     
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    One more for the UPstrap, best strap I`ve ever used.