I was just reading a review of the D2x online through a link on the Galbraith website. The reviewer made a comment that got me thinking. He said that he never used the camera neck strap. He always holds the camera when he is shooting and presumably although he did not say it, he probably transports it in a bag of some kind until it is ready for use. I always just automatically put the strap on the camera but have always felt that it was a bit of a nusiance. It makes it harder to put in and take out of the bag. It is always getting in the way when I mount the camera especially in panoramic shots. I don't like to carry the camera around my neck when it has a long lens because of the pressure it puts on the mount and for shorter lenses, I usually have it in a bag until I am going to use it or it is not that heavy and could easily be carried without the strap. One other down side of the Nikon strap is that the bright yellow Nikon D2x says steal me as loud as it can if it were ever lying for a moment while you say got a drink of water or were downloading files into a wallet or something. The camera is still an obvious target but the loud yellow letters really stick out and I don't necessarily care for the advertising. In fact I like the look of the camera better without the strap. Very few studio photographers cameras have straps on them now that I think about it. I am going to take my strap off and see how it goes. It may take some getting used to since it is almost instinctive to pick it up by the strap now. What I might do is go to the local mountain climbing store like REI or someplace that sells small carabiners or clips that will make it easy to just clip the strap on when it might be of some use and then I can easily remove it for storage and tripod mounting etc. I was just wondering if any of you had any thoughts or experience in this regard. discussion welcome and appreciated.