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Looks tempting GT, could you post some close ups of how the straps attach to the body? I'm real picky about that after I had a Neekon "kit" strap fail on me while at the beach. Nothing like dropping your camera in the sand. Fortunately I caught it in time, but I prefer the loop through rather than "buckle" config.

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I'll take one.

I'm so ordering that after finals.
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I'll take one.

I'm so ordering that after finals.
Nice, finished grading my finals last week and am now seriously relaxing
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Ask and you shall receive!
Thanks GT, These types of buckles are what scare me and what failed on my kit strap along time ago on an old D50 that I owned.



BTW, I've since stopped using manufacturer's straps since reading Ken Rockstar's article about things that bug him...

Anyway I'm gonna pick one up and give it a try, (our local Calumet has them).
Looks way comfy.

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Thanks GT, These types of buckles are what scare me and what failed on my kit strap along time ago on an old D50 that I owned.

BTW, I've since stopped using manufacturer's straps since reading Ken Rockstar's article about things that bug him...

Anyway I'm gonna pick one up and give it a try, (our local Calumet has them).
Looks way comfy.

Thanks.
If you're really worried about the buckles failing, you could probably just use a bead or two of hot glue on the strap once it's perfectly adjusted to your liking. It's strong enough so that it won't fail too easily, but weak enough so that if you need to remove or adjust the strap for whatever reason you can scrape it off without needing to cut the strap. Just an idea...
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I know marin, just assuring myself that we (I) am/are calling it by its acceptable name lol.

Nice strap!
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Thanks GT, These types of buckles are what scare me and what failed on my kit strap along time ago on an old D50 that I owned.



BTW, I've since stopped using manufacturer's straps since reading Ken Rockstar's article about things that bug him...

Anyway I'm gonna pick one up and give it a try, (our local Calumet has them).
Looks way comfy.

Thanks.
Did your old strap just come loose through the buckle or did the buckle actually break? The Crumpler looks like quality materials.

My previous strap the Canon Professional Strap, had similar buckles, but I made sure that there was plenty of slack fed through the buckle, but I've never had heavy lenses like you have. One trick that I did in the military was to melt the strap ends then flatten them while hot, which made them larger than the buckle.

If you want something that will definitely hold the weight of a body with a heavy lens, you might look into a Black Rapid strap.

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If you're really worried about the buckles failing, you could probably just use a bead or two of hot glue on the strap once it's perfectly adjusted to your liking. It's strong enough so that it won't fail too easily, but weak enough so that if you need to remove or adjust the strap for whatever reason you can scrape it off without needing to cut the strap. Just an idea...
Not a bad idea!
Edited by GoneTomorrow - 6/6/09 at 5:14pm
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The camera was an old D50 with a kit lens on it, and the strap just came undone, it didn't break. It was really wierd. And I was at the Lake Michigan beach stand knee deep in water taking pictures of my dog when it came undone. caught it just in time B4 it took a swim.

Taken several years ago with an old D50 and the 18-55 kit lens camera set to dummy mode.

    
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So its sad how i just found out what the classes on SD and SDHC cards mean lol... anyone here don't know?
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