Nikon neck strap or Canon neck strap?

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Nikon neck strap or Canon neck strap?

  1. Nikon neck strap

    4 vote(s)
    36.4%
  2. Canon neck strap

    7 vote(s)
    63.6%
  1. El Cabong macrumors 6502a

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    hello I am looking to buy a neck strap for my camera and I do not no which brand is better for neck straps. I here there are benefits for both brand but like to get some feedback from owners.

    Thanks!
     
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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  3. Ruahrc macrumors 65816

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    1) did your camera not come with a neck strap? Is it a DSLR?
    2) it would be a little strange to use a canon strap on a nikon camera/vice versa wouldn't you think? Especially since the straps are essentially the same, save for the branding
    3) i would go with neither too- I use Op-Tech's pro strap system. It's great and a lot more comfortable than the pack-in nikon strap.

    Ruahrc
     
  4. cosmokanga2 macrumors 6502a

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    Or a neck strap from LowePro. I use a Voyager C. It has a larger, thicker, wider strap placing the weight of the camera over a larger part of your neck. It also has a built in card holder which I find great.
     
  5. Hmac macrumors 68020

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    Absolutely. Best strap I've used in 30 years of photography.
     
  6. Westside guy macrumors 601

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    You REALLY need a "neither" option for this poll.

    It's the Op/Tech Pro Loop strap for me. It's what I had on my D70, and now it's on my D700. Great strap - much superior to Nikon's own strap (plus there's no "hey come steal my D700!" label on it).
     
  7. jackerin macrumors 6502a

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    I actually got my camera second-hand without neckstrap, don't know what the previous owner had done of it. Got the neckstrap from my dad's old Canon AE-1, plain black.
     
  8. Gold89 macrumors 6502

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    This is a strange thread :confused:
     
  9. Abyssgh0st macrumors 68000

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    Neither. Both are pedantic for what we pay for DSLRs. I use a Crumpler Industry Disgrace.
     
  10. akdj macrumors 65816

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    "Neither. RS-4 R-Strap from BlackRapid.com."

    Jessica nailed it. Once you've used an RS-4, you'll find no need to look further, IMHO.

    J
     
  11. Maxxamillian macrumors 6502

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    This cannot possibly be overstated.

    Major upvotes for you. :D
     
  12. Designer Dale macrumors 68040

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    RS-5 here. It has replaced my camera case in the field. I feel like a digital bandito with it. I have the OpTech also, and it's a good strap too.

    Dale
     
  13. OreoCookie macrumors 68030

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    How does the RS-7 and RS-5 differ from the RS-4? And do you have any experience using an R-strap with a battery grip?
     
  14. oblomow macrumors 68020

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  15. Designer Dale macrumors 68040

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    The RS-5 has nice magnetic closure pockets for stuff and the RS-7 has extra attachment points for modifications.

    I've used the R5 with a battery grip on my XSi. It's OK. I'm waiting for them to get their replacement ring for Manfrotto quick-release tripod plates into production. It replaces the ring on the Manfrotto plate with a stainless steel one that folds out of the way for tripod mount.

    Black Rapid Products

    Dale
     
  16. CK Williams macrumors regular

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    Another vote for the Black Rapid setup. I'm using one of their adapters (but with a third party strap) on the bottom of my D700 with a grip. No problems at all.
     
  17. RHVC59 macrumors 6502

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    +1 for the Black Rapid, no neck fatigue since I got my RS-4 Strap with R-2 Fastener.

    Only issue is the camera does not sit on the base plate when I take it off.
     
  18. OreoCookie macrumors 68030

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    Well, if you have a battery grip, the camera can't sit on its base anymore anyway (unless you use a really, really light lens). I was more thinking about problems using the camera in portrait orientation.
     
  19. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    I use it on a D300 with battery grip and it's great. Many of my pics are portrait. I never have issues like I did with a normal strap. I never could stand having the camera around my neck. Mostly due to 5 surgeries leaving scars. The R Strap is a beauty. I walk for hours now and don't fidget much like I used to. I always wound up carrying my camera and by the end of the day I'd have terrible hand pain. I wish I hadn't bawked at the price and got one sooner.

    I do have a nice Tamrac quick release, nice for those times you want to pop your camera strap off and use a tripod. The R Strap comes off just as easy.
     
  20. OreoCookie macrumors 68030

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    @jessica
    Thanks a lot, looks like I'm very much tempted to get one.
     
  21. Maxxamillian macrumors 6502

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    It does if you use a Kirk Enterprises L-bracket. I can use both portrait and landscape sides of the bracket with a tripod while leaving my RS-strap attached.
    :D
     
  22. RHVC59 macrumors 6502

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    Go for it, you won't regret it!:)
     
  23. Abraxsis macrumors 6502

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    +1 for the Voyager series.
     
  24. ColorLuvvr macrumors newbie

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    Another Vote for the Crumpler Industry Disgrace strap

    trust me, you will be SO glad you got it.

    I did a lot of trying out of different straps. The crumpler one is where it's at. very comfy and strong.

    also, IMHO, people walking around with the words "Nikon" "Olympus" "Canon" around their neck a. look like tourists b. look like easy prey for thieves.
     
  25. Kronie macrumors 6502a

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    Another Super Classic user here. Very satisfied.
     

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