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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. sporadic

    sporadic Well-Known Member

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    I'm a big fan of the Please login or register to view links. I used one with my previous Canon gear and tried their mirrorless offering when I switched to Fuji, but didn't like it all. Picked up another Utility Sling and love it on my X-T1. Best $25 I've ever spent. I used to hang a 7D and 70-200 mkii IS from one lug and never worried about it. I do the same with my X-T1.

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    Peak Design Slide PD-SL2 Summit Edition


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    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.

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

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

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    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
     
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    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.
     
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    another PD fan. Love being able to quickly swap strap to other cameras
     
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    Leica straps are strong as they are designed to ensure very expensive kit does not hit the deck.

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    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.

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    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.
     
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    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.

     
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    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.

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    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:

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    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.

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    Expensive, but so is dropping a camera and lens, or having one of them bang into something like a doorway or chair.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    I use the Fuji strap with the PD Anchor Link connectors.
     
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    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.
     
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    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
     
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    I've been using a Tanner Goods leather strap for years on various cameras.

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