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austriker
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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Looking to replace stock nikon strap.. new Joby UltraFit Sling vs others


Howdy,

So I think this is overdue.. replacing the not very comfortable nikon stock strap for my d700 (that seems to shout, steal me).. I have heard good things about the black rapid strap (for quick access; photoj etc) and then when looking at competitors I found the Joby UltraFit Sling, which has some good reviews..

Has anyone had any experience with one or either of these? I like how the joby has the extra strap but think it might get in the way sometimes.. And its also cheaper by about $20 (but I shouldnt skimp securing my considerably more expensive dslr huh )

Are there other alternatives I should consider? I am honestly a bit terrified to secure my d700 via just one stress point (tripod mount) but sounds like its pretty secure. I did some searching and some people were recommending the "carry speed" (which seems to 'hold' on more to the camera) over the br. So my question evolves I guess to see if anyone has any experience coming the newcomer 'joby' to these?

Thanks in advance!



Jan 04, 2013 at 01:06 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Looking to replace stock nikon strap.. new Joby UltraFit Sling vs others


You should never secure your camera using one point as the manufacturers would have you believe; use a lanyard of some type. A cord or short secondary strap should act as a redundancy for when a BlackRapid fails.


Jan 04, 2013 at 09:14 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Looking to replace stock nikon strap.. new Joby UltraFit Sling vs others


Hi austriker, I work over here at JOBY and saw this thread. If you have a specific question about ours, I can try to answer it the best I can with hopefully a minimum of marketing speak.


Jan 05, 2013 at 10:31 AM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Looking to replace stock nikon strap.. new Joby UltraFit Sling vs others


I found the Black Rapid to be very well made but very awkward, it just about requires you to keep a hand on your camera at all times. A neck strap will allow you to let the camera hang for a while.
Good luck, Steve



Jan 13, 2013 at 02:50 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Looking to replace stock nikon strap.. new Joby UltraFit Sling vs others


I use the Optech sling strap as an alternative to the Black Rapid system for my Canon 5D3. It works very well even with an EF 400mm f/5.6L lens attached. It has two attachment points instead of 1 so imho more secure. A friend is using the Optech on his Nikon D4. We both love this strap...I keep telling everyone it's the best $20 I ever spent but I'm using it not because of the price.

I take very long walks while taking bird pictures and this strap works great. When I'm not moving, the camera rests hands free against the hip/thigh without any perceived weight. When I move about, I need to lightly put my hand on it to avoid excessive movement.

I also use a peak design gadget that I mount on the strap of my backpack. I can clip my camera on it securely and run around hands free when I need to. Removing it for occasional picture taking is no problem with this setup. This is for the long hike back to the car at the end of the day...



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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Looking to replace stock nikon strap.. new Joby UltraFit Sling vs others


Steve Torelli wrote:
I found the Black Rapid to be very well made but very awkward, it just about requires you to keep a hand on your camera at all times. A neck strap will allow you to let the camera hang for a while.
Good luck, Steve


That's strange, I have used a Black Rapid RS-7 strap for years and love it for walking around with my DSLR's as the camera just stays on my hip, in fact, I often forget it's there. If I am hiking in more strenuous conditions I will add the 'Brad' strap to assist the camera staying in place.

http://www.blackrapid.com/products/brad

You might want to check how you have your strap set-up because something doesn't sound right.



Jan 13, 2013 at 09:42 PM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Looking to replace stock nikon strap.. new Joby UltraFit Sling vs others


I have been using the Cinch Strap. It also connects using two points. I have one end connected to the camera and the other connected to a RRS tripod plate. That leaves the camera in a more comfortable angle when it is hanging. It's really comfortable with a 400mm lens. It is slightly bulky when I am using a tripod though and I am hoping they will come up with a quick release option.


Jan 14, 2013 at 04:33 AM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Looking to replace stock nikon strap.. new Joby UltraFit Sling vs others


Thanks for the tips all. I ordered the carry speed cs-1 after reading other posts and such. However being that I dont shoot photoj really much anymore I found it sort of awkward for the camera to dangle there. I think for now I prefer the stock strap where the camera doesnt slide and stays at my side while I dont use it.. Interesting, I feel like I went full circle..

I might check out the other recommendations



Jan 18, 2013 at 11:37 AM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · Looking to replace stock nikon strap.. new Joby UltraFit Sling vs others


I recommend you check out the UPstrap if you are still looking for a good traditional. It will not slip off your shoulder at all and if the length not real short, you can swing up and shoot as quickly... It obviously takes a bit longer after shooting to get it back on the shoulder for walking.


Jan 18, 2013 at 12:19 PM





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