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Re: Wrist strap or neck strap?

Wrist strap??!! I had a wrist strap on a compact a few years ago, sat down on a seat that had arms. The strap without, my knowledge, hooked itself around one of the projecting arms, I stood up and the camera was pulled off my hand.. However, despite falling onto concrete paving stones and suffering a few grazes, the camera was O.K.

So, would I use a wrist strap again I don't really know.
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Re: Wrist strap or neck strap?

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Chris, that's my preferred mode of operation but I like street and candid photography and am tempted by the idea of holding the camera at waist level and firing the shutter from the touch screen. This approach strikes me as being more practical with the neck strap. Has anybody tried this with neck and wrist straps - what worked better?

What I really want is a quick change strap system...
I'm looking for something like that too & attaching a grip strap with it, plus I'm thinking of making my own grip plate with a sling strap connection loop or eye at the left hand side (bottom).
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Re: Wrist strap or neck strap?

Olympus sell a hand grip strap to fit on the HLD-6 hand grip (if you have a spare arm & leg!) but it needs the battery box part of the hLD-6 to be attached. I've a feeling I've seen some neck straps with quick release connectors so you can discard the long "neck" bit and just snap the two short ends together to serve as wrist strap. But I can't track them down at present.

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Re: Wrist strap or neck strap?

In the past my cameras have fitted a QR shoulder strap and wrist strap at the same time. My main niggle with the QR component on the body is that they can be annoyingly bulky, the plastic types usually seen, can painfully pinch/trap the skin on your fingers if you aren't careful. I've managed to devise my own QR mechanism, using the pin & ball connectors used to QD equipment on aircraft; Without the strap attached, the remaining connector on the body measures only 10x12mm and can be detached with one hand. The QR system used on Hassleblad V series bodies is a darn good one, but as far as I know, a similar version has never been made for other cameras.

As for the wrist strap, made one which hung from the eyelet, after ascertaining what size loop I needed. (most of the ordinary loop straps I find are too big) Olympus's version with two connection points, I find is too bulky and Olly haven't bothered to put an additional fastening point on the bottom of the camera body, so cannot use it without both parts of the HLD-6 grip and equally annoyingly, if you want to take either of these off, you have to 'Faff' around undoing the strap from the body. If a strap-lug was fitted to the bottom R/hand side of the body, all of these problems would be resolved.

The only thing against a wrist strap, is if you fall over, the camera could well wreck your wrist when you hit the deck ...
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Re: Wrist strap or neck strap?

I don't have the wrist strap, but I do have a grip strap & sling strap connection sorted with my own made grip plate.
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Re: Wrist strap or neck strap?

GS-3 strap predominantly, especially when using E-5 + battery grip with the 35-100mm lens. Far too heavy and cumbersome for the neck strap.

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Re: Wrist strap or neck strap?

Walking around with my OM-D during the aforementioned family function for the past 2 days, I found another reason to be pleased with the neck strap. Even with the FL-600R flashgun attached, the OM-D "dangles right" in front of my body. With the EVF against my shirt, it autoshuts the LCD panel. I do not know whether it amounts to a significant battery saving but even if it does not, I like the idea if the screen blanking out when not in use.
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