Anyone using an R-Strap with a gripped camera?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Phrasikleia, Jan 10, 2010.

  1. Phrasikleia macrumors 601

    Phrasikleia

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    This question is specifically for people using a Black Rapid strap with a battery grip added (so you have a vertical shutter button and grip the camera around its bottom while using it in portrait orientation).

    Does the connector (in the tripod mount of the battery grip) make using the camera in portrait orientation uncomfortable? I imagine in that orientation, the connector would jut out into the palm of your hand. Is it annoying?
     
  2. Designer Dale macrumors 68040

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    I don't have that strap, but a portrait grip on my camera puts the tripod mount plate flat against my palm, so I don't see how it could be anything but uncomfortable.

    Here's a link to a forum discussion on the R Strap.

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=756813

    Dale
     
  3. Maxxamillian macrumors 6502

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    Been using this strap in both camera orientations without any discomfort. No worse than having a head plate in while shooting...
     
  4. Phrasikleia thread starter macrumors 601

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    Hmm. I actually dislike the feeling of a head plate being there and always remove them. Perhaps I could get used to it.

    Dale, thanks for the link.
     
  5. PimpDaddy macrumors 6502

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    I don't think its annoying or unpleasant. I used to have my tripod plate mounted before I got the R-strap and while none of them was uncomfortable in any way the R-strap mount feels smaller and more 'ergonomic'.

    Even if I did notice the mount I would still use the R-strap because the camera is just so much easier to carry around and use. The R-strap has made me take my camera out much more than I used simply because it's so great and 'easy' to use compared to a traditional strap.

    My 2 cents.
     

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