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    Your favorite camera strap?

    So, what is it? I ask because I'm curious, and I want a new one. I have a decent Tamrack neck strap that I use as a shoulder strap, but I'm tired of it sliding all over the place when I wear leather or something. I was thinking of an UpStrap, but I don't know. I just want something that I can sling on my shoulder that won't slide off.

    So, what is your preferred strap? How do you "wear" it?

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    I have the Domke gripper strap. It works well on the shoulder without a backpack, but its a bit cumbersome with one. I would get the Gordys strap, but the Nikon F5 is too heavy for a thin strap.
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    I have an UpStrap, and I like it. I can wear it over my shoulder or around my neck, and it stays put.

    I don't like neoprene straps like OpTech--they bounce too much.

    I generally like straps that are small and don't take up too much space in the case or get in the way when the camera is on a tripod. Often a simple 1/2" wide nylon webbing strap with a grippy fabric in the middle section is just right.

    I had one of those Calumet air cushioned straps for a while on my 4x5" Technika--very comfortable for a big camera, but it failed after about a year. The neoprene separated from the neck pad, but fortunately the piping kept the camera from crashing to the ground. Now I write the date that I install a new strap on the Technika and replace it every year or two, and if the strap looks like it still has some life in it, I move it to another, smaller camera.
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    The ones that hold my cameras.

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    Nothing beats a great piece of glass!

    I leave the digital work for the urologists and proctologists.

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    My favorite is the Nikon AN-4B. It's simple, functional, and doesn't call attention to itself. I wear it around my neck. But I'm not sure that it's the best solution if your main concern is straps sliding off your shoulder - it's not super-grippy.

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    Well I don't care which one I use.........but the one I hate is the bright red one with large "Canon" in white printed.........supplied with AE1 etc cameras at the time.

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    I also use the Nikon AN-4B when I want a neck strap. But a camera around my neck bangs into everything, and the strap always seems in the way unless I take it off my neck and wrap it around one hand.

    So more and more I’m using a simple wrist strap. I use the lanyard for a whistle, like the ones you see a coach or referee use at basketball games. I cut the metal clip off, and loop the lanyard in choker style through one D-ring, then fix the other end choker style around my wrist. Even if I drop the camera, it only drops a few inches. Very simple, and certainly doesn’t draw attention.

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    My EOS 1N and RS, both heavy brutes, are fitted with a Domke Gripper, black in both instances.
    No slip, just grip. Imported from USA eBayer last July.
    .::Gary Rowan Higgins

    A comfort zone is a wonderful place. But nothing ever grows there.
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    I use OpTech straps I have them on all my cameras.
    Ben

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    Hauling multiple bodies all day around race tracks caused me to fall in love with the wide OpTech straps. They do a great job of distributing the weight and are plenty tough.

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