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    favorite m9 neck strap

    i do like the luigi deluxe strap but i must say i am also liking the artisan 103 strap for my m9.

    what's your favorite neck strap for your m?

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    I look forward to using the Classic Cases strap I“ve ordered from Paul Glendell. I ordered it in brown colour with green lining. Plan on getting one of his half-cases, too, but that“s a bit in the future.

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    Re: favorite m9 neck strap

    My present favourite is the wide, black Leica leather strap (14453), that replaced a used Luigi one I bought very cheap. The Leica one is very comfortable once it is broken in a bit and softens up. And, it doesn“t twist up all the time like the one that came with the camera....

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    Re: favorite m9 neck strap

    I like the one that comes with the camera
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    Re: favorite m9 neck strap

    For me the Artisan & Artist cloth strap (ACAM-102) is a natural fit for the M9. Very comfortable and great looking.
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    Re: favorite m9 neck strap

    I've been a long-time fan of the Luigi strap (and case). I've got two (in rally).

    If you like the A&A straps, check out the Street Strap. Instead of silk it uses nylon... Still feels quite nice and half the price.

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    Re: favorite m9 neck strap

    The standard strap or a Barton 'Composer' leather strap.

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    Re: favorite m9 neck strap

    I ve used the UpStrap small size (RF) on my M bodies since the M8 . They are similar to the standard strap but grip better . Since I am shooting with two cameras ..I can t have the strap slipping of my shoulder .

    I spoke with Luigi about putting a rubber facing on his leather straps (where the suede is) but he told me that adding a new material causes him great problems in registering his products and not worth it .

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    Re: favorite m9 neck strap

    I'm with Roger on this one. I've used Upstraps for about 12 years now on all of my cameras (the rf model, even on my D3). I much prefer safety to fashion when hauling around a $10k plus camera. Plus they are very comfortable.

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    Re: favorite m9 neck strap

    I'm enjoying my Luigi 15mm without the shoulder pad, although I'd like to get one in a fixed length, rather than having the adjustable model.

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    Re: favorite m9 neck strap

    Quote Originally Posted by charlesphoto View Post
    I'm with Roger on this one. I've used Upstraps for about 12 years now on all of my cameras (the rf model, even on my D3). I much prefer safety to fashion when hauling around a $10k plus camera. Plus they are very comfortable.
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    Re: favorite m9 neck strap

    I still use the orginal strap...even though I dont have total trust in the connection to the camera (bad experience). Other than the connection I find the orginal strap quite good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by douglasf13 View Post
    I'm enjoying my Luigi 15mm without the shoulder pad, although I'd like to get one in a fixed length, rather than having the adjustable model.
    I'd have to agree. Find a length that suits you and get a fixed length one. Both of mine are adjustable (single on one, double on the other) and I never use the feature. It's more "annoyance" than anything.

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    Re: favorite m9 neck strap

    I still have the original strap on the M9, and bought a second for my M4-2, reason being that it is easy to remove when I want to put the camera on a tripod. I hardly ever hang the camera around my neck, the standard strap's rubber pad keeps it from slipping off my shoulder.

    I do have an A&A soft strap for it as well. Maybe I'll try using it for a bit. ;-)

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    One really cool thing about the A&A, Street Strap and other such round/woven straps... They don't really get "twisted up" and being consistent (in width, surface, no buckles, etc.) throughout from lug to lug - makes it very easy to slide around... Say from around your neck/shoulder to shooting position.

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    Re: favorite m9 neck strap

    I might eventually try an A&A soft looking strap I saw at my nearest Leica store, but when it comes to wearing my M I prefer the Leica wide leather strap #14455 which once soft is a pleasure to wear.

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    Re: favorite m9 neck strap

    My favorite neck strap is a Gordy's wrist strap Camera in hand and always at the ready.

    I bought a Luigi neck strap at the same time that I purchased my half case, but I soon found that in the hot and humid conditions in SE Asia that the red suede liner would bleed onto my shirts (making Mrs. Patterson none too happy).

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    Re: favorite m9 neck strap

    +1 on RF UpStrap. It's not pretty but sticks like a limpet to your shoulder when you want it to.

