Replacement Strap Connector for E-M5

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by demiro, Sep 13, 2012.

  1. demiro

    demiro Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 7, 2010
    Update: Olympus is of no help on this. They don't show any replacement parts available for the E-M5. Off to ebay. Not surprising I guess.

    Does anyone have any ideas where to purchase the triangular connectors that are used to attach strap to the E-M5?

    I will call Olympus, but I don't see them as a part or accessory on their web site. Hell, I'm not even sure what they are called.

    Any help finding where to purchase would be appreciated. Thanks!
  2. demiro

    demiro Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 7, 2010
    I can find metal triangle split rings, but nothing with the plastic pieces as seen on the E-M5.
  3. dhazeghi

    dhazeghi Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 6, 2010
    San Jose, CA
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    They're called strap lugs. I don't see them listed at the Olympus online store, but you could call them. Alternatively, there are plenty of straps that use different lugs.

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  4. demiro

    demiro Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 7, 2010
    I was planning to call them in the AM, but figured someone here may have already figured this out. My problem is I sold the camera sans lugs. I wasn't first owner - don't think they were on when I rec'd camera. Anyway, I want to be able to provide the correct lugs to my buyer.

  5. speedandstyle

    speedandstyle Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Perhaps the buyer doesn't even want them. Many people get annoyed by these rings and pull them off. I would check with him and see if he cares before bending over backwards trying to get a part that may be very hard to get. I have seen these rings with the plastic part for Canon and Nikon listed on ebay but none seem to be on right now.
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  6. Firedogg

    Firedogg Have cash, will spend

    Aug 1, 2012
    Just above Antarctica - Hobart, Tasmania
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    Hi Dean,

    I believe I may able to help you.

    I had the same problem when I bought my E-P1 second hand. No Strap or Strap Rings.

    I found them on Ebay UK from an Olympus Authorised spare parts centre, Lutons Camera.

    The prices aren't too bad, seeing as how no-one else can get hold of them.

    Here's the Ebay link:
    OLYMPUS Strap "Rings" and Covers (pair) for E-400, E-410, E-420 & E-450 & PEN | eBay

    Or you can try ordering directly from their online store:
    OLYMPUS Strap "Rings" and Covers (pair) for E-400, E-410, E-420 & E-450, PEN E-P1, E-P2, E-P3, E-PL1, E-PL2, E-PL3 & E-PM1

    They're very professional with quick postage. All products are genuine olympus with a few nice custom accessories (eg, PEN wrapping case which I am eyeing off - OLYMPUS PEN Wrapping Case (EAN 4017386110007) FOR E-P1, E-P2, E-P3, E-PL1, E-PL2, E-PL3, E-PM1).

    Hope this helps.
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  7. demiro

    demiro Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 7, 2010
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  8. demiro

    demiro Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 7, 2010
    He does. To your point, I'm pretty sure I rec'd the camera without the rings and never even realized it. I don't use a strap though, so it never was an issue.
  9. memzinla

    memzinla Mu-43 Veteran

    Oct 31, 2012
    Los Angeles, CA
    So where can I buy these? I might buy an OMD without those parts.
  10. demiro

    demiro Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 7, 2010