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Camera Strap

Discussion in 'Photography & Video' started by reygjabla, 28 Aug 2013.

  1. reygjabla

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 2 Mar 2009

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    Location: London

    Hi Guys

    Has anyone used the Carry Speed CS-PRO MK II camera strap? Is this better than Black Rapids?

    Cheers
     
  2. PhotoPixels

    Gangster

    Joined: 5 Jan 2013

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    I have it & it's great! Takes the weight of my 300mm F2.8 & is really secure.
    With a lighter setup, the narrower shoulder strap would be fine.

    I tried a BR but I found it wasn't as comfortable & didn't feel as secure.
     
  3. Genoma

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 5 Mar 2006

    Posts: 2,220

    Location: Shropshire

    Lol my first search on google resulted in a do not buy article on dpreview.

    A lot of people here have gone for the Cuff & Leash (inc. me and I love it).
     
  4. dannyjo22

    Caporegime

    Joined: 9 May 2005

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    I'm not convinced about the cuff and leash longevity rubbing on the canon metal hoops. The canon metal 'hoops' are quite sharp and I reckon you will have to keep a close eye on the leash and cuff retainers.

    Anyway I'd only buy the leash the cuff is pointless.
     
  5. PhotoPixels

    Gangster

    Joined: 5 Jan 2013

    Posts: 117

    Haha yeah, I remember reading that. The base-plate has been re designed since then though & I honestly haven't used a more comfortable strap.
     
  6. reygjabla

    Wise Guy

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    That looks great but couldn't find any dealer that has it in stock.
     
  7. PhotoPixels

    Gangster

    Joined: 5 Jan 2013

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    I purchased early this year online from Germany. (meinfoto, I think) It worked out around £80.
     
  8. Genoma

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 5 Mar 2006

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    Location: Shropshire

    I like the cuff for when I'm hand handling the camera over say a ledge :)

    I'll have a look at wear and tear and report back!
     
  9. reygjabla

    Wise Guy

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    Found it in an Australian site. ordered the lot, Clip, cuff and leash.:p
     
  10. reygjabla

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 2 Mar 2009

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    I've got both the Cuff and Leash and the Carry speed FS Pro now and I can say that Cuff and Leash doesn't even come close to half the robustness of the FS Pro which is more stable attached to a 5D3 and 70-200 2.8. It's only good for lighter SLR or maybe a PS.
     
  11. Janesy B

    Caporegime

    Joined: 19 Apr 2008

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    Although I'm happy with my cuff and leash, I wouldn't carry a 5D3 and a 300 f2.8 on it.
     
  12. dannyjo22

    Caporegime

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    Location: Cambridge

    I agree, the system is a good idea but the cuff is just about useless. I'd use it to stop someone doing a snatch and grab and that's about it. There's no way I'd walk with the leash and a 70-200 2.8 like I would with a black rapid strap.

    I use the leash with a 50mm or 17-55 and still end up doing what I did before, wrapping the strap around my hand :D The only plus point for me is removing it when using a tripod is fast.
     
  13. reygjabla

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 2 Mar 2009

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    Location: London

    It's a pity. The idea is very nice. If only they used a better material like Black Rapids and Carry Speed does.