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#1 fotofill

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Posted 11 December 2018 - 02:51 PM

When using a Black Rapid double (the new "breathe" model is not as good as the previous model IMHO) a camera with no 1/4-20 socket on the lens, must be connected by the tripod socket. On cameras with a vertical button, the unit may rub against the photographer's side and get hip activated. I gave this subject great scrutiny last night at an event. The camera with 70-200 on the right side was no problem. However the 24-70 on the left had many floor and wall photos. I heard the camera most times and moved it, to stop. I didn't want to lock it, but that's what I had to begin doing. More experimentation needed.

 


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Posted 11 December 2018 - 03:34 PM

I was going to get BR, but changed my mind when I saw how it connects. I have ordered one from optech;

 

https://optechusa.com/straps.html?p=2

 

This in particular: https://optechusa.com/urban-sling.html


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Posted 12 December 2018 - 05:06 PM

I looked at everything that was on the market before I bought the breathe model. Dennis, I didn't like the connectors above the slip knot. I have some old-age pain and squeezing the release hurts. You have it yet?


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Posted 12 December 2018 - 06:23 PM

I have shot a few from the hip ...with my old D3.. when I had forgotten to lock the vertical release. Quite handy though at times when you wanted to sneak the odd shot :rolleyes: B)


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Posted 13 December 2018 - 10:41 AM

I have a few OPTECH stapes now, but thi sling hasn't shown up yet.


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Posted 22 December 2018 - 11:31 AM

So, I got that strap. Its looks to be exactly what I was looking for. It has a limiter so you can control where the camera stops on you hip. Another adjustment to have it go over you head to put it on, and then tighten it yo to fit correctly. Ill be using it with my Z6 today. The pad is thick and comfy


But, I got this sling because it can handle my other cameras. They do have lighter ones for mirrorless. The optech system allows me to switch straps. So my optech short strap I used with the D4, can be used on the Z6.

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Posted 25 January 2019 - 01:02 AM

That's great it can be customized for you. 


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Posted 24 February 2019 - 11:26 PM

I quit getting unwanted hip shots by rotating the camera a quarter turn, clockwise, keeping the side button outta-da-way.


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