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Installing Your Flat Mount Simplr F1

The flat mount version of our F1 camera strap installs similarly to a “traditional” camera strap, with a significant difference — the sliplok and keeper are used only for installation, not to adjust the length of the camera strap. To adjust the length of your F1, just pull the adjustment tab on the upper portion […]

Care & Feeding of your Simplr Strap

Recently, one of our customers returned from a two-week photojournalism assignment aboard a working cargo ship, and asked how to clean a smelly, dirty Simplr strap. There’s no need to baby it — because your Simplr strap isn’t afraid of the elements. Just throw it in a bowl of lukewarm water with a little laundry […]

Fujixpassion.com Reviews the M1a Mirrorless Camera Strap

We’ve made it no secret that, although our straps work well on virtually all mirrorless cameras, we’ve got a particular affinity for Fujifilm cameras. So, we were pretty excited to be reviewed by fujixpassion.com. Here’s a snippet: “As soon as I took out the M1a Mirrorless Camera Strap from the packaging, the first thing that […]

Patrick La Roque Reviews his Simplr Camera Straps

Patrick La Roque is a photographer, writer, speaker, and member of the Kage Collective. He’s a remarkable visual storyteller, who’s work could equally evoke calm or frenzy, warmth or solitude. Here’s a little of what Patrick thinks about his M1a & M1w: “…Basically, these are products that don’t flash or glitter, that don’t call attention […]

Palle Schultz Reviews the Fuji X-H1 & our M1a has a Cameo

Coinciding with the release of Fujifilm’s new X-H1, Palle Schultz discusses this camera’s capabilities in both technological — and real world terms — as only Palle can. You may recognize Palle’s strap of choice — our very own M1a Mirrorless Camera Strap (in Castor Gray)! Palle Schultz is a photographer and videographer based in Denmark, […]

M1a on ShotKit’s “Best Camera Straps” List Again for 2018

The Simplr M1a Mirrorless Camera Strap has been named to Shotkit’s newly updated 2018 Best Camera Straps list: “With many camera strap manufacturers trying to revolutionise the humble camera strap with the addition of crazy gadgets and gizmos, it’s nice to see some brands trying to perfect what we already have by keeping things simple. The aptly […]

Flemming Bo Jensen Reviews his M1a Mirrorless Camera Straps

Flemming Bo Jensen is a music photographer … More specifically, he’s known for his uncanny ability to capture the concertgoer experience at live music venues. Whether small, huge, beautiful or chaotic — Flemming distills it into gorgeous still images. Flemming reviews his dueling M1a camera straps: What I like about the Simplr M1a strap… This […]

M1w Debuts on The Phoblographer

ThePhoblographer.com publishes a ton of great content for photographers trying to elevate their craft, or just keep up with the latest and greatest new photography gear. Speaking of the latest, we’re super-excited that they’ve chosen to talk about our new M1w Mirrorless Wrist Strap. Read the full article here.

Kevin Mullins’ Fujifilm X-Pro2 4K Video

The very talented Kevin Mullins from f16.click just released a new video with his thoughts on the X-Pro2 firmware 4.0 update, including new video features. He also talks about some new X100F features (and we’re tickled he’s outfitted his favorite camera with an M1a).

Fujifilm Presents “Dual Vision” (but just one camera strap)

Fujifilm Global just released this video featuring the Roaming Frame dynamic duo of Charlene Winfred and Flemming Bo Jensen — plus their dueling X-Pro2 and X-T2 cameras. It’s a fun but informative piece talking about the differences between these two cameras, and the photographers that use them. Watch closely and you’ll see they both prefer the same camera strap […]

Weights of Some Fujifilm Cameras, Lenses & Combos

Select your camera by column, and scroll down to the row with your preferred lens. That’s the approximate weight of your rig. If you don’t see your camera here, refer to the next closest model (e.g.: If you have an X-Pro1, refer to the X-Pro2 column).

