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Discussion in 'Accessories' started by justinrphillips, Mar 20, 2013.
I am looking for an amazing wrist strap for an OMD and an EPM-2. What do you guys like to use?
I use an Op/Tech cam strap QD for each of the cameras.
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+1 for the Op/Tech! :smile:
Silver Olympus E-PL5 With VF-2 & Leica 25mm ƒ1.4 DG Summilux by RedTail_Panther, on Flickr
I use the OP/TECH as well. My favorite feature is that the quick release allows me to swap it out for a sling from the same company (the Utility sling) when I want to shoot that way.
It's definitely utilitarian, but it's really comfy to use. No where near as sexy looking as something like the Gordy's strap, though.
Gordy's string-mount. The two Gordy's straps I've had have both been great.
Gordy’s wrist strap | people + other strange creatures
**edit** no idea why there was a 'thumbs down' on this post...
The Original ProStrap® Camera Wrist Strap
Pro strap by sabesh, on Flickr
+1 on the Gordy's but I bought the Gordy's lug mount with optional Integral Strap Bumper. I bought this for my EP2 and it's now attached to my EM5.
FYI. I originally purchased size "regular" but it would not allow me to have it strapped to my wrist and hold the camera, the "Extra Long" worked perfect.
Another vote for the Gordy's
D700_2013-02-07_DSC_4135-Edit.jpg by Morten Westergaard, on Flickr
Here on the E-PM1
D700_2012-12-23_DSC_3395-Edit.jpg by Morten Westergaard, on Flickr
Op/Tech here too. I like their QR system, and can switch for a neck strap, etc.
I use a Barton 1972 Braidy. Looks great, and has a nice springiness to it.
+1 for Gordy's.
This post got me to consider the wrist option. I've previously tried a sling, and an OP/TECH neck strap. For me they were always in the way so I've mostly hand carried. I bought a corded wrist strap after the posting, but tethered to a GH2 with ample sized lenses it felt like being garrotted. I'm awaiting delivery of OP/TECH wrist strap with hesitation. The images of the connection from wrist to camera seems cumbersome for general use and especially for changing lenses. I will update next week.
Thanks for the feedback, I ordered two Gordy's.
Too many nice photos of Gordy's in this thread - it would seem foolish not to try one, thanks guys! I have big paws so ordered a "long" - here's hoping it fits ...
Peak Design's Cuff. I'm a big fan of their products - the Capture is the *ideal* camera mount if you're hiking - attach to your strap, and there's no bouncing or bumping and it's 2 second away from being usable. The leash is a nice, lightweight, pleasantly slippery easily adjusted strap, and the cuff a very user-friendly wrist strap. Not heavily padded, but our cameras aren't that heavy, and the quick release is easy, secure and quick. The cuff itself can be worn as a 'bracelet' when not in use, and the quick-release allows easy lens changes in less than ideal circumstances, where I prefer to shelter lens and body in the camera bag when swapping them around. Pop off camera, swap lens in partly opened bag, click camera back on.
Are Op/Tech owners not worried about the quick release pinging apart under the weight of, say an OM-D with a chunky lens for example? Do you dangle it? Is there a lock on it? Am I right to be nervous about this?
Wise choice on the long...that's what I did for my epm2...fits great. Don't forget to put some leather conditioner on it to help soften it up. They're a wee bit stiff at first.
Though not their wrist strap, I did use Op/Tech straps when I had DSLR. I never had any issues/accidents with it, though I did have a redundant setup where two quick releases would have to fail/open at same time before my camera would hit the ground.
Top tip, thank you. I'm warming up the renapur while I wait