Finally, a camera strap that I like...

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Ryan Scott, Sep 28, 2008.

  1. I just had to make it myself. I took an old Minolta neck strap(my D300's strap was just too pretty[and rigid] to use), cut it, removed the threads from the leather ends, and re-sewed everything shorter. It works great.

    I've always disliked regular neck straps because of how much they get in the way while shooting and switching from portrait to landscape shooting. I almost bought one of the hand straps but decided against it because of having to take your hand out to shoot vertical w/ the grip. Most camera wrist straps are too light duty and often not long enough to reach from your wrist when shooting vertical. I searched everywhere for a strap like this, to no avail. I'm surprised no one makes one like this.

    Sorry for the lousy iphone pics:




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  2. yendikeno


    Mar 31, 2008
    Nice idea - thanks for sharing.
  3. Yvette


    Jan 3, 2007
    Great idea!
  4. Brilliant! I will be doing this one.
  5. Hi Ryan-Scott, I was just thinking of this, they seel very simliar things on ebay, grips that screw onto the tripod screw.
    THIS here on ebay, quite cheap at just under £6, including P&P.
    Either way, I like the idea of yours, and im sure youll find endless time using it, thanks,
  6. Tom,
    That's the type of grip I mentioned disliking because you need to take your hand out of the strap to shoot vertically with the grip. I think it would be a pain and I'd end up shooting portraits by just spinning my wrist rather than using the grip, which I'd much rather prefer. Thanks though.