This flexible camera strap turns into a rigid tripod in a second

Nov 10, 2020

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This flexible camera strap turns into a rigid tripod in a second

Nov 10, 2020

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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There are a few tricks that let you stabilize your shots with a camera strap. But how about actually turning your flexible strap into rigid support for your camera? Frii Designs is soon launching a very interesting piece of gear that will do exactly that. In one flip of a switch, Frii Designs’ Conda Strap turns into a tripod or a vlogging rig.

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Conda Strap is some kind of a strange crossover between a camera strap and a GorillaPod. It’s flexible just like the regular strap, so you can carry it around your neck or as a sling strap. But once you flip a switch on top, the strap becomes a rigid support for your camera. You can use it as a tripod, a vlogging rig (or a selfie stick), or as a camera grip. You can also wrap it around anything, just like you would do with a GorillaPod. I have no idea what kind of sorcery is this, but I like it.

 

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If Frii Designs rings a bell, perhaps you remember them by this triple lens holder. That piece of equipment got very divided opinions from users, and I wonder how you’ll like the company’s new idea. Personally, I think Conda Strap is a brilliant idea and I’d gladly own it. It seems convenient and it’s awesome for casual walks or even travels when you wanna pack light. Sure, it’s not the prettiest camera strap in the world, but I don’t really care that much about the aesthetics (just look at my camera bag).

Conda Strap is launching on Kickstarter on 12 November and we’ll update this article with the link once the campaign starts. The estimated retail price should be $150, but you’ll be able to get it through Kickstarter for under $100. In the meantime, follow Frii Designs on Facebook and Instagram. And of course, feel free to share your thoughts about this concept, I’m eager to hear them!

Update 12 November 2020: Conda Strap is now live on Kickstarter. You can preorder yours at the Super-Early Bird price of €82 (around $97). The Early Bird price is €92 ($109), and there’s also a “Kickstarter deal” where you get your strap/tripod for €102 ($121). The regular retail price will be €150 (around $180), and shipping is expected to begin in April 2021. Visit the Kickstarter campaign for more details and to check out the prices of other kits.

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Dunja Djudjic

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Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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6 responses to “This flexible camera strap turns into a rigid tripod in a second”

  1. Majharul Royhan Avatar
    Majharul Royhan

    Using this strap is really outstanding and flexible. Thanks for writing details about using strap.

  2. Robert Guimont Avatar
    Robert Guimont

    The idea sounds good, but looking at the photo in the post, one good gust of wind in the right direction and the camera does a faceplant.

  3. Carter Tune Avatar
    Carter Tune

    With what lens? Most of mine weigh more then the camera body. Maybe some cheap small tourist/travel camera and lens.

    1. Tom Connor Avatar
      Tom Connor

      Carter Tune then you should have a tripod mount on the lens?

    2. Carter Tune Avatar
      Carter Tune

      Tom Connor good point. Yes, a lens tripod mount (collar or shoe type ) would help. I still wouldn’t feel comfortable with any of my Leica’s on it; but I doubt I’m the target demographic.

  4. Bojan Mitrović Avatar
    Bojan Mitrović

    If it stays stiff for more than 4 hours, should you go se a doctor? Or customer support?