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Siner@msn.com

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I have read lately about the speed straps that use the tripod mount socket. How strong is that socket? I have not seen anything from Nikon but read that Canon says this is a no and no warranty will apply if the camera is damaged. I want some type of sling/ speed strap for my D7200 and my D3200. D7200 will probably have a Tamron 16-300 on it plus a battery grip. That's a lot of weight. Any info on experiences and suggestions will be appreciated.

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dcbear78

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I have two. I have a Kawa Pro which is a single custom made leather strap. I use this for most of my shooting which for the most part is a D810 with either 70-200mm f2.8, 85mm or 35mm. I have never had a problem. When using the 70-200mm I attach it to the lens collar.

I also have a Blackrapid double and have done numerous days with a D810 and D500 on either side. I have a 70-200mm f2.8 or 24-70mm f2.8 on either camera and again have had no problems. Even during an event where I was doing quite a bit or brisk walking/jogging.

I HATE neck straps. They are evil.



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I always use slings when shooting outside, it can also stop snatch thefts.

Even indoors with a single camera, I have use a twin sling with the flash power pack on the other side to the camera.

At airshows, I can walk through the crowds with a 300mm outfit on the left and a 600mm outfit on the right. If I want to change, I simply drop the one I'm holding and pick up the other one.

Never had a problem with the fittings.