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2.0 out of 5 stars Beware -- it doesn't float!!!, May 1, 2009
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
MartyB says:
Thanks for the warning, I was just about ready to order it.

Posted on Jan 25, 2012 10:53:41 AM PST
Baku says:
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
C.L.B. says:
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 .....
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