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#1 Hermelin

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 12:50 PM

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Or which one do you recommend or use?



#2 Mike G

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 12:51 PM

Peak Design Leash
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#3 DennisK

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 03:09 PM

Peak Design Slide Lite. I don't like single point connection straps. The camera tends to bounce when not held.
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Posted 20 April 2017 - 03:12 PM

I use several Peak Design products and couldn't be happier. The Peak Design Lite is my choice for my X-T2 and X-Pro2.
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Posted 20 April 2017 - 03:49 PM

I own both the Peak Design and the BR.  I always grab the Peak Design.  It's much more easily removable, and less obstructive.


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Posted 20 April 2017 - 04:52 PM

Peak Design. Much more practical than BR. I use the larger Slide for big lenses, and the Lite for everything else.


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#7 Tom H.

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 06:53 PM

Yes, Peak Design for the win.
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Posted 20 April 2017 - 11:51 PM

Another fan of Peak Design here. 

 

I'm afraid my XT-2 looks a little strange with three dongles hanging from it, but truth is the Peak Design just works.  Two dongles hanging from the top for when I am carrying a heavy lens like my 100-400 and then one more hanging from the bottom of the Vertical grip for when I just want to handhold.  The straps just attach and unattach so easily it makes shooting so much easier.


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#9 Hermelin

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Posted 24 April 2017 - 02:10 PM

Thanks everyone for the recommendations. I guess I'll go with PEAK DESIGN SlideLITE then!


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#10 Hermelin

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Posted 27 April 2017 - 01:57 PM

Do you have the  PEAK DESIGN SlideLITE attached with the bottom plate or straight to the camera?



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Posted 27 April 2017 - 02:16 PM

Another fan of Peak Design here. 

 

I'm afraid my XT-2 looks a little strange with three dongles hanging from it, but truth is the Peak Design just works.  Two dongles hanging from the top for when I am carrying a heavy lens like my 100-400 and then one more hanging from the bottom of the Vertical grip for when I just want to handhold.  The straps just attach and unattach so easily it makes shooting so much easier.

 

I only use TWO dongles, both hanging off the left side of the camera.  This way the camera dangles off my right hip very comfortably.


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#12 r_kt

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Posted 14 May 2017 - 06:22 AM

I have both the leash and the slide lite.  I found that I use the leash more, more compact and packable.  


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#13 Haswell

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Posted 14 May 2017 - 06:39 AM

Peak design; every time.


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#14 Mike G

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Posted 14 May 2017 - 08:02 AM

I think you will find that Peak Design call them "anchors".
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Posted 23 May 2017 - 09:34 PM

When using a lens such as the 50 - 140, do Peak Design users attach their strap just to the camera body or one to the camera body and one to the foot of the lens collar?

 

Thanks


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Posted 30 May 2017 - 06:55 AM

I just use the LHS (Playback Button Side) and the Capture plate on the bottom, the camera then sits nicely behind my back is balanced and my right hand doesn't have to contend with a strip on that side.

 

I've resorted to mostly using the capture and cuff now which works well for me.


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Posted 30 May 2017 - 02:47 PM

When using a lens such as the 50 - 140, do Peak Design users attach their strap just to the camera body or one to the camera body and one to the foot of the lens collar?

 

Thanks

 

I attach my PD strap to the SAME side of the camera body.  Both of the toggles on my Peak Design are on the side of the camera as the ISO dial if that helps.  Though PEAK does ship with a third toggle that will attach to my tripod socket if I wish to do so.


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#18 tsv

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 01:00 AM

I use the BOS Strap (sliding strap) priced at about $60. The strap is attached to the strap holder on the left side of the camera and not to the tripod screw hole. This allows the quick release to remain on the camera. It also allows the camera to hang at good position on your hip with the lens pointed downward and allows one to get to shooting position quickly. I believe theweb site is www.bosstrap.com.


The 1.5" strap is comfortable for hours of shooting.

If you insert your right elbow in the strap to stretch it, you can pull the left side of the strap to the left side of the camera and obtain a very good position for hand held shooting. This goes against placing your left hand under the lens but some may find it worth while. It works much better with Auto focus lenses.

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 03:27 PM

I use the Blackrapid w/a safety tether which I made using paracord and a small clip.  My setup is a bit different and centered around the arca swiss format).   

 

I have RRS plates on all my cameras (new owner of the X-T2) and still use my DSLR.  I've attached the BlackRapid to a RRS Screw-knob clamp, which I can use on whichever camera I'm using at the time, and can easily move to my tripod w/no effort or having to fiddle with hardware.  It's really the best in terms of ease and quick transitions if I'm carrying both bodies. 

 

If I switch to a large lens (which mine have arca swiss plates), it's as easy as loosening the screw plate, and uncliping the tether.


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#20 pancake

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Posted 08 July 2017 - 04:26 PM

Does the Peak Design Slide strap work well if you're wearing a backpack though? Seems like the pack interferes with the strap when you want to lift the camera to your face. Im using the black rapid strap but am tired of the camera bouncing around when its down at my side. I can't find a perfect solution!




 
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