How do you carry?

Discussion in 'Open Gear Talk' started by davect01, Jan 3, 2012.

  1. I wanted to discuss how people prefer to carry their cameras.

    I just recently bought a screw-in connector similar to the solid one shown here.

    It attaches to my strap like this.

    And I carry it like this, (taken with my Mother's supperzoom).


    So how do you carry your camera?
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  2. Andrewteee

    Andrewteee All-Pro

    Jul 8, 2010
    Whoa, that would make me nervous. Does it swing around?

    I tend to just hold the camera in my hand or sometimes use a shoulder strap with detachable clips.
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  3. Lili

    Lili Hall of Famer

    Oct 17, 2010
    Dallas, TX
    Wrist strap on the camera and small Tamrac nylon or off brand leather bag
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  4. Ray Sachs

    Ray Sachs Legend

    Sep 21, 2010
    Not too far from Philly
    you should be able to figure it out...
    That's a basic sling strap arrangement. When I use a strap, I carry it exactly the same way, although I use the less intensive hardware that came with the Luma Loopit version of the sling. Most of the time I carry most of my cameras with a wrist strap, but when I'm taking a large-ish setup out I'll stick it on the sling strap and carry it exactly like you do, except I sling it over my left shoulder and have the camera down by my right hand so I can bring it up and shoot very quickly, with one hand sometimes.

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  5. Chris2500dk

    Chris2500dk Top Veteran

    Dec 22, 2011
    Copenhagen, Denmark
    Wrist strap on my S95, neck strap on my Sigma DPs and if I want to bring "a lot" of gear a Tamrac Velocity 6 which is quite small but still fits all my cameras with various accessories.
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  6. variety

    A lot of variety so far. I tried the wrist strap carry, however it was not for me. The biggest issue was what to do when not taking a picture.

    I like to carry this way. There is very little swing or movement with a descent sized lens attached. I don't think a small prime would not work well at all.

    The way I have the strap attached it is a simply movement to release the camera and then return it to the strap. Thus I have it secured when not shooting, with the flexibility of escaping the strap when needed in just a moment.
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  7. wt21

    wt21 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 15, 2010
    I carry concealed

    In the jacket pocket, that is.
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  8. bartjeej

    bartjeej Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Nov 12, 2010
    in a soft padded case in my jacket's inside pocket, with a wrist strap for when I'm shooting
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  9. Me in my Girdle.jpg
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  10. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    I always use a neck strap, and when the camera is not around my neck I hold it like this with the strap looped around my finger. If you lose control of the grip, squeezing your fingers together and using the friction in the strap will stop the camera from falling. I started doing this for extra security when holding a DSLR, and I still do the same for smaller cameras like m4/3.

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  11. stillshunter

    stillshunter Super Moderator Emeritus

    Nov 5, 2010
    Down Under
    Great timing for this thread, as I am quickly tiring (now bordering on hating) my GF1 boxed strap. I am still undecided between the wrist, neck and sling options, so am watching this thread keenly.

    Hmmm, now have it got the same Ray? If so, I loved your insanely long and detailed review of sling straps over at And it's mainly your fault that I'm thinking seriously down the sling lines. Thoroughly recommend the read if you're contemplating the same.
  12. I too went through several versions until I am now happy.
  13. krugorg

    krugorg All-Pro

    Sep 26, 2011
    Minnesota USA
    Kyle Krug
    I still haven't found the perfect solution for my E-P3 or GXR. I would like something that is adaptable from wrist to bandolier-style.. a couple things I have found out there that are interesting, but all seem to be designed for heavier DSLRs. Currently just using a Gordy wrist strap on my E-P3 and a OP/TECH wrist on my GXR.

    I did just see this video today on Luma Labs' upcoming Cinch strap. It does look interesting... would be great if they made a half width version for us serious compact shooters:

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  14. Seen those and they are great setups. My problem is that I don't always want to look like a photographer.

    However if I am going to be out and about all day say on a hike or at a fair I will go with one of these two setups, (forgive the cell phone shots):

    Running water bottle holder


    Water bladder backpack

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  15. I like the cinch up feature!
  16. adanac

    adanac Veteran

    Sep 30, 2011
    Vancouver, BC
    I do much the same - when just carrying a single body and lens. I have a 13 dollar small shoulder bag which I've customized with a better shoulder strap.

    The sling strap only comes out when I know I'll be shooting all day long... I took the same hardware and made a very simple strap - very luma loopish no doubt. Mostly I prefer the bag, because it can also fit a wallet and my phone too.
  17. Sounds like it works for you. My issue is that I hate dealing with the strap when I am shooting. Thus I like that mine disconnects quickly.

    Close up of the connections

  18. Isoterica

    Isoterica Hall of Famer

    Dec 6, 2011
    DSLR or larger SLRs are on a Black Rapid strap. Rangefinders were on a Sun Sniper smaller scale and compacts on a wrist. I'm somewhat neurotic about keeping things strapped to me fearing dropping or theft.
  19. stillshunter

    stillshunter Super Moderator Emeritus

    Nov 5, 2010
    Down Under
    Love the looks of this Luma Cinch Kyle. Thanks for posting mate. I fear it won;t be released in Australia until 2013 :fedup:

    Hope can keep these on the market without being bullied by BlackRapid.....again!!!!
  20. Landshark

    Landshark PhotoDog

    Jul 15, 2010
    All of my serious compacts are on A&A cloth straps, the bigger ones;X100 and M4/3 also get a Gordy wrist strap, the GRDs Ricoh wrist strap, I do not like slings at all, I much prefer to keep my camera in my hand trough a wrapped neck strap or wrist strap. There just too much bouncing and chance of banging into things with a sling for me. I do use a Gordy sling for my handheld Garmin, but it is armored