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PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2007 2:17 pm 
Gordon Laing wrote:
Bringing us briefly back on-topic (!) how many people like the 'quick release' clips that are used by most of these third party strap upgrades? I'm not sure I like them myself - I'd like the least possibility of something coming undone on a strap, and these seem to be inviting a potential issue.

Maybe they'd come loose by themselves, causing the camera to fall, or maybe an adept thief could unclip your camera from your very neck!

So all you long-term op-tech owners - has it ever been an issue?

Gordon


I've read that the quality of the clips is to the standard of things like rock climbing harnesses which, in my experience and for obvious reasons, are very safe.

Like you, I was initially a little worried about a quick release system but the convenience will probably outweigh the potential risks of the thing coming undone when you're walking. Personally, when my camera is round my neck I'm always holding the base of the lens anyway so it's never hanging on it's own weight. Leaving it hanging on it's own tends to hurt as it swings around I find.

I purchased one last night and when it arrives I may throw up a few close-up pictures and an initial review.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 10, 2007 12:45 pm 
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I received my Op/Tech bag strap today and can report it's exactly what I was looking for. It's a straight swap for the standard strap supplied with the Tamrac ProDigital 7 and my bag immediately feels half the weight (as indeed Op/Tech claim on their promo stuff).

In order to benefit from the single postal cost I also ordered and received a Sandisk Imagemate 5 in 1 card reader. Now I don't have the worry I associate with constantly opening the rubber USB cover on my D80. I'm also able to use this reader with my Fujifim F-11 compact, which takes XD cards. One less cable on my desk. Sorted.

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Here's a photo to show the Op/Tech straps in place.

The bag's a Tamrac Digital Zoom 7, big enough to hold my Nikon D80, battery grip & Sigma 10-20mm (mounted), along with a couple of memory cards, batteries, filters, lenspen & cleaning cloth.

The bag itself is excellent, with an almost bullet-proof construction. The only downside was the shoulder strap. Not any more, lol.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2007 1:26 pm 
Just wanted to say; Great recommendation on the OpTech strap. It arrived the day I was leaving for Scotland, so I was able to break it in for a weeks heavy use. It's just superb! I was a bit skeptical about the material for the wide strap section when I opened the packet, but after a weeks use I can see that's the reason it's so comfortable.

I'm really happy with it.


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Glad to hear it :D

Now for the pictures from your cross-border raid...

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2007 7:59 am 
I've posted some in the other thread...

http://www.cameralabs.com/forum/viewtop ... =7020#7020


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