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XT-2 Owners...What camera straps are you using....???

Discussion in 'X-T2, X-T1, X-T20, X-T10' started by icSlowMo, Apr 4, 2017.

  1. icSlowMo

    icSlowMo New Member

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    Looking for those that do event type work, aka wedding and the sorts, and what camera strap are you using...???

    I have just finished switching systems from a Nikon D800e with f/2.8 zooms (24-70, 70-200) to the XT-2 with the f/2.8 zooms (16-55, 50-140) and am wondering what strap setup works best...??? I have a Black Rapid Sport that I used with a quick release Swiss plate adapters on the camera grip and/or the 70-200...

    Pretty much like this:

    BlackRapid Stap / Arca-Swiss Style Plate Compatibility on a Budget

    Now with the XT-2 being smaller, this system seems like it would be too bulky for the camera body and/or gripped...

    What all do you think...??? Advise...

    Chris
     
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    I wouldn't consider risking my camera to that sort of connector plate. They were designed for the camera to be placed on top of clamp not hanging from it.
     
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    anhsnaps New Member

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    Quick-Connecting Camera Straps | Peak Design Straps

    I highly recommend these. Being using them for a couple of months now. Love the ease of adjustability.
     
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    I use PeakDesign straps. However, I rarely use a neck strap because I usually carry my X-Pro2 and X-T2 bodies and lens in a Billingham bag (I own 3). The quick connection system of PD is fantastic.

    Previously, I used Gordy large wrist straps on my Fuji cameras connected to the camera body with a split ring. Since the PD wrist strap it too small for my big hands. So I took the best of both to create a very workable solution that I love - I connected an extra PD release clip to the split ring on my Gordy straps to adapted it. This works great! See the attached photo.

    Regards,
    Bud

    www.budjames.photography

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    On my Nikon DSLR's I use Gripper straps but find the smaller Fuji's need something more flexible and if posible grippy/er - so I found ThinkTank straps. Very flexible, very grippy. Havent had one slip off me yet.
     
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    There are a few brands, varying on material, fittings and price--sailor strap, artist and artisan, etc.

    I have this one:

    Lance Camera Straps | Non-adjust Neck Strap

    I like it because you can lift the camera and it easily slides over the fabric of your clothing. They work well for events.

    If you work out of a bag, you can also wrap the strap around your wrist.
     
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    liggy Camera Fondler

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    Peak Sling Lite. Works great. Not a particularly good looking strap but an excellent functional strap piece.

    The hardware is almost an exact match for the Graphite Silver finish so it isn't a total loss in the aesthetics department. :)
     
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    I've just purchased some of these for my Gordy wrist strap. Thanks for the heads up.
     
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    Just how many times have we been through this ????
     
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    Asmguy Premium Member

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    Well if we hadn't have gone through it this time I wouldn't have known about the Peak Design clips, so in my particular case not enough. :p:D
     
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    I have used Peak Design, Black Rapid and have now settled on Lance Camera Straps Non-Adjustable 36in. I did not like my camera swinging around with the Black Rapid and the plate will not work with the grip in my XP2. The Peak Design were OK but I didn't like how the connectors flopped around when not being used.
    With the Lance strap I can wrap it around my wrist as a wrist strap, I can put a knot in it to make it shorter if needed. I like my camera in front of me so these work best for my needs.
    F2Bthere is correct in his/her above statement. They slide easily over clothing and work well for events.
     
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    Peak Design for me - I have the Slide in blue for my XT-1.
     
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    I use a Black Rapid 7. No complaints at all.
     
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    DOMKE 1" GRIPPER STRAP cloth. comfortable. inexpensive. look 'er up on BHPHOTOVIDEO.COM
     
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    Thanks everyone for the input... may try the Peak Design strap for the Fuji...

    Chris
     
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    It's hard to find the perfect strap. I like the peak design but I don't like the ideas of that seat belt material.

    I'm using an older op-tech strap for now when I use the grip. When I don't have the grip I use a small wrist strap.
     
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    Conversely I quite like the soft seat belt style material! I use a Peak Design Leash, narrow, kind on the neck and easily adjusted!
     
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    After both my new X-T2 straps broke (really Fuji?) I replaced them with Canon straps.
    I think the standard Canon and Nikon straps are brilliant and both have more than stood the test of time over many years of
    my career.
     
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    Another fan of Peak Design here. I use PD on both my X-Pro2 and X-T2.
     
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    Take a look at the BosStrap. Sliding type strap. www.bosstrap.com. nice people to work with.

    Sentinel
     

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