Wrist Strap advice for 7D (or any other DSLR)...

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Roland Ashdown
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Wrist Strap advice for 7D (or any other DSLR)...
May 21, 2010

Hello all!

Can I ask for some advice/recommendations pleas on wrist straps for a 7D?

Does anyone here have/use one?

I've traded in the standard neck strap for a "Sling-Shot" shoulder starp and am very happy with that. But I like to also stroll around with the 7D in the hand. However, I'm always nervous about it slipping out of my hand!

The 7D will only really have a 2/50 or 2/90 MF prime on it, so not too heavy.

The Hama strap comes up in searches ( http://www.amazon.co.uk/Hama-Wrist-Strap-Dslr-Cameras/dp/B000NRU6JU ) but the reviews are not too impressive.

Any guide is appreciated.

Thanks
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Leigh A. Wax
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In reply to Roland Ashdown, May 21, 2010

I've been using Zing straps for years, and they work very well.

http://www.amazon.com/Zing-580-800-SABK1-Action-Strap/dp/B0000AB4PQ

Of course, Canon offers one as well, but I have no experience with it.

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In reply to Leigh A. Wax, May 21, 2010

The best wrist straps for DSLR's are made by Camdaptor.
http://www.camdapter.com/

They are certainly not the cheapest but materials and workmanship are beyond reproach.
You have a camera worth over $1,000. Why cheap out on the strap?

For my 40D, I bought the Top Grain Pro in Black with the Manfrotto adaptor plate so I can just snap it on to my tripod when needed. Battery access is still easy and it has not been off of my camera since I purchased it over 2 years ago.

The original neck strap attaches to the other side allowing the camera to hang vertically when not using the wrist strap.

This strap allows secure one handed camera operation with no chance of it falling out of your hand.

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In reply to zonamax, May 21, 2010

Check prostrap, they have a nice choice of wrist straps. They have one that connects like a shoulder strap but one sided for the wrist with a slde to tighten on your wrist

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In reply to puttin, May 21, 2010

I use teh kata strap KT A91C, and i'm very happy with it.

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In reply to zonamax, May 22, 2010

The best wrist straps for DSLR's are made by Camdaptor.
http://www.camdapter.com/

I agree, these wrist straps let you carry the camera at your side very securely for long walks. Quality is outstanding.
Richard

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Loren Charif
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Re: Wrist Strap advice for 7D (or any other DSLR)...
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