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Bob Chadwick Silver Member Nikonian since 12th Jan 2006Wed 19-Dec-12 06:31 PM
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"Wrist Strap"
Wed 19-Dec-12 06:39 PM by Bob Chadwick

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Recieved my V1 today. I just couldn't resist the reduced price. I want to put a small wrist strap on it rather than use the neck strap that came with. I saw that Nikon has a strap and I saw an the OP/Tech QD Strap.

Does anyone have any recomendations?

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walk43 Gold Member Nikonian since 07th Feb 2012Wed 19-Dec-12 11:54 PM
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Wed 19-Dec-12 11:57 PM by walk43

Pennsylvania, US
          

It all depends on what you like.

If you have not used one before I suggest you think about the type you want. The ones that wrap around the wrist with a clip on to the camera, are too cumbersome for me and the ones that only go from the tripod mount to the top right strap mount on the camera don't provide me the protection I want if the camera were to slip or get bumped out of my hand. I made my own for my D800 which has the pad on the back of the hand but allows your hand to go through it and then is attached to the camera strap mount. It also takes the weight of the camera off my 'fingers' and puts it on my wrist to provide support for the D800 weight. Works great. With it I can slip my hand through easily but if the camera slips then my wrist has the strap around it and won't hit the ground.

For my V1, I got a braided black leather strap that simply slips through the strap mount on the top right of the camera and then over my wrist loosly and is about 10" long in total. I got it at Rainbowimaging through Amazon. Same concept as the one I made but with no hand pad. It has a heavy nylon mesh (like a regular neck strap about 3/8" wide at the strap mount) that you simply loop through the strap mount and through the other end of the strap and pull it tight. So far I like it alot and it was only $9 total and very sturdy and well made.

It's all a personal preference....

Dan
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Bob Chadwick Silver Member Nikonian since 12th Jan 2006Thu 20-Dec-12 12:00 AM
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Norcross, US
          

Thanks Dan. I'm looking for something that will "catch" the little camera when it falls out of my big hand.

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JonK Moderator Awarded for his high level skills and in-depth knowledge in various areas, such as Wildlife, Landscape and Stage Photography Nikonian since 03rd Jul 2004Thu 20-Dec-12 02:38 AM
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New York, US
          

For fun, I picked up a combo, a thumb band, a wrist strap, and a neck strap. I think it was Op tech. I've used the wrist and neck straps.

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Daveecopping Silver Member Nikonian since 21st Jan 2011Thu 20-Dec-12 09:21 AM
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Polegate, GB
          

I use a Black Rapids RS7 strap for a D700, D5100 and V1. The V1 and RS7 is attracting some odd looks though. I wonder if folk think it's a purse at first glance?

Dave

  

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Bob Chadwick Silver Member Nikonian since 12th Jan 2006Thu 20-Dec-12 11:07 AM
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Norcross, US
          

Thanks for everyone's feedback. I ended up going with this the OP/Tech Cam Strap™ - QD



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walk43 Gold Member Nikonian since 07th Feb 2012Thu 20-Dec-12 11:49 AM
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#6. "RE: Wrist Strap"
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Pennsylvania, US
          

That's the design I like best also. Good luck!!

Dan
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Bob Chadwick Silver Member Nikonian since 12th Jan 2006Thu 20-Dec-12 11:56 AM
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Norcross, US
          

Thanks Dan. The Black Rapid strap was a similiar design but it was a lot bigger and had a big connector on it. The neoprene also looks more comfortable.

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sabbey51 Gold Member Nikonian since 11th Jan 2010Thu 20-Dec-12 10:48 PM
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#8. "RE: Wrist Strap"
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Saddle river, US
          

>For fun, I picked up a combo, a thumb band, a wrist strap,
>and a neck strap. I think it was Op tech. I've used the wrist
>and neck straps.
>
>Jon Kandel
>A New York City Nikonian and Team Member
>Please visit my website and critique the
>images!


Same kit I use. The thumb band stays on my Oly XZ-1, the other two pieces take turns,on the V1.

  

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walk43 Gold Member Nikonian since 07th Feb 2012Thu 20-Dec-12 10:50 PM
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#9. "RE: Wrist Strap"
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Pennsylvania, US
          

Just curious.... What's a thumb band and what is it used for??

Dan
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JonK Moderator Awarded for his high level skills and in-depth knowledge in various areas, such as Wildlife, Landscape and Stage Photography Nikonian since 03rd Jul 2004Fri 21-Dec-12 12:02 AM
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#10. "RE: Wrist Strap"
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New York, US
          

Dan, I'd never heard of it either but as I said it was part of the package. And I did want the wrist and neck straps. I tried the Finger Cuff (as Op/Tech calls it) on one walk and found it unobtrusive, not a bother, but it did offer that extra security as compared to carrying a small camera in hand without a safety net.



The package is the Op Tech Compact Strap Trio.

Jon Kandel
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walk43 Gold Member Nikonian since 07th Feb 2012Fri 21-Dec-12 12:33 AM
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#11. "RE: Wrist Strap"
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Pennsylvania, US
          

Thanks Jon... I'll have to think about that. And it looks like you lost your accessory cover too

Dan
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JonK Moderator Awarded for his high level skills and in-depth knowledge in various areas, such as Wildlife, Landscape and Stage Photography Nikonian since 03rd Jul 2004Fri 21-Dec-12 02:10 AM
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#12. "RE: Wrist Strap"
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New York, US
          

Yup. Just like every other V1 owner after the first day…

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Bob Chadwick Silver Member Nikonian since 12th Jan 2006Fri 21-Dec-12 02:35 AM
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#13. "RE: Wrist Strap"
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Norcross, US
          

You know they did a good job with the battery pack/grips creating a place to put the covers when you take them off. Why can't they do the same thing for other little removable parts?

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