R-Strap: Pros and Cons?

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  1. majaphoto

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    Ok, I've seen some of you are shooting with the snazzy R-strap and just want to get some of the pluses and minuses before forking over my $50. Seems like a great system that makes it easy to move the camera around without it being stuck to your hand. My main issue is the combination safety/security. I always twist my Nikon strap around my wrist and "lock" it to my hand whenever the camera is out of the bag. I am not crazy about the idea of having $$$ gear swinging from my neck or even bouncing around on my hip, but I think the freedom of being able to let go when I need to would be a nice bonus...

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    I love mine. If it is set to the proper length the camera hardly moves. I was a bit skeptical at first too but am glad I spent the moola.
     
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    Ok, I'm sold! LOL

    Anyone else have any advice or warnings about situations that it's not so great with?

    Matt
     
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    Looks like handy product... I may be interested in one as well! :)
     
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    I made a couple, or rather had the missus make a couple. You can buy all necessary parts at MEC for <$5. Now, I always I shoot with my long lens with the R-strap attached. I supposed I should write it up and post it in case anyone else wanted to DIY rather than buy.
     
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    oh yeah for sure!
     
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    Did the same a few months ago, I didn't know about the r-strap but with everything obtained from MEC I'm sure it works just as well. only thing I would like is for the clip that holds the camera to be metal and not plastic.
     
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    next mec project is to make a optech like camera harness. My biggest problem is finding the leather piece where the straps cross in the back.
     
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    What / where is MEC?
     
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    MEC = Mountain Equipment Co-op, it's in Halifax but also online.
     
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    Thanks Matt, IC that MEC is for members only! hmmmm
     
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    its only 5 bux.
     
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    Ya but a lifetime membership is like $5 bucks and you can join online in advance or in the store so no biggie.
     
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    ahh ku! :)
     
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    Oh, I forgot to add $5 for the neoprene that I got from the Dive Shop and the $2 I spent on the elastic. I patterned the should piece after my Optech strap 'cause it is sooo comfy.

    OK, I will write up the DIY and give myself until the end of the month to do so.
     
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    You also get a 'dividend' cheque if you spend a certain amount, just like the grocery-based co-ops.
     
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    cool thanks. quite simple really. now if I could only pry off my tripod plate.
     

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