Detachable Camera Strap Part 2

tpstps Posts: 1Member
edited February 2016 in Nikon DSLR cameras
Hello everyone,

I've been looking and looking for a way to still use my Nikon D750 strap when I want to and when I need to use the Black Rapid and can do it in a snap. Problem I am finding is something to either replace or add to the side of the camera where the strap attaches. Any help would be great.imageimage

Here is the link for the photo of what I am looking to make it a quick release.
http://i65.tinypic.com/29lo0aq.jpg
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  • KillerbobKillerbob Posts: 732Member
    We have had this discussion a few times, and thus far the winner has usually ended up being Peak Design; https://www.peakdesign.com/product/straps/slide/
  • Vipmediastar_JZVipmediastar_JZ Posts: 1,708Member
    I used the op-tech strap http://amzn.to/20sEiRv and replaced one of the ends with http://amzn.to/20sEkci

    When I use the black rapid strip or use the peak design capute pro plate I remove the padded part of the neck strap. whats left I clip them together to create a mini strap. Works well. The peak design is also great but if you want a padded strap I recommend op-tech
  • retreadretread Posts: 523Member
    I am very pleased with my boss strap.
  • heartyfisherheartyfisher Posts: 3,172Member
    edited February 2016
    I used the op-tech strap http://amzn.to/20sEiRv and replaced one of the ends with http://amzn.to/20sEkci

    When I use the black rapid strip or use the peak design capute pro plate I remove the padded part of the neck strap. whats left I clip them together to create a mini strap. Works well. The peak design is also great but if you want a padded strap I recommend op-tech
    The links are coming up error for me can you say what they are so we can google them :-)

    Post edited by heartyfisher on
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  • spraynprayspraynpray Posts: 6,071Moderator
    Hmm, strange hearty - they work for me...

    If you type op/tech into the Amazon.com searchbox, you get all the op/tech options.
    Always learning.
  • heartyfisherheartyfisher Posts: 3,172Member
    Hmm, strange hearty - they work for me...

    If you type op/tech into the Amazon.com searchbox, you get all the op/tech options.
    Its coming up now ... weird ...
    OP/TECH USA Super Classic Strap - Pro Loop
    OP/TECH USA System Connector Uni-Loop


    Moments of Light - D610 D7K S5pro 70-200f4 18-200 150f2.8 12-24 18-70 35-70f2.8 : C&C very welcome!
    Being a photographer is a lot like being a Christian: Some people look at you funny but do not see the amazing beauty all around them - heartyfisher.

  • spraynprayspraynpray Posts: 6,071Moderator
    Looks just what the OP wants.
    Always learning.
  • MDGxMDGx Posts: 5Member
    edited February 2016
    I got a pair of these:
    http://optechusa.com/battery-holster.html
    and 2 of these:
    http://www.lenscoat.com/batterypouch-dslr-p-1986.html
    filled with batteries and attached securely onto my heavy-duty modified shoulder strap:
    http://www.peakdesign.com/product/straps/slide/
    As a good measure I have replaced (cut off) the entire Peak Design anchor system (flawed design!) with these [#2, black]:
    http://www.niteize.com/product/S-Biner-SlideLock.asp
    I have also added the shoulder protective sling from this product:
    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FF3U7QY/
    which has a roomy zippered pocket, and which is where I keep all my spare cards.
    More details at my web site:
    http://www.mdgx.com/pc.htm#DSLR

    Photo Gear: http://www.mdgx.com/pc.htm#DSLR
    Photos: http://plus.google.com/117433720600028510034
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  • IronheartIronheart Posts: 3,017Moderator
    You are replacing these camera connectors:

    http://www.peakdesign.com/product/straps/slide/
    DYNEEMA® ANCHORS
    Newly upgraded Dynemma-corded Anchors can each hold well over 90kg (200lbs.) and feature best-in-class abrasion resistance.

    With these?

    http://www.niteize.com/product/S-Biner-SlideLock.asp
    Size #2:
    Dimensions: 0.9" x 2.0" x 0.3" | 22mm x 50mm x 8mm
    Weight: .24 oz | 7 g
    Weight Rating: 10lb.
    WARNING: Not for use where disengagement could result in bodily injury or property damage. Not for climbing.

    What is the flawed design? I'm just curious...
  • MDGxMDGx Posts: 5Member
    edited February 2016
    This is the design flaw of the original Peak Slide, which is well known for ~ 2 years:
    http://petapixel.com/2014/09/17/peak-design-strap-failures-causing-dropped-cameras-photographers/
    This photographer lost expensive photo equipment.
    http://www.reddit.com/r/photography/comments/2go9k0/
    Looks like the manufacturer is aware of the issue, which has caused problems for more than 50 customers.
    Sorry, but that kills it for me.
    The other thing IMO is the lace [part of the red/black plastic anchor/button], which is made of thin thread, and which can get cut, shredded, or burn much faster/easier than metal, no matter how abrasion resistant they advertise it to be. That makes it the weakest link. Even ordinary shoe laces are thicker.
    At the time I purchased the strap the 2nd edition (SL-2) wasn't available, but looks like the buttons are still made of the same thin thread.
    http://www.peakdesign.com/slide/
    Initially I replaced all of that fiasco with a stainless steel carabiner which holds 7 kilos.
    My equipment (D810 + battery pack) weighs under 3 kilos with my longest zoom lens (Sigma 170-500mm) attached.
    Last fall I've replaced the #2 niteize slideLock with the larger #4 (black), which holds 34 kilos (75 lbs), ~ 5 times as much.
    http://www.niteize.com/product/S-Biner-SlideLock.asp
    I've also secured the #4 niteize lock sliders with tight plastic tubes, so they won't come off by accident.
    I'm using this setup for about a year now, even climbed mountain ranges a couple of times on a trip last year, and haven't had any problems yet.
    BTW... I found a good use for the buttons, as fancy zipper-pull holders for my Manfrotto Pro Shoulder 50 bag. ;-/
    http://images.static-bluray.com/htgallery/161380_full.jpg

