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Old 03-14-2009   #51
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I'm just guessing, but couldn't you use a keyring and a quick release plate to convert the Y-strap to the equivalent of the R-strap?
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Has anyone figured this out yet?

Maybe receive the parts ordered. I don't know what direction to go. I have a case that goes around my waist but it is a pain to get in and out when it is in place. I went to a parade today and I just held the camera the whole time.

Any help would be appreciated.

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I have ordered a couple of these. I will let you know what I think.
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I'm just guessing, but couldn't you use a keyring and a quick release plate to convert the Y-strap to the equivalent of the R-strap?
I got the part, and like it quite a bit. It is a little rigid, but that is what you want. It is made of hard steel, so I am sure if it will wear out the part on the r-strap or not. The only thing I don't like is it does not swivel like the original part. If you push the two parts together, you can disconnect it very easily, so that is not a problem. The shipping was outrageous!
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If you didn't mind a diy project, you could order the parts and make it yourself for less. Just buy some webbing, buckle, connection from r-strap and then the ITW MASH Hook.
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I ordered some parts, and, well, some of them are just too funny. Not having them in hand and ordering them "blindly" some of huge. It looks like I have UBER SECURITY. It is kind of funny...you can see my paranoia coming through...so I am trying to figure out what size of a carbiner to order.
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Here's my DIY strap, I'm pretty sure my cmaera weighs less than the 150# rating of the mini biner. All I need now is nice soft cushion for my shoulder ....
The strap:
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Connected to a 1/4-20 bolt with key ring through a drilled hole
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Connected to a quick release braket
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Michael I kind of like your set up. What is the quick connect? I like the idea of the carribener but I would get one that has a threaded lock (just for safety) What is the strap from?

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The strap is form some old bag I didn't even have any more. It originaly had two plastic clips which I removed and replaced with a release buckle. That is not a climbing carbiner, I havent seen any locking ones this small. If you're worried about it coming open you could slide a piece of heat shrink tubing over the gate and shrink it in place.

The quick connect is for my tripod, the small ring will fold down so I can still use it on the tripod.


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