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DIY C-Loop Secures Your Camera On The Cheap

If you’re looking for a secure but flexible way to strap your camera to your body, this DIY C-loop connection keeps your camera safe but allows for easy movement and adjustment.

Photographer Derek Cooke wanted a C-loop connection for his camera without shelling out a ton of money for a commercial model. He writes:

I took a trip to the hardware store and voila! problem solved. All you need is about five bucks worth of stuff: metal and rubber washers, a 1/4” eye bolt and some kind of locking or spring loaded chain link or carabiner. Throw it all in the bottom of your camera and attach your favorite strap and thats it. One of my cameras has the original Nikon strap attached to the link and the other has an old guitar strap.

Hit up the link below for additional info and tips on sizing the parts correctly.

Derek Cooke’s DIY C-Loop Strap [via DIY Photography]

Jason Fitzpatrick is warranty-voiding DIYer and all around geek. When he's not documenting mods and hacks he's doing his best to make sure a generation of college students graduate knowing they should put their pants on one leg at a time and go on to greatness, just like Bruce Dickinson. You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 04/16/12

Comments (3)

  1. owen123

    Very Nice

  2. The original Mr Fix-it

    Great idea will construct one myself for my camera gear. …….. See even The original Mr Fix-it can learn things and i do. :)

  3. r

    Super wonderful, can’t wait to make one….second thought, no. I’ve lost complete interest.

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