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    yup. been using QR optech straps for a while now - no problems. VERY convenient when putting my camera in the dry cabi.
    Budget wedding photographer :)

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    Same here.. Optech QR strap. Glad that I used it as I don't like the long strap dangling around unless I have to travel or need extra hand to carry other things. Without the long strap, much easier to hold the camera.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsbn
    Quick-release on tripod: Yes.
    Quick-release on cameras: No.

    I'm absolutely paranoid over quick-releases as I'm quite careless with my stuff at times.

    But its ok if my tripod comes with a quick release as I can beat da shit outta any hooligan almost immediately.
    same here

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    Quote Originally Posted by deslim27
    Same here.. Optech QR strap. Glad that I used it as I don't like the long strap dangling around unless I have to travel or need extra hand to carry other things. Without the long strap, much easier to hold the camera.
    why use strap? how short is yr strap? anyone don't use strap for camera?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ninjaaa
    why use strap? how short is yr strap? anyone don't use strap for camera?
    I don't use a neck strap, I use a wrist strap. Consider as not using strap?

    Personally I find using a wrist strap works for me, won't get in the way, won't look funny when the camera is mounted on the tripod, won't get tangled etc...
    Pictures always should have a special story behind it or a special meaning to the photographer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ninjaaa
    why use strap? how short is yr strap? anyone don't use strap for camera?
    Do you mean "why don't use strap?"

    Troublesome lah.. cause obstruction, especially when I position camea in portrait orientation, troublesome on tripod also.. if pull the strap hard enuff accidentally, the camera + tripod may fall.

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    So... dont use strap, and carry cam aroung in plastic bag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ninjaaa
    why use strap? how short is yr strap? anyone don't use strap for camera?
    Yes, I don't use strap on my 120 and 4X5 cameras.

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    [QUOTE=catchlights]Optech straps is a American product, we all know what kind of country is this, if anyone is worry of accidentally unclip it, this is extremely paranoid, I don’t think it happen it before, if not optech straps will close down long ago.

    Ya American product but made in china. HAHAHA

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    [QUOTE=shawnlim]
    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights
    Optech straps is a American product, we all know what kind of country is this, if anyone is worry of accidentally unclip it, this is extremely paranoid, I don’t think it happen it before, if not optech straps will close down long ago.

    Ya American product but made in china. HAHAHA

    design by ABC!!!

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    Odd question you ask. It's like asking, why are cameras made for right handers instead of left handers...

    Anyway... as like what others say, the Optech Cam Strap with QR... does felt a bit flimsy. I've use it for a while on a 3.5kg setup with no problem thou.

    Later on I changed to Domke Camera Strap. With the Domke's Metal Clip I felt more secure ( I won't call the domke's one a QR, cos it is slightly more cumbersome to detach it... )

    And yea, a camera with a full length strap felt more clumsy when you are not hanging on the strap...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ninjaaa
    why use strap? how short is yr strap? anyone don't use strap for camera?
    Well... try carrying a 3 ~ 5 kg DSLR with big lens attach without a strap and tell me how u feel... haven't try tat?... try imaganing.

    Edited: try carrying 3 ~ 5kg setup for the whole day... :P

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    Never had a problem with the quick release coming out. The neprene material on the OpTech or Martin strap is so comfortable compared to brand name straps.

    But since you can easily detach them when you put camera in dry cabinet, i forget to attach it back on a few ocassions and went out shooting without the strap.....

    In the end the camera felt heavier than before.....

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    Have been using the OpTech neck strap.. Very comfortable.. Haven has any problems with the qucik release.. It helps me with easy storage and when i dont feel like using the neck strap.. To me, its worth getting..

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    My Optech strap quick release is secured by velcro. So can still remove easily plus added safety & peace of mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Helbreath
    Never had a problem with the quick release coming out. The neprene material on the OpTech or Martin strap is so comfortable compared to brand name straps.

    But since you can easily detach them when you put camera in dry cabinet, i forget to attach it back on a few ocassions and went out shooting without the strap.....

    In the end the camera felt heavier than before.....
    attach it to your camera bag, you won't left it at home liao.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RossChang
    Later on I changed to Domke Camera Strap. With the Domke's Metal Clip I felt more secure ( I won't call the domke's one a QR, cos it is slightly more cumbersome to detach it... )..
    where u get the domke strap? where to get them in sgp? CP dont have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights
    attach it to your camera bag, you won't left it at home liao.
    Yeap.. did the same.. but bring a different bag out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ninjaaa
    So... dont use strap, and carry cam aroung in plastic bag.
    Aiyo.. be flexi lah.. if you will have to travel or need extra hand or feel unsafe without the strap, use it. That's what QR for..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ninjaaa
    where u get the domke strap? where to get them in sgp? CP dont have.
    CP SHOULD have it... they carry quite a lot of Domke stuff...

    I got mine in HK..

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