Shoulder strap ruins D-800

Started Nov 19, 2012 | Discussions thread
spqr_ca
spqr_ca Contributing Member • Posts: 707
It will to some degree

TOF guy wrote:

Larry wrote:

I would highly recommend mounting an L bracket such as the one I use from Kirk Enterprises. This would take most of the strain off the tripod thread on the camera when attaching a strap to the tripod hole in the L bracket

Think about it, Larry. The base plate still takes the very same strain through the attachment to the tripod thread. You're just adding a piece between the strap and the tripod thread, but it doesn't help with the issue at hand.

In order to flex, it's going to have to flex the whole plate as opposed to just at the hole. Not a perfect answer, but it will spread the strain a little. However, I switched back to my Crumpler strap that attaches to the proper points... I may be willing to risk a K-5, but the D800 is a lot more expensive a damage proposition. As a bonus, it's a little less of a pain to attach to the tripod since I don't have to remove the strap first now.

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