Shoulder strap ruins D-800

Started Nov 19, 2012 | Discussions thread
primeshooter
primeshooter Veteran Member • Posts: 5,058
Re: tripod sockets aren't for carrying the weight of cameras/lenses
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Tommot1965 wrote:

primeshooter wrote:

Dalmellington wrote:

8TAV wrote:

The bottom of the camera is bent down at the tripod socket. Why do you say that the shoulder strap didn't cause the damage?

Apologies,you didn't mention that the strap was attached to the tripod socket rather than the lugs.

Another reason to not use these daft straps attached to the tripod socket. You where not using the camera "as intended" so maybe it is actually your own fault in this case...The tripod socket is for putting the camera on a tripod. No where in the Nikon manual does it say you should suspend the weight of a camera and lens from it. Sorry to state the obvious, take it as a very expensive lesson learned, and that sucks. Black rapid stuff I don't get in general...partly for this reason.

so when using a tripod you only use it in landscape orientation ..never portrait or suspended up side down while doing a macro

There is a large difference between a static force (Mass) of camera and lens suspended on it's side or upside down through this socket, to the huge forces of mass and inertia when walking, running, also the shear forces that would act on the socket would be increased. It's pretty obvious that the camera strap goes through x2 metal locators on the top of the camera and the force is split between these, and these are connected into the chassis. I also think it's pretty obvious that's how it's intended to be used.

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