When comparing this to the strap that came with my canon camera, there really is no comparison. My camera is a great camera, but the battery life isn't the best.
Replacement for a device. Worked perfectly and a welcomed update. If you want light and flexible this is excellent buy it.
The thread is knotted inside the buckle with an offset overhand knot. The answer is to shove a bight of the thread through the eyelet and then do a girth hitch.