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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 a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). 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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