When you first unbox your new Panasonic Lumix GH5 you’ll hear something:
As you handle the camera you’ll notice a rattling sound coming from the left and right sides. That’s because the GH5 comes from the factory in China with two little camera rings attached to hooks. They’re meant be used to attach to the included camera strap.
Since I shoot almost entirely video with my cameras, I don’t need them. Instead I prefer to use a newer style camera strap with quick release that attaches to the bottom thread mount. For walking around it’s ideal.
But how do you remove the camera strap rings?
Fortunately, it’s not hard at all. And the procedure is identical to several other cameras that also ship with camera strap rings attached.
Panasonic GH5 Tip: How to remove the camera strap rings (or lugs)
- First, remove the two plastic covers.
- Simply pull them towards you while also using your nail to lift the plastic off the ring — it shouldn’t require too much pressure before the plastic cover separates from the ring.
- Then, you should be left with the bare rings
- To remove them, do what you’d do to remove a key from a key chain
- With your nail or a tiny screwdriver (careful not to scratch the camera… using a nail is preferred) lift up one end of the ring and slide it off the mount point. Repeat for the other side. You’re done.
It should take about a minute. If you’ve done this sort of procedure with another camera it can be done even faster.
Be sure to hang on to the rings, though, in case you need them later or decide to sell your GH5 (crazy talk!).
I store them in the bag alongside the owner’s manual in the original box. I also throw the hot shoe placeholder in there too (it slides out).
Photos below to help you out.
It’s a simple thing, but, if you’re like me, you prefer your GH5 nice and quiet, with everything tight and locked down. That way no noise will be picked up by a shotgun mic. Better still, you’ll feel more confident shooting videos.