View Poll Results: Do you use original camera neck strap or 3rd party ones

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  • Yes, I use 3rd party(Martin,Perly, Optech etc.) neck strap for my camera

    48 50.00%
  • No, I only use the original camera neck strap that came with my camera

    40 41.67%
  • Neither above, I do not use any neck strap.

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    Default Re: Do you use original camera strap or third party ones?

    Quote Originally Posted by Yatlapball View Post
    I got a real dislike for the clips. I know some people like them for some perceived convenience... but to me its a vulnerability that I do not need.

    So I stick to the original straps even though I hate the wordings on them.
    yeah i tot about that too... but then it will really take some real prankster to unclip when i sling it

    some other conveniences include: can unclip main strap easily and put in dry cabi easily, opposing clips can connect and make a small little handle (dunno wat for...)

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    NPS Strap.
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    used optech then switched to matin. i find original straps too abrasive for me.

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    Default Re: Do you use original camera strap or third party ones?

    Using Optech now, but I find Matin to be more comfortable when I was trying my friend's.
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    Default Re: Do you use original camera strap or third party ones?

    Quote Originally Posted by BlueBull View Post
    It is the same material as the original Nikon strap, made by Nikon or not I dunno.

    Anyway got it for free at a Clubsnap/Nikon event.
    Then issin't the NPS still as rough and abrasive as the original non neoprene Nikon Strap ?



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    Default Re: Do you use original camera strap or third party ones?

    Quote Originally Posted by giantcanopy View Post
    Then issin't the NPS still as rough and abrasive as the original non neoprene Nikon Strap ?



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    I dun find the Nikon original strap "rough and abrasive", in fact I like its toughness and ruggedness.

    To each his own, I say.
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    Default Re: Do you use original camera strap or third party ones?

    using an optech one too. i find that it's better than the original ones.

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    Default Re: Do you use original camera strap or third party ones?

    How tough and rough also won't be as uncomfortable as neck-slinging a GPMG

    I also sort of find the "non-slip" material on the original slings slightly better than the 3rd party ones (if there is a non-slip element at all)

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    Default Re: Do you use original camera strap or third party ones?

    I am still using the same Op/Tech straps that I used since 1995 which has graced almost all my SLRs from that time till my present DSLR to date. Never let me down. Still works great.

    Nikon original straps are great for brand flashing attention grabbing ...other then that...total crappy. That is always the one piece of item that remains in every one of my camera body box. You would think that a camera that cost a few thousand dollar would give you at least a relatively tough and comfortable strap like an Op/Tech or better.

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    Default Re: Do you use original camera strap or third party ones?

    canon's original camera strap is hard on the shoulder / neck.

    but i still use them for the non pro camera because of the view finder cap thats built in the strap eg eos 50e and d60 (not sure about the rest of the models), which i use when doing long exposure.


    for my 1vhs, i use Op/Tech strap.
    1) the camera has a built in view finder curtain.
    2) it is very heavy.
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    Is Optech or Martin better?

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    Anyway, can the original strap be replaced new?

    Thanks

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    lol after some consideration i'm currently not using any strap, the strap is really very irritating (especially the right side where it keeps playing with ur hand). I just put my camera in a slingbag, take it out only when i need to, that makes it fast like an holster But if get bang by people then i dunno, may drop the cam so im thinking whether to get a good strap...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ilario View Post
    lol after some consideration i'm currently not using any strap, the strap is really very irritating (especially the right side where it keeps playing with ur hand). I just put my camera in a slingbag, take it out only when i need to, that makes it fast like an holster But if get bang by people then i dunno, may drop the cam so im thinking whether to get a good strap...
    Actually it is better to get a strap to prevent falls.

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    For the 2 PnS I have, I use a pair of very nice Canon Business lanyards that I got from a business convention.. Very nice and smooth. (One is a Konica Minolta and one is an Ixus, lols)

    For my EOS 400D, I use the nice fat neckstrap that came with my cam..

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    Default Re: Do you use original camera strap or third party ones?

    If one hates neck straps so much... there are always hand straps Not trying to start a brand-war... but Nikon's handstrap design is really more secure than Canon's. In my opinion anyway.

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    Default Re: Do you use original camera strap or third party ones?

    I use matin
    i find it more comfortable

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    Default Re: Do you use original camera strap or third party ones?

    Quote Originally Posted by m3lv1nh0 View Post
    Using Matin. I find the original strap very rough and it hurts my neck.
    im using optech, you're with the original

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yatlapball View Post
    If one hates neck straps so much... there are always hand straps Not trying to start a brand-war... but Nikon's handstrap design is really more secure than Canon's. In my opinion anyway.
    I use neckstrap because it allows me to sling more than one body. I won't be able to do that with handstraps.

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    Default Re: Do you use original camera strap or third party ones?

    Quote Originally Posted by lsisaxon View Post
    I use neckstrap because it allows me to sling more than one body. I won't be able to do that with handstraps.
    Not everyone owns as many bodies as you

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