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Pentax Optio Floating Wrist Strap - GWP
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- Marine-Yellow Padded Nylon
- Great for all styles of waterproof digital point and shoot cameras!
- Keeps your camera from sinking to the bottom of the pool, lake, ocean!
- Bright color makes your camera easy to spot!
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- Recommended Use: keeping your camera safe
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The strap also has a quick disconnect feature. It allows you to easily disconnect the camera and supplied short cord from the wrist strap. However, it is very diffucult to reconnect it without help. (It's easy to uncouple but difficult to reconnect with one hand.)
UPDATE: It's a year later and I just got back from a beach/pool vacation. The wrist strap and Sanyo camera are still working fine. With continued use I've come to appreciate the bright yellow color of this wrist strap. It not only makes it easy to spot my camera floating in the pool but also in my suitcase or sitting someplace in the hotel room. Saddly, my daughter, now almost two, still sinks like a rock unless she's wearing her Swimways Soft Swimmies (Colors May Vary).
All kidding aside, for < $10 this is a "must have" addition for any waterproof camera.
UPDATE: Another 2 1/2 years have gone by and we're packing to head to the beach.Read more ›
I almost didn't get a floating strap, but I'm glad I did. In the ocean, there is so much going on, and I was glad that this had a wrist strap that could securely hold the camera on my wrist. When they dropped us in the deep water on our snorkeling tour, I was glad I didn't have to worry about my camera because waves were knocking me around and I was still adjusting my snorkel gear, etc.
In the calm waters, I tested to make sure my Lumix camera would float, and it did with this strap.
I think it's worth a few bucks to make sure your camera doesn't sink to the bottom of the ocean.
Edit: I now have three of these, as a purchased another GoPro-ish camera, and this worked (and continues to work) so well for my first GoPro-ish camera. I couldn't find this specific strap with Amazon Prime shipping, so I purchased another similar product (Vivitar floating camera strap), and I returned it after opening it. The Pentax strap is much higher quality of materials and construction, and the Vivitar strap was way too big to be wrist strap (no, it wasn't a neck strap). The Pentax model is just a vastly superior product.
One thing to note though -- this is no longer shipped under the "Pentax" namebrand as advertised and pictured. Since Ricoh bought out Pentax, it has been co-branding some Pentax products, but others it changed the Pentax namebrand to Ricoh. For example, the Pentax WG line of waterproof cameras is now branded as Ricoh. When my third strap arrived, I was not overly surprised to see that the Pentax logo had been replaced with Ricoh. I hope this alleviates confusion by anyone who doesn't know that Ricoh now owns Pentax.
Tip: I use these wrist straps mostly as camera floats when kayak fishing in saltwater. Some of the 1-star reviews have a point -- the spring on the tension adjustment will rust, especially after using it in saltwater. After each trip, just give the entire strap (and your cameras for that matter) a good rinsing in tap water, let it air dry, and then put just a drop of any type of oil/lube you have on hand on the spring and it won't rust. I frequently use fishing reel lube because that's readily available in my tackle box. My first strap did start to rust, but seeing that, I do the above process each time and the other two (and the original one after cleaning out the rust) don't rust anymore. Hope this helps.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It floats a Pentax/Ricoh WG 4 Adventure Camera with a strap and carabiner, all nearly 9 oz. However due to the straps flat profile, it floats right at the water's surface which... Read morePublished 2 months ago by ConfirmedCynic
This floating wrist strap work perfectly, good price and looks good, most importantly it will keep my Fujifilm XP 60 waterproof camera afloat.Published 9 months ago by Sailor
Used this in Africa during a deployment and it worked perfectly when I was snorkeling and swimming with whale sharks off the coast of DjiboutiPublished 14 months ago by Mark H.
works , fished it out of lake last summer with camera intactPublished 14 months ago by David S. Johnson
This wrist float band works great. I purchased it to hold my water camera while snorkling. Tested it first to make sure and was glad to see if worked as intended. Read morePublished 17 months ago by TC
Too puffy for everyday use but will be good when out on the water.Published 19 months ago by lonnie miller