Shoulder strap ruins D-800

Started Nov 19, 2012 | Discussions thread
M Lammerse
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Re: Ditched my Black Rapid strap

Hi Jim,

I never ever got the understanding why people want to connect their neck/shoulderstrap at the most unlogic/instable place of a camera, at the bottom.

I'm a news and reportage photographer and I don't even like to think about having one of camera's dingeling upside down besides my hip, hitting constantly myself or people in a crowd around me.

I really wonder who invented it and with what purpose...probable he/she is more into marketing than into photography. And if it's really aimed at practical usage, what kind of photography?

Non of my colleagues is using it by the way. We all use neck straps, and mostly around our neck instead of twisted around our wrists (looks more cooler I know, but not practical)

Michel

Jim Trainor wrote:

after a long hike carrying my D800 with a 24-120 attached. My paranoia drove me to constantly check that the connection between the screw and the tripod socket was tight. Which was a good thing. To my chagrin, more than once I found that the connection was loose. I cannot trust this system again.

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