Must have hack for your camera strap

Discussion in 'Do-it-yourself (DIY)' started by dancantero, Dec 2, 2019.

  1. dancantero

    dancantero New Member

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    Hey guys, I just joined and wanted to share this with you. It's a little trick that I have been using what seems like forever. All my cameras have a washer threaded into the camera strap. If you have ever been in a situation where you have a tripod plate that you need to remove or tighten on to your camera and don't have a screwdriver or coin then you will appreciate this. It means that you are always able to tighten or loosen a tripod plate using the washer.

    Hope this helps.

    Dan
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  2. porkphoto

    porkphoto Active Member Site Supporter

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    Great idea, thanks for sharing.
     
  3. GDN

    GDN Well-Known Member

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    And if you get a needle and cotton out, you can sew it so it stays in one place on your strap.

    I have something similar on my key ring for the same reason.

    Gary
     
  4. mariah

    mariah New Member

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    You are really a genius. Thanks for the great tip. Once there was a time when one of my screws got lose from my tripod and it did not stand straight. i did not carry any screw driver with me, I was already in the spot for the shoot and then I had to use a brick to make it stand but with this hack anyone can fix this anytime. Thanks to you.
     
  5. Isac

    Isac Active Member

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    Welcome Dan and thanks for the tip. I'm sure others will benefit. Once seen it's hard to forget little details like this. I haven't used a neck strap for many years, instead preferring a shoulder strap. I can carry the camera around and it seems weightless but it's always ready to just slide up to shoot. They have a very cool zip up pocket in which I carry a spare card, piece of string and a coin for tightening (like your washer). I found that carrying my Bigma around was really giving me a pain in the neck with the standard neck strap, hence the change to a shoulder strap.
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