This blog post is about a neck strap for the Canon EOS M camera.
Warning: Below I’m blogging about how I’ve attached straps to a camera. You’re responsible for any problems and costs that arise from using the information in my camera strap blog post!
I’ve purchased two EOS M cameras second-hand via eBay and neither purchases came with a neck or wrist camera strap.
I searched for a neck strap and the official strap ‘might’ be called a Canon EM-E1. Also the end connector/lug might be similar to a Hasselblad’s connector. At one stage I seriously (probably unwisely) considered trying to use picture wire to try and attach a strap to the camera!
In the end I tried two cheap methods, which I will cover below.
Using the action camera connector
The first thing I did was cobble something together using a part I had from an old action camera connector and a neck strap from another camera.
Whilst I felt the above method was better than nothing, I didn’t like how the camera was connected as it was from underneath. On the rare occasions I removed both my hands from the camera, it was obviously left dangling upside down!
Using the Op/Tech System connectors for Super Pro A straps
I’ve built up a huge collection of cameras and I have plenty of straps not in use. So I decided to look at buying some connectors that would fit onto the ends of my existing straps.
I found the OP/Tech USA Super Pro “A” 1301022 online and ordered a couple of packets. I then removed the metal and plastic ends from the straps they came with and connected them to two of my old straps.
I’m not saying the fit is perfect with the strap, but I’m happy with the end result and I think I’ve saved myself some money. I now feel more confident, relaxed and happier when using the camera.
I did find a couple of EM-E1 straps for sale, but I felt the price I saw was too much and I was uncertain if it was for the EOS M or not.
I believe it’s important to have a strap with this camera that makes the camera feel more secure in my hand. I don’t think the EOS M is the easiest camera to hold, especially for my large hands and I’m glad I’ve worked out a solution I’m comfortable with.
I’ve also recently started attaching a vintage camera bracket to a Canon EOS M camera, which I find useful for close up photography.