Warning: Weak plastic buckles on E-5 strap

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Warning: Weak plastic buckles on E-5 strap
Aug 12, 2012

Hi All,

With no warning, and no apparent reasons, the plastic strap buckle on my E-5 disintegrated (almost sending my camera crashing, luckily I caught it). On inspection, the other one was also cracked.

This was after a couple of weeks of carrying around the 7-14 and 35-100 on the camera. Clearly the cheap buckles were not made for any form of stress.

I replaced them with metal strap buckles from an OM-1 strap, and I'm sure they'll last (they already lasted 30 years

Be warned... check your E-5 strap if you carry it over your shoulder with heavy lenses, before it surprises you.

Quite disappointing on this otherwise tank of a camera. I'm sure they put this same strap on the E-450 etc?

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