How-To

If you’re reading this, there’s a pretty good chance you’ve purchased one of our camera straps … and so we say thank you.

Here are some helpful articles to read before installing your new camera strap.

If you have any questions whatsoever, contact us. We love to hear from our customers and we’re always happy to help.

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  • F1 How-To
  • F1ultralight How-To
  • M1 Series How-To
  • Mini QD Loops How-To
  • Split Rings 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.

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 […]

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 […]