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12-22-2011, 07:07 PM   #1
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6x7 Strap Lugs

There are two types of strap-lugs - one with turned-up "ears" on the edges and one without (see photos).

Anybody have any experience with either style?

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12-22-2011, 07:39 PM   #2
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I have an official Pentax strap with the "earless" lugs, on my 645N. Seems to work just fine... Once you get it on the stud and locked, it's not going anywhere. But it does rotate freely.
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Mind posting the info on where/how to purchase them? I have Googled but found nothing. Thanks!
12-22-2011, 09:40 PM   #4
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I found a pair on eBay for about $20, or so. Official Pentax, no ears. Works great!

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This is the listing...from Japan and quite expensive at $49.95...or is it?....I have only been a 6x7 guy for less than a week so it might be a bargain?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Pentax-67-67II-Strap-Fasteners-Pair-also-fit-645-MINT-Free-Shipping-BiG-PiX-/160695000166?pt=US_Camera_Straps_Hand_Grips&hash=item256a2b1c66#ht_1029wt_1165[/URL]http://www.ebay.com/itm/Pentax-67-67II-Strap-Fasteners-Pair-also-fit-645-MINT-Free-Shipping-BiG-PiX-/160695000166?pt=US_Camera_Straps_Hand_Grips&hash=item256a2b1c66#ht_1029wt_1165
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Fifty bucks is way too much.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Andy21 Quote
This is the listing...from Japan and quite expensive at $49.95...or is it?....I have only been a 6x7 guy for less than a week so it might be a bargain?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Pentax-67-67II-Strap-Fasteners-Pair-also-fit-645-MINT-Free-Shipping-BiG-PiX-/160695000166?pt=US_Camera_Straps_Hand_Grips&hash=item256a2b1c66#ht_1029wt_1165[/URL]http://www.ebay.com/itm/Pentax-67-67II-Strap-Fasteners-Pair-also-fit-645-MINT-Free-Shipping-BiG-PiX-/160695000166?pt=US_Camera_Straps_Hand_Grips&hash=item256a2b1c66#ht_1029wt_1165

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Thanks everyone for the info.

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Those Pentax lugs are very, very expensive -- around $90.00 posted, to Australia. Naturally, I railed at the ridiculous expense, for what they are. Eventually and after deliberation and inspecting another 67 fitted with alternative strap/lug combo, I settled on the OpTech USA ProStrap alternative. These straps are in wide use on Hassies and Bronicas and can handle heavy weights without feeling like a burden. As for the Pentax lugs, I am chiefly concerned about chafing of the Pentax original lugs against the body. (I have seen this on a number of older, well-used bodies) A small point, but an important one that seems to occur by dint of the lugs' design (The OpTech has a plastic "lock" that apart from fulfilling its locking function also does not chafe the body). I can understand the desire to own an all-original Pentax, right down to the lugs, but sometimes commonsense takes precedence over impulse when you're lining somebody else's pocket with gold ducats...:ugh:
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QuoteOriginally posted by Silent Street Quote
As for the Pentax lugs, I am chiefly concerned about chafing of the Pentax original lugs against the body. (I have seen this on a number of older, well-used bodies) A small point, but an important one that seems to occur by dint of the lugs' design
Are the lugs different on the 67s than on the 645s? I just looked at mine, and there's no contact at all between the strap connector and the body surface...I didn't put a feeler gauge to it, but I'd say that there's about .05" of gap between the two surfaces on each side. I'm trying to figure out how the connector can hit the body at all...

(This is what I get for being new at this...there's probably some sort of bonehead answer that I'm not considering.)
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I do not know the answer to the first line of your question, only the lugs I am watching apply to the 6x7 / 67 bodies. Surely there are others on the Pentax forum that can answer definitely about the risk these lugs pose? I would have been happy to use them, but I would definitely not be forking out $50 (or more in Australia) for that!

Your stated 0.5" gap might be sufficient warning of the risk of contact with pressure applied, such as when storing it face-down. It could also be the type of strap that make a contact mark on the body: I don't really know, but I've seen the marks on many bodies good and bad, and they would suggest contact from the ears of the lugs or inappropriate straps.
The risk of contact marring can be reduced by cutting a piece of black self-adhesive flocking (any pattern at all you can imagine, from the simple to the elaborate). This flocking is available in rolls where self-adhesive vinyl covering can be found.
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I did some research...evidently the 645 and 67 lugs are the same, and the connectors are the same. So, unless there's a physical difference in the placement of the lugs within the surface/frame of the camera itself, there shouldn't be much difference in the two cameras.

The .05" gap was there whether I pushed on the connector or not...I tried to actually rock it back and forth to make it hit the camera body, but couldn't do it. Very little play in the mounting, no matter how it rotated. I think it has something to do with the straps, personally. The flocking is a great idea...I had considered a very thin nylon washer spaced behind the lug itself, acting as a surface bearing for the connector to rotate upon...this would not allow any metal-to-plastic contact.
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Most likely then, all other possible causes having been eliminated, it is an old strap, or maybe a leather strap with a plastic, brass or steel river abrading the camera. I have certainly seen many old cameras with leather straps like this.
I would have bought a Pentax original strap but baulked (read: "keeled over") at the outrageous published request of paying $76 for one of several on eBay with "Pentax original lugs".
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