Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2000/04/28

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Subject: RE: [Leica] in search of perfect straps. . . . .
From: Richard Comen <>
Date: Fri, 28 Apr 2000 12:19:26 -0700

I found a perfect ( for me ) 3/4 strap at a music instrument store. The
straps for saxophone, etc are perfect with an o ring from a stationary
store attached. I hang it from only one lug of my IIIG.

t 05:37 PM 4/27/00 -0400, you wrote:
>I asked this precise same question a while back....Black leather, right?
>snap clip and D or O rings? Everyone used them. But does anyone still make
>or sell them?
>B. D.
>-----Original Message-----
>[]On Behalf Of Michael
>Sent: Thursday, April 27, 2000 5:25 PM
>Subject: [Leica] in search of perfect straps. . . . .
>     I hate to sound totally retro, but the last good strap I bought was in
>about 1968, made of heavyweight 1/2" wide leather, with a quick-release clip
>about 10 inches up from the camera. They were custom made and mass-marketed
>by a photojournalist of the time (whose name I don't remember). They were
>comfortable, soft, unobtrusive, could roll around a hand, stacked well (4
>cameras/one person--try that with a modern wide strap), and were quick to
>adjust to length (none of that "dumbell" junk). Fortunately I still have two
>of them, and recently bought parts to try to make a couple more. I wish
>someone still made them--if anyone knows of a source, please tell me!!!
>     --Michael Darnton
>Two different guys wrote:
>>>Date: Thu, 27 Apr 2000 15:50:54 +0100
>From: Johnny Deadman <>
>Subject: Re: [Leica] M6 Caps, Straps, and Cases Suggestions
>on 27/4/00 2:43 PM, Henry Ambrose at wrote:
>>I have several Zing straps made with a smallish neoprene pad but they
>>come with those darn quick release things that I have to cut off -then
>>they are just the right length for the "short carry" meaning that they
>>are just barely long enough to allow shooting a vertical with thestrap
>>around my neck.Aha. That's a good idea. I hadn't thought of that.- --
>Johnny Deadman
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