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May 1, 2021 00:01:46   #
Curmudgeon Loc: SE Arizona
 
For a while at least. I just pulled the trigger and bought a Nikkor 200-500 direct from Nikon. I will need a shoulder strap. The lens will be mounted on a D7200. Suggestions for a reasonably priced strap would be appreciated.

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May 1, 2021 00:28:41   #
saxman71 Loc: Seattle
 
You will get a number of suggestions/recommendations. Here's mine: Peak Design Sling Strap. I like the way it connects to the camera and I like how easy it is to adjust. It can be worn around the neck or across either shoulder. Very versatile and reasonably comfortable.

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May 1, 2021 00:30:33   #
ricardo00
 
Curmudgeon wrote:
For a while at least. I just pulled the trigger and bought a Nikkor 200-500 direct from Nikon. I will need a shoulder strap. The lens will be mounted on a D7200. Suggestions for a reasonably priced strap would be appreciated.


There are a number of discussions on this topic, for example:
https://www.uglyhedgehog.com/t-681911-1.html

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May 1, 2021 00:46:32   #
Sidwalkastronomy Loc: New Jersey Shore
 
Look at the cotton line, they have many options. I just ordered a bunch of stuff from them, very well made

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May 1, 2021 00:48:54   #
User ID
 
No need for reticence ... you ask about a way to carry a big “birding lens”. Seems like about half of UHH would be watching with interest in that.

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May 1, 2021 01:53:00   #
rmalarz Loc: Tempe, Arizona
 
Curmudgeon, I've use upstraps for the last 20 years. The company has an incredible amount of integrity. https://journeycamera.com/
--Bob
Curmudgeon wrote:
For a while at least. I just pulled the trigger and bought a Nikkor 200-500 direct from Nikon. I will need a shoulder strap. The lens will be mounted on a D7200. Suggestions for a reasonably priced strap would be appreciated.

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May 1, 2021 05:17:24   #
ClarkJohnson Loc: Fort Myers, FL and Cohasset, MA
 
Everyone has their favorites. I use Black Rapid straps.

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May 1, 2021 05:29:14   #
DirtFarmer Loc: Way too close to New York City
 
When using a big, heavy lens on a camera you may want to consider attaching a strap to the lens rather than the camera body.

And don’t “quit bothering us”. Questions are what keep UHH going.

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May 1, 2021 05:58:08   #
jeep_daddy Loc: Prescott AZ
 
ClarkJohnson wrote:
Everyone has their favorites. I use Black Rapid straps.



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May 1, 2021 06:00:08   #
ELNikkor
 
Never bothered by questions here, (in my other life, I teach Elementary...)

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May 1, 2021 06:05:22   #
Dossile
 
For me, Peak Design Slide. Quickly adjusts—around the neck or crossbody—depending on the need. For use on my Nikon 800 and 850, very happy.

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May 1, 2021 07:22:21   #
traderjohn Loc: New York City
 
DirtFarmer wrote:
When using a big, heavy lens on a camera you may want to consider attaching a strap to the lens rather than the camera body.

And don’t “quit bothering us”. Questions are what keep UHH going.


I don't know about that. The strongest "purchase point" is the camera body.

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May 1, 2021 07:43:55   #
DirtFarmer Loc: Way too close to New York City
 
traderjohn wrote:
I don't know about that. The strongest "purchase point" is the camera body.


But holding the camera with a big, heavy lens, puts strain on the lens mount. In such a case the camera is lighter than the lens and produces less torque on the mount.

I use a 200-500 frequently. I do not use a strap, but carry the lens/camera by the mounting foot on the lens. It makes a good handle. When shooting I either hold the lens in one hand or hold it by the foot.

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May 1, 2021 08:36:01   #
Sidwalkastronomy Loc: New Jersey Shore
 
cotton carrier makes a vest I just bought for my 150-600 lens. you tube their system. cotton guys last name. look for promo codes

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May 1, 2021 09:41:25   #
quixdraw Loc: American Free States -- Montana
 
I found straps to be awkward with the D7200 / 200-500 combination. I have a Manfrotto plate permanently mounted on the foot. The camera is very stable when set on a flat surface, nothing but the plate touches and it is comfortable as a carrying handle in several positions.

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