    HTH

    Photo Gear: http://www.mdgx.com/pc.htm#DSLR
    Photos: http://plus.google.com/117433720600028510034
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  • IronheartIronheart Posts: 3,017Moderator
    Yes, that problem is over two years old, Sept '14 and peak design issued a fix in Oct. '14, which is referenced at the end of the petapixel article. I'm still not convinced that the niteize product is the right choice. All of the pictures on their site show nothing more valuable than a set of keys or a water bottle, and they do have that dire warning. The increased capacity of the #4 is better, however. 10 lbs with the #2 didn't seem like nearly enough.
    I'd probably go with an actual climbing carabiner that can take a fall shock of over 5000lbs, and hold both me and you suspended by the strap ;-)
  • heartyfisherheartyfisher Posts: 3,172Member
    lol ! sounds dangerous !
    Moments of Light - D610 D7K S5pro 70-200f4 18-200 150f2.8 12-24 18-70 35-70f2.8 : C&C very welcome!
    Being a photographer is a lot like being a Christian: Some people look at you funny but do not see the amazing beauty all around them - heartyfisher.

  • KillerbobKillerbob Posts: 732Member
    I have used Peak Design solutions for the last three years, and never had a problem. I always make sure it is decently locked in place, as I do with any strap.

    Using a BR sling with an RRS clamp, I actually feel more conscious hooking up my D810 w. battery-grip, with a 200mm f/2 attached (that combo btw is a heavy SOAB).
  • MDGxMDGx Posts: 5Member
    edited February 2016
    Unfortunately I purchased my Slide SL-1 before they issued the fix. ;-(
    So I had to do something to improve it, didn't care to spend $70 on another, or bother with lengthy over-the-mail replacements.
    And most importantly, stainless steel is so much better than shreddable threads and plastic button hooks that can pop out, IMHO.
    The niteize #4 stainless steel carabiner works for me because I'm not using it to hold my body weight against the mountain wall. For that purpose I use professional climbing gear. ;-/
    Using a climbing carabiner that can shock-hold over 2200 kilos for a camera strap, isn't that a lil overkill? And I thought a 34 kilos carabiner was too much for a 3 kilos setup.
    BTW... I had to experiment, so I tested a niteize #4 with a 40 kilos (88 lbs) backpack, which I dropped down ~ 7.5m (25ft) ten times. Not even a crack in the paint.
    Anyway, thanks for your suggestions.

    BlackRapid straps...
    I'm not comfortable with their metal swivel design.
    First, that's made of cheap brittle, light metal alloy. Not resistant enough IMO.
    Second, the swivel screw thingy is thin (therefore weak), and by allowing it to twist over and over under continuous friction, that's an invitation for trouble.
    Once I had a bag strap of similar design which broke after a while. ;-(

    Photo Gear: http://www.mdgx.com/pc.htm#DSLR
    Photos: http://plus.google.com/117433720600028510034
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  • IronheartIronheart Posts: 3,017Moderator
    edited February 2016

    Anyway, thanks for your suggestions.
    I'm glad you did some testing, I of course was joking about the climbing carabiner, which would be drastic overkill and probably too big to fit through the little triangle key-rings on the camera. That is why I put the ;) Your original suggestion of the #2 clip rated for 10lbs seemed a bit too underkill though. With the #4 I think you have a workable solution.

    BlackRapid straps...
    I'm not comfortable with their metal swivel design.
    First, that's made of cheap brittle, light metal alloy. Not resistant enough IMO.
    Second, the swivel screw thingy is thin (therefore weak), and by allowing it to twist over and over under continuous friction, that's an invitation for trouble.
    Once I had a bag strap of similar design which broke after a while. ;-(
    According to BR, all of the fasteners are high-grade stainless steel. Hardly cheap or brittle. They have a 5-year warranty. At least the metal on metal of the BR clip is identical, which would serve to reduce wear, as the hardness is the same. With the niteize being made of stainless, and the triangle clip undoubtedly stainless as well, you have two metals rubbing that may or may not be the same hardness, given there are many grades/hardnesses of stainless. If they aren't the same, that could be your next metal on metal wear point. Keep an eye on it and let us know!
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  • MDGxMDGx Posts: 5Member
    edited February 2016
    My bad, I haven't studied the specs of the BR straps, never cared about their products that much.
    But I like avoiding weak wear points and weak materials whenever I can improve a product by using better alternatives.
    That's one of the main reasons I'm partial to the niteize products.
    I'm using the #4 s-biner with most of my carrying cases and bags, replaced all their cheap plastic clips/hooks/doohickeys/fasteners.

    Photo Gear: http://www.mdgx.com/pc.htm#DSLR
    Photos: http://plus.google.com/117433720600028510034
    Post edited by MDGx on
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