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| p.1 #1 · Using an Arca Swiss clamp on a camera strap? |
I keep coming back to the idea that an arca clamp on a strap is about the most convenient way to carry gear. It lets you relocate the strap to the best hanging point (on the camera, on the lens, moving along the plate to get a better balance, etc.) and is the most universal if, like me, you have arca plates on just about everything.
Of course, my concern is that the mechanism can become unscrewed and get loose. However, I've spent quite a while combing Google, and the only references to this that I've found are people saying, "don't do it, it could come loose" and not one single reference to, "I did this, and it came loose."
Those of you using arca clamps on your straps, what are your experiences? How long have you been doing it? Are you compulsive about checking the tightness of the clamp all the time, or do you just tighten and ignore it? What size lenses do you usually hang from the strap/camera? Ever had one come loose?
I'm giving the Custom SLR C-loop a shot, which I think will be great for attaching the strap to the camera... but not as great for hanging a lens, since my lenses all have plates on them, and the tripod mount hole is inevitably off-center.