Hand strap real????

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Photofunster
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Re: Hand strap real????
In reply to JOHN, 6 months ago

All though the Nikon Wrist Strap is of decent quality, and does look good on my D800, it was actually a slight hassle to use, when you have to continually remove it from the tripod mount, every time you want to use a tripod, leaving it hanging from the camera strap bracket up top, because the plate on the wrist strap is not Arca-Swiss compatible, so you either must remove it, or have two plates on your tripod, which just wasn't worth the bother for me.

For anyone with a lighter camera, or who don't use a tripod very often, it would be awesome. It just didn't work for my style of shooting with the heavy D800. Perhaps its newer version II, would have  been a better fit and alternative. Too bad I never had a chance to try those out. If you can get version II, I'd go for that first.

For neck straps, this is how I also connect mine, burying the loose ends

https://www.flickr.com/photos/arkku/1335553912/

http://www.diyphotography.net/the-diy-r-strap/

Chas

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