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    Default Black Rapid Shoulder Strap

    For most of my photographic life I've despised the provided camera neck straps as a) they're uncomfortable, b) make the wearer look like a tourist, c) lean forward, the camera swings and can be damaged and d) the branding shouts 'EXPENSIVE CAMERA HERE PLEASE MUG ME'.

    For years, then, I've used a wrist strap as the camera is safely attached and being down by the side quite anonymous. The drawback being you don't have both hands free so need to transfer it back to the bag when shopping, etc.

    I found the solution with a Black Rapid Shoulder Strap like this one: < here >. I'd had it for quite a while before actually using it but just a few days walking around London convinced me of just how brilliant it is!

    I was able to carry my camera comfortably on the strap hidden by my side, protected beneath my coat, ready to use immediately yet still with both hands free. Yes, highly recommended.

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    Default Re: Black Rapid Shoulder Strap

    Now you tell me. I've just bought (as in it was delivered today) an OpTech Pro!
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    Default Re: Black Rapid Shoulder Strap

    Quote Originally Posted by ctrollen View Post
    Now you tell me. I've just bought (as in it was delivered today) an OpTech Pro!
    You wont be disappointed!

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    A must have when using a long lens like the 150-600

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    Default Re: Black Rapid Shoulder Strap

    I'm left handed
    Getting better

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    Default Re: Black Rapid Shoulder Strap

    I think you find they do a left handed one. I use the Black Rapid Sport Shoulder Strap and agree that they are an excellent strap.

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    Default Re: Black Rapid Shoulder Strap

    I have two op-tech straps for my two cameras. No problem with weight. Wear it around my neck rather than via the tripod socket.
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    Default Re: Black Rapid Shoulder Strap

    I am also left handed, but I place it on my left shoulder to hang down on my right side. You have to use a camera right handed, so it is easy to bring up to your eye.
    I have the ladies 'Kick' version. (It almost lifts and separates!) I never get backache when using this strap, nor a hot neck; and I wear it under my backpack straps. Well worth the money.
    Janet

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