Strap with quick-release?
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maneatingshark
Registered: May 19, 2011
Total Posts: 189
Country: United States

Hi guys,

I've been looking for a nice shoulder/neck strap to use with my D3 that has quick-release buckles. I was thinking about the Tamrac N45; any suggestions/experience? Op-tech seems to be nice but it looks to be more of a dedicated neck strap, most of the time I use my strap over the shoulder.

I use some pretty heavy glass sometimes so I was a little worried about the buckles coming apart by themselves.

Thanks for any replies beforehand.



rchb
Registered: Jul 02, 2010
Total Posts: 39
Country: United States

I was noticing you use the 80~200 in your profile. Is that the weight class you are concerned about supporting or the super tele's?



maneatingshark
Registered: May 19, 2011
Total Posts: 189
Country: United States

Yeah, the 80-200 is probably the heaviest glass I'll be using. The main reason I'm looking at quick release buckles is so that I can detach the strap easily for tripod work.



rchb
Registered: Jul 02, 2010
Total Posts: 39
Country: United States

I use a new system that has a quick release metal snap ring that attaches to a steel plate that can be used independently or fits in between the camera and your tripod plate. The snap ring will also fit into your camera strap loops. I attached a link to the standard unit and an additional link since there are so many options.

http://photipherals.com/listing/pho-reel%e2%84%a2-camera-shoulder-strap-system/

http://photipherals.com/listing/pho-reel-plus-camera-shoulder-strap-system/



Roland W
Registered: Apr 23, 2004
Total Posts: 1890
Country: United States

I have been very happy with the OpTech series of straps that have quick release buckles near the camera. They are strong and secure, and I have been using them with Canon 1D series bodies and big zooms like the 70-200 f2.8 and 100-400. I also use the same strap system on lens cases and binoculars, and occasionally on the lens lugs on my 300 f2.8 L IS. For the big lens use, I only occasionally need to use a strap on it, but when I do, I trust the OpTech system completely.



RoyC
Registered: Mar 01, 2010
Total Posts: 263
Country: United States

http://www.upstrap-pro.com/product/SLR-QR-H/SLR-QR-K.html

Give UpStrap a look. I carry a D800 with 300 f2.8 attached a lot. No issues and the quick release parts as they are rated to 300lbs each, if I remember correctly.



Jo Dilbeck
Registered: Dec 20, 2007
Total Posts: 2381
Country: United States

Another vote for Op-Tech, the quick release mechanisms are very strong and I've never had one disconnect accidentally.



maneatingshark
Registered: May 19, 2011
Total Posts: 189
Country: United States

Thanks all. I will take a look at the Op-tech, does it work well on the shoulder?

Also looking at Tamrac for their compatibility with backpack strap system, we'll see what I get for Christmas haha.



umgrizz
Registered: Jul 13, 2008
Total Posts: 63
Country: United States

Why not try a Black Rapid R-strap?

I am always afraid a shoulder strap will slide off my shoulder or that the camera will catch on something and be pulled off. I have no such fears with an R-strap -- it is truly hands-free. And wearing it cross-shoulder is more comfortable than on the shoulder.

I have a Canon 1Ds with a Kirk plate which has a mounting hole for the strap connector. To mount the camera on a tripod, I simply unscrew the connector and put the camera on the tripod while the strap remains on my shoulder.

Curt



maneatingshark
Registered: May 19, 2011
Total Posts: 189
Country: United States

I've tried Black Rapid straps before, they weren't really my thing. I prefer having the strap over my shoulder and just removing it when I shoot, so I went back to using my stock strap after a while. Thanks for the suggestion though.



EB-1
Registered: Jan 09, 2003
Total Posts: 21600
Country: United States

maneatingshark wrote:
Hi guys,

I've been looking for a nice shoulder/neck strap to use with my D3 that has quick-release buckles. I was thinking about the Tamrac N45; any suggestions/experience? Op-tech seems to be nice but it looks to be more of a dedicated neck strap, most of the time I use my strap over the shoulder.

I use some pretty heavy glass sometimes so I was a little worried about the buckles coming apart by themselves.

Thanks for any replies beforehand.


I have a bunch of Tamrac quick-release boomerang straps, and they make lenses up to a 300/2.8 tolerable. The Optech is fine too. I keep a set of the disconnects on only about 7 bodies at one time, and then carry a boomerang strap and a smaller strap for other purposes.

EBH



Nuriko
Registered: Oct 17, 2012
Total Posts: 9
Country: N/A

I just got the FS-PRO camera sling strap with F-1 foldable mounting plate from Carryspeed. Works pretty well and it relieves the strain on your neck compared to most stock straps. It's also 30% off now if you trade in your old strap before end of year. It also comes with the Uni-Strap/Hand Strap. I haven't used the uni-strap/hand strap yet, will test it out this weekend but I bought it mainly for the body strap.



sjms
Registered: Mar 21, 2003
Total Posts: 18116
Country: United States

since I work around the use of the arca swiss clamping system I have gone through "few" permutations of straps and systems.
at this point I use a combination of 2 separate ideas.
1 the Cinch from Luma Labs
2 the C Loop from Custom SLR.

for me it works pretty darned good. I have all the cinches snugging, loosening and adjusting capability and the mundanely simple and easy attachment system of the C Loop. it swaps easily out from camera to camera to lens in a few moments. it simply works. and I do like simply. the one minor drawback is the C Loop after a short time tends to make a creak sound when it spins. taken care of with a wax based product as a lube. it out of the way when needed an a flash. no real dedicate QR too. the cinch reduces/eliminates the swing factor of the slingers out there. it is very comfortable. it takes just a moment to adjust for clothing too.




JohnJ80
Registered: May 11, 2005
Total Posts: 5647
Country: United States

Here's what I do.



Wapiti strap with quick release hooks and Optech pieces in the camera strap bosses. Works really great and is very low profile compared to other QR straps.

J.



maneatingshark
Registered: May 19, 2011
Total Posts: 189
Country: United States

JohnJ80, that looks like a pretty slick DIY setup. Where'd you get the hooks?

Thanks to all the replies, looks like there are a lot of solutions out there.



JohnJ80
Registered: May 11, 2005
Total Posts: 5647
Country: United States

Hardware: http://www.berkeleypoint.com/products/hardware/index.html

Plastic connections on camera are from Optech.

J.



DanBrown
Registered: Feb 09, 2003
Total Posts: 3055
Country: United States

Another vote for the Upstrap. With its Kevlar threads running through the strap and the heavy duty connectors, there's probably not a more secure strap made.



godfather
Registered: Aug 13, 2004
Total Posts: 1969
Country: United States

+1 for the Upstrap



JohnJ80
Registered: May 11, 2005
Total Posts: 5647
Country: United States

Upstraps are good and I have a number of them. The only issue is that the QR version leaves huge tails hanging on your camera. Same problem with the Optech straps.

J.



Allynb
Registered: Mar 17, 2009
Total Posts: 591
Country: United States

+1. OPTECH



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