Finger grippin' mini strap for tiny cameras
Wrist straps find their way on to any camera of mine. The only exception so far is the SL and that's only because I haven't found a suitable strap to fit the DSLR-style horizontal lugs. Even then, though, even I would draw the line at the SL and 24-90 zoom on a wrist strap.
Yet sometimes even a wrist strap is too big. For mini cameras, such as the professional's secret friend, the Ricoh GR, the Gordy strap I've been using is large and unwieldy compared with the diminutive proportions of the camera. In most cases, too, these small cameras do not have standard lugs, able to take the split ring of a mainstream wrist strap. The Gordy strap I've been using until now has a threaded end which loops through the tiny slots on the Ricoh.
Salvation came today in the form of not a wrist strap but in index-finger strap. I'd gone to Portobello Road with one of my friends, Steven Kwan and his newly brassed M9. Steven also owns a Ricoh and had found a neat little leather finger strap, by name of Ciesta, in a branch of Tin Cheung Cameras in Hong Kong. Quite by chance he had a spare in his pocket so it came my way and I soon had the GR dangling from my right index finger. This little wonder turns out to be perfect for a camera the size of the Ricoh. It is very comfortable and less cumbersome that a standard wrist strap.
Here is a link to the Tin Cheung website. If you don't speak Cantonese you might need a friend to order one for you.
Reader Ian (see comments) points out that it might be easier to order from Amazon. At least you won't need a Cantonese interpreter. They cost $19.99 here but I checked and they are not yet on Amazon UK.