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Loose the 'sticky-out-strap-ends'

Dah...so simple.


No doubt the rest of you do it like that anyway

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Re: Loose the 'sticky-out-strap-ends'

I got all excited, thinking it would solve my perceived exact same problem but when I checked I realized I’d already swapped out those adjustable type straps for the loop type ones!

I’m sure though, that lots of people will find this useful.
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Re: Loose the 'sticky-out-strap-ends'

Interesting Dave yes I did used to do it like that on my Mk1 but getting the mk2 and a third party strap I just couldn't work out how I'd done it before. So I gave up and have just put up with those annoying little ends for about two years now. But at last you've sorted it for me with that video. Brilliant no more loose ends what a star
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Re: Loose the 'sticky-out-strap-ends'

I use small pieces of gaffer tape to keep the ends in place. Not as neat, but it means they can't come undone.

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Re: Loose the 'sticky-out-strap-ends'

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Dah...so simple.

Proper Camera Strap Install - YouTube

No doubt the rest of you do it like that anyway

Yeah, I do it like that anyway.

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Re: Loose the 'sticky-out-strap-ends'

I use that method already. The only tricky bit is if you want to adjust the strap to a particular length. It takes ages to slacken the strap in the buckle, move it through the camera lug as required, draw the excess through the buckle and then pull everything tight - only to find that it is the wrong length. The whole process has to be repeated until the desired length is reached. You then have to repeat the process on the other side to make them even. It is good when it is done however.

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Re: Loose the 'sticky-out-strap-ends'

Double sided tape.
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Re: Loose the 'sticky-out-strap-ends'

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I use small pieces of gaffer tape to keep the ends in place. Not as neat, but it means they can't come undone.

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Double sided tape.
One could say, “Tacky!”
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One could say, “Tacky!”

OK, OK But that is a much enlarged view, it's not double sided tape and it looks OK in reality, and it works!
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Re: Loose the 'sticky-out-strap-ends'

I think RTFM might be the acronym for this methos.
See "Getting Started" page in most of the Olympus manuals.

Yes, I never did see it at first either; those initial instructions got in the way of playing with my new toys.
It's even before the Charging the Battery bit in the original E-1 manual.

Interestingly, the little square tubes that thread on the strap are too small, from some manufacturers, to span 3 layers of nylon tape, so it seems not everyone knows the "right" way to do secure the strap.
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Re: Loose the 'sticky-out-strap-ends'

I have been rather fussy about attaching straps ever since my brand new binoculars hit the floor with a thud when the soft, thin strap slipped through the buckle. I had to send them back to Germany for a (free) repair and have used the above means of attaching straps ever since.

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Re: Loose the 'sticky-out-strap-ends'

If I know I have the right length, as I do on my camera strap, then I usually put a few stitches of black cotton in to hold the loose end down and also make sure there can be no slippage. Works for me anyway
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