Attaching the Camera Strap (Digital SLR)

Article ID: ART114697 | Date published: 05/11/2015 | Date last updated: 02/16/2024


Attaching the Camera Strap (Digital SLR)



The procedure for attaching the camera strap to your camera is explained below.
  • The EW-100DB IV strap (included with the EOS REBEL T5i / EOS 700D) has been used for the purposes of explanation.
  • The location of strap attachments, method of attaching the strap and design of the strap may differ depending on the model you use. For more information, please refer to the instruction manual of the strap, or camera.



Strap mount eyelets are located on the upper left and right sides of the camera.



Attach the left side of the strap to the cameras left strap mount eyelet, and the right side to the cameras right strap mount eyelet.


Attaching the Strap

Upon purchase, the ends of new straps are passed through the buckle and the strap keeper as shown in the image below.



1. Loosen the strap and pass the end through the buckle and the strap keeper to straighten it as shown in the image below.
Make sure to leave the strap keeper attached to the strap.



2. Pass the end of the strap through the cameras strap mount eyelet to attach it to the camera.
Make sure to pass the strap through the strap mount eyelet from the bottom as shown below.

  • The front of the strap clearly displays the Canon logo.



3. Fold the strap over, and pass it though the strap keeper.



4. Next, pass the strap though the inside of the buckle.



5. To remove excess slack from the strap, follow steps~ as illustrated in the image below.



6. Pull the strap to take up any slack and make sure the strap will not loosen from the buckle.



7. Repeat the process with the other end of the strap on the opposite side. Make sure the strap is not twisted before attaching it to the camera.
Using the Eyepiece Cover
When you use the self-timer, bulb, or Remote Switch and do not look through the viewfinder, stray light entering the viewfinder can cause the image to look dark. To prevent this, use the eyepiece cover attached to the camera strap.
During Live View shooting and movie shooting, attaching the eyepiece cover is unnecessary.
1. Push the bottom of the eyecup to remove.
2. Slide the eyepiece cover down into the eyepiece groove to attach it.
3. After taking the picture, detach the eyepiece cover and attach the eyecup by sliding it down the eyepiece groove.




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