Strapping my new camera
I have FZ200. I hate having any strap on it, but I use Joby sling. It fastens to tripod screw, like Black Rapid, so very easy to remove when I am indoors and don't want a strap. I don't have to wear it across my shoulder -- I do when hiking and swing it to my back.
I also bought a small camera bag to keep it safe -- but don't use it much. The bag that is! Too much of a hassle to get it out. Instead i toss it in my backpack, or in my (big) purse/tote. Loose. And I don't use a protective filter and I keep the lens cap off whenever it's out - sitting on my desk or on the car seat or on my body. I am not taking the lens cap on/off -- too much work. I use the hood when hiking, and that's protection enough.
I've never had more fun and getting a lot of pictures I would otherwise not get. In fact, I am amazed at that. The camera sits on the coffee table in the evening and I manage to get some really cool shots pets and family. Making it accessible was key for me. The cell phone camera isn't used nearly as much!
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