View Poll Results: How do you handle your camer between pauses?

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  • Hang around the neck

    67 30.73%
  • Shoulder/cross sling to the side

    73 33.49%
  • Leather handgrip it

    7 3.21%
  • Put back into bag/pouch

    12 5.50%
  • Just hand carry

    55 25.23%
  • Others

    4 1.83%
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Thread: For DSLR: How do you handle your camera between pauses of up to 5 minute?

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    Default Re: For DSLR: How do you handle your camera between pauses of up to 5 minute?

    For that 5mins, do you cap back the cover of your lens?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anson View Post
    I have a waist bag & 3 sling bag for my camera too... but didn't use them much... at it is too obvious that I am currently a dslr...
    Once you pull it out.... it's even more obvious.
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    Default Re: For DSLR: How do you handle your camera between pauses of up to 5 minute?

    for my type of photography, 5 minutes pulse is too short. I rest my gears on my tripod all the time.

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    Default Re: For DSLR: How do you handle your camera between pauses of up to 5 minute?

    Since I am usually on the neck strap, I cradle it in my left arm to prevent it from swinging about.

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    Default Re: For DSLR: How do you handle your camera between pauses of up to 5 minute?

    Quote Originally Posted by Krisgage View Post
    I would sling to my side and hold the front of my lens with caps on. My 18-200mm VR lens tends to roll down by itself.
    Quote Originally Posted by sin77 View Post
    i got the same problem
    yeah.. my 18-200 lens got the same problem too!
    one of my frns also experienced it also..
    maybe after some time.. the lens will tends to become like that!

    anyway.. i usually sling to my right shoulder cos i dont feel comfortable sling on my shoulder.
    well, that is just me.. everyone have their own preferences.
    cheers..

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    Default Re: For DSLR: How do you handle your camera between pauses of up to 5 minute?

    It's called lens creep, you can get a temp fix by using a thick rubber band and banding down where the lens zoom ring is to the lens body. You can roll it off to the body or zoom ring when you need to zoom and then fix it back again when you are moving about.
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    Default Re: For DSLR: How do you handle your camera between pauses of up to 5 minute?

    cross sling to the side for me..

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    I am totally dumbfounded with with this thread/pool. No idea why it was even put up in the first place.

    My question to TS is, does it matter?
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    Default Re: For DSLR: How do you handle your camera between pauses of up to 5 minute?

    Quote Originally Posted by Deadpoet View Post
    I am totally dumbfounded with with this thread/pool. No idea why it was even put up in the first place.

    My question to TS is, does it matter?
    maybe heart is welling to carry big camera, but hands are weak??
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    Default Re: For DSLR: How do you handle your camera between pauses of up to 5 minute?

    Quote Originally Posted by Deadpoet View Post
    I am totally dumbfounded with with this thread/pool. No idea why it was even put up in the first place.

    My question to TS is, does it matter?
    Why not?

    I started this to see what is the most preferred style of holding cameras when people walkabout.

    Reasons:
    1. i find hanging on my neck a pain.
    2. see how many people got strength to hold their cameras by hand throughout.
    3. see how many people would rely on leather handgrip with comform.
    4. to know whether i am a weirdo to sling my camera.

    Well it seems to matter to >120 persons, not including you (because it doesnt matter to you).
    Last edited by sin77; 4th January 2009 at 09:25 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    maybe heart is welling to carry big camera, but hands are weak??
    hi, you are very rite.
    My hands are quite weak, and i dun want to exhaust them whenever i am not shooting.
    Otherwise later all the photos become blurry.
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    Default Re: For DSLR: How do you handle your camera between pauses of up to 5 minute?

    Quote Originally Posted by sin77 View Post
    hi, you are very rite.
    My hands are quite weak, and i dun want to exhaust them whenever i am not shooting.
    Otherwise later all the photos become blurry.
    I guess so, anyway, some suggestions..

    1. i find hanging on my neck a pain. Use optech strap
    2. see how many people got strength to hold their cameras by hand throughout. depends what is the set up, I'm sure many people will not have any problem with holding a Leica M4 all day long.
    3. see how many people would rely on leather handgrip with comform. camera too small are not recommend to use handgrip strap
    4. to know whether i am a weirdo to sling my camera. Nothing wrong with slinging or put downthe camera between the shoots.
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    Default Re: For DSLR: How do you handle your camera between pauses of up to 5 minute?

    Quote Originally Posted by sin77 View Post
    4. to know whether i am a weirdo to sling my camera.
    It is very common to see people with 2 body slinging their second body.... it is not weird all...

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    Default Re: For DSLR: How do you handle your camera between pauses of up to 5 minute?

    Quote Originally Posted by sin77 View Post
    hi, you are very rite.
    My hands are quite weak, and i dun want to exhaust them whenever i am not shooting.
    Otherwise later all the photos become blurry.
    im just sharing something..
    i sore my middle finger when i was shooting an event.
    camera heavy due to the weight of the body, flash, lens and battery grip.
    feel abit pain when shooting here and there nowadays..
    if i were to Just hand carry or Leather handgrip it, i think it would worsen the pain.
    so i sling my camera most of the time.
    hang around neck, not comfortable for me.
    cheers!

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    Default Re: For DSLR: How do you handle your camera between pauses of up to 5 minute?

    Quote Originally Posted by xintothezonex View Post
    im just sharing something..
    i sore my middle finger when i was shooting an event.
    camera heavy due to the weight of the body, flash, lens and battery grip.
    feel abit pain when shooting here and there nowadays..
    if i were to Just hand carry or Leather handgrip it, i think it would worsen the pain.
    so i sling my camera most of the time.
    hang around neck, not comfortable for me.
    cheers!
    using a proper handgrip strap, will transfer the weight of the camera to your palm, minimize the stress of your fingers for causing fatigue. of course you still can put down or sling the camera when not in use.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sin77 View Post
    Well it seems to matter to >120 persons, not including you (because it doesnt matter to you).
    It matters to me. Thanx for the thread.

    I am thinking of optech too, but read that it will stink, I am a heavy sweating guy, so I am not sure yet. Since the setup for events can get heavy, batt pack containing nimh (instead of lithium) plus heavy glass, plus flash, plus diffuser, etc, some shooter plus second body... it is worth considering.
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    Default Re: For DSLR: How do you handle your camera between pauses of up to 5 minute?

    Quote Originally Posted by sjackal View Post
    It matters to me. Thanx for the thread.

    I am thinking of optech too, but read that it will stink, I am a heavy sweating guy, so I am not sure yet. Since the setup for events can get heavy, batt pack containing nimh (instead of lithium) plus heavy glass, plus flash, plus diffuser, etc, some shooter plus second body... it is worth considering.
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    Default Re: For DSLR: How do you handle your camera between pauses of up to 5 minute?

    i usually cross sling

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    Default Re: For DSLR: How do you handle your camera between pauses of up to 5 minute?

    I cross sling too...

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    Cross Sling..... using DIY 'Black Rapid' system.....

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