Blackrapid strap almost killed $9000 worth of gear

Started Apr 27, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Joe Tam OP Contributing Member • Posts: 651
Re: Blackrapid strap almost killed $9000 worth of gear

BH Photo has an extensive collection of these straps.  Some look really flimsy and should not be even sold.  I really like the Think Tank straps btw.

joneil wrote:

Are sales people in camera stores under some kind of pressure ot sell these new style of straps?  Seriously?   I do not like this style of strap.   Even if I did trust them, even if each strap came with a personal warranty signed by the president, the queen and the pope, I still would not buy one.  I just do not like the style or how they feel.

But every single camera store that I either talk to on the phone or enter in person, that is all they want to sell me.  When I tell them I am not interested, I get this look like I am some kind of whack job that just fell off the turnip truck.

(Note - 30 years of photography likely has turned me into some kind of whack job, but that's another point for down the road  ).

Point is, why I can I not talk to somebody about a good camera strap that is not either a Sunsniper or a Blackrapid without getting a load of attitude?   What gives?

thanks for the rant, still looking for a really good "traditional" camera strap.

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