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Olympus Foam Float Strap, 202212, Red
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- For the Olympus Stylus SW series digital cameras
- Keeps camera afloat
- Bright colored strap sits high in the water making it easy to spot
- Color : Red
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|Item Dimensions||1.5 x 4 x 9 inches|
|Shipping Weight||0.5 pounds|
Top Customer Reviews
The flotation is not strong. So I would expect a strong current (as in white water rafting or kayaking) could pull it under for some period of time. But I had no trouble snorkeling or swimming with it in the waves and low surf.
The quick release on the strap is handy if you attach the floating strap onto, or in addition to the strap that comes with the camera. This allows you to easily detach the floating strap and stuff the camera into your pocket without a big red pillow hanging out of your pants or shirt. This leaves the camera's original wrist strap attached so you can still use that when on dry land.
The floating strap is too big for my wrist (I'm 5'll", 160 lbs). But I easily slid it up to my biceps where it stayed put (the strap has an adjustable button) and allowed me to swim with both hands free.
The floating strap is very lightweight, takes up little room when packing, dries quickly, and held up well in the salt water and sun of the Caribbean.
Overall it worked very well and kept me from worrying about dropping the camera into water that exceeded the 33 ft. maximum depth on the 8000.
Recently, however, the tiny piece that connects the flotation strap to the camera broke (the string part that attaches to the camera and that you connect the float strap to). I looked at the Olympus website to see if I could buy that tiny piece rather than having to buy a whole new float-strap. I didn't see it advertised on the website so I called Olympus up to tell them about my problem. They don't sell that tiny piece separate from the wrist strap (which is lame, the flotation device is just fine, just the little 2 cent connector piece is broken). The woman asked me if I bought the accessory from them, I couldn't remember and she asked for my phone number to look it up. They didn't have me listed which is when I remembered I bought it from Amazon instead. So what did they do with me?Read more ›
A quick release allows you to easily remove the float strap for everyday use, and it makes it easy to loop the retention string to an attachment point.
Now for the bad part. The string that attaches to the camera is very, very thin. I don't know what the test strength is on it, but I have several small flashlights with the same attachment line and most of them have failed.
Bottom line. Although a good floatation device for lightweight cameras, it is not reliable as a secure strap due to the thin attachment line. I attach mine when I'm going to be around water, but I still use the strap that came with the camera for positive retention. If the tough strap were to slide off of my hand, the float strap will still make the camera easy to locate. This would be a five star item if that tiny line was as beefy as the rest of the strap.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Sure this thing will float the camera BUT will it even stay on your wrist?? It does not tighten worth a darn. You'd have to be Hodor for this to even fit snug.
Very useful. keeps the camera where you can see it, the red color is bright and it really floats. No complaints. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Alex
It does what it is supposed to, but it is too big, so bringing it along on trips ends up being a little annoying.Published 1 month ago by Marygaby Fernandez
Took this on a recent cruise vacation. Snorkeling was great. Underwater photos came out terrific. And thanks to this float, I didn't have to worry about dropping my camera and... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Eric T
This thing was perfect! It's easy to spot, comfortable but not obtrusive and it floats without fail while attached to the Olympus TG-4.Published 2 months ago by Kahntraddiction
If you do a lot of photography near the water or while on a boat, great to have. Keeps camera afloat if you accidentally drop it while taking pictures on the river in rough... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Claude