Step 1: What You Will Need
- A tripod
- A shoulder strap from a bag, with sprung carabiner-type clips on the ends (I used the one from my laptop case)
- A couple of cable ties
- A couple of split rings (the kind you attach keys to). You can get these from key-cutting places and the like
Step 2: Attach the First Split Ring
Step 3: Attach the Second Split Ring
If your tripod doesn't have any such holes on the central post, then you can do what I tried first and attach the cable tie and split ring tightly around one of the rubber feet of the tripod. This will work, but you will find that when you sling the whole thing over your shoulder, the tripod will tend to open up, which is probably not what you want. (It would be very easy to drill a little hole in the base of the central post with a Dremel or similar, of course).
Step 4: Attach the Strap
You should find that the tripod is quite usable with the strap still attached (presuming the strap is secured to the central post, not the foot of the tripod).
Hope somebody finds this useful :)