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Re: [OM] Sticky rubber knobs, chest harness recommendation?

Subject: Re: [OM] Sticky rubber knobs, chest harness recommendation?
From: Peter Klein <boulanger.croissant@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 25 Mar 2024 01:28:30 -0700
Thanks to everyone who responded.  Lots of food for thought. This helps me narrow things down.

I was able to "cure" the tripod ball head with repeated soakings in rubbing alcohol.  It's helped the lens, but not cured it entirely. I'll try some other cleaners on a spot, and see if that's the charm.


> ....problem with all such straps is the camera is hanging on a swivel. That allo
> ws
> the camera to spin around, not stable at the side. The black rapid does have > "Spring-loaded bumper locks" which are handy, but the swivel is a problem for
> me, especially when hiking.
> I have thought about a chest harness......The problem I see with that is if I ha
> ve another pack on, now there are two
> competing things to deal with, but...
>    I agree Wayne. I do a lot of hiking with a pack and a camera. So that's
>    why I went with the OpTech Reporter straps.  They attach to the pack
>    straps which shifts the load to the packs built in harness system. I
>    added the extensions so that I can just raise the camera to my eye for
>    shooting and not have to un-clip (which is easy enough) . May not be
>    necessary depending upon your pack. I added the stabilizer to hold the
>    camera from bouncing around while hiking. I would advise against the
>    single point carry as shown in the photo in the  link below for the
>    reason Wayne suggests.
>    All the parts and pieces:
>    -Attach these (2) to the camera eyelets. I use these because the ones
>    on the reporter straps are too big to leave on the camera. Plus I need
>    the extension. And they can function with the various other OpTech
>    straps if I ever decide.
> [1]https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/736105-REG/OP_TECH_USA_130108
>    2_System_Connectors_Mini_QD.html
>    -These attach to the Reporter Straps and the mini connectors on the
>    camera and may provide enough extension. If longer is needed see 2nd
>    link.
> [2]https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1222646-REG/op_tech_usa_13012
>    02_system_connectors_mini_quick_disconnect.html
> [3]https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1043535-REG/op_tech_usa_13014
>    52_system_connectors_mirrorless_mini_qd.html
>    -Reporter Straps
> [4]https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/485766-REG/OP_TECH_USA_130165
>    2_System_Connectors_Reporter_Backpack_Set_of.html
>    -Use this Stabilizer Strap to keep the camera from bouncing around. It
>    is easy to slip in and out. I use the 12-100mm which tends to be nose
>    heavy and point down but not a problem. The 14-150mm and smaller are
>    held horizontal.
> [5]https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/39643-REG/OP_TECH_USA_5301002
>    _Stabilizer_Strap.html
>    Be aware that you may have to purchase two of some items to get the
>    right male/female quick disconnect orientation. Not an issue since most >    items are less than $10. Some of the other options would be approaching
>    3 figures and not be as functional IMHO
>    Mike
> References
>    1.
> https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/736105-REG/OP_TECH_USA_1301082_System_Connectors_Mini_QD.html
>    2.
> https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1222646-REG/op_tech_usa_1301202_system_connectors_mini_quick_disconnect.html
>    3.
> https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1043535-REG/op_tech_usa_1301452_system_connectors_mirrorless_mini_qd.html
>    4.
> https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/485766-REG/OP_TECH_USA_1301652_System_Connectors_Reporter_Backpack_Set_of.html
>    5.
> https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/39643-REG/OP_TECH_USA_5301002_Stabilizer_Strap.html
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