Check out this informative video from the very talented Kevin Mullins, wherein he talks about his typical street photography setup. Attached to Kevin’s Fujifilm X70 (at 12:25) is a Simplr M1ultralight, our uniquely nano-size full-function camera strap.
He’s a remarkable visual storyteller, who’s work could equally evoke calm or frenzy, warmth or solitude.
“…Basically, these are products that don’t flash or glitter, that don’t call attention to themselves at all. Everything about them is understated and subtle. But they’re beautifully crafted and ready-made for mirrorless systems. …As much as I still love the feel of my leather straps, I can’t dismiss how much lighter and easier to work with these are. Just quickly being able to vary the length with little friction, to remove them altogether if they’re in the way…it all adds up.”
This is what we do for fun around the office.
Here’s a Simplr M1a with 35lbs (nearly 16 kilos) hanging from it. And that’s off of one connector … Remember you’ll have two attached to your camera.
We wouldn’t advise carrying a 35lb camera/lense combo on this strap, but when you’ve got a 2.5lb rig, it’s nice to feel safe.
It’s also worth noting that the adjuster, which slides easily when adjusting the length of the strap, didn’t budge at all under this weight.
We’re often asked if they release accidentally. We’re happy to report, we’ve never seen or heard of this happening. To release them, you have to apply significant pressure to both sides — simultaneously. It’s virtually impossible for them to release unintentionally.
We’ve found them to be small, strong (check out our strength test) and reliable, but don’t just our work for it — They have a 4.7 rating on Amazon with 250+ reviews.
If you’d like to use your Simplr strap on more than one camera, or just want some spares, we sell them here.
If your camera has split rings, either triangular (like the image above) or round, install your Mini QD Loops like this:
If your camera came with triangular split rings, we strongly recommend replacing them with round ones.
We make some really excellent round split rings that work perfectly with Mini QD loops, and don’t get twisted up like triangular split rings.
First, read this post: Strap Lug Inserts: What are they and why should I care?