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Old Jul 8, 2014, 07:28 AM   #76
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Missed this post earlier AFB and I don't know if this is a dead issue at this point but...

I have a double BlackRapid strap and use it with a backpack on occasion – no problems. I find that the pack does not interfere with the camera strap. The slings on the strap hang lower at the sides and hips whereas the pack and straps hang much higher on the back and shoulders.

You just have to put the pack on last over the camera strap.

The only problem I find is that you end up looking like some sort of crazy maniacal weekend warrior with all that gear visible instead of concealed in the backpack.
I'm afraid whatever I use I'll look like a crazy person!

My daughter refers to me as a camera nerd!
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Old Jul 8, 2014, 09:37 AM   #77
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I've seen belt loop/hooks with a zip line attached to the camera or something similar.

I used to do a 2 DSLR vacation trips...one was regular and the other was Infrared.

it became a weird tangle of cross carrying, especially with children.
I stopped doing the Infrared last year. it was nice but so much stuff
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Old Jul 8, 2014, 01:22 PM   #78
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I've seen belt loop/hooks with a zip line attached to the camera or something similar.

I used to do a 2 DSLR vacation trips...one was regular and the other was Infrared.

it became a weird tangle of cross carrying, especially with children.
I stopped doing the Infrared last year. it was nice but so much stuff
When I go out its just for the photography.

The idea behind the two cameras is to reduce the number of times I have to swap lenses.
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Old Jul 8, 2014, 03:19 PM   #79
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I've seen belt loop/hooks with a zip line attached to the camera or something similar.

I used to do a 2 DSLR vacation trips...one was regular and the other was Infrared.

it became a weird tangle of cross carrying, especially with children.
I stopped doing the Infrared last year. it was nice but so much stuff
Probably easier to take both cameras and leave the kids.
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Old Aug 12, 2014, 03:46 PM   #80
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Another filter for my collection and an adaptor for my tripod and Joby strap to play nice (instead of having to keep swapping).
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Old Aug 17, 2014, 03:13 PM   #81
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I recently purchased these:
Magmod flash modifier by Macrudite, on Flickr

Holdfast straps month ago (not my image):
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Old Aug 17, 2014, 07:47 PM   #82
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Old Aug 19, 2014, 10:52 AM   #83
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I've purchased quite a few gadgets and gizmos lately, so I'll post a comprehensive list and my experience.

Fotasy NSQF Anti-Slip Sling Neck Strap with Rapid Fasten:
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I used to hate my old Canon strap, I never felt I could easily just sling my camera to my side and I hated it around my neck. This strap is extremely comfortable. I used it this past Sunday during an 8 hour shoot while using my T2i and 70-200 f/2.8 Sigma (a heavy lens). I picked it up for $20 on amazon and definitely recommend it to anybody who's tired of the neck straps.

Neewer 4 Channels Wireless/ Radio Flash Trigger Set With 2 Receivers:
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This is used with my Neewer TT680 flash. Overall they do a good job and I've no issues with them not working as expected. They're very easy to setup, but keep in mind prior to purchasing these that TTL is not transmitted. I use these mainly when I don't want to use my on-camera flash for triggering the flashes in slave mode. These use AAA batteries. $20 on amazon

Neewer® NW680/TT680 Speedlite Flash E TTL Camera Flash:
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Can't say enough good things about this flash unit. It produces amazing results and I can't see how the Canon 480ex could produce results that justify the price difference. It includes TTL, slave mode (can be trigger by other flash units), hi-speed sync (don't be limited to 1/200 shutter speed). I honestly have 0 complaints with this unit. $65 on amazon

Rainbowimaging TMC LCD Timer Remote Control for Canon:
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Another accessory I couldn't live without anymore. I used to use the Canon RS60 E3 cable, which does it's job perfectly, but it was not an intervalometer. This remote control is perfect for me as I use it a lot for time-lapse astrophotography, lightning photography, and long-exposure shots. It has a slight learning curve so PLEASE read the manual. $25 on amazon
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Old Aug 20, 2014, 11:51 PM   #84
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I recently purchased the RS-W1 women's Blackrapid camera strap... and it's driving me nuts. I think I just got too used to having my camera slung on one shoulder with the factory strap. It was more comfortable for long hikes, but annoying because it screws into the hole for the tripod.

Any suggestions for a replacement?

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On my D300 I fasten it to a single ring on the left strap mount (magnesium chassis), no problems in 5 or so years of use like that (lenses up to 70-300 VR), hangs great and leaves the tripod mount free.

Should also mention that the key to peace of mind is the quality of the ring, I use a few jealously-guarded old Nikon triangular strap rings that they used to use on older bodies, high-tensile and very difficult to get on and off, therefore strong and secure...

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Old Aug 29, 2014, 06:37 PM   #85
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New bag (on right) same as old one (except it's 30 years younger , is black , and doesn't have stitching separating all over plus a few holes)

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Old Aug 29, 2014, 07:48 PM   #86
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I read through the thread so far and I have yet to see the following brands:

Really Right Stuff
- for clamps, support, etc

Gura Gear
- incognito backpacks

My colleagues and I swear by these two brands. You will not be dissapointed.
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