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Old July 24th, 2004, 10:35 AM   #1
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Shoulder Strap

Do you guys use the shoulder strap? I am not sure if I should attach it because sometime it blocking some button when I shoot and I don't want to take it on and off all the time.
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Old July 24th, 2004, 01:11 PM   #2
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Still in its wrapper .. I should give it a go .. . .
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Old July 24th, 2004, 02:21 PM   #3
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I took mine off as it got caught in shot once and ruined it. Have not missed it since.
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Old July 24th, 2004, 02:22 PM   #4
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When doing fiction, or anything I know IŽll be using a tripod, or that IŽll be able to put the cam (and my arm) to rest, I donŽt use it.

But if I do street "tourist" stuff, or even some concerts I know IŽll be moving handheld around for a few hours, I have the strap on. It has never bothered me.
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Old July 24th, 2004, 04:08 PM   #5
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Check out the "Gotcha Wrist Strap". It has a buckle so you can quickly disconnect quickly when you put the camera on a tripod. I put a 3 foot leash on mine to make it easier to put down the camera for a sec if I need to use my hands for something else.

But it can be sweaty on a humid New York day; the wrist portion is made of thick neoprene/wet suit material.
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Old July 26th, 2004, 07:39 AM   #6
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I don't use it. I tried it and found it annoying.
I also don't like the idea of hanging 2500euros over my shoulder, unprotected (I could easely hit it, and the vapors from the body... I don't think thats OK!)
I use the handle. If I know I won't be using it in the next half hour, I put it in the bag.
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Old July 26th, 2004, 07:53 AM   #7
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Very excellent points Cosmin!
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Old July 26th, 2004, 09:01 AM   #8
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Used it...hated it....removed it.
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Old July 26th, 2004, 09:16 AM   #9
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Nice to see you back Lloyd, hope you are still using that XM2 to good use.
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Old July 27th, 2004, 06:49 AM   #10
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Yes Graham, but I'm still thinking what I could use that strap for. It looks nice with that "canon" written on it! :)

Maybe I could use it to hang my glasses arround my neck! :)
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