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Just ordered an A&A red strap and ladybird soft release.

Discussion in 'Fuji X100 Forum' started by thekeddi, Aug 18, 2011.

  1. thekeddi

    thekeddi SC Top Veteran

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    Aug 15, 2011
    South Australia
    I can't wait until these two lovely pretties are here and on my camera :)

    a&a_103_red. ladybird_colors.
     
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  2. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 12, 2010
    Philly, Pa
    Nice. Of course you will post a photo of it when it's set up, correct?
    There are those amongst us that will be interested to see it.....
     
  3. thekeddi

    thekeddi SC Top Veteran

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    Aug 15, 2011
    South Australia
    Photos will be up as soon as they get here, :)
     
  4. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 12, 2010
    Philly, Pa
    What a tease.... Sheeeeesh
     
  5. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    I'm going to try to avert my eyes...otherwise I might be tempted.:wink: I do like that little ladybug, especially. Oops, I mean ladybird!
     
  6. thekeddi

    thekeddi SC Top Veteran

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    Aug 15, 2011
    South Australia
  7. stillshunter

    stillshunter Super Moderator Emeritus

    Nov 5, 2010
    Down Under
    Mark
    Hey that's exactly what I bought....well I got the silver "Bug" and the black A&A strap. Can I just say, you are going to be very very very happy! Mainline are top guys too!
     
  8. thekeddi

    thekeddi SC Top Veteran

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    Aug 15, 2011
    South Australia
    awesome! Glad you had a good experience with them. It's my first time ordering online with these guys. Just need to get the leather case sometime and would like the hood as well :)
     
  9. HeatherTheVet

    HeatherTheVet SC All-Pro

    Apr 23, 2011
    Scotland
    Heather
    Do the soft release things work on any camera or are they particular to one type? Not that I'm eyeing them up or anything...
     
  10. thekeddi

    thekeddi SC Top Veteran

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    Aug 15, 2011
    South Australia
    They only fit the cameras with a thread in the shutter button as they have to screw in. Unless you cut off the screw bit and glue it on I guess???
     
  11. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    Thanks for that link, Kerri, I'd never heard of these guys before.
     
  12. HeatherTheVet

    HeatherTheVet SC All-Pro

    Apr 23, 2011
    Scotland
    Heather
    Oooooh sounds a bit dangerous for me. I guess I could try it out first with blu-tack and if I like it get the superglue out.
     
  13. thekeddi

    thekeddi SC Top Veteran

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    Aug 15, 2011
    South Australia
    Yeah they not really made for something without a thread :-(

    And I had to constrain myself Sue! You know me! Lol
     
  14. stillshunter

    stillshunter Super Moderator Emeritus

    Nov 5, 2010
    Down Under
    Mark
    Had a couple of folks PM me about the A&A strap and the match Technical (Thumbs Up) bug. Here's what they look like on my X100. Tacky? I don't know, but I do know she's mine and I'm looking at her with a father's eye :blush:

    IMGP0800PF.

    IMGP0799PF.

    Bug soft release - gives you a little more control and makes your shooting SO much more comfortable. Though I've not mastered the trigger technique to save a stop or two on camera shake.
    A&A strap - the adjustable version is great, easy and quick on-the-fly adjustment for around the neck and across the shoulder....and no straggly bits (which I hate from other straps!). Also not only super-comfortable around the neck or shoulder but wrapped around the wrist....good for someone like me who couldn't decide between a neck and wrist strap. Two for the price of one :wink:
     
  15. thekeddi

    thekeddi SC Top Veteran

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    Aug 15, 2011
    South Australia
    Very nice!!!!!
     
  16. thekeddi

    thekeddi SC Top Veteran

    539
    Aug 15, 2011
    South Australia
    They are here!!!!! Got here this morning :)

    Great service from the shop and a free awesome quality micro fibre cloth too :)

    Love these two accessories and will be dealing with these guys again in the future :)

    Needless to say, here are the photos!!!

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  17. stillshunter

    stillshunter Super Moderator Emeritus

    Nov 5, 2010
    Down Under
    Mark
    Sweet. Oh very very sweeeeet! :clap2:

    Love the reds. So how comfortable is the strap?...and have you spot the difference with the soft release? Love mine both. :2thumbs:

    Yeah, the Mainline guys are great. I have a few of the microfibre cloths now, like all their stuff even the freebies are top quality. Then again they only deal with the top-end of the camera market. If you're ever looking for used stuff then check them out. Oh how I have been tempted by their Leica stuff and other film cameras.
     
  18. flash

    flash SC Veteran

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    May 6, 2011
    Gordon
    I was in the showroom on Monday. Cost me 2k including 2xA&A straps. Was nearly 8k. Thankfully I don't have that kind of credit anymore.

    Gordon
     
  19. stillshunter

    stillshunter Super Moderator Emeritus

    Nov 5, 2010
    Down Under
    Mark
    Sounds like you walked away with a little more than a few A&A straps - and complimentary lens cloths....pray do tell.
     
  20. thekeddi

    thekeddi SC Top Veteran

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    Aug 15, 2011
    South Australia
    I like the strap so far and have noticed a hell of a difference with the soft release already!

    And they do look awfully cool! Hehehehe.