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Do You Use the Neck Strap?

Started Jan 30, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Re: Do You Use the Neck Strap?
In reply to Graham Hill, Feb 2, 2014

IGotShot wrote:

Do you guys use the neck strap that came with the camera?

To me it's always a pain in the ass but saves the camera from being dropped. Also, having a strap seems touristy

Absolutely not.  My cameras are sans strap and are in a Billingham bag when not in my hands.

The straps that come with cameras are ridiculous billboards for the brand.

To each his own, my straps have saved my cameras on numerous ocassion, custom made and original. also in reply to another poster about changing lens while walking, I try not to do so, but have done so, I have even changed a lens with one hand while driving to a fast breaking story. There is nothing to prove strapless, you never know when someone will bump into you. A strap is another cheap tool for your expensive camera, your bag will protect you machine to a point, but your bag will not be damaged if it falls onto a hard surface.
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