Last week, HHH reviewed the OWLE Bubo, a new iPhone camera grip. Shortly after, an HHH reader asked if the OWLE came with a neck-strap. I’m guessing that once the Bubo takes off, there will be an abundance of accessories. But until then, I present the “Do-it-yourself, incredibly-easy, down-and-dirty, dirt-cheap OWLE Bubo Neck-strap.”
I took a trip to the local hardware store, and picked up a couple 1/4″ x 2.5″ Eye Bolts. They’re a bit long for my taste, but the store was out of the 1/4″ x 1″ bolts I wanted.
I screwed the bolts into the holes on the top corners of the Bubo.
Then I attached an old luggage strap I found at the bottom of my closet. Naturally, a professional camera strap will give you more flexibility and comfort… but I was aiming for cheap, not snazzy.
And there you have it. A fully functioning OWLE Bubo Neck-strap for $1.50. Not too shabby!
What a great idea!! How cheap can you make a steadi-cam mount for it??
About $25,000. Or, if you’re on a budget, under $20.
wow looks alot like mine? hmmmmm ;0)
Filmgeek, your video was posted 8 days after HHH posted this. I’d say yours looks a lot like his. Great minds thinking alike. :)
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