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kevistopheles

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I am a big fan of Gordy straps but the NEX doesn't use lugs and I don't particualrly like the Gordy string mount straps. The only alternative one I have seen so far is the Octopus wrist strap (see below) on eBay but of course it never having seen one in person I am a bit hesitant. I suppose I could just use the regular Gordy strap and deal with it.

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I'm rocking the Crumpler Noose. We just got these in at the camera store I work at so I jumped on it.

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I'm currently using that Octopus wrist strap for the very same reason. The wrist strap itself is cotton webbing with a plastic band that can be drawn closer to the wrist for extra security if needed. There are no metal bits that can scratch the camera body. The lug strap is nylon and feels very secure overall. It's lighter than it appears on the photo but it's not flimsy. It's not too long so that when I completely let go of the body, I can grab it again with the one hand. I'm happy with mine.

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I'm currently using that Octopus wrist strap for the very same reason. The wrist strap itself is cotton webbing with a plastic band that can be drawn closer to the wrist for extra security if needed. There are no metal bits that can scratch the camera body. The lug strap is nylon and feels very secure overall. It's lighter than it appears on the photo but it's not flimsy. It's not too long so that when I completely let go of the body, I can grab it again with the one hand. I'm happy with mine.

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Cool...that is exactly what I was hoping to hear.
 

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I can't find a Uk outlet for the Octopus wrist strap, dang it.
I'm sure there's other options in your area, if you know which features to look out for. Try to avoid those with metal rings that loop around the NEX body lug. The hole through the lug is a narrow slit and the metal rings do bind - which may mar the body or the lug itself. They'll work, but I think a strap is better as the lug is designed for that. If you're gonna be using legacy lenses with heavier optics, you really do need a heavy-duty wrist strap of some sort.

Yeah, no outlet for the Octopus strap in NZ either, so I had to order mine from Taiwan.
 

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I gave in and bought mine from eBay (Taiwan) as well. It'll be here in a few weeks. I'll check back and let folks know what I think of it.
 

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I'm sure there's other options in your area, if you know which features to look out for. Try to avoid those with metal rings that loop around the NEX body lug. The hole through the lug is a narrow slit and the metal rings do bind - which may mar the body or the lug itself. They'll work, but I think a strap is better as the lug is designed for that. If you're gonna be using legacy lenses with heavier optics, you really do need a heavy-duty wrist strap of some sort.

Yeah, no outlet for the Octopus strap in NZ either, so I had to order mine from Taiwan.
Yeah it looked like a metal ring wouldn't be the best idea.
 

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I'm sure there's other options in your area, if you know which features to look out for. Try to avoid those with metal rings that loop around the NEX body lug. The hole through the lug is a narrow slit and the metal rings do bind - which may mar the body or the lug itself. They'll work, but I think a strap is better as the lug is designed for that. If you're gonna be using legacy lenses with heavier optics, you really do need a heavy-duty wrist strap of some sort.

Yeah, no outlet for the Octopus strap in NZ either, so I had to order mine from Taiwan.
Hey

Yep eBay for me too, god only knows when / if it will arrive..


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Ooooh... I like the look of that one too!

Ooh I like the look of that, hmmm maybe I'll eBay the octopus when it arrives (ooh again, I've never sold anything online before!)

Ooh ooh
Not to worry Ray, you'll need two straps for your back-up 5N body... right? (Saves having to change lenses all the time, hehe)... ;)
 

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Here's an incidental snap of the strap fitted:

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It's all leather and works well in the hand.
 

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Yeah that Gariz strap looks pretty tasty. If you decide to sell the Octopus I'd just post it on the Buy/Sell here and maybe on the sister site at Serious Compacts. It'll sell there no problem.
 

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So my Octopus strap arrived yesterday, it's great a lot slimmer than and light weight than expected, I don't see myself replacing it in the near future.!
 

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So my Octopus strap arrived yesterday, it's great a lot slimmer than and light weight than expected, I don't see myself replacing it in the near future.!
Cool! What colour did you get?

I tossed between the olive drab and the black, but got the black in the end.
 

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If you want a cheaper alternative, why not try a Nintendo Wii controller wrist strap? The advantage is it can be adjusted to your wrist size so it can't fall off/down

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