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    Close to Hart Attach - Drop the M8

    Just came from outside the house were I was doing some tests shots with the 28Cron and placed the camera on the drawer in the shed. I went to pick it up and the strap caught on the draw knob and came out of my hand... you can imagine my reaction it all seemed so slow and I let out a large scream which brought everyone out of the house.

    Well the 28Cron hood broke (lucky for it I say) lens was not damaged but my grip is moving slightly I think it loosened up something when it dropped.

    I have had this happen to me on the Canon 1DS as well, which I then purchased a nice wrist/hand grip to carry it around.

    Does anyone know whether there is a wrist grip for the M8 available at all. Has anyone come close to a hart attack like me?

    I see I spelt attack wrong... I am still in shock!

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    Re: Close to Hart Attach - Drop the M8

    Yes, I've dropped gear myself... terrible feeling. You must be in shock, you spelled heart wrong too Just teasing here in case English is not your native language. My foreign language skills are pretty poor so I'm not one to judge. In any event, you have my condolences and no, I'm not aware of a hand strap for the M8.

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    Hi,

    Wow, sorry to hear about your accident! I too am unaware of a wrist grip as such.

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    Re: Close to Hart Attach - Drop the M8

    Bummer. If it's just the shade that's busted, then you're lucky. I have really come to enjoy the feeling of security I get with this wrist strap: http://www.electricedge.com/gordy_s_...-pad/index.htm (getting the pad along with the strap really helps)

    Very well made and actually helps steady my hand while shooting. Cheap insurance.

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    Re: Close to Hart Attach - Drop the M8

    Tim

    Luigi makes a wrist strap for the M8. I used one all the time (with a Thumbs-up) on my M8 before I sold it. It was a great combination... good enough to stop using the grip.

    Mike

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    Damn, I feel your pain since I always worry about the “Murphy’s Law” scenario. If you carry, wear or handle anything that has a loop, it will invariably snag on everything! So far, I’ve been fortunate although I try my best not to become too relaxed. My only salvation is remembering how much I paid for this damn thing. In fact, it’s almost reason enough to own something less expensive.
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    Last edited by Digital Dude; 8th June 2008 at 07:32.

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    Re: Close to Hart Attach - Drop the M8

    I use Luigi's wrist strap all the time now on my M8.
    Woody had a really nice wrist strap on his M8. Maybe he will chime in.

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    Yeah, I think it was the style for a DSLR?

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    Re: Close to Hart Attach - Drop the M8

    Quote Originally Posted by Cindy Flood View Post
    I use Luigi's wrist strap all the time now on my M8.
    Woody had a really nice wrist strap on his M8. Maybe he will chime in.
    Hi all:

    The adapter I use for my M8 is made by Jim Caravuso at www.camdapter,com. It really does a nice job on the M8 but some don't like one so wide. So the other solution I know is simply a rather thin but nice leather strap made by Artisans and Artists at www.artisanandartist.com

    Hope this helps

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    Re: Close to Hart Attach - Drop the M8

    Nasty fright - my worst moment was with:
    M8, Wate, Viewfinder - I was carrying the camera in my hand, the dog was swimming in a pond. Dog rushes out of the pond past me, catches the neck strap around it's head and dashes on, M8 and WATE bouncing on the muddy ground. I managed to make him sit in about 50 feet, with camera around his neck (the shot I never got). The camera was actually encased in wet mud - careful cleaning revealed that nothing was damaged.

    They are nasty moments, and I sympathise.

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    Re: Close to Hart Attach - Drop the M8

    sakkiimages - hope your heart has calmed down and the M8 is ok

    Jono - Glad the dog was alright! Nice story and further justification for a second M8 (the shot you never got!)

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    Re: Close to Hart Attach - Drop the M8

    Nikon AH-4 wrist strap works a treat on the M8

    Ed

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    another vote for Camdapter.
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    Re: Close to Hart Attach - Drop the M8

    Team thank you all for your feedback. I think I am much more relaxed now. Camera is ok I played back the moments of dropping it yesterday and I am amazed that I only got away with the Lens Hood breaking. I guess the hard M8 body helps right.

    I was thinking of the Artisans strap as I have seen a couple of people in the city with them on M6 and M7's. I have removed the neck strap and put it in the bottom draw. Can not bring myself to put it on again.

    I will investigate all the options provided to me here and see how I go. Thanks again.

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    Re: Close to Hart Attach - Drop the M8

    Have a look at the Leicagoodies site. there is a nice sling there as well.
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    Re: Close to Hart Attach - Drop the M8

    Quote Originally Posted by SAKIIMAGES View Post

    I see I spelt attack wrong... I am still in shock!
    You have spelt *Hart* wrong too. It must have been a terrible shock.

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