This site is supported by the advertisements on it, please disable your AdBlocker so we can continue to provide you with the quality content you expect.

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. sporadic

    sporadic Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 8, 2014
    Messages:
    132
    Likes Received:
    54
    Location:
    Charleston, SC

    -Return to Top-

    Chadders likes this.
  2. Macmodus

    Macmodus Premium Member

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2013
    Messages:
    998
    Likes Received:
    2,196
    Location:
    Apeldoorn, Netherlands

    -Return to Top-

    Peak Design Slide PD-SL2 Summit Edition


    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
    dck22 likes this.
  3. Adam Woodhouse

    Adam Woodhouse Member

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2017
    Messages:
    15
    Likes Received:
    6
    Location:
    Ontario, Canada

    -Return to Top-

    When shooting weddings, I use this all day and have since it came to market. I'm on my 2nd as I wore the first one out. Love it. But I know it technically isn't a strap.

    Spider Camera Holster

    The camera strap that I do have and it works well is the Black Rapid 'Cross Shot'. It works well.

    BlackRapid | Cross Shot Breathe

    I'm currently looking to purchase from this company their hand strap. It is pricey but it is beautifully crafted.

    Straps for cameras: cross body and single cross - Barber Shop Bags
     
    Last edited: Apr 6, 2017
    Jason Davies likes this.
  4. ErikN

    ErikN Member

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2014
    Messages:
    48
    Likes Received:
    7
    Location:
    Sweden

    -Return to Top-

    I use a peak design slide lite. Also have a wrist strap modified to work with their connectors/anchors.
    I'm really happy with it's flexibility
     
    dck22 likes this.
  5. M41gr8tpic

    M41gr8tpic New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2017
    Messages:
    10
    Likes Received:
    2

    -Return to Top-

    Same here. I got the wrist first and then end up purchasing the neck strap. I think both of them work perfectly together as its easy to switch out.
     
    dck22 likes this.
  6. drpro

    drpro Member

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2017
    Messages:
    31
    Likes Received:
    7
    Location:
    Nashvegas, TN USA

    -Return to Top-

    another PD fan. Love being able to quickly swap strap to other cameras
     
    dck22 likes this.
  7. janda

    janda Member

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2012
    Messages:
    19
    Likes Received:
    5
    Location:
    Chichester UK

    -Return to Top-

    Leica straps are strong as they are designed to ensure very expensive kit does not hit the deck.

    IMG_0898.JPG
     
    CWRailman likes this.
  8. Geoff D Whalan

    Geoff D Whalan New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2017
    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    0

    -Return to Top-

    Hi Chris

    I use a Black Rapid Yeti system - I do a lot of walking for a combination of HDR landscaping and wildlife/flora. I carry a Canon 7D2 with 100-400 on the right and the XT-2 with 18-135 on the left. Works very well for long periods.

    Regards

    Geoff Whalan
     
  9. KenML

    KenML New Member

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2015
    Messages:
    21
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    New York

    -Return to Top-

    I use an Artisan and Artist 47" black silk cord strap. I've tried most other straps, including Peak Design, and this is by far the best strap I have ever owned. It is expensive but well worth it.
     
  10. fks

    fks Active Member

    Joined:
    May 13, 2015
    Messages:
    120
    Likes Received:
    37
    Location:
    SF CA

    -Return to Top-

    I have the same strap on my X-E2, and I find the rubber shoulder pad a bit too heavy and bulky. I should probably switch it over to my X-T1 on the hope that the heavier body would offset the pad weight.

     
  11. ADM01

    ADM01 Member

    Joined:
    Jul 21, 2016
    Messages:
    57
    Likes Received:
    8

    -Return to Top-

    I alternate between a Peak Designs Leash and Slide Summit in blue.

    I use the Slide when I have a "heavier" lens like the 16-55 and the battery grip. I'll use the lease when using a prime and no battery grip.

    I have often used the slide with the battery grip and the 16-50 or 55-200 for 2-3 hours and it was extremely comfortable.

    [​IMG]
     
    dck22 likes this.
  12. Fujiphotog

    Fujiphotog Amateur photographer.

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2015
    Messages:
    1,014
    Likes Received:
    591
    Location:
    Toronto, Canada

    -Return to Top-

    I don't carry cameras around my neck, to avoid (1) neck strain and (2) camera swinging around when I walk, kneel, climb on something. I also don't use diagonal straps like the PD because I don't want the camera and lens bouncing off my butt as I walk, etc.. The system I use depends on the lenses.

    For the 10-24 or 16-55 on my X-T2 I would use the Ezeestrap, which is a lightweight harness that distributes weight over both shoulders and keeps the camera steady on the middle of my chest, as seen here:

    Ezee Strap, Shoulder Camera Straps, Binocular Harness, Toronto

    I can walk around all day like that.

    However, for the 50-140 or 100-400 there is a good reason why the lens is supplied with a foot. I wouldn't use any strap connected to the camera lugs, with the weight of these lenses swinging around. I use a system that connects to an Arca Swiss plate on the foot. For longer shoots I use the Cotton Carrier system shown here, either on the chest alone or with a second body and lighter lens in a second holster.

    CCS Camera Harness-2

    Expensive, but so is dropping a camera and lens, or having one of them bang into something like a doorway or chair.
     
  13. dck22

    dck22 Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2016
    Messages:
    77
    Likes Received:
    41
    Location:
    Western New York

    -Return to Top-

    I have never had the camera and lense bounce around on my back or butt due to the two point contact system of the Peak Design Slide. Straps like Black Rapid that are single point, connecting at the tripod lug typically have a lot of bouncing.
     
  14. Matthew Perry

    Matthew Perry Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2017
    Messages:
    97
    Likes Received:
    93
    Location:
    Ottawa | Canada

    -Return to Top-

    Agree 100% here, no issues with the Slide ever, and I have used it on Canon pro gear as well as now the X-T2 system.
     
    dck22 likes this.
  15. SussexSBP

    SussexSBP Premium Member

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2015
    Messages:
    778
    Likes Received:
    391
    Location:
    England

    -Return to Top-

    My PD doesn't bounce either - in fact the way the camera and lens hang with a PD strap worn across body means it sits in the small of my back.
     
  16. Adam Hafner

    Adam Hafner Member

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2017
    Messages:
    39
    Likes Received:
    12

    -Return to Top-

    PD leash and cuff for my X-T20. Love the system as it covers all my bases. Plus I can even remove the anchors VERY easily if I wanted to...not that I would since the pretty much stay out of the way.
     
  17. mikEm13

    mikEm13 Premium Member

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2016
    Messages:
    275
    Likes Received:
    79

    -Return to Top-

    I use the Fuji strap with the PD Anchor Link connectors.
     
  18. Big Ursus

    Big Ursus Member

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2013
    Messages:
    58
    Likes Received:
    5
    Location:
    Alberta, Canada

    -Return to Top-

    I love the original neck strap that came with the camera!
    Tried others, including wrist straps, but the original neck strap is reliable, pliable, and doesn't have screaming colours.
     
  19. Melson

    Melson Member

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2017
    Messages:
    20
    Likes Received:
    6

    -Return to Top-

    Same strap I've used since ~1978, bought it for my AE-1. I think I'm cheap. Feels solidly secure on the battery pack tripod mount. camerastrap.jpg
     
    Last edited: Apr 26, 2017
  20. Brian Hissem

    Brian Hissem New Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 2017
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0

    -Return to Top-

    I've been using a Tanner Goods leather strap for years on various cameras.

    IMG_2731.JPG
     

Share This Page