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M1a

(63 customer reviews)

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With purposeful design, rugged performance and military-grade materials — the M1a mirrorless camera strap combines form and function like no other.

Easy to adjust, with quick-release, and no extra bulk, the M1a feels like it was made for your Fujifilm X-Series, Sony Alpha, Olympus OM-D, or Panasonic Lumix — because it was.

All of our M1-Series Quick-Release Camera Straps use the same connector, so you can swap them effortlessly … neck strap to wrist strap (and back) in seconds.

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Overview

A No-Compromise Strap for Mirrorless

If you’ve got a mirrorless, micro four-thirds or compact camera, you certainly don’t need a strap designed for a big, heavy DSLR.

The M1a mirrorless camera strap is a meticulously crafted, easily adjustable, quick-release camera strap — proportioned for today’s smaller professional-grade cameras.

Easy Adjustment

The M1a Mirrorless Camera Strap goes from 36″–56″ using a single slide-adjuster.

For most people, that’s a standard-length neck strap, all the way to a long cross-body strap (you might refer to it as a sling strap).

Attaches & Removes in Seconds

For some of us, quickly going strapless is a requirement. For you, we proudly use Op/Tech USA Mini QD Loops™. Ideal for mirrorless, they attach with a strong 1.5mm nylon cord, have a tensile strength of 44lbs (20kg), and won’t release accidentally. Learn more about them here.

Light, Strong & Built to Last in the USA

Materials used to make the M1a are similar to what you’d find on state-of-the-art expedition gear, where strength-to-weight ratio is critical (here’s a strength test), and exposure to the elements is no big deal.

We build the M1a to ridiculously high standards in our shop, right here in the U.S.

More Comfortable to Hold

Most camera straps have two sets of adjusters and retainers, located at both ends. That’s a lot of hardware (especially if you’ve added quick-releases).

The M1a’s single adjuster, and integral quick-releases, means there are less lumps and bumps, and no rattling metal to bang against your camera.

Multiple Cameras, One Strap

Purchase additional Mini QD Loops to move your strap effortlessly from camera to camera.

Specs

Best for

Mirrorless Camera, Small Mirrorless Camera, Micro Four-Thirds Camera, Compact Camera, Compact DSLR, 35mm SLR, 35mm Rangefinder

Tensile Strength

44lbs (20kg)

Ideal Load

2.5lbs (1.13kg) or less

Connection Style

Quick-Release

Connection

Lug or Flat Mount

Connector(s)

Op/Tech USA Mini QD Loops™ with 1.5mm Nylon Cord

Length

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

Width

1" (25.4mm)

Weight

1.6oz (45g)

Fabrication

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

Construction

High-Strength Bartack Stitching

Origin

Made in USA

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Press

Ben Staley: Adventure & Art

Ben Staley is an Emmy-winning DP/Producer, gifted photographer, and hardcore adventurer (sometimes for pay, sometimes for play). Adventure & Art, Ben’s new YouTube channel, features (as you may have guessed) liberal helpings of both photography and adventure — a recipe Ben is uniquely qualified to serve up (he films Deadliest Catch for gosh sake). The […]

Bert Stephani: Fujifilm X100V “My Milestone”

Bert Stephani has been using the newly announced Fujifilm X100V for some two months now, amassing gorgeous top-secret images. In this video from Fujifilm, part of a series introducing the X100V, It would appear Bert’s M1a Mirrorless Camera Strap (in limited-edition Coyote Brown) has also been logging some top-secret time with this formerly mum cam. In addition […]

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 […]

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How-To

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 […]

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

Unless you’re 100% certain that your camera has smooth lugs, it’s best that you attach Mini QD Loops via split rings. Furthermore, we suggest that you use ours, as they’re uniquely designed to work beautifully with the cord loops (much better than the triangular ones). 1. Thread the cord loop through the split ring. 2. […]

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

Before attaching Mini QD Loops directly to strap lugs, read this important post: Strap Lug Inserts: What are they and why should I care? Unless you’re 100% certain that your camera has smooth lugs, it’s best that you attach Mini QD Loops via split rings, as outlined here. 1. Thread the cord loop through the strap […]

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 […]

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5 stars

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3 reviews with a 4-star rating

  1. Alex

    I recently bought THREE straps, looking for the perfect one. I returned two and kept this one from Simplr. What I liked about this one compared to the others is primarily that there is not a thick looped strap getting in the way of my controls and my screen when I need to look down at my LCD or make adjustments. There’s significant room between the lugs on the camera and the buckles where the strap becomes thick so that it doesn’t get in the way. It also has a sliding—I don’t know what it’s called—clasp(?) that keeps the portion of the strap that has to be doubled up for adjustability tight. It looks like the lug mount version of the F1 does the same thing, but I often use a tripod for video and being able to quickly detach the strap is great. The detachable clips are also smaller than competitors. My only wish is that the material of the strap was a bit smoother. Another competing brand uses a very nice and more comfortable material on the strap- I’d love to see Simplr step up to that seatbelt-like material.

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  2. Jonny

    I’m new to photography but love well-made, beautiful products. So naturally, I went with a black X100F and got the Simplr strap to accompany it. The coyote colorway looks awesome.

    As a designer professionally I can get a little overly picky about products, so take my comments with a grain of salt, but there are a few things about the Simplr strap that I think could improve.

    While the webbing used is bomb-proof, and may relax/soften in time, brand new, the edge is stiff, and can irritate your neck after a short period of time. I’ve remedied that with my shirt or jacket collar for now. I also think the smaller transition webbings are too long and I’d like a hardware piece there for adjustment. Lastly, while made in the US, the price is still too high. I’m keeping my strap, I love it, but I bought it understanding I was supporting a small brand, that was hustling to make great product, and I’m into that. That said, the price needs to drop in time in my opinion.

    4/5 stars for a well-made, not overly designed strap, that looks great, and perfectly compliments my camera.

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  3. Timothy

    I ordered this when they were doing a promo with FujiRumors website. I was definitely wary becuase I couldn’t find any reviews. Found out it was a new company and took a leap of faith. This works and looks good on my fuji x100f. just about the ideal strap for that particular camera. Subtracting one star becuase I nearly forgot where I bought it from. There’s no brand name on it. Maybe that’s good.

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