Do You Use the Neck Strap?

Started Jan 30, 2014 | Discussions thread
jrkliny Veteran Member • Posts: 3,688
Re: Do You Use the Neck Strap?

I consider a neck strap to be absolutely essential for a DSLR.  I would like to know how anyone can change a less without a strap.  Well I am sure it is possible if you have a table or are sitting down.  But how can you change lenses while outside walking around?

BTW, here is how I do it with a strap.  First I press the lens release button and slightly turn the lens on the camera so it remains unlocked.  I pull a lens out of a pouch with my right hand.  The left hand removes the lens from the camera and the right immediately attaches the new lens.  I then stow the previously used lens in a lens case.  The process of lens changing can be completed in about 10 seconds while I am walking.  An exception is my 100-400 lens.  That beast is heavy enough that I need to stand still and concentrate while changing that lens.

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