Under-slang camera straps that use the tripod socket are becoming ever popular, but nothing really makes a bigger fashion statement than the good old way of using a shoulder (or neck) trap to carry your camera around. While getting a strap on a camera seems pretty straight forward, getting the threading wrong can lead to a deadly fall. Over at Wired they provide a detailed picture supported tutorial for right way to strap a camera.
When getting a new strap (or using the one that came with your camera), you also get a buckle and a stopper (for each side). You should use them both.
The gist of it outlined below – the full tutorial, including supporting pictures is available at Wired.
Step 1: First, loop the strap through the eyelet from the outside in. But don’t stop here.
Step 2: In this step, we’re just giving you some slack so that step 3 is easier.
Step 3: Thread the buckle from the inside, top opening first, with the loose end of the strap.
Step 4: When you’re finished, you should have a double loop threaded through each buckle with no dangling loose ends
P.S. You should probably rinse and repeat those steps for the other side of the strap as well.
P.P.S. looking for some alternate ways to carry your camera around? Try the Lunch box, Weapons cross and Lazyman’s Hang