Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 23

Thread: Sweaty neck strap

  1. #1

    Default Sweaty neck strap

    My camera neck strap is securely attached to the camera body and after a day's shooting tend to be moist. I normally dismantle the lenses them in a dry box. I will leave overnight for the strap to be dried before putting into the dry box. Is this the most effective way before putting the camera and strap into the dry box?

  2. #2

    Default Re: Sweaty neck strap

    Quote Originally Posted by mindfulness View Post
    My camera neck strap is securely attached to the camera body and after a day's shooting tend to be moist. I normally dismantle the lenses them in a dry box. I will leave overnight for the strap to be dried before putting into the dry box. Is this the most effective way before putting the camera and strap into the dry box?
    Hair dryer is the answer
    Tangfolio, 9mm; CZ75 Shadow, 9mm; S&W 686, .38

  3. #3

    Default Re: Sweaty neck strap

    Quote Originally Posted by romeo tango View Post
    Hair dryer is the answer
    Thats gd idea.
    I usually close bag but leave it dangling outside when I go hm. After a while its dry before i reach hm..hee

  4. #4

    Default Re: Sweaty neck strap

    Quote Originally Posted by redmonsoon View Post
    I usually close bag but leave it dangling outside when I go hm. After a while its dry before i reach hm..hee
    This is also good idea
    Tangfolio, 9mm; CZ75 Shadow, 9mm; S&W 686, .38

  5. #5
    Member
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    city and bishan toapayoh grc
    Posts
    490

    Default Re: Sweaty neck strap

    you can opt for a third party strap like optech which lets you unbuckle the strap.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/bleh/
    let the universe surprise you .)

  6. #6
    Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Singapore
    Posts
    358

    Default Re: Sweaty neck strap

    Quote Originally Posted by mindfulness View Post
    My camera neck strap is securely attached to the camera body and after a day's shooting tend to be moist. I normally dismantle the lenses them in a dry box. I will leave overnight for the strap to be dried before putting into the dry box. Is this the most effective way before putting the camera and strap into the dry box?
    instead of dismantling lens, why dun u release the strap from body, and put body + lens into dry cabi. this way, u dun even need to put the strap into the dry cabi, ensuring no moist at all. of course, strap on n off may be troublesome, so a clip on one shud help.

  7. #7
    Senior Member zac08's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    East
    Posts
    11,755

    Default Re: Sweaty neck strap

    When it's badly soiled, I just remove the strap and wash it... after thorough cleaning and drying, then I will replace it back onto the camera.

    Do remember to remove all traces of the soap or detergents as it can irritate your skin.
    Michael Lim
    My Flickr Site

  8. #8

    Default Re: Sweaty neck strap

    Quote Originally Posted by puraime View Post
    you can opt for a third party strap like optech which lets you unbuckle the strap.
    Quote Originally Posted by jeremyteocx View Post
    instead of dismantling lens, why dun u release the strap from body, and put body + lens into dry cabi. this way, u dun even need to put the strap into the dry cabi, ensuring no moist at all. of course, strap on n off may be troublesome, so a clip on one shud help.
    Thanks for the good suggestion. Can you recommend which strap which can be buckle and unbuckle to the camera body? My strap is original Canon one which comes with the 500D. It is comfortable. Is there a comfortable one available?
    Last edited by mindfulness; 13th June 2009 at 11:28 AM.

  9. #9

    Default Re: Sweaty neck strap

    Optech. You can find it at CP

    Or Matin, you can find it at OP

  10. #10
    Member lamergod's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Fratton Park, Portsmouth
    Posts
    1,511

    Default Re: Sweaty neck strap

    go for optech.Im using a D40 right now and is super light .But with my optech strap,its like carrying nth .And the neoprene is super comfy.

  11. #11
    Moderator catchlights's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Punggol, Singapore
    Posts
    21,901

    Default Re: Sweaty neck strap

    Quote Originally Posted by mindfulness View Post
    Thanks for the good Can you recommend which strap which can be buckle and unbuckle to the camera body? My strap is original Canon one which comes with the 500D. It is comfortable. Is there a comfortable one available?
    you can put the Sweaty original camera strap in the washing machine to wash, but do remember to remove camera from the strap. if you find it is to troublesome, use Optech Strap like what other CSers had suggested.
    Shoot to Live, Live to Shoot
    www.benjaminloo.com | iStock portfolio

  12. #12
    Senior Member ZerocoolAstra's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    rainy Singapore
    Posts
    9,522

    Default Re: Sweaty neck strap

    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    you can put the Sweaty original camera strap in the washing machine to wash, but do remember to remove camera from the strap.......
    I almost fell off the chair laughing when I read this... Somehow I had this image of someone washing his/her camera together with strap in the washing machine...

