I ask as I used to carry my F80 with the neck strap wrapped around my wrist but the D200 strap is showing wear already, probably due to weight. It would be nice to get a dedicated one. I detest wearing my camera around my neck - personal opinion.
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Yes; a quick release plate can be threaded into the tripod socket on the AH-4 wrist strap. I find that since the wrist strap tightens around your wrist with a "velcro" tab, you can release your grip on the camera completely and safely. It's not dangling from a strap. The wrist strap is fully adjustable with room to spare on my XL-size hands.
Mike Guilbault asked about the RRS L-Plate: It looks like it should fit. The critical dimension appears to be the width of the AH-4 strap that secures it to the mounting plate - 11/16" You would have to verify that the slot & chrome bar is at least that wide.
I recieved my Camdapter wrist strap a couple of days ago.
1) It is VERY high quality. CNC Aluminum plate that fits RRS clamps, lugged on both ends, nylon straps and luxurious glove leather.
2) I'm not sure yet I will use it much. It's a "to each his own" kinda thing. The main benefit is, it relieves my hand from having to hold the camera tightly and gives insurance against dropping it if you are not using a neck strap.
You can have it and the neck strap installed simultaneously.
You can leave it on while installing it on a tripod quick release clamp.
I can see after long periods of gripping the camera, it will ease against fatigue.
Will the AH-4 work on a D200 that has an RRS L-Plate attached? (no battery grip) In other words, will the AH-4 attach to the L-Plate? Here's a link to the L-Plate: http://www.reallyrightstuff.com/body_plates/nikon/index.html You can see the little chrome bar at the end which is designed to accept a hand-grip's strap.
I just ordered a SLR-QR strap from UPStrap / www.upstrap.com / they offer wrist straps for heavyweight SLR's. I would be very cautious using the optech strap, it looks like it was designed for P & S cameras.
Beware that if you have large hands as I do, the Nikon AH-4 is very tight. I have it at it's widest setting and I still have a problem getting it on and off over my hand. Small hands should be no problem.
I'll just add my two cents...I can't shoot with a neck strap either, but I do like hanging my camera off one shoulder when I need my hands. I've developed a very effective double wrap with the neck strap around my right hand that gives me solid holding, especially if I push against my face to provide even more support. It becomes pretty second nature after a while. When walking with the camera wrapped this way it's very secure. I'm sure many others do this but I had not yet seen it mentioned in this thread.
Yesterday I bought what appears to be the same thing at my local Wolf Camera store (the nationawide chain) for $19.95--about what you'd pay at B&H when shipping is included.
I'm very pleased with it. It appears to be sufficiently durable and is very comfortable once adjusted to the right length (I have big hands). It's a little tricky getting the neck strap and this strap attached through the same triangular ring, but I think it will work great on my D200.