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    Alternatives to standard neckstraps

    Does anyone have any recommendations for a replacement for the standard Canon neckstrap? I really want some that can go across the body, so that the shoulders hold the weight, yet can quickly be moved into a shooting position.
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    Scott Kelby recommends one in one of his books. Cant think what its called. Allows the camer to rest at the side and then slide up the strap to shooting position. Was mentioned for use by Tog using two cameras to allow the second one to be brought up into position quickly when required.
    Ah ha...google it and found this:

    http://www.scottkelby.com/blog/2008/archives/2136

    site to get them (havent checked to see if you can get locally)
    http://www.blackrapid.com/

    and also just found this:
    http://www.ausphotography.net.au/for...d.php?p=569157
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    The one across the body is "Black Rapid" but you will need to get it OS as no one here has them.

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    Is this what you are after? It is more like a harness.

    http://cottoncarrier.com/index.html

    (wait for the second picture to come up)

    Cheers

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    Hadnt seen the cotton carrier before. It looks interesting. Anyone used it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adrian Fischer View Post
    Scott Kelby recommends one in one of his books. Cant think what its called. Allows the camer to rest at the side and then slide up the strap to shooting position. Was mentioned for use by Tog using two cameras to allow the second one to be brought up into position quickly when required.
    Ah ha...google it and found this:

    http://www.scottkelby.com/blog/2008/archives/2136

    site to get them (havent checked to see if you can get locally)
    http://www.blackrapid.com/

    and also just found this:
    http://www.ausphotography.net.au/for...d.php?p=569157
    Ahh.. the Black Rapid looks like what I'm looking for.


    Quote Originally Posted by Phil Mac View Post
    Is this what you are after? It is more like a harness.

    http://cottoncarrier.com/index.html

    (wait for the second picture to come up)

    Cheers
    Interesting, never even considered something like that.

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    There's a good review and thread on Black Rapid straps in this post - http://http://www.ausphotography.net.au/forum/showthread.php?t=54988

    cheers
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    Quote Originally Posted by wattsgallery View Post
    There's a good review and thread on Black Rapid straps in this post - http://http://www.ausphotography.net.au/forum/showthread.php?t=54988

    cheers
    Thanks mate! Glad to see it is appreciated.
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    Well i liked the review as it made me go out and buy one!

    Kel

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    I used a black strap made by OP/Tech USA from Michael's Camera Store in Melbourne
    http://www.michaels.com.au/index.php...3902&Itemid=54

    It's made of neoprene and stretches slightly, it can be unclipped in two places if it gets twisted. I've been using mine for the last two years without problems.

    They have a wide range of neck or wrist straps in different colours and sizes. I wanted to get rid of the bright red Canon strap.

    Daryl.
    Last edited by darylcheshire; 18-05-2010 at 9:12pm.

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    Have just received my R-Strap which i ordered from the USA on the 18th of May - so nice fast postage

    Kellie

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