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Best Looking Neck Strap for Fuji X Series

Discussion in 'X-T3, X-T2, X-T1, X-T20, X-T10, X-T100' started by Chad Philp, Nov 21, 2018.

  1. Chad Philp

    Chad Philp New Member

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    As I mentioned, I own 2 X-T3's. Theres nothing wrong with someone making their camera more aesthetically appealing or individualized.
     
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    It looks like someone needs to take his medication :D

    Anyway, some think ‘form follows function’ and then the best looking strap will become the best performing strap. Or vice versa. You decide.

    I don’t have them but aren’t those Peak Design straps great for looks as well as great for use?


    Have fun!
    Jaap.
     
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    After looking around i ordered this,

    candyanglehome Retro Straight Handmade Neck Strap

    main reason being it has less metal parts and looks great. I went for the basic length. Looks great. Shall post some pics one i receive it. Cant seem to post amazon link
     
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    I don't understand why people like the Peak Design straps, haven't they had multiple recalls for design faults?
     
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    Same here, hate how it looks. Many people complaint on how their cameras have fallen because of it
     
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    Agree. See those flimsy little cloth hoos? They wear and break. Bad design.
     
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    iv ordered a nice leather one lets see how that is, if i dont like it il get a custom one made :) where i stay there are many people who make leather items of all sorts.
     
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    My favorites are the Hyperion woven straps from Pavlos Koutsoukos in Greece. Good looking, sturdy, various lengths and now offering leather as well. When I had a problem with the metal ring on one of the straps, Pavlos immediately replaced the strap – good service!
     
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    I did not know it. I saw that also manufacturer know the defect and they changed design changing old anchors for free.
    Like I said, I like the quick length adjust of the leash and the possibility to detach quickly from camera when I use tripod. That’s it.
    From aesthetic point of view the other straps I saw here are much nicer.
     
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    Indeed, the design errors were there but have been corrected a long time ago. Keep also in mind the huge install base of this product. Percentage wise the errors were small even then.

    I see these Peak Design straps used almost everywhere which could never have been the case if the product was really a bad design and kept failing in the field.

    For me it will be my next purchase, although I must say that I like Op-Tech as well. Very convenient in use due to the damping/stretching of the material.


    Regards,
    Jaap.
     
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    Wasn't there another recall just this year for failing connector things?
     
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    I love my Peak Design straps - never had an anchor/connector wear in any way, never mind break (even the very thin ones). I think the actual failure rate was super-low, but to protect their reputation and be responsive to their user base they redesigned the anchors and invited everyone to swap their old ones for the new version. I could not be bothered and still use at least 20 of the old ones. I did make sure to use new ones on my 100-400 foot plate, just in case, as that is my single heaviest piece of gear. What I love most about the Cuff and Leash straps is how light they are; they glide over clothing and collapse to nothing in a bag.
     
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    I have several Peak Design straps and have had no issues on any gear they are attached to. Aesthetically they are nothing special; the large ones are basically nice seat belts, but the genius is in the connectors. When you are switching modes a lot, going from tripod to shoulder carry to wrist strap - nothing can touch them. I have their little loop connectors attached to camera plates, L-brackets, and Peak Design's little arca plates. Very versatile, and very secure.
     
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    After 25 plus years, I have to say my favorites lately are Sailor Straps, Artisan and Artist silk, and a Monarch Boa.
    Have used DSPTCH and Artisan and Artist D ring slider too. good but not my faves.
     
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    Have you considered using a wrist trap? like hw dpreview guys have used?



    The one used in the video is the TARION Handmade Wriststrap
     
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    I have one. Comfortable when you have a camera bag with you ‘cause you’ll get the camera ready in a sec and, at the same time, safe.
    Get the camera, shoot, put away.
    Less useful if you have to bring the camera for long period of time walking.
     
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    Hyperion Camera Straps for me DSCF0479-2.jpg
     
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