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what is the best camera strap for an SLR?

Bob McDonald , Jan 14, 2005; 04:46 p.m.

what is the best camera strap for an SLR? i have an nikon f, an f2 and a d70 and I can't figure out what is the best strap. Maybe it is a silly question but I want the best for my babies....thank you


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Eric Friedemann , Jan 14, 2005; 04:53 p.m.

Bob, THE cool, rugged, minimalist strap for Nikon SLRs is the Nikon AN-4B black nylon strap. I've had these straps on all my Nikon SLR cameras for more than 20 years and currently have them on my D100s. They never go out of style:


Manuel Garcia , Jan 14, 2005; 04:55 p.m.

Funnny you should ask. I have a Maxxum 5 and when I used my older Tokina 28-70 f2.8 lens and flash things get a little heavy. I finally got tired of having the neck strap digging into my neck. I stopped by my local Ritz and looked at all their neck straps. I purchsed a silver & black one made by Quandry (sp). It's very comfortable and flexes well. Good luck!

Michael Ging , Jan 14, 2005; 05:13 p.m.

I use a Domke Gripper for my Nikons.It seems to stay put on your shoulder.I have custom straps for my contax G2's from a guy who makes them himself. They do not slip at all ,but are around $20.00 each.Maybe someone knows who I am talkng about.The straps have little rubber knobs on them (for want of a better description)I hate having cameras slip off my shoulder and these hang in there great.

Michael Ging , Jan 14, 2005; 05:21 p.m.

Here is the name of the strap ,they are more expensive than when I bought mine ,but if you think of them as insurance so you do not drop a camera , they are worth the price.


Dennis Barnett , Jan 14, 2005; 05:25 p.m.

I really like the wider OpTech straps for my gear. They're very comfortable and light, they don't dig into my shoulder, and they don't have a huge "Nikon" or "Canon" screaming across them.

Will Perlis , Jan 14, 2005; 05:56 p.m.


Leica Binocular Strap. No slip, just the right amount of bounce for a Canon 1vHS or equivalent weight.

Constance Cook , Jan 14, 2005; 06:58 p.m.

Op Tech for the larger, heavier cameras. Conni

back alley . , Jan 14, 2005; 08:14 p.m.

i use wrist straps for all my cameras. if need be, i put the cam in a small camera bag.


Todd Peach , Jan 14, 2005; 11:22 p.m.

Domke gripper, 1", black. Navy blue if they're out of stock in black. I must have close to a dozen of them. I might try the 1.5" one if I ever buy that 300/2.8.

Looks just fine on my F, my F2AS, and my D70 and functions very well.

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