*If you’re just installing Simplr Split Rings, not an F1 camera strap, you can skip straight to 1:07 in this video.
Your new F1 will be more pleasant to use if you do a quick “break-in” before installing it on your camera. Adjust the strap from minimum to maximum length about twenty times, by holding the end and pulling on the adjustment tab. That should do it.
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.
- 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).