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Old Jun 26, 2013, 7:45 AM   #1
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Default Neckstrap vs. Wriststrap

If you get tired of the neck strap, try a wrist strap for your DSLR.

I looked at several and thought they were too wimpy for the job of protecting my camera from falling from my hand to the ground.

Then I found Canon's WS-20 wrist strap. It's made for a camcorder. It's a tight fit because the strap that feeds thru the camera is actually a bit wider than what you get with the neck strap.

The strap that goes around your wrist is about 1 1/4 inches wide (3.5 cm).

The WS-20 is not expensive at all. And best of all, it does not scream to the world you have an expensive camera in your hand so the thieves move on to one of those straps (or bags) that do.

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Old Jun 26, 2013, 9:01 PM   #2
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It's a personal preference thing - I don't like having something in my hand all the time, especially a dSLR. On the other hand, I feel kind-of silly with a small compact around my neck. It's no big deal to have in my hand/around my wrist.
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I am using "screwable" neckstraps for $3



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I have been known to wind my neckstrap around my wrist for temporary use, but I prefer being able to have my hands free for other things when I am not using the camera. Don't think I would care for having one hand tethered.

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I use a Black-Rapid strap... Best and most comfortable strap I've ever used
and I would never again use anything else...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-JNpVmvNXEI

I use the sport version because the shoulder pad is slightly curved and is super
comfortable... It also comes with a built in retainer strap that goes under the
arm and keeps it from sliding around on your shoulder...
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I second what Wizzard0003 says - their straps are very secure and an incredibly comfortable way of spending the day with your camera on you.
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I use an OP/TECH USA Fashion Strap™ - 3/8. It has a removable central neoprene pad, that I remove, connect the two ends together and it forms a wrist strap.
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I am using "screwable" neckstraps for $3

These are pretty cool... But my camera is always attached to my monopod, it would be nice if they were a screw inside a screw. My Fuji strap is uncomfortable & small.
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These are pretty cool... But my camera is always attached to my monopod, it would be nice if they were a screw inside a screw. My Fuji strap is uncomfortable & small.
I use Arca Swiss style plates/clamps so I just screwed my Black Rapid connector into the
bottom of one of these...

http://www.amazon.com/Desmond-DAC-01...2145793&sr=1-3





Easy on, easy off, and you can balance it just the way you want by sliding the Arca Swiss plate
in the clamp... Great for long lenses when you clamp to the Arca Swiss plate on the tripod foot...

If you bought two you could mount one onto your monopod and use all Arca Swiss plates
on your cameras and lenses...
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There are a lot of camera bottom screws - with tripod mount

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