If you shoot with a mirrorless camera like I do, you know what a joy it can be to carry a small, lightweight, yet incredibly capable camera.
Of course, if you use the strap that came with the camera, this diminishes the positive experience because it dangles down and gets in your way, snags on things as you walk by, and cuts into your shoulder as you work.
But there’s a better option, a much more comfortable and functional option for all us mirrorless camera folks…
The Best Camera Strap for Mirrorless Cameras: Holdfast MoneyMaker Solo
Hands-down, the best camera strap I’ve ever used with my Sony a6300 is the Holdfast MoneyMaker Solo.
I’ll dive into the details of this strap momentarily, but at this point, I want to paint a broad picture of this thing.
Not only is it impeccably made with the highest-quality materials, but it’s also incredibly comfortable. You can shoot for hours and hours and not have the slightest hint of fatigue in your neck or shoulders. As you can see above, it’s more than capable of carrying a big DSLR and big lens, too, so it’s not just limited to mirrorless cameras.
Additionally, this strap is the height of functionality. You can easily raise the camera to your eye for quick shots, and when you aren’t shooting, you can anchor the camera to your hip so it doesn’t bounce around as you move. Nice!
It’s expandable, too. Designed specifically for carrying one camera, you can add pouches to the strap for carrying additional lenses or even your cell phone.
Let’s look at some of these features in more detail.
Mirrorless Camera Straps: You Want Something Streamlined
The last thing you want to do is carry your small mirrorless camera with a big, bulky, heavy strap.
Fortunately, the Holdfast MoneyMaker Solo is a streamlined strap that gives you everything you need without adding bulk.
It’s made of a single piece of full-grain leather, so even though the strap itself is quite thin, it’s incredibly strong and durable.
What I appreciate about this strap is that it conforms to my body without feeling restrictive.
That means I feel free to move around while also having a strap that never gets in the way. Its streamlined construction and design are perfect for photographers like me that enjoy running and gunning with a mirrorless camera.
The Top Mirrorless Camera Straps Provide Tons of Functionality
Another reason why the Holdfast MoneyMaker Solo is my pick for the best mirrorless camera strap is the functionality it provides.
Not only does the strap come with a stabilizing strap to keep the shoulder pad in place on your shoulder, but it also features a Belt Anchor that locks your camera in place.
That means that as you’re walking, your camera isn’t bouncing around and banging off your hip. Instead, your camera is safe and secure and locked to your belt. No matter if you’re standing, kneeling, walking, or running, the Belt Anchor will keep your camera in place.
But the best part is that when you’re ready to shoot, you simply pull a tab on the Belt Anchor (shown above), and in a swift one-handed motion, your camera is released and ready to shoot.
When you’re done shooting, just re-engage the Belt Anchor (again, this is a one-handed motion) and be on your merry way.
As I noted earlier, this strap is also expandable.
This makes the MoneyMaker Solo more than just a camera strap. It’s almost like having a little camera bag slung over your shoulder!
Construction Matters When Selecting a Mirrorless Camera Strap
In years past, I’ve tested dozens of camera straps. Some were good, many were terrible, and most were just so-so.
What sets a great strap apart from the rest is the quality of construction, and the MoneyMaker Solo knocks it out of the park in that department.
The strap is made from a single piece of full-grain leather, so you get the advantage of having an incredibly durable material that also looks like a million bucks.
In fact, Holdfast worked with a U.S.-based tannery to develop the leathers specifically for this strap, so you know you’re getting the best when you invest in a MoneyMaker Solo.
The metal hardware on this strap is worth mentioning, too.
Holdfast founder Matt Swaggart designed the metal hardware himself, giving it a custom look and feel. The hardware is stainless steel, too, so it won’t rust.
In other words, this is a strap that will look great, function even better, and give you the utmost in comfort for years and years and years to come.
If you want the best camera strap for mirrorless cameras, look no further than the Holdfast MoneyMaker Solo!
Holdfast MoneyMaker Solo images by Brandon Burk