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Old Jan 17, 2010, 9:50 AM   #1
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Notice that most straps that come with camera are not that comfortable including the one that came with my XSI. I was looking at an OP Tech EZ comfort strap. Has anyone used these?
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Old Jan 17, 2010, 10:03 AM   #2
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I've had an Op/Tech neoprene camera strap for years and like it a lot. It's a lot more comfortable than the inelastic OEM ones, especially when the camera swings or falls. The neoprene softens the shock, protecting both the camera and your neck. Mine also seperates, so I usually remove the middle neoprene section and connect the two sides to create a wrist strap.
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It's been a while since I bought it, but I think what I have is the Fashion Strap-3/8.
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Old Jan 20, 2010, 1:37 AM   #4
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I like the optech classic with the quick release.
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I sewed a small towel on my neck strap. It cushions it nicely when you have a heavy lens on and it keeps your neck from sweating in the heat. I have carried my camera for hours that way and it is very comfortable. Plus cheap!
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Old Jan 20, 2010, 10:57 AM   #6
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I also use OpTech and love it. I have the pro-loop model - it's great:
http://www.adorama.com/OTPLSBLK.html...ftech+pro+loop
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Crumpler Industry Disgrace...your neck will thank you for it...
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Old Apr 14, 2010, 9:43 AM   #8
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Notice that most straps that come with camera are not that comfortable including the one that came with my XSI. I was looking at an OP Tech EZ comfort strap. Has anyone used these?
We visit Disney World often. They sell a camera strap that has a bunch of Mickey Mouses on it. So my bride bought one for me. I didn't have the heart to tell her it felt horrible on my neck. So I took it back and exchanged it for another one, hoping I just had a bad copy. Nope. Felt like a razor cutting into the back of my neck.

Well, not long after that, I bought her a DSLR. She replaced the Canon strap with the Disney strap that I never used. She used it for a day and took it off. She had the same problem.

On a return visit to Disney, I mentioned this problem to a Cast Member at a Disney photo shop. He said, "I guess you no longer wonder why Disney Photographers don't use these, do you?"
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Old May 1, 2010, 11:32 AM   #10
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Default have a look at the R-Strap

I have the OpTech and like it - but since I have an R-Strap I use the OpTech seldom - depending on situation of course.
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