The Camdapter Standard Adapter provides a strong and functional hand strap system that can be used with a camera, neck strap and tripod - all at the same time. The adapter is manufactured from rugged black anodized aluminum and is recommended for cameras with a rubber base around the tripod thread. Once attached, the plate stays put and won't slip around like various camera flash brackets that skew and that you always find yourself readjusting.The adapter plate screws into your tripod socket and has a 1/4-20 tripod thread on the bottom so you'll always be able to attach your camera to a tripod without removing the strap - a real benefit when the shot calls for added stability or a slow shutter speed. The adapter also has double strap lugs that permit you to use the ProStrap as well as a neck strap. This assures a double layer of protection against any possible slippage. One of the main features of the adapter is that at no time will it block access to either the battery or media card compartments - another time saver during a shoot. The adapter is extremely lightweight at 1.97 oz (56 g) even with all its pins and screws.