One of my back to basics set-ups. A base model mirrorless camera and a small, mechanical, manual focus prime lens.
A set-up like this allows me to shoot digital the same way I used to shoot film, what I call getting back to basics. This takes me back to the film kit I used as a photography student all those years ago.
As the camera, lens and my custom sling strap are all black I thought a monochrome conversion would make a contribution to the Weekly Prompts Colour Challenge: Simply Black theme. I added some film grain when doing the monochrome conversion.
Part two gives detail of the webbing loop that forms the strap. This should allow anyone who’s interested to make one for themselves.
This is also my contribution to the Weekly Prompts Wednesday Challenge: Sharing as I’m sharing the design with anyone who wants to make one.
A complete strap in tan cotton webbing. The end of the webbing has been doubled over, sewn and frayed so it can’t pull through the slide adjuster used to adjust the length of the strap.
A complete strap in black polypropylene webbing. This shows the locking S biner which is used to attach and detach the strap from the camera. The S biner is unlocked in the photo.
Detail of the threading through the slide adjuster on the black polypropylene strap. Rather than double over and sew the end I doubled the webbing back through the slide adjuster. The photo shows the webbing loose so it’s easier to follow. When pulled tight the slide adjuster cannot slide.
This is the strap attached to a small mirrorless camera. I replaced the triangular split ring with an oversized circular split ring. The split ring is attached to the strap using a locking S biner. The S biner is attached to a 1 1/2 inch hard plastic O ring. The oversized O ring allows the camera to slide up and down the strap without binding.
This is the strap attached to a DSLR. The slotted camera strap lugs are fitted with Op/Tech Adapt-its which convert the slotted attachment to an eyelet. The lockable S biner takes a second or two to attach and lock but is very secure when locked.