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Citizen87645

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I decided I'm going to stick with my usual two-camera approach and swap the flash when needed. I can detach the flash with my left hand while bringing the camera up with my right. Flash swapping is a lot faster than a lens swap. Plus, I don't really anticipate needing to do it that often. I'll have a second flash with me just in case though.


Eventually I may try out Peak's gadget.
 

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I have a double sling strap, but have yet to use it in a real world scenario. The secondary camera on a Peak Capture has so far worked pretty well, mainly because it's basically locked in place on my left side. With another sling strap on the left, I feel like it'd be another thing to manage from swinging around when I get into non-standing positions or when I have to lean forward or to the side. Plus, with having to do a flash swap, it helps to have the second camera in a fixed location, rather than having to bring it up from my side and into position, something I already have to do with the primary camera.


I WILL try the double strap at some point, but on something non-critical.
 

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I just ordered a BosStrap for my Canon 5D3. I have a Black Rapid for my 7D2, but need the tripod mount free for a mounting plate on the 5D3, so a BR was not an attractive option. The BosStrap attaches to the body's camera strap lugs instead of the tripod mount. After spending a week on a Caribbean cruise with the Black Rapid attached to the 5D3, I decided I preferred a shoulder sling strap over my Op/Tech neck strap (I left the tripod at home for the cruise, so the BR worked fine). It should be here on Monday.
 

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Agreed. But some of the posters here seem to have objection to BR for reasons I cannot fathom, despite the copious support from those of us who recommend them at every turn
 

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Even in your own post above: rather than buying a Swiss plate with an auxiliary hole at its bottom, you chose to invest in a whole new strap :)
In my defense , the new strap was for a different camera body. The Black Rapid strap stays on my 7D2, so I needed another strap for the 5D3. I do not need a tripod plate for the 7D2, as my telephoto lens has a tripod foot . So, the Black Rapid works great with that body. The BosStrap works well with the 5D3, but it wasn't as comfortable until I added the separate padding.
 

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I just ordered a Peak Design Slide camera strap for my Canon 5D3. While the BosStrap with the separate pad was comfortable, it's been too bulky and a little cumbersome to use these past couple of years, mainly because of the added pad. So I'm going to give the Peak Design a try. The reviews look very good, and the strap can be used as either a neck, shoulder or sling -- I will probably use it mostly as a sling.
 

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The title of this thread suits me to a "T."

Being the ignorant guy I am, I never realized that someone had "invented a better mousetrap" in terms of camera straps...until I read something in the GAS thread.

I had been using the strap provided with the camera...ever since I started shooting back in the '80s with an Olympus OM-10 and eventually graduated to a Canon EOS a few years ago.

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The one thing I hated most about that situation is that every time I bent over the camera would hang freely from my neck and inevitably clunk into the head of a dog or grandchild! They also would make my neck sore if worn all day (like on a Disney vacation).

So for Christmas I received a BlackRapid "Breathe" Cross Body Strap:

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I just swapped them out the other day as I've got a couple shoots coming up. What a difference!

Another satisfied customer (of the suggestions from the resident HTF photography experts)! Thanks, guys! :D
 

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I picked up this Altura Photo Rapid Fire Professional Quick Release Camera Strap for my new Canon EOS R body. It's similar to a Black Rapid strap, but has a plate that attaches to the tripod socket which allows for quick attachment / detachment of the strap. The plate also has another tripod thread for attaching your normal plate if needed.

With this smaller body, quite often I do not want a strap connected at all. This Altura allows me to connect and disconnect the strap quickly. It's comfortable -- similar to the Black Rapid I have for my Canon 7D2 + EF 100-400mm combo.
 

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With this smaller body, quite often I do not want a strap connected at all.

Yeah, I’m finding the same w/ my Z6 as well... though I haven’t used it w/ any hefty-ish glass, except on tripod usually for video.

Not exactly sure where I’m at w/ the Peak Design wrist strap that I bought for it. I’m often (enough) forgetting to either connect it or wear the strap — and doing certain things like lens change problematic while connected...

_Man_
 

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