Must have hack for your camera strap

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  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

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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

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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.
     
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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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  6. Jarrett

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    I typically just use the side of a house key. I always have them on me.
     
  7. John L

    John L Active Member

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    A useful idea, until you find that your plate screw utilises an Allen key head.......
     
  8. Caladina

    Caladina Well-Known Member

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    lool, either replace them or cut a slot across the top of them, the on that gets me is the D tops that are too small or sharp to do up tight enough, i usually have a small stout metal rod as a lever for them
     
  9. Craig Sherriff

    Craig Sherriff Well-Known Member Site Supporter

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    Personally I never take it off as it lives permanently on the camera and I have several spares in my camera bag and the end of my car key does a fine job of screwing and unscrewing the accessory plate.
     

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