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Beware -- it doesn't float!!!,
This review is from: Olympus Foam Float Strap, 202212, Red (Camera)
I have been a fan of the Stylus Tough series. I had a 770 SW then bought a 1030 SW -- I use them for skiing, snorkeling and kayaking. I bought this "float" strap and tested it before going out in my kayak. It seemed to have just enough flotation to support the camera. While out on a river with gentle current I tossed the camera to a friend in a kayak about 8 feet away. The camera with float attached hit the water, hung just below the surface for a moment and then, bizarrely, sank! The water was murky and there was enough of a current the camera was lost. I contacted Olympus, complaining that calling this item a float was misleading to say the least. They would not replace the camera but only offered a small discount on a replacement. They should be honest and call it something else -- either it floats or it doesn't and it my case it didn't
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Initial post: Jul 5, 2010 6:58:26 PM PDT
Thanks for the warning, I was just about ready to order it.
Posted on Jan 25, 2012 10:53:41 AM PST
Hello, I was just wondering if this thing doesnt float then how come 30 or so customers gave it 5 star for working as advertised? thank you.
Posted on May 21, 2012 7:19:09 AM PDT
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Posted on May 31, 2012 12:48:32 PM PDT
Jerry R. says:
I have to agree with M. Conley, they should just call it a red camera strap. I was at Kentucky Lake a couple of years ago and tested the strap with my 1030 sw, sank like a rock. The only difference is that I had a silcone skin on my camera. I was in shallow water, at the time, and was able to retreive my camera. I no longer use the strap because it was always a pain to store in the camera case I had and I now use another strap that I had. On a side note: The 1030 sw is easy to use and all that, but the picture quality is sub par. My next camera will be a Nikon.
Posted on Aug 22, 2012 7:05:58 AM PDT
I have 2 of these and they work fine with my Canon encased SD200s. However, I would say a product like this is a Your Mileage May Vary item because there are many different cameras and weights out there. You should test it in a pool or in shallow water before you use it. Finding out your camera is too heavy while out in deep or fast moving water seems a little foolish.
Posted on Oct 20, 2013 12:46:38 PM PDT
crockett e. says:
it does have a weight limit , you do need to note that you cant tie a 20 pound camera to a float rated for one pound and then bitch becasue it didnt float .....
Posted on Aug 3, 2014 3:41:16 PM PDT
Adonis Kelly says:
Works great with my Olympus TG camera. Lets not be stupid here. Of course it'n not going to make EVERY camera float. Use some brain power here people.
In reply to an earlier post on Aug 3, 2014 3:44:08 PM PDT
this device just hardly floats by itself. I tested it without camera
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