Quote Originally Posted by iandavid View Post
I think it depends on what you do with your camera, Ralph. In another thread you mentioned the danger of dropping glass bottles in the darkroom. When I am hopping around with my camera out in the middle of nowhere, a strap makes sense. Putting it in and out of the bag every few minutes is a nuisance. And a smashed Blad would make me a lot sadder than 500mls of XTOL on the floor...

You are correct. I use my cameras either on a tripod or in the studio with or without a tripod. A camera strap would be nothing but in the way. In the studio, I have my equipment on a small cart right next to me. It's easy to pick up the camera or put it back on the cart, no strap needed, but other shooting habits may benefit from a strap.