Would you use a camera hand strap over a neck strap?

3 months 1 week ago #693784 by Alfonso Camil
I'm still using the neck strap that came with my camera, but thinking about upgrading to a hand strap.  I found one from a company called Spider Holster.  Because of Covid, not going to any stores, so I don't have the opportunity to try one of these in person.  Can you tell me if you have one and if you find it comfortable to use regularly?  

If another hand strap you would recommend, please let me know the brand and model.  
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Alfonso 


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3 months 1 week ago #693788 by Shadowfixer1
I use a wrist strap almost exclusively. I still use a Black Rapid slide strap but rarely. I've tried hand straps but they never felt right to me. Lots of folks use spider holsters. There are both benefits and drawbacks to these. It is up to your preferences.  

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3 months 1 week ago #693790 by Nikon Shooter
Two cameras have a hand- AND a removable neck strap.
The others have only removable neck straps.

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3 months 5 days ago #693952 by David Norris
I shot a night of Netball about a month ago. 10 games over 3 adjacent courts for 4 hours.
I was using the Canon R & RF 28-70 f2 all night, so not an overly large setup.
I'm a big dude. 6ft 1, and my shoulders barely fit into a 2xl t-shirt. I can handle heavier setups fairly easily but by the 3rd hour of shooting, having the camera dangle around my neck really took its toll.

I ordered a wrist strap immediately and problem solved. I've done 3 big shoots since and no problems.

I use Peak Design and I like it.


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3 months 5 days ago #693968 by Nikon Shooter

Alfonso Camil wrote: Can you tell me if you have one and if you find it comfortable to use regularly?  


I am using two that were Nikon made. After height year at
work, they are as comfortable as new an still look great.

I just checked…

AH-4

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1 month 2 weeks ago #698264 by Uplander
I use a peak design strap.  Neck straps are brutal! 


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1 month 2 weeks ago #698270 by Screamin Scott
I have both on my cameras. The neck strap is like a safeguard as I use the hand strap normally. The drawback of neck-straps is getting them caught on things. My hand straps are the Cotton Carrier brand.

Scott Ditzel Photography

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1 month 2 weeks ago #698290 by saponcpa
Neck straps


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1 month 2 weeks ago #698303 by Shadowfixer1
I prefer a wrist strap. I do use a Black Rapid sling strap if I will be out a long time, but I ALWAYS use a wrist strap.

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