The Best Way To Repair a Tripod Strap
A tripod strap is a great way to carry around your tripod. You will be able to focus on carrying your camera and other accessories without having to lug around the tripod as well. Overtime, however, you may begin to notice some wear and tear in the strap. Usually these are pretty quick and easy fixes, as a tripod strap does not require a lot of assembly to function properly.
- Sewing Kit
- Split Rings
- Cable Ties
Step 1: Locate Problem Area
While there is not a lot that goes into a tripod strap, there are a handful of things that can become broken on it. The first thing that you will want to look at is the clips that attach the tripod. See if they are worn down or broken in anyway. These will need to be replaced as they cannot easily be repaired. If it is the strap that's becoming worn and torn, then this can either be replaced or if you are a sewing whiz, sewn back to strength.
Step 2: Clips
If it is the clips that attach the strap itself to the tripod, then you will simply need to replace them. There is not a lot of work that can be done to protect this from happening again and again. Even if you have the proper tools or know how to fix these clips, it is generally less expensive and much easier to simply go out and purchase new ones. Whether you need to get the split rings or cable ties, you will find that these are inexpensive and can be found at any hardware store. Simply remember to bring the broken one in with you, so that you will be able to get the correct replacement.
Step 3: Strap
The strap of your tripod strap is actually something that can be repaired if need be. You will find that if you are able to sew it, or if you know someone that can sew this, the strap is usually something that can be repaired. You will need to be sure that you have the proper material for the strap itself. Make sure that you have it sewn in a way that will make it strong again. If you cannot sew or do not trust your sewing ability, simply get a strap from a duffel bag to make do. The replacement of the strap itself can be quite tricky, as they are not typically sold by themselves.
Step 4: Overall Replacement
Sometimes, it is in your best interest to simply replace the entire
tripod strap. Whether you decide to make your own strap or go out and
buy a new one, make sure it is one that is sturdy and one that will
support your tripod. Get the actual weight of the tripod and check to
make sure that the strap itself will be able to support that kind of
weight on a normal day to day basis.