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06-28-2012, 03:16 PM - 8 Likes   #1
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The Mysteries of a Pentax Camera Strap

A little write up I did.

I had some time on my hands.

The little things I think about sometimes.

The Mysteries of a Pentax Camera Strap



06-28-2012, 05:14 PM   #2
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+! for this, I never even noticed the nub before!
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Most impressive write up.

It is amazing what you (not just you, but people in general) think of sometimes.

A lot of work went into designing that old camera strap.
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+! for this, I never even noticed the nub before!
Cool!

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Most impressive write up.

It is amazing what you (not just you, but people in general) think of sometimes.

A lot of work went into designing that old camera strap.
What's funny, is that for the last 20-30 years, we've been "doing it wrong" in terms of the original design of the strap.

Someone, at Pentax, once upon a time thought about making a taper on the rectangular sleeve to accomodate the strap contained within the other straps.

Granted, the way I have the strap is much more complicated, and would explain the "simpler" version that exists to this day.

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I will give it a try and see how it goes. I use the taper to hold my nubs.
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QuoteOriginally posted by LaurenOE Quote
What's funny, is that for the last 20-30 years, we've been "doing it wrong" in terms of the original design of the strap.

Someone, at Pentax, once upon a time thought about making a taper on the rectangular sleeve to accomodate the strap contained within the other straps.

Granted, the way I have the strap is much more complicated, and would explain the "simpler" version that exists to this day.

If that winds up being the configuration I think it is for the strap, it allows a place to stick your hand for added support/stability/grip. You shove your fingers through like you would a glove, and it helps keep you from dropping your camera if you find yourself having to use it in an awkward manner..
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If that winds up being the configuration I think it is for the strap, it allows a place to stick your hand for added support/stability/grip. You shove your fingers through like you would a glove, and it helps keep you from dropping your camera if you find yourself having to use it in an awkward manner..
Hmm...The strap is just laying across the top of the camera. It still functions like a regular camera strap.

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I always thought the taper was so that the little nub could be placed flushly into it without slipping out, this giving it more of a finished look. Hell if I know.
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The "little nub" on my MZ-50 was for pushing the film rewind button when you finished a roll. Also on my MZ-50 the pocket had a cover for the eypiece so metering was accurate when using a remote release. Your idea for threading the excess strap back into the tapered sleeve is intruiging. Must try it.
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aha, so thats why the taper is there. i never actually wondered this but it is great to be armed with such knowledge. great write up!
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Interesting regarding the taper.
I think I'll adjust my camera straps later.
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Ok now, thanks to this thread there are a load of Pentax users who will now be spending the next couple of days fiddling with camera straps to get them right.

I know I'll be one of them!
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Hate to burst y'all's bubble, but the strap keeper is tapered so they can get it out of the mould at the factory. Injection moulded plastic parts are a very tight fit in their moulds, and parallel sides would make it nigh-on impossible to get them out.
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QuoteOriginally posted by LaurenOE Quote
A little write up I did.

I had some time on my hands.

The little things I think about sometimes.

The Mysteries of a Pentax Camera Strap

Very interesting writeup. A good use of your time and thinking .

I have been unsure about the best way to use the strap sliders for years. Now I know. Thanks. The technique works well with my Watipi Bugle strap, even though the sliders do not appear to be tapered.

Jeff
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