F1

(110 customer reviews)

F1

(110 customer reviews)

$42.00

The supremely versatile F1 camera strap is sleek, fast, and expedition-tough!

Striking the ideal balance of comfort and breathtaking sleekness, for small and modestly-sized cameras (or as a “minimal” strap for larger cameras) — F1 is built in USA for photographers that prize understatement and uncompromising performance.

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$42.00

The supremely versatile F1 camera strap is sleek, fast, and expedition-tough!

Striking the ideal balance of comfort and breathtaking sleekness, for small and modestly-sized cameras (or as a “minimal” strap for larger cameras) — F1 is built in USA for photographers that prize understatement and uncompromising performance.

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Stowed Safely, to Shooting Freely

Go from having your camera securely cinched up, for easy mobility — to slung low, for unhindered portrait and landscape shooting — just by pulling the F1’s adjustment tab.

Instead of tacking-on over-engineered hardware, it’s made from the same strong, flexible, lightweight fabric as the strap — plus a simple yet secure sliplok that won’t budge under load, no matter how heavy your camera.

One Strap That’s Up for Anything

To be clear, the F1 functions beautifully as a neck strap, but it’s much more versatile than that.

Quickly lengthen the F1 to use as a cross-body/sling strap, or loop the webbing through the D-rings to make a wrist strap — all without carrying (or remembering to carry) extra stuff.

We’ve heard tales of photographers literally tying their F1’s onto things, and attaching the D-rings or adjustment tab to carabiners for peace-of-mind. Use your imagination — F1 can take it!

Light, Strong & Built Tough in USA

A lot of camera straps are stuck in the past … unnecessarily bulky, made from traditional low-tech materials and metal hardware.

We take a different approach, using materials found in modern expedition gear, where strength-to-weight ratio is critical, and exposure to the elements is a given.

If you’re looking for a faux-heirloom made of leather and steel, you’ll have to look elsewhere — because we won’t make camera straps that rust, rot or crack after a downpour (especially for today’s weather-sealed cameras).

Sleek Where it Matters Most

Not all cameras are the same, so we’ve got two optimized mounting options, reducing bulk around the hand when possible.

For cameras that require a “traditional” flat mount, we use hardware developed by aerospace engineers, for cameras being sent to … you guessed it … space. And to tidy up the loose ends, we developed a streamlined installation method.

The barely-there lug mount version (shown here) comes with our proprietary Standard Split Rings, made from a steel and magnesium alloy that’s 25% stronger than stainless steel. It’s almost like holding a naked camera — but much more secure.

Lug Mount Detail

Specs

Best for

Full-Frame DSLR (Minimal), Medium-Format Camera (Minimal), Small Full-Frame DSLR (Minimal), Crop-Sensor DSLR, Mirrorless Camera, Small Mirrorless Camera, Micro Four-Thirds Camera, Compact DSLR, 35mm SLR, 35mm Rangefinder

Tensile Strength

60lbs (27kg)

Connection Style

Fixed

Connector(s)

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

Stephen Escallier: Gear & Focus

Stephen Escallier is a hiking enthusiast — very knowledgeable about outdoor gear — with an impressive YouTube channel. In this video, he talks a little bit about his well-considered photography tools, including our F1 camera strap.

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 […]

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 a Lug Mount F1, or Split Rings

*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

4.94 out of 5 stars

110 reviews

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5 reviews with a 4-star rating

  1. Almost perfect

    Marcus

    The strap is wonderful for all the reasons others have mentioned: simple functional design, no bulky hardware, tasteful aesthetics, quality materials. However, I want to elaborate on my experience with the clever quick adjustability feature, since that was the primary reason I was willing to pay the premium price.

    I typically keep the strap diagonally across my chest with the camera tucked against my back above the hip. The F1 design lets me keep the strap short and then pull the loop to lengthen it for easier shooting, but in my experience the loop is usually behind my shoulder, which can be slightly awkward to reach (I’m a skinny 5′ 10″ male, so I like to tighten the strap almost all the way). Once I do grab the loop it’s very easy to lengthen the strap. However, it’s somewhat difficult to quickly tighten the strap to get the camera tucked away securely again. I can’t easily use the loop to tighten the strap because of how the camera’s weight pulls though the strap hardware. Instead, I need to find the “inner” layer of the strap to pull through the hardware, let the weight of the camera pull the strap through the D-ring to “reset” the strap, and repeat once or twice more.

    I want to emphasize that the strap is wonderful and it’s far superior to any other I’ve used. If you don’t plan on constantly adjusting the strap length like I do, then these nitpicks won’t be an issue at all. Even though the adjustment feature isn’t quite as effortless as I had hoped, I’ve adapted quickly and find myself adjusting the length on the fly. The wrist strap feature is great too, especially to keep things tidy in the camera bag. I have no regrets about buying the F1, I’ve recommended it to friends, and I intend to use it until a new version comes out.

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  2. 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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  3. Andreu Rebés

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

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  4. 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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  5. 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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