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For preventing the loose of strap due to camera heavy weight.

My purchase of a new Nikon DSLR has prompted me to try a camera grip strap. This is a short strap that attaches to the top and bottom of the camera around the hand grip area. Basically, it just wraps over the top of your palm when you hold the camera. The strap has to be adjusted for length and then threaded so that it is secure and won’t slip or work loose. It’s not obvious exactly how the strap should be threaded so I paid close attention to the instructions printed on the packaging. I soon realised that they weren’t going to be very useful:

Designed to fit SLR, D-SLR camera & Camcorder, etc, for comfort, and using the slim typed plate provides vastly, as two sockets for camera and tripod are divided.

1. Untie the camera grip strap and fix into connect link.

2. Control the length of strap for convenient use of camera. For preventing the loose of strap due to camera heavy weight, hang the strap again as like the instruction picture (2).

Unfortunately, the two pictures showing the threading of the strap were printed too small to be of any use either.

I’m surprised that in this day and age we can still find such excrutiating examples of poor translation but there is something quite charming about it too…

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Written by Sea Monkey

January 31, 2009 at 6:00 pm

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