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Old 05-12-2008   #21
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Yeah I've never liked the Canon straps - nor the Olympus ones I use either. Both are pretty inflexible. I use an Optech strap these days and it's very comfortable. Still, I've placed my order for a free Smugmug strap as I'm fed up advertising Optech for no return .
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I have never used a strap until I bought my Sony. Not sure 100% was is classified as a great strap but it does its job. Little stiff but I just figured I needed to break it in. But I want my SmugMug!!!
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Great marketing plan. Give away $10 straps for worldwide advertising and make it look like a "thank you" gift. Smart.

I'd rather spend a few bucks and put my OWN name on my camera strap, if I was so inclined. At least I'd be generating business for myself instead of someone else.
C'mon Brian, fess up. You signed up under 10 different e-mail accounts you want the strap so bad! You can't fool us...
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C'mon Brian, fess up. You signed up under 10 different e-mail accounts you want the strap so bad! You can't fool us...
LOL...alas, I'm happy with my LowePro Voyager straps. And the advertising is rather subtle on that one.
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Who's raining? I'm simply calling it like I see it. If people are happy with the strap (as Bob is) and don't mind advertising someone else's services for free, I have no problems with that.

But I also don't think it's fair to allow 20 people posting "yea, a freebie!" without a dose of reality.

And Bob, the biggest difference here is product vs service. When you purchased your car, camera, whatever, you paid for it and the transaction is finished. The analogy doesn't work here. A closer analogy would be getting a free phone from your telephone carrier AND having everyone who dialed it hear "Thank you for calling a ABC telephone customer" instead of a ring.
It is all good, Brian thanks for the input. Yes this is a marketing plain and simple.

However, it is good marketing because the strap is good and the SmugMug service is awesome.

We tested all Canon, Nikon, Olympus, and Sony straps and decided to custom make a strap that everyone should really love. No sense in sending out a crappy strap that no one will wear. It is a neopryene soft strap that has just the slightest give.

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and, i got that "we ship worldwide" but...i know 90% fo worldwide shippers have some countries they do not ship to...and, unfortunatelly, mine is one of them. I live in Romania...so, do you ship to sucky Romania, too?
i would really use a camera strap
Bring it on. Go ahead and register for one, we'll definitely try and send one to you.

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Request sent, i notice that the ADV members also are entitled to freebies... might use my other identity there(cc rider) to get another, but then again how many camera straps do you need!!
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Request sent, i notice that the ADV members also are entitled to freebies... might use my other identity there(cc rider) to get another, but then again how many camera straps do you need!!
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LOL, that was a rhetorical, right?
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Old 05-13-2008   #29
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Wonderful! I've been meaning to start a camera strap collection. Signed up for the loot and starting up a SmugMug account now - nothing gets me interested in a service like good ol' fashioned swag. Thanks.
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I'm happy with my LowePro Voyager straps.
Which one(s) do you have, the C or the S model.


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