In Early 2005, photographer and product designer Jim Garavuso had enough with removing his hand strap from the camera to change the battery.
A routine operation should not create such frustration.
decided to put his
Industrial Design and Engineering background to use and started sketching out ideas on an easy-to-use system.
A system that comprised of an aluminum plate that would fit snuggly on the bottom of most camera bodies and fasten to his
Canon hand strap.
Jim's first attempt was a machined aluminum plate with a stainless steel pin on one side to fasten his
After a few trial shoots, the strap caught the eye of some of his
photographer friends and so began Camdapter
Rarely satisfied, Jim
focused on the drawbacks created by the current design of hand straps - sweaty hands, poor construction and incorrect sizing.
thought out multiple designs until he
came up with something he
felt was a comfortable alternative - Top Grain leather, wide, easy to construct, and easy to use.
After mass-producing a single ended Camdapter for a Canon camera, Jim moved into production on the current Camdapter plus.
marketed this model to news groups and camera enthusiasts who urged him to develop models to work with other camera bodies.
Be assured that if you submit a suggestion, Jim
will certainly consider incorporating it into his
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