F1

(80 customer reviews)

$42.00

The F1 camera strap — worn cross-body or as a neck strap — is stealthy, tough and fast!

From mil-spec nylon webbing and combat-tough acetal hardware — to attachments configured specifically for your camera — every element of the F1 is optimized for unmatched packability, bulletproof reliability, and lightning-fast adjustment.

Merging traditional looks with modern convenience, the F1 is built for photographers that prize stealthy understatement with uncompromised performance.

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Overview

Not Just Another Neck Strap

Let’s be clear — the F1 functions beautifully as a neck strap — but it really shines when worn cross-body (sling-style).

The integral “adjustment tab” quickly tailors the strap length, without additional plastic or metal hardware. That’s especially useful when worn cross-body — because you can go from having the camera securely cinched up, for easy mobility — to having it slung low, for unhindered portrait or landscape shooting — just by pulling the tab.

Less to Get in the Way

A funny thing happened when we launched with our M1-Series — a lot of people who thought they needed quick-release put one on their camera — then never took it off! Inspired by this, we developed the F1…

As it turned out, a lot of people just wanted to get their old-fashioned chunky, clunky camera straps out of the way (Simplr straps are anything but). By foregoing quick-release, F1 takes the original M1a’s slim proportions and easy adjustability to a completely new level.

If you need quick-release, and have a smaller camera, consider our M1a. If you don’t, the F1 is much stronger and harder-wearing, without additional bulk. In fact, It’s strong enough to be used with any camera and lens you own.

Sleeker Attachment

We’re particularly proud of the attachment hardware used on the F1. Instead of a one-size-fits-all compromise, we’ve got mounting options optimized for your camera.

The barely-there lug mount version comes with our proprietary split rings, made out of a steel and magnesium alloy that’s 25% stronger than stainless steel. They always spring fully closed, and won’t squiggle off your camera.

Our version of the “traditional” flat mount utilizes a sliplok developed by aerospace engineers, for cameras being sent to … you guessed it … space. We also came up with a more streamlined installation method that tidies up loose ends.

Light, Strong & Built to Last in the USA

Materials used to make the F1 are similar to what you’d find on state-of-the-art expedition gear, where strength-to-weight ratio is critical, and exposure to the elements is no big deal (try that with a fancy leather strap).

The F1 is built to ridiculously high standards in our shop, right here in the US.

Wrist Strap in a Pinch

Loop the strap through the D-rings for a quick and effective wrist strap. Also great to get your strap up and out of the way when using a tripod (or just tie it in a knot — seriously).

Specs

Best for

Small Full-Frame DSLR, Crop-Sensor DSLR, Mirrorless Camera, Small Mirrorless Camera, Micro Four-Thirds Camera, Compact DSLR, 35mm SLR, 35mm Rangefinder

Tensile Strength

80lbs (36kg)

Ideal Load

5lbs (2.27kg) or less

Connection Style

Fixed

Connector(s)

Flat Mount: Heavy-Duty Acetal Sliplok & Keeper, Lug Mount: Steel/Magnesium Alloy Split-Rings

Length

Adjustable from 36"–56" (91.4cm–142.2cm)

Width

1" (25.4mm)

Weight

1.4oz (40g)

Fabrication

Mil-Spec Nylon Webbing, Heavy-Duty Acetal Hardware, UV-Resistant 100% Polyester Thread

Construction

High-Strength Bartack Stitching

Origin

Made in USA

Press

Fujinon XF35mmF1.4 R Product Video with Charlene Winfred

If you were to ask us which photographer we most closely associate with Fuji’s magical XF35mmF1.4 R, it would be Charlene Winfred. So it’s only fitting that Fujifilm themselves chose to feature her in their new promo video for this (not at all new) lens. In a world where newer is virtually always equated with […]

Flemming Bo Jensen Reviews his Hard-Working F1’s

Longtime Simplr user Flemming Bo Jensen posted a review of his F1’s, describing them as his “perfect camera strap.” “…Simplr Straps answered our wishes by making the Simplr F1 strap! … I have been using the F1 models for more than a year now, for hundreds of concerts and festivals and I am never using […]

Camera Punk: Creating the Fujifilm X-Pro3

This epic production spans the 18-month period leading up to the release of the Fujifilm X-Pro3. The film focuses not only on the ideation, design, and manufacturing process (with the actual designers, pretty cool huh?) — but also the veritable “family” of Fujifilm Ambassadors — with whom the development of this camera was shaped. In […]

More F1 Press & Sightings

How-To

Convert Your F1 to a Wrist Strap

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.

Install Simplr Split Rings, or a Lug Mount F1

*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 […]

Install a Flat Mount F1

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. The flat mount version of our F1 camera strap installs similarly to a […]

Customer Reviews

4.95 out of 5 stars

80 reviews

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4 reviews with a 4-star rating

  1. Kevin

    Had the F1 for a few months now, and this is a great camera strap! It’s attached to my Fuji X-E3 with Peak Design quick release, and it all wears very comfortably. The strap feels nice and light, but very sturdy. Love the little raised thread that helps lock the strap loop ends in place, what a clever and effective design.

    Maybe it’s just the size of my torso, but the part of the strap you pull on to adjust the length sits too high up and behind my shoulder when I’m wearing it sling style. Like I have to push my camera back behind me a little bit first to get to the adjuster, pull the adjuster, and then I swing my camera back in front of me. Or maybe if I take the plunge and do away with the quick release, I’ll have the length for the adjuster to sit more in front of me.

    In any case, I really like this strap, and you might too.

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  2. Andreu Rebés

    Perfect camera strap for my film Leica MP. Discreet, light and very easy to adjust

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  3. Bruce

    The strap arrived just in time for me to travel to a wine region for the weekend. On inspection the strap is well made with plenty of stitching that is clean with no frills or dags, but provides plenty of strength where you need it.
    After many tries to attach the strap to my Fuji X-T20 with the 18-55 lense, my fingers got quite sore trying to pry the rings open to the lugs. A tool to use and open up the rings would be a good value add I believe.
    Otherwise, carrying the camera around and adjust the strap has been a breeze to use and given me so much more freedom is taking photos.
    Still a great outcome for me.

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  4. Daniel

    So far, my impressions are,
    – Very lightweight. Quite a surprise since it’s lighter than the Peak Design Leash v2
    – Very, very compact, compared to the Peak Design Leash v2
    – Design and build is robust, inspires confidence
    – The way you have a thinner strap leading to a wider strap; this works really well. The strap stays out of my way when I grip the body, unlike the Artisan & Artist Easy Slider (ring attachment type) straps. This is what works on the Peak Design straps too.
    – No metal design = no scratching. Even the custom O rings are sized correctly; it’s difficult to contact the body when using the strap to hold up the camera.
    – That O ring is gold. It’s springy, it’s got great tension, it’s compact. Works even on an X100F sized body.
    – Wrist strap “hack” works well

    So far, it’s very comparable to the Leash v2, which is my current favourite strap.

    Only 1 thing bugs me but I need more time to see if this really turns into a bug; the thinner strap that attaches from the plastic D string to the custom metal O ring – it’s made of a softer material that already has a tiny bit of fraying. Even the act of threading the O ring thru the camera lugs can result in a few strands breaking. And God forbid this touches velcro. I can understand why this is a preferred material – it’s softer and very comfortable on the hands. Guess we can’t have everything.

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