This may sound dumb, but I have to ask. Does anyone know of any good camera strap manufacturers out there? I really never paid too much attention to straps in the past, but as I purchase newer and heavier lenses I would hate to see my gear fall to the ground due to a flimsy strap.
I recently went to a couple of local camera stores to purchase a strap for my F100. I plan to use it with the battery pack attatched and a Nikon 80-200mm 2.8 lens. I mistakingly thought all straps were created equal. I ended up buying a camera store brand strap with a detatchable design (has two clips that you squeeze when you want to release the strap from the camera). It seems that all new straps come with these detatchable clips. I don't trust them, especially with heavy camera equipment. It also appears that newer straps are thinner, especially the part that loops into the strap hinges on the camera body. Also, I have not seen any strap manufacturers that provide information on maximum weight for a strap.
I am planning on buying some older Nikkor manual focus lenses in the near future to use with my F2A with winder. The combination will be very heavy. Any suggestions (other than not using a strap at all)?