I agree that the strap is in the way when using the camera on a tripod. That's one of the reasons I like the Op-Tech strap; you can disconnect the strap part from the short parts that clip onto the camera body, and then connect them to each other to make a sort of hand strap. This is not in the way on a tripod.
Originally Posted by RalphLambrecht
When I'm not using a tripod, I sometimes use a monopod, and the strap around my neck becomes a safety feature.
For some cameras, like Leicas and the old Linhof 220 I used to have, the best strap is a wrist strap.