EDDYCAM camera straps are comfortable to wear even in extreme conditions due to their particular shape. You decide how you prefer to carry your camera for maximum comfort. There are essentially three possible ways:
  1. Over your shoulder
  2. Around your neck
  3. Diagonally across your body

There are two ways to attach an EDDYCAM camera strap to your camera, depending on the camera model.

For cameras with fixed eyelets or circular/triangular rings for a 12 mm strap, follow the instructions below:
  1. Pull the stainless steel clips up as far as they will go on each side.
  2. Arrange the camera strap as you intend to wear it.
  3. Feed the connecting band through the steel clip from underneath.
  4. Thread the strap through the steel clip by reinserting it on the other side of the clip.
  5. Then pull the band through the eyelet on the camera itself, or through the circular/triangular ring that will be attached to the camera eyelet later.
  6. Pull the band first through the lower opening of the steel clip, then through the upper steel clip.
  7. Finally, tighten the connecting band.
  8. To finish up, check that the strap is securely attached.

Some EDDYCAM models have two stainless steel clips on each side. These are used to safely attach even the heaviest camera models, but essentially to secure excess webbing.

If your camera only has small circular eyelets and no connecting rings (e.g. Leica M), please order these rings in the “special accessories” section of our online shop. Then simply attach the strap using the process described above.

To perfectly adjust the strap and ensure that the webbing is arranged identically on both sides, simply follow the directions below:
  1. Pull the stainless steel clips up as far as they will go on each side.
  2. Put the camera strap on as you plan to wear it later.
  3. All it takes to find the right length is to move the stainless steel clips until they are at the same height as you want your camera to sit.
  4. Take the strap off and mark the bottom of the stainless steel clip with a pen. Then push the clip upwards again.
  5. Fold the strap so that both leather ends are laid exactly on top of each other. You can now transfer the precise length to the webbing on the other side.
  6. Then pull the webbing through the eyelet on the camera (or the eyelet on the connecting ring) from the outside. The eyelets should sit at the marked points.
  7. Now pull the stainless steel clips to around halfway up the overlaying webbing and thread this through the clip. Slacken the webbing a little from the top to do this.
  8. Finally, check that the strap is firmly attached.
Some EDDYCAM models have two stainless steel clips on each side. These are used to safely attach even the heaviest camera models, but essentially to secure excess webbing.

Caution: if you plan to wear your camera strap diagonally across your body, we recommend not cutting the strap. For this you will need the camera strap to be as long as possible

However, if you still decide to shorten the strap, please follow these instructions. Carefully cut off excess webbing using scissors and heat the ends (e.g. over a flame) to melt the individual fibres. Be careful not to injure yourself or damage the strap. Find out the best way to shorten the strap in this video (video link “Shorten strap”).

We use fully imbued leather for our camera straps. This process makes the elk-skin particularly soft and touchable, and preserves a natural appearance. Our camera straps are thus extremely colourfast – there is no need to worry during normal use. However, there may be some slight colour bleeding if you wear the strap for a particularly long time, in extremely high heat or if you sweat excessively.
EDDYCAM elk-skin camera straps were designed for use in extreme conditions. This means that an EDDYCAM can withstands these conditions very well. The edges of the camera strap are designed to cause the lowest possible friction against your skin. The EDDYCAM may absorb sweat or rain like a sponge in extreme humidity. This is harmless. Simply leave your elk-skin strap to air-dry at normal room temperature for one or two days. Hairdryers, radiators, irons, microwaves and tumble dryers are not suitable for drying the strap as this could damage the leather.
Carefully wipe your elk-skin camera strap with a soft, dam cloth to remove dirt. This video guide shows you how to quickly and easily clean your EDDYCAM (video link “Cleaning”).
EDDYCAM camera straps do not require any special care. Simple make sure that you store the strap in a dry, shady place, particularly if not using the strap for a long period. If stored in a camera bag, please leave this open. The EDDYCAM camera strap has undergone very intense UV testing. The material did not show any fatigue or colour changes even after long periods. However, we still recommend not leaving the elk-skin strap in constant sunlight on a windowsill or outside.