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    Default Y Strap or R strap

    Was wondering if any one of you have any experience with Y Strap compared with R Strap

    Y Strap
    http://figitalrevolution.com/y-strap/

    R Strap
    http://www.blackrapid.com/

    Any feedbacks. What would you prefer? though R Strap is more readily available here in SG.

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    Default Re: Y Strap or R strap

    The Blackrapid website looks much more professional. Never really heard about Y-strap before :/

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    The site looks like it rips off the RStrap and the Shootsac.

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    Default Re: Y Strap or R strap

    u can make yr own y-strap for less than $10. it's well worth it for that price, but not at the price the guy is charging

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    Default Re: Y Strap or R strap

    Using DIY R-Strap..... very good.

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    bro, how do you DIY?

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    Default Re: Y Strap or R strap

    Y and R looks the same?! All sling from sideways wat....

    BTW looks like my rifle strap :P
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    Default Re: Y Strap or R strap

    The Y strap looks like a rip-off of the BlackRapid R-strap. Disgusts me.

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    Default Re: Y Strap or R strap

    they sling different directions. R-strap worn on left shoulder, camera sits near right hip. Y-strap worn on right shoulder, camera sits near left hip. For a right hander, the R-strap configuration is easier to reach for.

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    Y or R, their concept is the same, a movable attachment point to your camera body, the Y make use of the neck strap lug on your camera while the R use the tripod mount.

    Y system using the neck strap lug, I feel that the concept works well for range finder camera or DSLR with short lens, DSLR with big or long lens will strain the lug and its not very comfy to have your DSLR with long lens and with the lens poking outwards side way

    the R system is better using the tripod mount but when using big long lens the tripod mount be strain badly if u use the camera mount and if u use the lens coller mount the camera may not hang vertically, maybe side way or even camera down with lens facing upwards

    i still prefer the conventional neck strap, over the neck and under 1 arm and i can pull the cam to the side or back, have it long enough can also use it like the R system

    Think the best place to find parts for DIYing your own R or Y strap will be beach road army market as there got lots of straps and those metal bucker or hook
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    I think nikontkl has highlighted the main difference. I personally am using the R-strap now and its definitely quite useful when walking around though sometimes the strap can start shifting down. Also if you use a long lens with no tripod ring it can be a little un-balanced IMO. Still does make carrying the camera around more comfortable.
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    Default Re: Y Strap or R strap

    You can make the Y strap for a few dollars. It's nice for small cameras. The R strap is worth paying for.

    http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showt...hlight=Y+strap

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