best camera neck straps?

Discussion in 'Accessories' started by edubz, Sep 13, 2015.

  1. edubz

    edubz Mu-43 Rookie

    Sep 9, 2015
    what are the best neck straps one could buy for their cameras?
  2. Phocal

    Phocal Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jan 3, 2014
    None.........hate neck straps. Get a Black Rapid strap.
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  3. edubz

    edubz Mu-43 Rookie

    Sep 9, 2015
    so you just hold your camera in your hand and if it falls it falls?

    I have been doing that to, but it almost fell so I feel safer with a neck strap
  4. mcrosa

    mcrosa Mu-43 Regular

    Jun 26, 2013
    Miami, Florida
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    Mike Crosa
    I use the peak design and in my opinion it's perfect for micro 4/3.
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  5. Phocal

    Phocal Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jan 3, 2014
    I either use a Black Rapid strap or just carry my camera. If I drop it I drop it, that's why my gear is insured.
  6. D7k1

    D7k1 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Nov 18, 2013
    Blackrapid.....Metro for m43.
  7. PacNWMike

    PacNWMike Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 5, 2014
    Salish Sea
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    I use the one that came with the camera. I did add Optech 3/8" Mini Quick-Disconnect loops so it is easy to remove now. I don't see the point of straps with padding only in one place, never the right place it seems. I've gone back to the OEM strap.
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  8. Aushiker

    Aushiker Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Sep 12, 2014
    Fremantle, Western Australia
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  9. tkbslc

    tkbslc Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    If I drop it then I don't get to finish out my trip with a camera. I typically use a wrist strap, but a neck strap can be handy for certain days out.
  10. edmsnap

    edmsnap Mu-43 Veteran

    Dec 20, 2011
    Edmonton, Alberta
    Any $3 strap on eBay does the same job as any other neck strap in the world - it's not a highly technical task that it has to do.
  11. ashburtononline

    ashburtononline Mu-43 Veteran

    Jan 21, 2015
    New Zealand
    OMG ! You have never obviously had to carry several cameras with a range of lenses simultaneously !!! You stick to your eBay 3 dollar straps then .... I'm currently using Optech but I'm not convinced. Best straps I EVER had were made by Billingham in the UK. Expensive but well worth it.
  12. eteless

    eteless Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 20, 2014
    If I'm carrying several cameras I tend to use no strap on the camera at all and a large sling bag setup so I can use it like a holster, straps just get in the way.
  13. Klorenzo

    Klorenzo Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 10, 2014
    +1 for peak design stuff: perfect to switch from wrist strap to neck depending on the situation.

    I usually prefer a wirst strap only (Joby one, with an extra "lock" added on the cable to avoid it to strangle my wrist).
    The oly neck strap that was with the E-M10 is not bad.
    I have a Matin Neoprene Fast-Access Strap 2, it's not bad but it's too bulky for small cameras.

    Do you have special requirements? Like for hiking, the smaller, etc.? Capture clip for example is a completely different option good for walking.
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  14. NoSeconds

    NoSeconds Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 9, 2014
    The Desert - Western Australia
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    +2 for Peak Design!

    Easily swaps from camera to camera and different strap setups too!
  15. mattia

    mattia Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 3, 2012
    The Netherlands

    Leash and cuff for me.
  16. Holoholo55

    Holoholo55 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 13, 2014
    Honolulu, HI
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  17. fredlong

    fredlong Just this guy...

    Apr 18, 2011
    Massachusetts USA
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    Best for what? Utility, functionality, specific situations, value, bling factor, bragging rights? There's lots of best straps out there.
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  18. jrsilva

    jrsilva Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 1, 2012
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    I have 2 of this straps (the mirrorless version).
    Very good and the right size for mirrorless cameras.
    They have a quick disconnect system.
    I also use a Black Rapid Metro when I need to hang 2 cameras at the same time.
  19. tyrphoto

    tyrphoto Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 25, 2014
    Seoul | NYC
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    My favorite neck straps and the ones I use for all my smaller/lighter cameras is the Artisan & Artist Silk Cord. Expensive, yes. Worth it? To me, absolutely. Very comfortable even in hot, humid weather. Is durable yet soft and flexible to wrap around my wrist and be used as a wrist strap as well.
  20. NoSeconds

    NoSeconds Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 9, 2014
    The Desert - Western Australia
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    I've got the leash and cuff, clutch is next on the list... :thumbup:
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