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Olympus OM-D E-M1 The first Micro Four Thirds camera that offers phase detect focusing so you can use Four Thirds DSLR lenses normally as well a Micro Four Thirds lenses.

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Old 23rd November 2013
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Re: Neck/Shoulder Strap

I too ditched the Oly strap...ARGH.

I had a new, boxed, unused Nikon AN-4B strap knocking about, it's plain and simple, never-never have trusted QR fastenings.
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Re: Neck/Shoulder Strap

For my E-M1, I went for the Matin Neoprene Joint Strap as reviewed at 5/5 in this group test: http://www.techradar.com/news/photog...tested-1084953

In my opinion the value for money on this strap is off the scale - a superb purchase.

Note: Its available in curved and straight versions and I went for the curved one - good decision.
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Re: Neck/Shoulder Strap

I find that neck straps get very uncomfortable after an hour or two, especially with heavier lenses attached.

I bought a Rapid Black RS-7 sling which distributes the weight better than a neck strap and is much more comfortable when carrying the camera around for a few hours.

The RS-7 has a slightly curved shoulder pad which makes it sit more comfortably at the base of the neck than one with a straight pad, but it does mean it might not work so well for left-handed people as it can only be used on one shoulder.
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Re: Neck/Shoulder Strap

I use the black rapid but added a chest type strap as I found the shoulder strap could drop of your shoulder when you lifted the camera for a shot. It made it much better and safer.
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Re: Neck/Shoulder Strap

I had a Matin Comfort strap before going down the Black Rapid sling type route. The Matin was the most comfortable neck strap I'd bought. Now I use it on my binoculars. I currently use the BlackRapid Curve (RS-7) with the Brad strap addition to keep it in place. My wife favours the BlackRapid Women's camera strap which is specially shaped to fit women more comfortably.
Having said that our cameras spend more time on wrist straps these days.

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Re: Neck/Shoulder Strap

I like the Black rapid system. Over the body (shoulder to hip) rather than around the neck
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Re: Neck/Shoulder Strap

Now here's a thing. We have a current thread on camera bags and another on camera straps. What I would like to ask those of you who use slings is how you combine the two, assuming that you are using a shoulder bag rather than a rucksack. Do you have the bag hanging off one shoulder, in which case is the camera on the other hip? Or is the strap of the bag across your chest, in which case is the sling on the diagonal or alongside the strap of the bag? This is something that I have found no satisfactory solution to, risking either asphyxiation or a clumsy fumble.
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Re: Neck/Shoulder Strap

I first of all sling my Billingham, or my Millican, over my shoulder diagonally so it is on my right hip. Then I sling the camera, on a long strap, diagonally over t'other shoulder so it is on my left hip. So the straps criss-cross over my chest. As the camera one is on top, it slides easily to my eye.
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Re: Neck/Shoulder Strap

Strap first ( black rapid) then backpack. If using single strap bag I work like Stephen but opposite sides.
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Re: Neck/Shoulder Strap

After looking at the various suggestions here I decided to order the Kata KT DL-C-Strap due to its simplicity, with no extra connectors, and its reasonable price. It has just been dispatched by Amazon, so with a bit of luck it might be here by the weekend. I hope it is all right.

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I decided to order the Kata KT DL-C-Strap ... I hope it is all right.

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That sounds good Peter. I wish it applied to the everything in my life.

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