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Old 04-02-2008   #11
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Thanks for stopping by and answering questions about your Y Strap. This makes me even more inclined to pick one up from you!

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Old 04-02-2008   #12
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Bob...I like the SX-70...my Haiku Series and my second book Through A Glass Darkly (which is part of the Polaroid Collection) were produced using different Polaroid Technologies and different camera systems...now that I think about it most of the work I've made the last 5 years has used instant technologies to different degrees...lets hope Polaroid or someone else like Fuji or Ilford can keep instant material alive.

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It would be a shame to see Polaroid films just vanish from existence. I was just getting into SX-70 manipulation when the film was discontinued. I just recently got into large format with Polaroid backs.

I see you are a Holga shooter too. I need to get mine out and shoot more. Digital is great and all, but Polaroid films and the Holga/Diana cameras are unique. No two cameras are the same and no two shots are the same. And that makes it fun.

I hope you will stick around and post more here. We need more film shooters!

And I'm definitely ordering one of those Y straps. The more I think about it, the more it makes sense.

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I knew you get one LatinBob. be sure to let others know how great it is...and you're welcome for me spending your money....
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I have to admit, the tripod 1/4 - 20 connection had me worried too. Too many times I saw cameras on flash brackets that couldn't be secured effectively. They just loosened up too easily. The R-strap brought those fears up with me again. The strap itself is fine. I would go for the R-Strap and connnect it to my camera with a keyring to make it ideal. But for the price, the Y-strap is the better way to go. If the R-strap was the same price, it would be a harder choice. At least for me. Both accomplish the same thing. Getting the camera efficiently to the eye from the hip.

Now comes the competition phase in the pricing game!

Mr. Schaub, thanks for designing an efficient tool for us to contemplate over. You seem to have a better concept of the problem than the other guy. However, he has some good features as well. I am certainly convinced on the basic concept of both straps. I will now enter a state of Karmic stupor to decide on which strap to buy!
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I got mine in the mail today. Four days from ordering to in my mailbox. The strap is very well made. I still need to figure out the best way to attach my D200, but I like it a lot so far. I may end up using it over my left shoulder rather than my right. The Nikon seems to balance better for me that way. I will have to use it some to see what works best. I am very satisfied with it so far

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Old Thread But...

Does anyone have any information that is more recent on a strap like these?

Thank you in advance.

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I'm using an R-strap and love it. It is, by far, the best strap that I've used in over 35 years of SLR photography.

I attached a quick release clamp to it and it's even better.
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The R-Straps are like $48. Is it worth it? I seem to like the design better though.

What did you use for the quick release clamp. I started this search looking for a quick connect for my Smug Mug Strap.

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To me, it was worth the cost. I've spent $20 on plenty of straps that I don't use any longer because they put weight directly on my neck or don't ride well on my shoulder. The R-strap is comfortable for hours of use with my 1Ds and 70-200 IS lens.

I use the Arca Swiss quick release system on my cameras, lenses, and tripods. I simply installed a small quick release tripod head to the strap.


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