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#1 Chayelle

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Posted 24 August 2016 - 01:58 PM

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Has anyone used the:  Pacsafe Carrysafe 25 Anti-Theft Compact Camera Wrist Strap?

 

I thought this might work, but not sure how comfortable it would be...

any thoughts    :)



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Posted 25 August 2016 - 06:11 AM

Wrist straps can be quite comfortable, at least my peak design one is.

I don't see the benefit of it being "anti-theft" though. For a bag that could be quite useful, but if they really want to steal the camera when you're carrying it, they'll just threaten or beat you anyway...

Pacsafe makes some nice stuff, but I think there are better options for a wrist strap.

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Posted 01 September 2016 - 02:13 PM

It would certainly be nice to hear about some of these "better" wrist straps. 

I have never used one and would like to get a comfortable strap.  I am not

in the habit of dropping my camera/lens, but the grip is so small on the XT-1

I thought this would be a possible safeguard.    :)

 

 

Wrist straps can be quite comfortable, at least my peak design one is.

Pacsafe makes some nice stuff, but I think there are better options for a wrist strap.



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Posted 02 September 2016 - 04:29 PM

I have a Joby wrist strap on my X-E1. It is very comfortable and unobtrusive, except if the camera hangs by it from my wrist. You'll notice there is a small rubberized ring on it at one point that is meant to stop it from pulling fully tight around your wrist but for me if hits full tightness before it reaches that stop. A minor niggle though.

 

What I do miss with using a wrist instead of a neck strap is the ability to use the neck strap as a third hand when changing lenses. Trying to get one lens out of my bag and onto the camera as the other comes off and goes into the bag is quite a juggling act without the freedom to use both hands while the camera hangs from your neck.


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Posted 02 September 2016 - 07:17 PM

I've used a Gordy strap in the past and a DSPTCH one. I finally settled on the Peak Design one, since their system with the fasteners is the most complete out there for people who use many different straps and bodies. The Peak Design one is also the lightest of the bunch and as secure or more so than others I've seen and used.
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Posted 03 September 2016 - 08:19 PM

I have a Joby wrist strap on my X-E1. It is very comfortable and unobtrusive, except if the camera hangs by it from my wrist. You'll notice there is a small rubberized ring on it at one point that is meant to stop it from pulling fully tight around your wrist but for me if hits full tightness before it reaches that stop. A minor niggle though.

 

What I do miss with using a wrist instead of a neck strap is the ability to use the neck strap as a third hand when changing lenses. Trying to get one lens out of my bag and onto the camera as the other comes off and goes into the bag is quite a juggling act without the freedom to use both hands while the camera hangs from your neck.

 

Thanks for the Link, strandloper, along with the information.

 

Good point about using a neck strap and being the 3rd hand.     :)



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Posted 03 September 2016 - 08:21 PM

I've used a Gordy strap in the past and a DSPTCH one. I finally settled on the Peak Design one, since their system with the fasteners is the most complete out there for people who use many different straps and bodies. The Peak Design one is also the lightest of the bunch and as secure or more so than others I've seen and used.

 

Appreciate the Gordy strap link, Tom...

along with the explanation of the straps you have used and why you are using the one you now use.  

Will need to check into these...   :)



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Posted 03 September 2016 - 09:26 PM

Appreciate the Gordy strap link, Tom...
along with the explanation of the straps you have used and why you are using the one you now use.
Will need to check into these... :)


Peak Design has a fairly limited offer, but it's all good quality. For smaller cameras, I think the best combo so far is the slide lite and the wrist strap. The fasteners I keep on all my camera bodies. There are normally 4 per strap, so that should be plenty. The normal strap is a bit too wide and looks like a seat belt. The smaller one looks a bit more subtle.

I forgot what the DSPTCH stuff was called. Their wrist strap was very good, but it wasn't as easy and fast to swap to a full strap as the Peak Design ones.

Gordy was the best looking option. But I needed something more utilitarian...


 
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