- Aug 20, 2011
- Fountain Hills, AZ
- Real Name
For some reasons I dont trust "key rings" and not to mention the so think wrist-strap.......... They seem too fragile for my precious piece
I use a wrist-strap on my NEX when I'm carrying it around out of my camera bag.
I didnt want to use a wrist-strap that had a thin connector like this one as it may damage the strap hoop of the camera as all the camera's weight wont be evenly distributed.
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I found this strap in eBay instead
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It's very comfortable to use and made extremely well (no that isnt my camera, but it looks essentially the same except my camera is black)
There's a good chance that your wrist would break before a quality split ring failed. And Nylon is pretty tough stuff. I went a slightly different route. I used paracord to make a loop with two double overhand knots that will slide to make the loop larger/smaller. That is attached to a split ring which is attached to the camera. If I enlarge the loop I can use it as a wrist strap, otherwise it gets used like a hand strap.
Looks like this.
PENTAX K20D TAMRON SP AF 28-75mm F2.8 XR Di 50mm f/2.8 1/15s ISO 100
I've got some triangle split rings somewhere, when I find them I'll replace the round ring and redo the loop in a different color. I may end up putting a bead on it for wrist strap use, but I haven't decided yet. I detest around-the-neck straps. The camera is either in my hand or in the bag. The only exception is when I'm using my Cotton Carrier with my Pentax K20.
Wrist strap for my LX3, wrapped round my hand so I can hold the camera steady and tight and shoot one handed. For my NEX a neck strap (currently the one that came with the camera.) I prefer a neck strap since it adds another layer of stability when shooting - hold the camera out, or down, with the strap fully extended and pressing against the back of your neck and you get a little extra stability, especially for low shutter speeds or in windy conditions.
I have a small wrist strap like Phoenix's, or if I want to keep it clean when hiking through brush/timber I carry it in a small Lowepro bag, or if I am out walking on open trails I might throw it on a Black Rapid sling strap. I got one of their sport straps which is wayyyyy overkill for the NEX system, but I like that it doesn't swing around as much on it as a regular Black Rapid.
Bimjo, I like your handmade strap.
Another nice example.
Well, my wife pointed out that since I actually sell stuff I make with paracord I should probably put something a bit nicer on the 5N. So I cobbled this together last night. It's the prototype, mine will probably be black. Or Neon (Yellow/Orange/Pink/Green- pick one), who knows? It"s actually pretty comfortable because there's no sharp edge, the whole thing is tubular.
I'm also working on a neckstrap that will only get used when I change lenses and there's no handy flat surface nearby. Clip the camera on, change lenses, back on the wrist strap. We'll see how that works out.