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EM5/10 (strap!)

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by jcm5, Jun 1, 2014.

  1. jcm5

    jcm5 Mu-43 Veteran

    May 12, 2014
    What is (are) your preferred strap for the EM10? Neck vs. wrist and the various kinds that are available out there? Looking for some inspiration or suggestions. Anyone want to show me a picture of their EM5 or EM10 with the straps?

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  2. Droogie

    Droogie Mu-43 Veteran

    Feb 23, 2013
    Washington State
    I too have the Peak leash and the cuff. Perfect strap setup.
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  3. LowriderS10

    LowriderS10 Monkey with a camera.

    May 19, 2013
    Part of the reason I got the E-M5 is to go stealthy...I hate factory straps because they're usually uncomfortable and are billboards for the manufacturer...so, to go with the E-M5's retro looks, I picked up a suuuuuuper comfortable, retro-looking, stealthy dark blue and black wide cotton strap. It was cheap too, about $16. After a year of heavy usage, it's showing no real signs of wear...I just wish I would have picked up another one, for when this wears out in a few years...I like it that much! :D  (Sorry, not the best pic of the strap, but you get the idea).

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  4. WendyK

    WendyK Super Moderator

    Feb 28, 2014
    Northern Virginia
    I also have the Peak Design Leash and Cuff set and I love them. Super comfortable to wear, secure, quick to remove or switch between leash and cuff, and the straps take up very little space in the bag.
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  5. tuxxdk

    tuxxdk Mu-43 Regular

    May 29, 2014
    I prefer a hand strap with my E-M10. I got a nice quality leather strap off of eBay for little money.

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  6. Yycdave

    Yycdave Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 26, 2014
    Jpby Convertible Neck Strap. I find that it really compliments the small and light nature of this camera. I find I seldom use the neck strap but it is niece to have for larger or legacy lenses.


  7. gugarci

    gugarci Mu-43 Veteran

    Jul 8, 2012
    Lyndhurst, NJ
    I'm looking for a new strap myself. My current Optech straps is too bulky with my GX7 & E-P3. The Peak straps look good but removing the connectors off the camera when not using a straps takes about the same amount of time that it takes me to remove my current Optech utility loops & mini loops. I'm looking for something for myself that's even quicker to remove. I really like the Lance Quick connect straps. I just don't want to pay $68 for a straps. Would love to find something with a quick connect clamps like this for around $30.
  8. Photophil

    Photophil Mu-43 Regular

    Nov 24, 2012
    Atlanta Georgia area
    I purchased a Peak Design cuff, thinking I would like a wrist strap for my E-PL5. While the Cuff appears well made, I found it too small for my hand, making it difficult to put on and take off - impossible with even thin gloves. And my hands are not that large. I also found that hanging from my wrist, the camera banged on anything I reached for. Getting keys out of my pocket and other mundane activities became a problem. So I went back to Oly neck strap. The Peak Design Leash looks good, but after buying the cuff, which I'm not using, I don't want to pay Peak's rather high price for the Leash. However, my wife uses the cuff and seems to like it. But she has really small hands.
  9. hrsy1234

    hrsy1234 Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 29, 2013
    East London
    Barton 1972 braided, in black. Long enough to wear across-body.

  10. jcm5

    jcm5 Mu-43 Veteran

    May 12, 2014
    wow I def like this look, what's the $?
  11. phinix

    phinix Mu-43 Rookie

    May 15, 2014
    Anyone has fabric/canvas straps?
    I'm after one, just cannot decide which...

    This one looks really nice.

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  12. hrsy1234

    hrsy1234 Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 29, 2013
    East London
  13. gryphon1911

    gryphon1911 Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Mar 13, 2014
    Central Ohio, USA
    I use Black Rapid straps for all my cameras. Love them.
  14. tuxxdk

    tuxxdk Mu-43 Regular

    May 29, 2014
    Canvas sounds nice... hrm... I might like that even more than my leather strap. Sounds like a DIY job to me, something for the rainy days.
  15. I'm using a Cuff on my E-M10 and I also find it too small. I can get my hand in, but it takes my other hand to get it off. What I usually do is just put 4 fingers through the Cuff and I find it easier to remove. It's not as secure this way, but for quick shots it's much easier to use. I also have the Leash, but I only put it on when I know I will be carrying the camera for a while.
  16. Mikefellh

    Mikefellh Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jun 7, 2012
    Toronto, Canada
    First I have to say I despise Black Rapid type straps because they go in front of the next (I have a sensitive gag reflex, real fun when I go to the dentist and barber, and I only take jobs where I don't have to wear a tie); BR does have a "bra" strap which pulls the strap away from the next but that's just a silly fix for a bad strap design!

    Wrist straps aren't great for anything more than point&shoot cameras. The whole idea of the strap is to support the camera while keeping your hands free.

    Personally I prefer neoprene straps as they have the most shock absorption (I bought many different straps over several decades). I just have the basic one for the lighter E-M5's, but here's the one I used with the E-3, made by Roots:
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  17. dane714

    dane714 Mu-43 Regular

    Dec 27, 2013
  18. Galengwath

    Galengwath Mu-43 Regular

    Nov 11, 2013
    I use DSPTCH straps on my EM-1 and EM-10. I use a sling strap if I'm going to be carrying the camera a lot and want it handy but my hands free, and wrist straps the rest of the time. It's quite convenient to switch between the wrist and sling straps, which I appreciate.
  19. BLX

    BLX Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Feb 24, 2012
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