Hand strap for 35mm

Discussion in '35mm Cameras and Accessories' started by Mike Kennedy, Apr 11, 2009.

  1. Mike Kennedy

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    I saw a chap this afternoon with his 35mm SLR attached to some sort of wrap around hand strap.He was gone before I could ask him what it was.Looks like the perfect solution for quick draw street photography.Anyone know what I'm speaking of?
     
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    I'm doing that with my regular neck strap. The part coming from the left attachment point goes under the lens, hand through the loop, give the strap a few turns to take up slack, et voilá!
     
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    Thanks for the link Mark.
    Pray tell,how did you fashion the hand strap for your camera (using 2 bits of neck strap).
     
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    All you are really trying to do is create a loop. My tail (that sounds weird) was long enough and I just re threaded the adjuster to make the loop.
     
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    Some manufacturers make a hand strap for their cameras. Olympus, the 35mm system I use, had a dandy one for their OM system. Others probably do or did. What 35mm are you using? Bill Barber
     
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    I have 8 Nikon's,7 Pentax and 4 Cannon.
    Right now I'm using my new-to-me Maxxum 7000.
    The Nikon hand strap is priced.................Well it's priced like all "name brand" products.Too expensive for this church mouse.
     
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    Nice set up.

    Great solution.It gave me an idea for making one myself.Rummaged through a box of 40 P&S cameras and found this strap.Cut down to size and attached to a Maxxum 7000.Works!
     

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    I use an Op/Tech neck strap with the quick connect ends. I keep the two short straps that attach to the camera connected together. I can then use it that way as a modified wrist strap and when needed I connect the padded neck section to make the complete neck strap. So this way I also get two straps for the price of one :D