Shoulder Straps?

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Shoulder Straps?

Unread postby Old Hydro » Mon Mar 15, 2010 9:25 am

Replacement Shoulder Straps: Does anyone have experience and recommendations with straps that are better then the stock version Sony ships?

Most of the time the stock strap seems ok with a light lens -- I'm using an A850 -- but if I use a heavy lens like the old Minolta 28-135 zoom the strap cuts into my shoulder. I was thinking getting the Sony strap with quick release tabs and the wider strap. has anyone tried this one?

A passing check of other vendors didn't turn up anything better then the Sony strap.

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Re: Shoulder Straps?

Unread postby Winston » Mon Mar 15, 2010 12:53 pm

I comfortably carry my A700/SAL70400G rig on five-mile walks. I use a Black Rapid strap attached to the lens' tripod mount.
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Re: Shoulder Straps?

Unread postby roysmith » Tue Apr 06, 2010 10:00 pm

I use a Tamrac N-5055 made of thick neoprene. It's a lot more confortable than the Sony's but the quick-release buckles are plastic and make an annoying noise when making contact with the camera body. I'm looking for a better solution but didn't find any so far, so I'm sticking with the Tamrac for now.
BTW I saw a couple of nice looking (and inexpensive) chinese straps on or (can't remeber exactly on which one) which are made of neoprene but doesn't have any kind of quick release bluckles... I may order one to give it a try.

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