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Old 04-01-2008   #1
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This thing looks kind of silly, but for a lot of cameras, it might really be a great piece of gear...

Y STRAP The Figital Revolution


They also make the tripod alternative...
THE NO POD The Figital Revolution

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Man, quit spending my money! That looks pretty cool, and is one of those, "why didn't I think of that" items. Now I need one of those too. The No Pod is cool too. I wonder of it comes with the Leica attached?

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For Leica, or Pentax 110's or stuff like that, you bet it makes sense and is probably worth it...
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I can see it for smaller rigs but a Nikon D300 with 70-200 or Canon 1D/40D+grip with 70-200 might be a bit awkward for it.

I like his videos, though. Nice effort to sell and teach with his product.
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Made in vermont I see!!!

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I can see it for smaller rigs but a Nikon D300 with 70-200 or Canon 1D/40D+grip with 70-200 might be a bit awkward for it.

That's why someone else makes a better one.
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I do not think the R Strap is better. It appears to be designed to handle DSLR's better, but functionality-wise, they accomplish the same thing...and the R-Strap cost more too.
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I do not think the R Strap is better. It appears to be designed to handle DSLR's better, but functionality-wise, they accomplish the same thing...and the R-Strap cost more too.
Between the two, the R-strap makes more sense to me. The weight is behind me rather than on my side. It's designed for right-handers and doesn't require a cross body draw. It uses a more stable connection point, too, since the threads on a tripod mount will easily handle the most accessory laden camera.
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Hello- just a few comments that I wanted to make:

1. The Y Strap will carry any camera (including the larger ones like a d2X with a lens...I have many photographers using this configuration) comfortably. Whether you carry the camera on your side or slightly behind or in front of you is your choice and will be determined by your shooting style.
2. Personally (my opinion) I worry about carrying my camera from a point that can loosen (ie the tripod socket).
3. I hate quick releases that connect to my camera...murphy's law. Also I chose the smallest possible connection device as to mimize the possible contact with the camera...ie I don't want scratches.
4. The R Strap I am sure is a good camera strap, with several differences from the Y Strap. I of course like my Y Strap but... you should only buy what works for you.

I am an active working photographer who developed the Y Strap and The NO POD for my own works and I've been very pleased to see the positive response I've been getting so far from users. Each Y Strap is individually handmade by me at my studio in Vermont with a philosophy of simplicity of design and quality of materials.

However, even if neither strap works for you, I still hope you'll stop in a check out the articles I post on The Figital Revolution and keep the dialogue going.

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Between the two, the R-strap makes more sense to me. The weight is behind me rather than on my side.
Wouldn't the camera technically be "behind you" too? It looks that way in his video. I'm not too sure I want my DSLR dangling a bit behind my back in certain situations...

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The Y Strap will carry any camera (including the larger ones like a d2X with a lens...I have many photographers using this configuration) comfortably. Whether you carry the camera on your side or slightly behind or in front of you is your choice and will be determined by your shooting style.
Good to know. It was apparent in the video. Of course, the other product might be overkill for a P&S? And it won't work on a camera body with no tripod connector.

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Personally (my opinion) I worry about carrying my camera from a point that can loosen (ie the tripod socket).
I'm 10% concerned with that when my quick release plate is on there, because the D-loop ring is recessed. But if the other strap was connected to it (saving the cost of the tripod connector), then it wouldn't be recessed anymore. The tripod connector of the other one is a geared looking star wheel, so it could loosen itself a notch or two by hitting something? never know.


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