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    Hand strap for 35mm

    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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    how about the wrist wonder

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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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    Hand straps are really cool. I don't use a neck strap at all.

    I haven't actually had to buy one but this link will get you where you can. This ones I use are skinny and work fine. Two were made from the tails of a neck strap that I got with a camera I bought.

    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...s&sq=desc&pn=1
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Kennedy View Post
    Thanks for the link Mark.
    Pray tell,how did you fashion the hand strap for your camera (using 2 bits of neck strap).
    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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    A hand strap is my preferred way of carrying a 35mm camera. Even when I had a neckstrap, I always wrapped it around my wrist. I took the strap off of an old lens case, trimmed it down and made this:

    http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3184/...d3862118ef.jpg

    http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3053/...bc4da962d0.jpg

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