    The Domke cloth with rubber backing also works ok but doesn't quite match the abilities of the UpStrap.
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    Re: favorite m9 neck strap

    Gordy's neck and wrist strap.
    I have a Lance strap as well but it's too thick. It's sort of in the way when I want to grip the camera.
    The original Leica leather camera strap is OK as well (after you twist, stretch and abuse it for an hour). The one that ships with the MM that is. "Premium Leather Strap" or something Leica calls it, but it's still dirt-cheap compared to real leather straps. And it's far too short (I like wearing the camera bandolier style).
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    Re: favorite m9 neck strap

    i use luigi, both neck and wrist straps, but i have been tempted for a while by a gordy's wrist strap and a domke gripper neck strap. just temptations so far ...

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    Re: favorite m9 neck strap

    I very rarely use a bag and when I do, my camera is never inside it. So a camera is worn all day in the city, on 8 hour hikes, and out to dinner. I've been through dozens of straps in the past couple years and always wind up coming back to the simple, comfortable, and overpriced A&A 103n

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    Re: favorite m9 neck strap

    Anyone tried the new leica leather shoulder strap for the X1/X2 on a M body?
    M262 ZM 25/2.8 35/1.4 50/2 85/2

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    Re: favorite m9 neck strap

    My favorite is definitely the standard strap that comes with the M9! I have tried a number of wrist and leather straps, but for street shooting, I keep reverting back and putting on the original. I have even replaced the leather strap on the M-M, with standard M9. When the strap is shortened is doubles as a wrist strap, but still can be placed on the shoulder when needed. Even the Sony RX1, has a M9 strap on now!!
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    I've used Gordy's wrist straps a lot but just got a Barton Braidy which I like even better. Easier to get on and off and plenty strong plus it's good looking to boot.

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    Re: favorite m9 neck strap

    I have three of the Silk AA Straps, a black on the Black M9 and Black Paint MP and a Green on the Chrome M6TTL. When the camera is not in the bag, it is carried in my hand with the strap wrapped around the wrist. Only on a rare occasion have I put the strap around my neck to free up my hands.

    The nylon Street Strap look interesting. Also I have seen a Barton 120 on a M9 recently and looked mighty fine. BARTON 1972

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    Re: favorite m9 neck strap

    Quote Originally Posted by seakayaker View Post
    I have three of the Silk AA Straps, a black on the Black M9 and Black Paint MP and a Green on the Chrome M6TTL. When the camera is not in the bag, it is carried in my hand with the strap wrapped around the wrist. Only on a rare occasion have I put the strap around my neck to free up my hands.

    The nylon Street Strap look interesting. Also I have seen a Barton 120 on a M9 recently and looked mighty fine. BARTON 1972
    I have the Street Strap on my X2 and like it so much I'm getting one for the M9 too.

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    Re: favorite m9 neck strap

    Used a wrist strap for a long time, but switched to the street strap once I tried it. They're really great!

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    Re: favorite m9 neck strap

    Even though the original strap is still my favourite, I ordered today the black leather a la carte one (14453). Probably my cheapest leica purchase so far
    M262 ZM 25/2.8 35/1.4 50/2 85/2

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    Re: favorite m9 neck strap

    I usually buy these (hardware stores) by meter and cut them to the correct length.

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    Re: favorite m9 neck strap

    I have a Gordys sling strap , I love the sling but I find the ' square' leather a little uncomfortable . I am thinking of getting the Atisan and Artists green cloth strap for no other reason than it looks great :-)

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    Re: favorite m9 neck strap

    I have a Calumet Aircell Straight Shoulder Strap (Calumet AirCell Straight Shoulder Strap), which is really comfortable. It has quick releases and is very quickly detatchable, in my opinion a great advantage. Only a short piece remains in the lugs of the camera, so I have the case of the magnifier attached to the left-sided short part of the shoulder strap - and the 1.25 magnifier is always within reach (secured with its little chain to the ring of the strap). For me it is the best solution, because it offers the best possible flexibility: I use in 99% a handmade handstrap: no more searching the magnifier, no danger to loose it.

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    upstrap

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    Re: favorite m9 neck strap

    My favorite is the skinny 12mm wide Luigi black leather straps, fixed length at 105cm, no shoulder pad.
    The advantage with this strap is that it's easy to wind it around my wrist as a wrist strap since it's so flexible.

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