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shoulder straps

Unread postby the_hefay » Thu Dec 18, 2014 6:38 am

Is it just me or does it seem like Sony shoulder straps are becoming cheaper and cheaper and cheaper? By cheaper I'm speaking of the quality. My a100 had a beautiful supple soft strap. My a580 came with a webbing strap. My a77ii came with a webbing strap that is stiff. What gives Sony?
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Re: shoulder straps

Unread postby Sinan » Thu Dec 18, 2014 7:42 am

Why do you use them then? :) Neoprene straps are around 5-10 USD in ebay. I stocked a lot of them in different colors and change it regularly. :)
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Re: shoulder straps

Unread postby the_hefay » Thu Dec 18, 2014 8:09 am

There's nothing wrong with doing that. I'm just wondering why the strap quality is dropping. You spend hundreds on a new body and get a $2 strap. They used to offer some nicer straps, but the last time I looked there aren't any neck/shoulder straps for dslr's listed on their website.
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Re: shoulder straps

Unread postby the_hefay » Thu Dec 18, 2014 8:31 am

I guess what I'm saying is that it is kind of like buying a brand new Lincoln or Lexus and finding out it comes with gray plastic hub caps on cheap steel wheels.
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Re: shoulder straps

Unread postby mikeriach » Thu Dec 18, 2014 8:50 am

I have several neoprene neck straps by OpTech and also a Black Rapid sling strap.
Agreed the Sony straps are flashy but poor quality.
Only a Tamron 16-300 left sadly. Sony cannot supply what I want so rightly or wrongly I've branched out to someone who does and I'm very happy.

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Re: shoulder straps

Unread postby Sinan » Thu Dec 18, 2014 1:22 pm

ok I agree with you on that.

But as far as I can see its not a Sony issue. I see some other brands' users going out with pretty bad quality straps too (especially Nikon). I guess camera makers trying to save money in every possible way. I agree its not fair to buyer though.
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Re: shoulder straps

Unread postby classiccameras » Sat Dec 20, 2014 1:40 pm

I got a couple of old good quality konica Minolta Straps from Mr CAD (in London).

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Re: shoulder straps

Unread postby Birma » Mon Dec 22, 2014 1:25 am

I totally Agee with The Hefay that the Sony straps have gone down in quality. The A100 strap was far superior to the A99 strap for example. I really like the old Minolta straps that DK can provide. Very comfortable material, with a handy MS card holder included. Great on my Nex 6.

I use a Black Rapid for my A99 with an Arca Swiss adapter on it to fit to my L plate. It stays on the tripod most of the time thought :)
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