Shoulder strap ruins D-800

Started Nov 19, 2012 | Discussions thread
rgolub
rgolub Senior Member • Posts: 2,061
Re: Shoulder strap ruins D-800

Not sure that this would help, but you could look at the Kirk Arca plates.  Mine have a small loop on the side that one could attach a strap to - I believe it's there as an extra safety mechanism, but it certainly would hold a bit on nylon webbing.  The Arca plate would distribute the stresses beyond the threads that comprise the tripod socket.

It appears to me that recent Nikon bodies are pushing the envelope in terms of mechanical stability.  And not in a good way.  The D800 in particular 'seems' flimsy compared to the D300 and D700.  I think that repeated attempts at making the bodies lighter and cheaper have made them less robust.  It's always a complicated series of tradeoffs - lighter, cheaper, stronger - pick any two.  But I'm treating my D800 a little less cavalierly than the other bodies.  Maybe it's just me....

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