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    Do you use a neck strap with your Leica M?

    I have found that the neck strap for my FF DSLR's don't work well as the camera and lens is too heavy for comfort; instead, I use a small shoulder case and a hand strap. I have an Op Tech neck strap that sits on the shelf. Now looking to try an M8, maybe consider M9 later. With the much smaller body and lens, I think the neck strap should work well. I like the Luigi half case and neck strap.

    Do you use a neck strap with your Leica M camera?

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    Have a look at the STRAP at leicagoodies.com

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    Re: Do you use a neck strap with your Leica M?

    Quote Originally Posted by seablister View Post
    Have a look at the STRAP at leicagoodies.com
    And, while there, look at the SLING as well. Used one with my Digilux 2 for years (see my avatar!), and loved it!

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    Re: Do you use a neck strap with your Leica M?

    I go back and forth between neck strap and wrist strap. Right now I have an A&A neck strap ( adjustable length version ) on my MP and Luigi wrist strap on my M3. I just put my D700's neck strap back on after a few months with only a wrist strap. I never got around to using the GF1's strap and quickly becamed attached to the Luigi wrist strap that is similar to his "Essential" on it.

    The whole strap thing drives me crazy like the bags

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    Quote Originally Posted by wjlapier View Post
    The whole strap thing drives me crazy like the bags
    Don't get me started on the bags!

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    Re: Do you use a neck strap with your Leica M?

    I use a Luigi strap on both of my M's. I have a half case on my M4P, too. I have always been against the Leica grip because I didn't like the way it looked, but I got one in a trade and made the mistake of putting it on my M8. I love how the camera handles now with the grip. I'm hooked on the grip.

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    Re: Do you use a neck strap with your Leica M?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cindy Flood View Post
    I use a Luigi strap on both of my M's. I have a half case on my M4P, too. I have always been against the Leica grip because I didn't like the way it looked, but I got one in a trade and made the mistake of putting it on my M8. I love how the camera handles now with the grip. I'm hooked on the grip.
    regarding grips--I like the way my MP feels with the Leicavit attached. Not too big and has a nice balance for my hands.

    I have a Luigi strap I will put back on my M3 someday I used to have a halfcase when my M3 was chrome--since painted I sold it.

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    Re: Do you use a neck strap with your Leica M?

    When it's cold I hang the camera from my neck and put my hands in my pockets. When it's warm I wrap the strap around my wrist and keep the camera in hand.

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    Re: Do you use a neck strap with your Leica M?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nick_Yoon View Post
    When it's cold I hang the camera from my neck and put my hands in my pockets. When it's warm I wrap the strap around my wrist and keep the camera in hand.
    +1

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    Luigi leather strap along with with Luigi half case.

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    Re: Do you use a neck strap with your Leica M?

    i use an artist and artisan wrist strap to pull it in and out of the bag.
    Last edited by drazin; 11th December 2009 at 18:34.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tom in mpls View Post

    Do you use a neck strap with your Leica M camera?
    I use the Blackrapid RS-1, and just got an RS-5. By far the most useful camera accessory, ever - this style of strap literally changes the way you shoot.

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    Re: Do you use a neck strap with your Leica M?

    I use the Y-Strap.
    Cheers,
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    Re: Do you use a neck strap with your Leica M?

    So who likes to use a simple, standard neck strap? I'm resistant to the idea of the cross-body type but I suppose it possible that I might like it if I just gave it a try.

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    Re: Do you use a neck strap with your Leica M?

    I just use the stock Leica straps. They are strong, work well and have the special quick release attachment rings that will not scratch your camera.

    You can also get a large grippy shoulder pad from Billingham which will snap over your existing Leica strap. I use one occasional when I have more than one camera and need to hang one over my shoulder.



    http://www.billingham.co.uk/acatalog/Shoulder_Pads.html

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    Re: Do you use a neck strap with your Leica M?

    I use the "Upstrap" on all my cameras. I wouldn't be without one.

    woody

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    Re: Do you use a neck strap with your Leica M?

    I pretty much always have a fanny pack on. M9, wate, 35, 75 don't take up much space at all.

    Thumbs-up on the M9, but no straps.
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    I agree on the bags n straps search it's driven me nuts over the years! (and still buying bags now...) - I'd finally settled with the Domke Grippers but recently I've gone back to the standard Leica strap set at full length (so I can wear it across the chest) I also use Lutz Konnerman's SLINGS and on the digital M's I use the Thumbs Up Type 3.

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    Leica strap + thumbs up Mod. 1 or CS 1 w/ cold shoe [for finders]

    Cheers,

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    Re: Do you use a neck strap with your Leica M?

    For me the standard strap supplied with the camera works quite well.
    It is not too big, carries compfortable, and it doesnt slip over the shoulder. Just´make sure the connection to the camera is closed safely!!
    Cheers, Tom

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    Re: Do you use a neck strap with your Leica M?

    Luigi strap, custom made longer than usual (my preference). Very happy with it.

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    Re: Do you use a neck strap with your Leica M?

    I have taken to using the cotton carrier so that i can stabily hold the M9 at the waist and then hang my M8 from the accessory pad at the waist. Very quick and almost a necessity if you are scrambling over rocks and such that will destroy you camera if it has a chance.

    www.cottoncarrier.com

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    Re: Do you use a neck strap with your Leica M?

    1" Domke gripper straps for my M's and 2"for DSLRs

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