Wrist Strap - Not Easy!

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Bill K. Regular Member • Posts: 167
Wrist Strap - Not Easy!

I am aware of the most popular wrist straps on the market now.  I'd like to find a simple, secure, wrist strap with no metal components.  This isn't as easy as it seems - at least for me!  By simple, I mean a strap that is more of a lanyard, without quick releases, buckles and other complexities, and without metal rivets, metal rings and other components that need O-rings and leather spacers to keep your gear safe.  And by secure, I mean securing to the camera (a6600 in my case) with something more than a lightweight string - especially when it's accompanied by reviews that say that the string breaks.  A heavier string that is appropriate for the weight of a mirrorless w/zoom would be perfectly fine.

Years back, there was a Joby wrist strap that looked perfect for my needs, but unfortunately, it's been discontinued.  Please let me know what I am missing here.

Thanks!

Bill K.

yardcoyote Forum Pro • Posts: 13,592
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DSPTCH makes a nice braided paracord wrist strap with no metal parts.

https://www.dsptch.com/products/camera-wrist-strap

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OP Bill K. Regular Member • Posts: 167
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Thanks for the suggestion.

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OP Bill K. Regular Member • Posts: 167
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The Gordy strap looks closest to what I'd like, but I am not sure the string version would be secure with an a6600/zoom.  The other version has a metal ring.

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Mick66 Regular Member • Posts: 174
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Have you thought about making your own?

I looked online for a suitable wrist strap but gave up.  So, I cut up an old neck strap and used that.  It doesn't look pretty but It works perfect.

OP Bill K. Regular Member • Posts: 167
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Clever.  I like it!

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D Lynch Veteran Member • Posts: 5,153
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Bill K. wrote:

The Gordy strap looks closest to what I'd like, but I am not sure the string version would be secure with an a6600/zoom. The other version has a metal ring.

I have a Gordy wrist strap. I've used it on my RX100-2 and on my Canon G9 previously. I also have a Gordy Sling.

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jvc1 Senior Member • Posts: 2,132
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Mick66 wrote:

Have you thought about making your own?

I looked online for a suitable wrist strap but gave up. So, I cut up an old neck strap and used that. It doesn't look pretty but It works perfect.

I did exactly the same, works great.

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OP Bill K. Regular Member • Posts: 167
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I already contacted Gordy and got a fast, informational response.

Turns out that their string mount straps are quite strong, and of course, the ring mount is stronger.  But with the ring mount, I am concerned about scratching, not only the camera body, but other things I toss in the gadget bag with the camera.

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OP Bill K. Regular Member • Posts: 167
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jvc1 wrote:

Mick66 wrote:

Have you thought about making your own?

I looked online for a suitable wrist strap but gave up. So, I cut up an old neck strap and used that. It doesn't look pretty but It works perfect.

I did exactly the same, works great.

I just happened across an unused nylon camera strap in my desk, and took Mick66's suggestion.  I don't need to have it instantly removable, it's 100% secure and there's 0% chance of scratching anything.

Boom.  Done.  Thanks Mick!

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Mick66
Mick66 Regular Member • Posts: 174
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You're welcome Bill, glad I could help.

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