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Old May 13, 2005, 12:36 AM   #1
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Is there such an animal? The strap that comes stock with the FZ5 is a pain in the butt to put on and remove.

Does anyone make one that has some sort of quick-release clip or mechanism?
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Old May 13, 2005, 2:06 AM   #2
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There are a few different ones about. I just bought an Optex Neoprene strap off ebay. Try searching under Optech, Optex, Tamrac, Lowepro - they all make quick release neoprene straps
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Old May 13, 2005, 6:39 AM   #3
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Maybe a stupid question but why would you want to take the strap off?:?
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Old May 13, 2005, 7:45 AM   #4
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I replaced my strap because the thing would cut into my neck if I wore it around for a short while.

Here's a link to Tamrac's straps:

http://www.tamrac.com/welcome.htm

I think B&H carries Tamrac straps. I have the S-142. Very nice, very comfortable. Tamrac also sells replacement straps for camera bags, too.

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Old May 13, 2005, 10:56 AM   #5
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The only time I keep the strap on is when I want to take the camera with me on a walk, or someplace like an amusement park. Usually it is in my case with only the hand strap connected for security.
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Old May 13, 2005, 11:12 AM   #6
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I use a Tamrac N-45. Comfortable strap.
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Old May 13, 2005, 11:14 AM   #7
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I wanted to get mine off and on, so I took it off, made a 2" loop out of it, put that onto the camera. Then I took a strap from a cheap import P&S camera bag from Walmart that was built to clip onto D rings via nylon "dog leash" clips.



Shows it fairly well. http://tswill2.smugmug.com/gallery/291050/1/19371775will get you the caption and bigger pics. Works great for RedDot sight use. :-) Tom

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Old May 13, 2005, 12:46 PM   #8
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I use this Promaster strap which I bought at a local camera store and I really like it. It is wide and made of neoprene and can be easily disconnected and converted into a make-shift hand strap.
http://www.promaster.com/products/productpage.asp?sm=sm2_straps3&dir=Cameras&amp ;product=6548
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Old May 13, 2005, 7:09 PM   #9
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nooner wrote:
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I use a Tamrac N-45. Comfortable strap.
Oops, I gave the wrong model number. The 142 is the replacement I want to get my case. I have the 45 for my camera. Agreed, very comfortable.
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Old May 20, 2005, 7:34 AM   #10
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Just in case anyone is still wondering about a shoulder strap, I just picked up the Tamrac S-142. It matches the N-45 camera strap and blows away the strap my bag came with.It's a nice, wide strap withone foot of thickly paddedsuedefor your shoulder. I highly recommend it if you carry lots of gear on your shoulder.
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