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Secure Camera Strap Recommendations

Discussion in 'Photography & Video' started by panthro, Mar 14, 2019.

  1. panthro

    Capodecina

    Joined: Nov 19, 2004

    Posts: 11,535

    Location: Wokingham

    So my strap for my XT20 came undone during my holiday and the camera fell directly onto the pavement. The result was a smashed filter, a small chip on centre of the lens and possibly damage to the thread on the lens as I had to pry the filter off. Keen for this to not happen again so can anyone recommend a comfortable and secure strap please? I've heard the Peak designs ones are good. Any others I should consider? Thanks.
     
  2. iamtheoneneo

    Sgarrista

    Joined: Mar 15, 2010

    Posts: 8,606

    Location: Bucks

    Black Rapid?
     
  3. Schizo

    Don

    Joined: Feb 19, 2008

    Posts: 13,496

    Location: Home

    I second this,I’ve got the sling sport version and it’s very strong.
     
  4. divuk83

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Mar 8, 2006

    Posts: 1,200

    Location: York

    Got a Peak Design Slide Lite on my A7 which is a huge upgrade over the standard strap, more comfortable, easier to adjust and just makes the camera nicer to use. I'm not sure it was any more secure as I have never found any supplied strap to break. Was it attached correctly?

    Dave
     
  5. panthro

    Capodecina

    Joined: Nov 19, 2004

    Posts: 11,535

    Location: Wokingham

    Thanks you guys, I'll try and pick up a black rapid off ebay.

    I was sure it was attached correctly but it was on a while and may have worked loose.
     
  6. Raymond Lin

    Capo Crimine

    Joined: Oct 20, 2002

    Posts: 61,682

    Location: Wish i was in New York

    I’ve always liked the old school leather straps, although at the moment I am using Peak Design but I think those anchors needs to be replaced probably every couple of years to keep them fresh, just in case.
     
  7. Terminal_Boy

    Soldato

    Joined: Apr 13, 2013

    Posts: 5,886

    Location: La France

    They’re excellent with heavy lenses if you connect them to the tripod mount.
     
  8. Schizo

    Don

    Joined: Feb 19, 2008

    Posts: 13,496

    Location: Home

    I have got a canon 750D and use the 24-70 2.8 and the 70-200 2.8 and both lens are heavy and the strap has been 100% safe and never felt like it was going to give way,I do check it now again for stitching coming undone ect but it’s been perfect.
     
  9. Holst1981

    Hitman

    Joined: Dec 1, 2015

    Posts: 790

    I use a blackrapid with my 300f4.

    I have the strap attached to an arca swiss clamp and plates fitted to my camera and lenses.

    This makes it easy to switch between strap, tripod and monopod with the camera body or any lenses with feet.

    I threadlock everything that might come loose.