within the first week of using my new camera, the strap broke, or so i thought. for months i was keeping my eyes open for a new strap, but i never found one. last week, i was admiring the camera strap hillery made for matt's camera and discovered my strap was not broken, i had just put it on wrong. i kept the end pieces and made a softer, more colorful strap for myself. thanks hillery and matt for the tips, it makes using my camera much nicer.