What's a good wrist strap for X-E1 preferably easy to release?

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Astrophotographer 10 Senior Member • Posts: 6,594
What's a good wrist strap for X-E1 preferably easy to release?

I use a leather neck strap and often this gets in the road. I was thinking a wrist strap would be more secure in a tourist area where the potential is for pickpockets to roam around. A fast release system would be nice.

Any ideas? There are lots of wrist straps on ebay but almost all have that little string that loops around the strap lug on the camera.

Greg.

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mjack101 Regular Member • Posts: 108
Re: What's a good wrist strap for XE1 preferably easy to release?

Astrophotographer 10 wrote:

I use a leather neck strap and often this gets in the road. I was thinking a wrist strap would be more secure in a tourist area where the potential is for pickpockets to roam around. A fast release system would be nice.

Any ideas? There are lots of wrist straps on ebay but almost all have that little string that loops around the strap lug on the camera.

Greg.

I use this for my X-E1 and it works pretty well. It does have that little string but also has a quick release connector.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B000H02B6O

Astrophotographer 10 OP Senior Member • Posts: 6,594
Re: What's a good wrist strap for XE1 preferably easy to release?
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The quick release aspect looks good but those plastic connectors don't inspire confidence of security.

Greg.

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sibyy Regular Member • Posts: 136
Re: What's a good wrist strap for XE1 preferably easy to release?

I like these guys:

http://www.dsptch.com/collections/wrist

Bought a sling and a wrist strap for my X-E1. Very nice quality and love the design too.

mjack101 Regular Member • Posts: 108
Re: What's a good wrist strap for XE1 preferably easy to release?

I was a bit worried about that too but it was recommended to me and I have been using it for the last 3 months and no problems at all.

FWTOQA Regular Member • Posts: 268
Re: What's a good wrist strap for XE1 preferably easy to release?

Astrophotographer 10 wrote:

The quick release aspect looks good but those plastic connectors don't inspire confidence of security.

Greg.

I use the same optech connector and both the string and plastic connector are more than adequate. The connector is the same sort of thing that you would find on a backpack or similar device. They just don't come loose or apart unless you want them to.

The connectors also come in packs of 4, and can be fastened to conventional straps. Enabling quick change between wrist or neck or shoulder straps. The same string fastener is kept on the camera, swooping to the alternative straps made easy.

Travelshooter Senior Member • Posts: 1,976
Re: What's a good wrist strap for X-E1 preferably easy to release?
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nixda Senior Member • Posts: 3,710
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FWTOQA wrote:

Astrophotographer 10 wrote:

The quick release aspect looks good but those plastic connectors don't inspire confidence of security.

Greg.

I use the same optech connector and both the string and plastic connector are more than adequate. The connector is the same sort of thing that you would find on a backpack or similar device. They just don't come loose or apart unless you want them to.

The connectors also come in packs of 4, and can be fastened to conventional straps. Enabling quick change between wrist or neck or shoulder straps. The same string fastener is kept on the camera, swooping to the alternative straps made easy.

By now, I have a whole system around the Op/Tech offerings, including large, padded neck strap, a sling, a backpack-attachment system , as well as mini-QD loops for a very compact, minimalist solution. I use it on a largish D7000 as well as on my X-E1. There is nothing flimsy about it at all, and the quick-connects are very convenient in the field. Highly recommended.

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Ethel Contributing Member • Posts: 794
Re: What's a good wrist strap for X-E1 preferably easy to release?

Check out the Crumpler Noose wrist strap - attaches to the normal strap ring and you can adjust the length / fit around your wrist.

No silly bits of string if you don't want to use them, and very secure with no quick-release clips.

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David Lawson Senior Member • Posts: 2,776
Re: What's a good wrist strap for X-E1 preferably easy to release?

I use one of gordy's straps, I had the regular size with the integral strap bumper. It's a bit small with the XE-1, but I had it on a smaller camera so am utilising it. If I were buying again 'd get the long one. Not quick release but easy to slip on and off your wrist, but still secure

search for gordys camera straps if this link is removed

http://www.gordyscamerastraps.com/wrist-lug/index.htm

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