Ah camera straps ... they are like call girls: unless you have a big budget you'll have to settle for either a pretty but disfunctional one or a functional one with a moustache.
I'm not in the market for adult entertainment but for some time, I have been looking for a new camera strap that is both functional and stylish without breaking the bank. I've looked online, I've looked on trade shows but couldn't find anything that I felt comfortable with until the people from Simplr reached out and asked me to test the M1a Mirrorless Camera Strap.
Dear trolls, this is the time where you hit the comments and complain about me being dishonest, payed endorsements, etc.
For the sensible people out there: I used to get a lot of e-mails from manufacturers asking me to review a product. I get a lot less of those e-mails since brands noticed that I will always tell my readers exactly what I think about a product, good AND bad. This leaves only brands who actually believe in their products. and often these are the people that are open to feedback to improve their products even more. I'm only endorsing products that I like and use myself.
When I looked up the strap on the Simplr website, it looked like this could be my kind of strap. It seemed to be functional, stylish and at 42 USD, it seemed to be too good to be true. I've been using the strap for the last couple of days and here's what I think:
So far, I love this strap. It has pretty much everything I personally want in a strap. Of course, your needs might be different. I've only used it for a few days which says little about it's durability. But it won't hold me back from ordering another two or three of these straps for my other X-cameras.
update: The guys from Simplr were kind enough to point out that if you want to connect the strap without split rings to a Fuji camera (like I did) you need to be careful about some sharp edges inside the strap lug. You can remove those sharp edged inserts or use split rings. More info on the Simplr website