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  1. #1
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    Straps for 200-500mm lens

    Hi to All,
    I have a question:
    I used to take photos with the D500 and 200-500mm lens. Those lens are very heavy and i am afraid that it will break the grasp of camera/lens when i in trip.
    Do you know any straps that can hold the lens and the camera and also reduce the pressure from the camera.

    Thanks in advance.


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  2. #2
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    Re: Straps for 200-500mm lens

    Straps for 200-500mm lens
    Are you talking about this sort of thing.you can fix it to the camera or the lens

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  3. #3
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    Re: Straps for 200-500mm lens

    I am just curious how you are carrying it today. I have that lens and I use it with a D7200. I mostly carry it on my tripod and gimbal head but when I do carry it by hand I carry it by the Lens foot and attach my strap there as well. But I rarely carry it for handheld shots. I just do not have the juice to carry it any longer.
    Dan~~Kentucky

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    Nikon Z 6 Nikon D7200 w/Grip, Nikon D700 w/Grip, AF-S Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR, Nikon 14-24 f/2.8, Nikkor 50mm/1.8G, Tamron 28-75, Tamron 70-200 F/2.8
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  4. #4
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    Re: Straps for 200-500mm lens

    I use a Carry Speed sling strap similar to the Black Rapid strap that Mike discusses. When carry my D7200 with a normal lens, the strap is attached to the tripod mount on the camera. When I am carrying the camera with my Sigma 150-600m or Nikon 80-200 mm, the strap is attached to tripod mount on the lens foot. This way the lens mount is only supporting the weight of the camera.
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  5. #5
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    Re: Straps for 200-500mm lens

    Quote Originally Posted by Bikerbrent View Post
    I use a Carry Speed sling strap similar to the Black Rapid strap that Mike discusses. When carry my D7200 with a normal lens, the strap is attached to the tripod mount on the camera. When I am carrying the camera with my Sigma 150-600m or Nikon 80-200 mm, the strap is attached to tripod mount on the lens foot. This way the lens mount is only supporting the weight of the camera.
    This is really important. When a lens is so much heavier than than a camera body, you can damage the body's lens mount if you use a strap that attaches to the body's lugs. The weight of the lens will pull on the mount and can eventually damage the contacts. When the strap is attached to the tripod socket, the excess weight no longer is pulling on the body's lens mount.

    I use the BlackRapid Cross Shot Breathe since I prefer to wear my strap over my right shoulder (and handle the camera with my left hand). It's an ambidextrous strap. Many of the tripod straps are designed to be worn on the left shoulder so the camera hangs on a person's right side. There are several different brands available.
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  6. #6
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    Re: Straps for 200-500mm lens

    Straps for 200-500mm lens-cc.pngvisit Cotton Carrier web page and see their videos.

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  7. #7
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    Re: Straps for 200-500mm lens

    Another vote for the Black Rapid family of straps. I have one that can carry two cameras (don;t know model off the top of my head) and wifey uses one for a single camera.

    I echo the importance of attaching the anchor ring to the lens foot on heavier lenses (for which the 200-500 certainly qualifies).

  8. #8
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    Re: Straps for 200-500mm lens

    Another vote for Black Rapid. Mine is from when the company first came out with the sling strap 10-11 years ago and it has been an essential part of my kit whenever using the DSLRs. The strap connects to the lens foot on anything that has a foot. The largest lens I would let the camera support would be a 24-70 2.8. It is a great way of keeping both hands free in difficult or crowded areas, and have the camera ready to use instantly by just sliding it up the strap. Shooting events, in the wilds, just walking around the city or sports shooting. I even use it in the studio so I can move around lights, pose etc without concern of dropping the camera. Neck straps for even light cameras are a pain in the neck....literally. Our necks are not designed for lateral pressure but can handle vertical weight at high levels, so carrying a DSLR by neck strap is the worst way to suspend a camera from the body. A sling strap across the body removes tension from the neck and allows us to comfortable carry fairly large lenses with comfort for 10 hour weddings and other events.

  9. #9
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    Re: Straps for 200-500mm lens

    another vote for the Black Rapid.
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  10. #10
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    Re: Straps for 200-500mm lens

    Straps for 200-500mm lens
    Straps for 200-500mm lens-2cafe5ea-2b8d-4728-b356-49b6d6269bf6.jpegStraps for 200-500mm lens-8e1fc5bc-fa47-44c0-bd19-dd3e6d8d7ec9.jpegStraps for 200-500mm lens-7176742f-9268-4e10-8038-65f09fe53e82.jpegIf this is a hijack , sorry , I got a similar strap for Tamron 70-200 g2 on a 750 wanting the weight taken by tripod mount , but my screw mount sits on top of the two safety screw and does not feel secure anyone had a problem like this and a solution cheers





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