Charlene Winfred Reviews Her M1a Mirrorless Camera Strap

Charlene Winfred is a nomad photographer, videographer, writer, Fujifilm X-series ambassador and half the production team of Roaming Frame. Charlene’s approach to equipment epitomizes what we’re about here at Simplr: No muss. No fuss. Things should just work, work well, and keep working … without too much thought. She even came up with a couple of […]

M1a Mirrorless Camera Strap Blessed by Bless This Stuff

Bless This Stuff curate all manner of manly stuff. For instance, right now our M1a Mirrorless Camera Strap is surrounded by a Ducati Panigale V4, some kind of intense coffee maker, and a 1965 Porsche 356. “If you´re looking for a new camera strap that is both functional and stylish without breaking the bank, check out […]

The Phoblographer Hates Highly Recommends our M1a

It’s not often you read a review that starts with the word “fugly” … and concludes with this: “In terms of functionality, the Simplr M1a Mirrorless Camera Strap has to be one of the best straps from a small American manufacturer on the market. I’m pleasantly surprised despite how simple and deceiving it looks. Can it […]

Kevin Mullins’ Fujifilm X-E3 Review (plus a few words about his M1a)

Kevin Mullins is a highly regarded UK wedding photographer. In addition to his impressive professional wedding portfolio, he also runs the popular f16.click site, dedicated to his personal work and all things Fuji. Kevin recently posted his thoughts on the Fujifilm X-E3 … and we’re happy to report that it pairs nicely with the Simplr M1a […]

Palle Schultz’s Video Rig … with a Simplr M1a Mirrorless Camera Strap

Palle Schultz is a photographer and videographer based in Denmark, and an official Fujifilm X-photographer. In this video Palle talks about his compact video rig … including a Fujifilm XT-2, and a Simplr M1a camera strap, for stabilization and insurance against accidental drops. “I really like it because it’s easy to snap off, and the ends […]

Bert Stephani Reviews his M1a Mirrorless Camera Strap

Bert Stephani posts his thoughts on his M1a Mirrorless Camera Strap, along with some excellent images. He’s a Belgian commercial and editorial photographer, an official Fujifilm X-photographer, and member of The KAGE Collective — an international group of visual story tellers. “I have been looking for a new camera strap that is both functional and stylish without breaking […]

The Swiss Train Intercom

Some years back, I embarked on a week-long hiking excursion in Switzerland. My expectation was that I’d see lots of mountains, vast green pastures, goats with bells, and quaint Swiss cottages. What I hadn’t grasped, was the extent to which design pervades almost every aspect of Swiss culture. Now, it’s no secret that Switzerland holds design […]

A Show of Strength

This is what we do for fun around the office. Here’s a Simplr M1a with 35lbs (nearly 16 kilos) hanging from it. And that’s off of one connector … Remember you’ll have two attached to your camera. We wouldn’t advise carrying a 35lb camera/lense combo on this strap, but when you’ve got a 2.5lb rig, it’s […]

DIY Paracord Camera Wrist Strap with Instructions

(We posted this DIY project seven months prior to the release of our M1w Mirrorless Wrist Strap. Although we believe the M1w represents the pinnacle of lightweight, functional wrist straps, this DIY wrist strap is still a worthwhile project for anyone wanting a nice, basic wrist strap they can make without any sewing or hard-to-find parts.) […]

An Introduction to Mini QD Loops™

The quick-connectors we use on our M1a and M1w straps are Op/Tech USA Mini QD Loops™ (They come in 1mm and 1.5mm versions, but we only use the stronger 1.5mm version). We’re often asked if they release accidentally. We’re happy to report, we’ve never seen or heard of this happening. To release them, you have to apply significant […]

How to Attach Mini QD Loops™ to Cameras with Split Rings

If your camera has split rings, either triangular (like the image above) or round, install your Mini QD Loops like this: If your camera came with triangular split rings, consider replacing them with round ones. (optional) Round split rings don’t get twisted-up like the triangular ones sometimes do. Look for round split rings no bigger […]

How to Attach Mini QD Loops™ to Cameras without Split Rings

First, read this post: Strap Lug Inserts: What are they and why should I care? If your camera doesn’t have split rings, install your Mini QD Loops like this:

Strap Lug Inserts: What are they and why should I care?

What They Are Strap lug inserts are hardened metal “sleeves” located inside strap lugs. They’re meant to reduce metal-on-metal wear caused when hard steel split rings rub against softer metal lugs. Some cameras have strap lug inserts and some don’t. Fujifilm cameras are notorious for having potentially jagged strap lug inserts, and all modern Fuji cameras including […]

Removing Strap Lug Inserts from Fujifilm Cameras (Optional)

If you’ve got a Fujifilm camera, and you’d like to attach your Mini QD Loops™ directly to your camera, you might* be able to remove your strap lug inserts to reveal a smoother point of attachment. Please note that if you scratch a strap lug during this procedure, you could very easily make them sharper than […]

Meet Simplr

I started Simplr in 2017, because I had some very strong ideas about making a better camera strap for smaller cameras. It’s ironic, because over the course of my last three decades behind a camera, I’ve despised most camera straps. Here are a few reasons why: Although there were times I wanted a strap, much of the time […]