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When I’m shopping for a budget leather camera strap, I want something that won’t break the bank but that is still made of quality materials so I don’t end up inevitably throwing it out in 6 months.
But, I also want something comfortable. The last budget leather camera strap I bought constantly cut into my neck and wasn’t even comfortable once I finally broke it in.
They say the perfect budget leather camera strap doesn’t exist. Or, at least, it hasn’t until now.
Allow me to introduce you to the HF Classic, a new budget leather camera strap from Holdfast that is hands down the cheapest, most comfortable inexpensive leather camera strap you will ever own.
As is true of all Holdfast products, this budget leather camera strap is made of incredible quality leather.
Holdfast backs up all of their products with a lifetime guarantee, and their budget line is no different because it uses the same leather as their higher-end products.
The HF Classic also features quick detach clasps which are just as strong as split rings without all of the hassle. That’s a huge bonus when you need to detach the strap from your camera but don’t have a lot of time to do so.
Get a firsthand look at the HF classic in the video above.
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My number one issue with trying to get a budget leather camera strap is that they are pretty much one-size-fits-all, or at least they’re supposed to be. But, that’s never how it works out.
You can choose from a wide range of strap lengths, from 38” to 52”, so your camera will fall exactly where you want it to.
Holdfast also realized that some variety in strap widths was needed.
In turn, they created this Classic strap in two sizes: wide and skinny. The wider size features a 1” strap for heavier cameras, and the skinny features a .5” strap (pictured above) for your mirrorless. And, if you have a mirrorless, then you know it is equally difficult to find a good mirrorless camera strap.
The Holdfast look is one I envy. Every camera strap and camera bag by Holdfast looks classic, while still maintaining some individuality because they are each available in a variety of colors. The leathers they use also retain the scars and sometimes even the brands from the animal, which makes each item they create even more unique.
The HF Classic is offered in chestnut, tan, black, and burgundy, and each one blends into a variety of shoots, from a black-tie wedding to travel photography.
When I’m searching for the perfect leather camera strap, it needs to be minimal so as not to draw attention to myself and I think the HF Classic is Holdfast’s best attempt at this to date.
Great for On-The-Go Shooting
If you have a big rig camera and tons of gear, you know how long it takes to gather everything up and get out the door.
But sometimes you want to be able to grab and go and just have a quick, leisurely outing with your camera. That’s where the HF Classic strap comes in…
This strap is ideal for small DSLRs and mirrorless systems - cameras you might use as your second body or your just-for-fun camera. Even if they’re your primary camera, having a beautiful, streamlined strap like this that easily attaches and detaches enables you to have those impromptu afternoons out of the studio without spending 30 minutes getting all your gear ready.
In other words, this strap can help you be a little more spontaneous with your photography. When the mood strikes, it’s there to help you carry your camera in comfort and style, and do so with zero fuss.
This budget leather camera strap is available for just $95.
Or, if you opt for Holdfast’s alternative payment platform, you can pay for it with 4 interest-free payments of $23.75.
Either way, a strap of this quality (and with those looks!) for under $100 is not something you see everyday. The HF Classic is my new everyday strap, and I think it should be yours too!