Shoulder strap ruins D-800

Started Nov 19, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: Useful info: stay away from Black rapid straps and the like

I think you misunderstand on how the strap point would be attached to the camera. The strap attachment is attached to the Kirk L bracket and not the camera. When the L bracket is attached to the camera by the tripod screw hole on the camera the bracket fits snug against a large portion of the bottom of the camera. The L bracket takes most all the torque off the tripod screw hole on the camera. The L bracket is very strong and can support the strap attachment very easily.

Larry

Hi Larry, thank you for the explanation but I still don't see the advantage of the L-plate.

The L-plate is snug against the camera in absence of damage. But the pressure applied to the bottom of the camera must have pulled the bottom part: I expect it to be bent down. After damage, the L-plate is still connected to the tripod thread where obviously the fits stays snug. But there will be a gap elsewhere between L-plate and bottom part of the camera due to the way the bend curvature is oriented (and the fact that the L-plate is attached only on one point of the camera).

I'm not sure I'm explaining well what I have in mind but I've made a schematic posted here.

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