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I just couldn't find the right strap for my Fuji X-E1. The hand crafted leather ones look so great, but they tend to be a bit skinny and uncomfortable on a long hot day, especially with a heavier lens on it. Many of the comfy straps just have too many buckles and adjusters and clutter. So I went to the local outdoors sporting goods store and headed to the rock climbing department. I bought 5-feet of 3/4" black webbing at 37-cents per foot. Then at the hardware store I bought a pair of chrome steel key rings. I took one end and cut the corners round. Then I folded it in half and used a lighter to melt it together in that folded position. Then I took a small soldering pen that I use for electronics work and melted a perfectly round hole right thru it. I took a small cutter to snip away any stray nylon after the soldering iron melted the hole. Then I ran the key ring thru the hole and then mounted it on one side of the camera. Then I ran the webbing over my neck and held the camera at the exact length I wanted it to hang. Then I cut the other end of the nylon webbing - committing to the length at this stage. Then I did the same end treatment to the other end and hooked it on the camera. Viola. This is the perfect strap for me; perfect length, very comfortable, very easy to wrap around my hand for wrist-strapping, no adjusters or buckles to get in the way. And all for about $3.25 and 10 minutes of work.