    Me also like the idea of a quick release buckle, but I kinda feel worried that it will open up with weight of camera + lens (not that my setup is heavy) dangling from my neck.
    So to appease my apprehension, I have no choice but to use hairdryer or occasionally remove strap to wash when it's very dirty.
    Exploring! :)

  13. #13
    Member
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    city and bishan toapayoh grc
    Posts
    490

    Default Re: Sweaty neck strap

    Quote Originally Posted by ZerocoolAstra View Post
    I almost fell off the chair laughing when I read this... Somehow I had this image of someone washing his/her camera together with strap in the washing machine...

    Me also like the idea of a quick release buckle, but I kinda feel worried that it will open up with weight of camera + lens (not that my setup is heavy) dangling from my neck.
    So to appease my apprehension, I have no choice but to use hairdryer or occasionally remove strap to wash when it's very dirty.
    so that's the way to clean the camera. =)
    i had some worries for the unclipping too. but it hasn't happened to me accidentally either. i'm using a d80 too with a 400g lens.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/bleh/
    let the universe surprise you .)

  14. #14
    Senior Member zac08's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    East
    Posts
    11,755

    Default Re: Sweaty neck strap

    Quote Originally Posted by ZerocoolAstra View Post
    I almost fell off the chair laughing when I read this... Somehow I had this image of someone washing his/her camera together with strap in the washing machine...

    Me also like the idea of a quick release buckle, but I kinda feel worried that it will open up with weight of camera + lens (not that my setup is heavy) dangling from my neck.
    So to appease my apprehension, I have no choice but to use hairdryer or occasionally remove strap to wash when it's very dirty.
    Dun worry about it opening... I use a D200 with grip and couple it with a 70-210 pull push (heavy lens) occasionally with the SB-800 and the clip still holds...

    If you're worried, then use a short length of velcro to hold the clips together.
    Michael Lim
    My Flickr Site

  15. #15

    Default Re: Sweaty neck strap

    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    you can put the Sweaty original camera strap in the washing machine to wash, but do remember to remove camera from the strap. if you find it is to troublesome, use Optech Strap like what other CSers had suggested.
    haha nice quip .. the camera could be taking a revolving angle inside the washing machine

  16. #16

    Default Re: Sweaty neck strap

    Quote Originally Posted by lamergod View Post
    go for optech.Im using a D40 right now and is super light .But with my optech strap,its like carrying nth .And the neoprene is super comfy.
    is it secure .. spring type buckle? price?

  17. #17

    Default Re: Sweaty neck strap

    If it is not secured, what for we recommend it here? make sense rite?

    You can get it below $30

  18. #18
    Member agws1970's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Location
    North East Singapore
    Posts
    365

    Default Re: Sweaty neck strap

    Quote Originally Posted by zac08 View Post
    When it's badly soiled, I just remove the strap and wash it... after thorough cleaning and drying, then I will replace it back onto the camera.

    Do remember to remove all traces of the soap or detergents as it can irritate your skin.
    Can also choose a baby detergent like KODOMO or TOLLYJOY. Almost no hypo-allergenic reactions reported.

    GOD Bless.

  19. #19
    Moderator catchlights's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Punggol, Singapore
    Posts
    21,901

    Default Re: Sweaty neck strap

    Quote Originally Posted by ZerocoolAstra View Post
    I almost fell off the chair laughing when I read this... Somehow I had this image of someone washing his/her camera together with strap in the washing machine...

    Me also like the idea of a quick release buckle, but I kinda feel worried that it will open up with weight of camera + lens (not that my setup is heavy) dangling from my neck.
    So to appease my apprehension, I have no choice but to use hairdryer or occasionally remove strap to wash when it's very dirty.
    you will not know it might have one "Mr Bean" try to wash the camera with the strap that way.....

    anyway, you are worry too much about the the quick release buckle on the OpTech strip, this design already in the market for so many donkey years, so far have not hear about any case of the quick release buckle snapped or gave way.
    Shoot to Live, Live to Shoot
    www.benjaminloo.com | iStock portfolio

  20. #20

    Default Re: Sweaty neck strap

    hmm.. how about RS straps? Quick release/strap w/pockets for storage/etc. I myself find it a tad too ex, but if it suits TS needs why not?

    or a DIYed quick release neck/sling strap?
    Hsteric Motion media ;a memorable experience.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •