straps — vertical— lug mount &
not included with neck straps.
know of two manufacturers that provided for hanging the camera vertically
— Leica and Voigtlander. The Leica M5 and CL had an extra
lug on the rewind side. The Voigtlander trigger winder for the Bessa
series has two lugs for hanging the camera vertically on the film
advance side. My vertical neck strap attaches to one lug, with an
included 1/2" split ring, and the tripod mount, with my tripod
attachment, which lets the camera hang vertically from either side.
The tripod attachment is the same as with the tripod
mount wrist strap. I personally prefer the vertical hang.
screws used are the same as on the tripod-mount
wrist straps: nickel plated brass thumb screw, black thumb screw
and low profile screw. The thumb screws are tightened with your
fingers. The low profile screw can be tightened with a coin (coin
not provided.) Vertical mounted neck straps with the black thumb
screw and low profile screw are US$32.
choice of 1/4" wide natural, russet, dark brown, or black leather
with black, gray, white, red, green, blue, yellow, light brown,
brown, dark brown, raspberry, turquoise, orange, and hot pink .040" (1mm) diameter waxed heavy-duty
cord. Check out the Colors page.
straps will support pretty heavy loads but sometimes our necks won't.
The straps work fine for lighter cameras but, for those heavier
cameras, I have neck pads. These pads are 1" wide and 8 3/4"
long for good support. The edges are beveled. They are the same
leather as the straps and are available in the same colors. If you
want a neck pad, it must be ordered with the strap. Neck pads are
an additional US$13. See the Neck
bumpers are an additional US$1 for the O-ring Strap Bumper and US$4
for the Octagonal and Integral Strap Bumpers. I think that, because
of the range of motion of a vertical neck strap, the Octagonal Strap
Bumper or the O-ring Strap Bumper would be the best choice. See
the Strap bumper page for
straps are not adjustable so specify the length desired. I made
my own 45 inches long. You could get two for those times you are
shooting with two lenses — one strap shorter than the other.
I will need the length of the strap you want measured from end to
end. Centimeters or inches will work. Just let me know the unit
Neck Strap — Vertical
Lug & Tripod-Mount
with low profile screw and black thumb screw
O-ring strap bumper US$1
Octagonal strap bumper US$4
Integral strap bumper US$4