Wed 19-Dec-12 05:31 PM | edited Wed 19-Dec-12 05:39 PM by Bob Chadwick
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.
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 (Nikon D800,V2,Sony HX400V,Lumix ZS40) "I don't read, I just look at pictures" - Andy Warhol
>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.
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.