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    Hasselblad straps?

    Hello,

    I was wondering if anyone has any experience using hasselblad straps for your camera or have used a third party strap? I believe the hasselblad straps have been discontinued but used ones can be found online.

    I have a 503CM camera.

    Thanks for all your thoughts / help.

    Cheers,

    Mike

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    Op-Tech straps are great. They really take away the weight of the camera and are comfortable to wear. A lot of people here use them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Caulfield View Post
    Op-Tech straps are great. They really take away the weight of the camera and are comfortable to wear. A lot of people here use them.
    +1 Well worth the price.

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    In my experience, the wide straps (1.5 inch) made by Hasselblad are a very good choice for a 503. They have a good grippy rubber underside too.
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    I really like the Op-Tech strap also, but frankly it's pretty ugly. That's very subjective of course ;-) Just doesn't seem to 'go' with the Hasselblad IMO. The thin leather straps look great, but are awful to use... I finally opted for the aforementioned wide strap and think it's wonderful! They seem pretty easy to find.

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    This might give you an idea, some types(brands) of straps are mentioned

    http://www.apug.org/forums/forum51/7...ap-issues.html

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    I use one of these, with a neck pad. Pretty happy with the performance, and they're a rather attractive bit of kit themselves. I've always used straps as more of a way to sling a camera over my shoulder, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Caulfield View Post
    Op-Tech straps are great. They really take away the weight of the camera and are comfortable to wear. A lot of people here use them.
    I use the Op-Tech straps on my two Pentaxes--very comfortable.
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    excellent information, thanks guys!

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    I don't care a whit about the appearance of the strap, the Op-Tech straps are great. I've got a few of them on some rather hefty 35mm SLR's and I can tell you that it makes carrying one around a LOT more comfortable. I haven't gotten one for my Hasselblad since I don't carry that thing around much. It pretty much stays in its case and gets mounted on a tripod when used. Bet your bottom dollar though that if the day comes when I do find myself carrying it around, that Hasselblad strap will be replaced with the "ugly" Op-Tech neoprene job.
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