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#1 drushka

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Posted 10 September 2017 - 04:10 AM

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I noticed a lot of the custom climbing rope straps that use leather patches for termination have two points of failure:

  1. The single seam attaching the leather patch to the climbing rope
  2. The fold of the leather patch holding the keyring on the camera

Like in this type of climbing rope strap:

http://www.ebay.com/...VYAAOSw8w1X~jJd

 

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Both are poor choices for holding a camera safely, as the will inevitably wear down and break.

 

I've noticed there is an Etsy seller who actually uses the rope to hold the camera but to hold it together, he seems to use a complex knot:

https://www.etsy.com...ion_id=18829304

 

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Has anyone used these and saw them up close? How do they hold up to wear and tear? Do the melted ends of the cord holding the rope fray and fall off, letting the rope open up?

 

Thanks!


Edited by drushka, 10 September 2017 - 04:13 AM.

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#2 milandro

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Posted 10 September 2017 - 08:28 AM

on the other hand the kind of stress that they are subject to doesn’t require a much sturdier construction.

 

Perhaps you can sell your solution and advertise its connection to the camera as stronger than the neck that holds it.


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Posted 16 September 2017 - 05:39 AM

I noticed a lot of the custom climbing rope straps that use leather patches for termination have two points of failure:

  1. The single seam attaching the leather patch to the climbing rope
  2. The fold of the leather patch holding the keyring on the camera

 

3rd disadvantage is that I found them uncomfortable after 30 minutes around my neck, so I got rid of mine.


Edited by Him, 16 September 2017 - 05:40 AM.

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Posted 16 September 2017 - 10:33 AM

As Milandro says, the kind of stress you get on a strap from a Fuji mirrorless camera doesn't require anything stronger. I've got an Artisan & Artist cord strap on my XPro2. It has those leather patches at the end. I have never heard of any of these straps failing, ever, and nor does my own strap give me any cause for concern. I think it's a non-problem


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#5 Plaatje

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Posted 21 September 2017 - 07:58 AM

I use this on my X-Pro 1 and I'm happy with it . . .

https://www.hyperioncamerastraps.com

photo's can be seen at:    http://www.ipernity.com/home/731285

and:                                   https://www.flickr.c...tos/plooifiets/




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