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Chinese knockoff of A&A ACAM-301 in black with older Leica quick connectors put on by shoe repair shop. Also ordered Gordy's wrist strap.

barjohn,

 

How is the Chinese knockoff of the ACAM-301?

 

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Arte Di Mano Minerva black white stitching 125 cm. Waiting for delivery of my half case of the same material. Way too expensive, but so nice.

 

There is not a perfect strap or bag, but I continue to search and buy candidates. My wife thinks I'm a little nuts. She's right, I am!

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Currently using the strap from my Fuji XT-1 which is adjustable to determine the best length for me when I decide, I will purchase a fixed length leather strap, I find the standard Q strap too short. 

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In my opinion, after using the strap daily I've come to the realisation that there's  a lot not to like about the strap supplied with the Q, and many other strap suppliers are not very innovative.  I noticed that the Leica Q strap was too short, the ring was too small in diameter and is weak,  and there is insufficient protection of the Q camera body where the strap, ring and lug meet. Other suppliers are asking way too much for straps.

my solution. - after some experimentation - was to talk to a manufacturer (in Portugal). He sells under the name of Janzls on eBay. I asked him to provide one of his models with extra length, and some other features.  He completed the work in a day and it's on it's way to me now.

I'm having a leather one piece strap, stitched, 115cm, with a sliding neck pad, and completely integrated lug protectors so that at no time can the ring rub against the body.  All at a sensible price.

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I have just ordered a 100 cm rock n roll strap from tie-here-up, in caramel-tobacco. Looking forward to seeing it on the camera.

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simplest and most solid -a recipe I used for all my previous cameras.

20cm of climber's thin rope. Available in a range of colors, as climbing is fashion, and the full roll costs some €, which would allow for maybe 500 straps ;-)

Weights nothing, folds into any cam package, and if there is one thing I'm sure -with this I'll never drop the cam.

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I've used parachute cord for a wrist strap for many years. Works great. Extremely easy to forget your have it around your wrist, yet 100% confident the camera will not drop. It won't fit through the lug like your thin climbers rope. I've used a small split ring and never had any problem. I may try climbers rope now. Good idea.

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Stephens Manchester have decided to stock the Artisan & Artist strap ACAM 295 cited by Colonel [130, above] and I have just ordered one in black. It matches my preferred shoulder strap for earlier Leica M cameras.

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I bought the "Tie Her Up" Rivera 120cm, which is v nice and has understated old fashioned class. However, the A+A ACAM-301 which

I have on my M9-P, although it's slightly more bulky, it slides a lot easier when worn across the chest.

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