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Discussion in 'Open Gear Talk' started by kyteflyer, Sep 8, 2011.

  1. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    Done deal :) These are SO comfortable, wish I had known about them years ago!

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  2. stillshunter

    stillshunter Super Moderator Emeritus

    Nov 5, 2010
    Down Under
    Mark
    Glad you're enjoying them.....feel so great on don't they? I see you got the adjustable ones....I've found these very handy for on-the-fly adjustments.
     
  3. jim_khoo

    jim_khoo SC Veteran

    499
    Jul 11, 2010
    Kuala Lumpur
    what brand are they? did you buy them online?
     
  4. stratokaster

    stratokaster SC Top Veteran

    886
    Dec 27, 2010
    Kiev, Ukraine
    Pavel
    Those are Artisan & Artist straps... Very comfortable, but not cheap by any means! Yes, you can order them online.
     
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  5. jim_khoo

    jim_khoo SC Veteran

    499
    Jul 11, 2010
    Kuala Lumpur
    they are beautiful and yes, not cheap :smile:
     
  6. stillshunter

    stillshunter Super Moderator Emeritus

    Nov 5, 2010
    Down Under
    Mark
    I've cycled through OEM straps, neoprenes, etc., and I can certainly say these are worth every penny! Please compare their price with a leather Gordy wrist strap (of half the length) or the like....Also they are not just cloth but have very well crafted leather bits where it matters most. Also I have found just as comfortable worn as a wrist strap...so two for the price of one.

    Honestly, I don't easily fall for things...especially when lots of money's involved. But at about 5% of the cost of the X100 I think it's a rational, and not exorbitant investment. Anyway, now the money is spent and I don't revisit the cost, or miss the money gone.....but now just enjoy the comfort and utility....
     
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  7. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
  8. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Nic
    Best strap? Surely this one :biggrin:

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    Bit itchy, though...
     
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  9. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
  10. jim_khoo

    jim_khoo SC Veteran

    499
    Jul 11, 2010
    Kuala Lumpur
    baby powder might ease the itch :wink:
     
  11. Djarum

    Djarum SC All-Pro

    Jul 10, 2010
    Huntsville, AL
    Jason
    If my math is correct, 900mm = 35 inches and change. Not long enough for me. They do look nice, though.

    I've been digging my optec sling strap.
     
  12. jim_khoo

    jim_khoo SC Veteran

    499
    Jul 11, 2010
    Kuala Lumpur
    BB,
    sue's are 103N, not 102($40).
     
  13. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    Hmm, I guess the website I found didn't go into such different styles. :redface:
     
  14. Andrewteee

    Andrewteee SC All-Pro

    Jul 8, 2010
    I've been looking for a strap for the X100. Just the ticket. Order placed.
     
  15. stillshunter

    stillshunter Super Moderator Emeritus

    Nov 5, 2010
    Down Under
    Mark
    You won't be disappointed Andrew. But please let us know how you go....I think folks here might be thinking Sue and I are off our rocker :blush:
     
  16. BruPri

    BruPri SC Top Veteran

    699
    May 11, 2011
    Seattle, Washington USA
    Bruce J. Pritchard
    Everywhere I've looked online, the AA straps were out of stock, any recommendations?
     
  17. stillshunter

    stillshunter Super Moderator Emeritus

    Nov 5, 2010
    Down Under
    Mark
    Sorry I can't really help you with a US purchase, but I (and I believe Sue) got the A&A adjustable version from a superb retailer here in Australia known as Mainline Photographic. I know they still have some black and reds in stock, but not sure what shipping to the US would be. For anyone in, or close to Australia, I cannot recommend these guy's highly enough.....they also stock the match technical (e.g., "Bug") soft releasss which are another welcome addition :blush:
     
  18. stillshunter

    stillshunter Super Moderator Emeritus

    Nov 5, 2010
    Down Under
    Mark
    Not sure whether these are the dimensions of the 103N adjustable as that sounds a little short to me (and more likely to be the non-adjustable 102 model). All I know is that fully out the strap comes well to my waist...which certainly don't sound like 900mm to me. OK I aint tall but I'm not miniature either - standing at about 5'10".

    Wait up found some dimensions from PopFlash (good luck finding a khaki as attached....oh how I tried):
    L14.5"~42.5" x W0.78" x T0.07" / 0.06lbs
     
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  19. stillshunter

    stillshunter Super Moderator Emeritus

    Nov 5, 2010
    Down Under
    Mark
    Sorry to spam on this topic. It seems popflash do have the full colour range in stock - as per their eBay store. Bugger me though, they are more expensive than Australia? That's a first!!!!! :tomato2: $80 there, $60 here.
     
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  20. kyteflyer

    kyteflyer ~@¿@~

    Jan 31, 2011
    Newcastle, Australia
    Sue
    I was almost on the brink of pulling the trigger for one from there until I noticed they have changed the design of the red ones, and made all the trim red as well, instead of black. I decided that my X100 and Pentax deserved the ones I found to be snazzier, and decided to pay the premium for a local source, which I was anticipating would probably have the older stock. And they did :)

    In the meantime I have found that the old Olympus neoprene case (designed for..IIRC... the SP590uz bridge camera) was able to have the Olympus branding removed easily, and its now an unbranded generic case which wraps around my X100 very nicely.
     
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