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Whether you’ve been a photographer for a few weeks or a few decades, you know that there are a ton of ways to carry camera gear. Unfortunately, many straps, belts, harnesses and so forth are just plain uncomfortable (or not made well).
And here’s the thing, if you don’t know the best ways to carry camera gear, you’re going to end up hurting yourself. Camera gear is heavy. If you buy a cheap camera strap that doesn’t disperse the weight of your gear, your back will be hurting every time you set out for a long shoot.
That’s why we decided to put together a list of different ways to carry camera gear for every photographer in every stage of their career.
The Tanker Belt
The Tanker Belt is one of the best ways to carry camera gear if you have a crap ton of camera gear.
The Tanker Belt is created using two pieces of lightweight water buffalo leather that are looped together to form a sturdy camera gear belt. Unlike other camera gear belts, this one won’t slide around on your waist or sag where your heaviest gear is hung.
The Tanker Belt comes with three D-rings that are moveable so you can clip your keys or wallet to it.
Unlike other ways to carry camera gear, the Tanker Belt is not one size fits all. It comes in three different sizes to fit anyone with a waist size from 28” to 44”.
It also comes in a variety of different colors, because Holdfast understands that being a professional photographer requires that you portray your aesthetic in the way you look. You need to look and act professionally.
You can purchase a Tanker Belt for $175 here.
The MoneyMaker Solo
The MoneyMaker Solo is best for people with a single mirrorless camera who want extra shoulder padding.
The MoneyMaker Solo is a cross body camera strap that comes with a stabilizer strap, to prevent your camera strap from moving around on your body, and a belt anchor, to lock your camera in place until you’re ready to use it .
As with everything Holdfast creates, the MoneyMaker Solo is one of the best ways to carry camera gear because they put a lot of forethought into the tiny details.
For instance, you can choose whether you’re right or left handed at checkout to ensure the belt fits perfectly for your needs. Plus, it comes with a front D-ring so you can clip your keys directly to your camera strap.
You can buy the MoneyMaker Solo for $175.
The HF Classic Strap
The HF Classic Strap is for people who are looking for ways to carry camera gear for short shoots. It’s made of the same leather as other Holdfast gear, so it’s equally as beautiful and durable, but is simplified.
It’s a single camera strap that comes in either a wide or skinny version to carry your smaller cameras around.
It comes in lengths from 38” to 52” to fit every body type, so even though it’s a simple strap, there’s tons of versatility and flexibility for photographers of all shapes and sizes.
Plus, the HF Classic Strap is just $95, so it’s easy on your budget!
No matter what your gear needs are or where you’re at in your photography hobby or career, you need a comfortable way to carry your camera. Holdfast certainly delivers with these three high-quality, durable, and beautiful options!
All product photos are by Brandon Burk