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    Sling Style Camera Straps

    Hi I was just wondering if anyone had tried one of the sling style straps from BlackRapid or Sun Sniper? They are kind of expensive and I've managed to rig up something similar using a rifle sling for my point and shoot but I think I might like some of the double rigs for using at weddings and events where I carry two cameras. Just not sure if I'm ready to shell out the money.

    My biggest concern with my homemade rig is the swivel hook, I just took one from an old laptop case strap and it seems fine for my point and shoot but I don't think I would trust my SLR on it. For anyone that has tried either of these how wide is the strap? I've looked their sites and they sell the connector but I hate to order it if it wont fit my strap (1.25")
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    Smile Update: Purchased a Carry Speed CS-1

    Hi everyone I noticed a had a few views but no response. I decide to try a different sling style strap than the ones I asked about (Black Rapid and Sun Sniper). I just couldn't see spending that much for a strap right now.

    I got a Carry Speed CS-1 it's just a single one for now but I really like it. I don't have any of the others to compare it too but it seems well made and has been comfy to use. The shoulder pad has a pocket that I keep a spare card and microfiber cloth in. It attaches to the camera via a plate that attaches in the tripod mount. The shipping was super fast (we're both in Texas) I ordered on Thursday and had it on Monday. It was $34.99 so much more affordable than the others I had looked at. I'll try and add some photos of it later.
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    Re: Sling Style Camera Straps

    I love the sling style strap. I have a black rapid and one I made from webbing for a few $$. I bought the BR clip/ webbing slider part for $12 or so. The total came to $15ish for the whole deal. I use Kirk Arca Swiss camera plates on my cameras. They have a little loop machined into them. I had a small piece of webbing sewn into this loop for the clip to attach. It is smooth as hell and can never come unscrewed. I can also use my tripod without removing the strap.

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    Re: Sling Style Camera Straps

    Making your own straps, check the Tandy Leather Factory, for the clips and other hardware.
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    Re: Sling Style Camera Straps

    I just bought one from e-bay for 13 dollars. I'll let you know how it how it goes.
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    Re: Sling Style Camera Straps

    Those look pretty nice indeed. A bit steep for a strap though.
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    Re: Sling Style Camera Straps

    I thought I'd resurrect this after almost 5 months. I actually just got my "quick strap," yes, a rapid strap knock off, that was about $8 on ebay. More towards $15 if you count the shipping. Anyhow, after a quick walk around the house and a good visual inspection, a $60 black rapid better come with some encrusted jewels or something to justify the price. This thing seems pretty solid...no less than the tamrac straps I've trusted for so long that rely on plastic quick clips.
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