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Idjiit
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...

http://www.electricedge.com/gordy_s_straps/store/neck-string-double/index.htm

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

blcknspo0ln
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.

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

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

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

jacobsen1
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....

http://www.electricedge.com/gordy_s_straps/store/wrist-string/images/groupa.jpg

black on black please.

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

chkltcow
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. :(

Idjiit
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

Idjiit
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/)

jacobsen1
10-17-2008, 06:59 PM
kuhl pants. :whatever:

Idjiit
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/)

jacobsen1
10-18-2008, 09:15 PM
it's certainly good looking sam. Especially the black/red with the noink.

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

um...

:wave:

:lol:

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

http://mag.awn.com/issue10.05/10.05images/spokes04_Actions_Tony_Stand.jpg

Idjiit
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. :(

jacobsen1
12-05-2008, 01:43 PM
ugh, that's a bummer sam.

maybe try my solution:
http://gear.benjacobsenphoto.com/wp-content/gallery/canon-5dii/img_1443.jpg

(taken with the IT guy's XTi)

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

jacobsen1
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.

blcknspo0ln
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?

jacobsen1
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:
http://www.apsltd.com/Tree/d3000/e827.asp

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

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


Just with out the falling prices.

Idjiit
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/)

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

http://www.camera-shop.co.uk/acatalog/lowepro_transporter.jpg

jacobsen1
05-13-2009, 04:05 PM
did they replace your old one?

Idjiit
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.

jacobsen1
05-13-2009, 05:09 PM
now that you mention it, what's the point of the string -vs- just using the rings anyway?

Idjiit
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.