Intro: DSLR Wrist Strap
A handy little strap that i made to keep my baby safe when pulling 'one-handers' and 'no-scoping' it helps when you dont feel like wearing a neckstrap but still need the security of some sort of restraint incase of mishaps :P it works just like a handycam strap
Step 1: Material-age
AAnnnd your materials:
-a good old set of metal files
- skizzors (scissors)
- old straps from suitcases, briefcases, camera bags and anything else with polyester straps
- a small ring from a keychain or charm
- the plastic clips and plastic pieces (dont know what to call them) from straps. three pronged sliders?
- a boolt that fits your camera's tripod mount
*i used the tripod shoe itself which actually works better!
Step 2: Cut the Strap
measure around outside of hand and multiply by 2.
yay! math is over! now cut the strap to the length.
thread those three pronged sliders on both ends, the strap has to go up from the bottom, over the top and under the last one.
Step 3: Cut the Tripod Shoe
Next< use the solderin iron, and files to cut a neat slot in the tripod shoe, being careful not to damage the majority of it! and leave enough room for the strap to pass through
Step 4: Feed the Strap
feed the strap through your tripod shoe and loop it back through and through the slider to keep it taught. make sure you loop it through the flat side of the slider so it lies flush with the bottom of your camera!
Step 5: Attach!
Now, just screw in your tripod shoe, clip the clip onto the strap eyelets and you're set!