Quickly changing your F1 camera strap from a long sling-style strap, to a traditional-length neck strap needs no explanation. Converting it to a wrist strap is less obvious — until you see how easy it is!
Don’t bother grabbing the popcorn, because this is the shortest video in human history.
*Not applicable to the F1ultralight.
*If you’re just installing Simplr Split Rings, not an F1 camera strap, you can skip straight to 1:07 in this video.
Mounting a camera strap with split rings is just like putting a key on a keychain — but instead of a key, it’s a camera.
- Situate your F1 so the adjustment tab is in front of your body when the camera strap is fully-extended, and the camera is worn sling-style. Some people prefer to wear the camera on their left, others to their right. Do whatever feels most comfortable for you.
- Double-check the orientation of the strap to make sure you’re not installing it backwards or inside-out (the “S” logo goes on the inside).
- Pry a small gap in the split ring, just wide enough to feed the end of the wire through the lug on your camera. It’s unlikely you’ll need any tools for this; your thumbnail should suffice.
- Turn the split ring until the entire wire has passed through the lug and it springs back together (just like a keychain).
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.
- Situate your F1 so the adjustment tab is in front of your body when the camera strap is fully-extended, and the camera is worn sling-style.
- Pull the keeper about 2″ (5cm) away from the D-ring to “unlock” it. It’s held securely in place by friction — and just needs a good tug.
- You don’t need to remove the sliplok and keeper altogether, just feed the cut end of the webbing back through both.
- Insert the loose end through the lug, far enough so the webbing can double-back along itself (like when it came out of the package).
- Feed the webbing back through the sliplok, then the keeper, as shown (please note the orientation of the ridges in the sliplok).
- Pull the keeper back into “locked” position (next to the D-ring) with a strong tug. This will hold the end neatly in place (unlike most other straps)
- Repeat on the other side (the “S” logo goes on the inside).