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Lug Rings for Easily Connecting Any Camera Strap on Fujifilm GFX100S, Leica M10-R, Leica M10M, other cameras with small-hole lugs

Thanks to reader Roy P for this tip.

An strap with some 'give' and a wider form factor is essential when carrying a heavier camera rig around the neck. It can make a big difference in comfort on longer hikes. See Replace that OEM strap With OpTech.

While attaching a different strap with Nikon and Sony cameras is a breeze due to the excellent lugs already installed, Fujifilm and Leica have those godawful small holes that make adding an alternate camera strap impossible without buying some kind of lug rings. Here they are.

VKO Lug Ring Camera Strap Triangle Split Ring Hook Plastic Cap @AMAZON

See the install video for how they go on.

VKO Lug Ring Camera Strap Triangle Split Ring

Camera Strap

See Replace that OEM strap With OpTech and How to carry a Nikon 200mm f/2 VR and How to Carry Large and Heavy Lenses and Ultra Strong and Durable Non-Slip Camera Straps — UpStrap.

There are lots of great camera straps out there. I still use OpTech straps on my cameras, having bought enough some years ago—none have broken after 15 years of use.

The design has changed a little but the OP/TECH USA 1501372 Pro Loop Strap for Camera Equipment @AMAZON looks to be closest to the older ones I have. I really like the quick on/off ability as well as being able to detach the neck portion, useful in windy conditions on a tripod. The downsides are that they are not non-slip; get something like the UpStrap for that kind of feature (not sure if that brand is still around).

OP/TECH USA 1501372 Pro Loop Strap for Camera Equipment
(available in a variety of colors)

Jeff K writes:

VKO’s simple how-to-use video demonstrates the easy change out build into the ring assembly - nice design/function. Thanks for posting that tip.

DIGLLOYD: I have some of the VKO lugs here waiting for my GFX100S.

Troy H writes:

This is the best strap going. And it removes in 5 seconds . Ive taken it to my gym and threw it over the pullup bar and hung from it. Super strong. Seat belt material

They make 2 thicker ones but I feel this one is enough. I own all three sizes but always grab the small one as its easier to wrap around my hand when I want to carry it securely.

DIGLLOYD: “Best” requires context and an assessment of plusses/minuses. The Peak Design strap surely fits some readers' contexts better than my usage. And “well designed” and “quality construction” do not make something best if it fails to address key requirements. A Ferrari is definitely not the best thing for overnight camping on 4WD roads, whatever its other qualities may be.

Precisely why I do NOT want this style strap: it has no 'give' which alone makes it uncomfortable over time while hiking. And it is fairly narrow, which fails to distribute the load on the neck, and compresses clothing overmuch (e.g. the hood of a down jacket). Furthermore, there is no point to having the same strap width its entire length; it need be wide only for the neck area.

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