Well there is a pro and con for every solution. True, neck straps work well and have been working well for many photographers but this does not mean that it is the best solution for everyone. My cousins has one for his DSLR and he likes it alot. More importantly, he carries his camera more often because it is always there and doesn't really get in his way. I can't really try his because he is at a different state and when I last visited he had applied an adhesive as a security measure so I didn't really want to mess with his settup.
I would try it out but it is expensive and more risky because of the base plate so I just wanted to hear some advice/eperience. There doesn't seem to be many people using this thing except for those who carry heavy gear and use multiple cameras during a specific shoot.
I'm not trying to be the fastest shooter per se but I just don't want the camera to get in the way and I want it to be ready.
Let me explain further.
I haven't decided which I like better neck straps or wrist straps (I use wrist straps only for security). Ideally I would carry my camera on me at all times and have it not get in the way or have to rely on a camera bag.
neck straps: i generally do not like things dangling from my neck so I use it across the shoulder. So far this works best but it does swing a bit and I can't help but feel like a "photographer".
wrist straps: i like these too but I find it a hassle to flip in my camera bag to grab my camera when I find something interesting that I want to shoot and/or when I have to put my camera away to tie my shoe or something.
Well my main fear now is that the M baseplate just isn't that strong since it was clearly not designed as a tripod-camera. I read about some accidents with the tripod socket for tripod use, so I just do not trust it. I would perhaps consider one for a lesser expensive camera, I don't want to lose a $1k+ settup in an instant.
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