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10-09-2008, 08:51 AM
Alright, feel free to laugh but I went ahead and ordered one of these straps for my "personal use" D700. I don't really like Nikon's strap points, so I'm going with a double attach point string-based setup.

If you've never seen these, check 'em out...


I'll let you guys know how it works out!

10-09-2008, 10:11 AM
They look really uncomfortable, especially with a camera that heavy!? Are you on Nikonians.org? great resource and they offer their own version of the optech strap.

10-09-2008, 10:14 AM
Yeah, we'll see about the comfortness - I ordered mine with the shoulder pad.

10-09-2008, 10:20 AM
they look cool, but painfully uncomfortable.

i'm curious to hear your opinion once it shows up, though!

10-09-2008, 10:39 AM
I'm also curious for a DSLR, but I've had them bookmarked for a while now if/when I get another P&S....


black on black please.

oh, and IBNSOPstraps, hell, I don't even have one (anymore)... :lol:

10-09-2008, 03:52 PM
I have one of those thin leather straps on my Rollei, and yeah it's damn uncomfortable after a while :( I can't imagine that a strap just as thin on a camera as heavy as a D700 with a telephoto lens would be any better than the Rollei. :(

10-09-2008, 05:13 PM
Probably wouldn't be using it with any of my zooms - just my 20mm and 50mm primes, no grip.

Robert Vassallo
10-09-2008, 07:04 PM
...Are you on Nikonians.org? great resource...

thanks will check em out

10-17-2008, 06:48 PM
Just got it! Going on an art walk tonight, so we'll so how it goes...,

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3206/2950548218_ba67de2515_o.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sambennett/2950548218/)

10-17-2008, 06:59 PM
kuhl pants. :whatever:

10-18-2008, 09:04 PM
Here's some shots with the strap on the camera. Went for a long walk today with the strap, and it was perfectly comfortable. Probably wouldn't want to shoot for 8 hours in it, but... it's sweet. And quiet. I hate the rattley Nikon strap mounts.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3052/2952488433_4286a5528f_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sambennett/2952488433/)

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3182/2952485875_56d242ff7b_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sambennett/2952485875/)

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3021/2953341070_20b37becde_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sambennett/2953341070/)

10-18-2008, 09:15 PM
it's certainly good looking sam. Especially the black/red with the noink.

10-19-2008, 05:43 AM
IBNSOPstraps, hell, I don't even have one (anymore)... :lol:




user errors
10-20-2008, 07:34 PM
IBNSOPstraps, hell, I don't even have one (anymore)... :lol:


12-05-2008, 01:24 PM
Well, I hate to say it - but threaded portion of the strap broke today. Looks like the Nikon's lugs are sharp enough that over time they worked their way through the thread until it split. Thankfully I was just picking the camera up by the strap so it didn't fall or anything, but a bummer nonetheless. :(

12-05-2008, 01:43 PM
ugh, that's a bummer sam.

maybe try my solution:

(taken with the IT guy's XTi)

12-05-2008, 01:51 PM
The hole on the Nikon lugs is too small for most nylon strings like that.

12-05-2008, 02:08 PM
that's spectra (rated to around ~3,000lb breaking strength) and I'd bet it would fit with some convincing... :lol:

but yeah, it's something from the boat I had laying around. I used it because it's easy to flatten so it fits through canon lugs easy. Plus, you can wear 90% through it and it will still easily hold a camera, so it's 100% user error if it ever breaks with the camera on because it's so over spec'd.

12-09-2008, 01:12 PM
that's spectra (rated to around ~3,000lb breaking strength) and I'd bet it would fit with some convincing... :lol:

sounds interesting, where did you buy it from?

12-09-2008, 01:27 PM
west marine. It's the walmart of boating. :unamused:

if you want to buy online, this is the stuff:

(pic the specific line by strength, color and size options)

12-09-2008, 01:33 PM
west marine. It's the walmart of boating. :unamused:

Just with out the falling prices.

05-13-2009, 04:02 PM
Got my straps for my D50 today. Going hippie with these.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3321/3528538779_3fae72b4d2_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sambennett/3528538779/)

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3568/3528540611_d81d53513b_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sambennett/3528540611/)

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2241/3528541893_fe24409dfa_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sambennett/3528541893/)

05-13-2009, 04:05 PM
I would never use anything besides my siq nasty strap.


05-13-2009, 04:05 PM
did they replace your old one?

05-13-2009, 04:06 PM
did they replace your old one?

I didn't really push them about it. I don't use the thread on my D700 - just use rings instead, works fine. The D50 is so much lighter and has different lugs, so I'm not too worried about it.

05-13-2009, 05:09 PM
now that you mention it, what's the point of the string -vs- just using the rings anyway?

05-13-2009, 05:17 PM
I think most of it is probably just a style thing, but it's also quieter since you don't have metal against metal. The string style also works best for some of the TLRs and MF cameras like the one pictured above.