- Why Use Leather Camera Straps
- MoneyMaker Solo Leather Camera Strap
- Original MoneyMaker Leather Camera Strap
- Ruck Strap
- Leather Wrist Strap
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You know by now that I absolutely hate the straps that come with most cameras. They are skinny, uncomfortable advertising banners that should be replaced or, better yet, not ever be put on my camera.
I have a favorite type of strap, and I’ve found my favorite place to get these straps. My favorite type of strap is a holster style or sling style crossbody for either one or two cameras at a time. I prefer them to be leather camera straps, too. But there are some other materials that work great for a camera strap.
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Why Use Leather Camera Straps
Why should we consider using leather camera straps? Leather is an excellent material for use as a camera strap because of the high strength it has, the comfort level of leather goods, their durability, and because leather goods look great.
Leather has been used for clothing, tent walls, transport bags, and as straps for storage or controlling animals for thousands of years. It’s proved itself as one of the more versatile materials for many purposes.
Leather can also be tooled for specific uses and for decorative purposes, oftentimes combining both ideas. Leather goods like saddles, shoes and booths, bridles, and similar items take on a beautiful patina as they wear into use. This wear also contributes to the comfort level of using fine leather camera straps.
MoneyMaker Solo Leather Camera Strap
MoneyMaker Solo - Leather camera straps like Holdfast MoneyMaker Solo and the original MoneyMaker are worn crossbody in a sling style that some call a holster style. You can get one in three different colors of bridle leather or three different colors of water buffalo leather.
Instead of attaching to the camera strap lugs, the MoneyMaker straps connect via the tripod screw and a heavy-duty swivel D-ring. All hardware is heavy-duty and rust-resistant. The area of the strap that rests on your body is wider than the part of the strap connecting to the camera for even weight distribution and comfort.
Original MoneyMaker Leather Camera Strap
The Original MoneyMaker is perhaps the best solution I’ve seen for carrying two cameras in a ready-to-go configuration. Alternatively, you could carry one camera and a small lens quiver bag. This leather camera strap is designed for comfort and ease of use while you’re actively taking pictures.
Comfortable and very strong, the Original MoneyMaker is wide where it crisscrosses your body and narrower at the camera connection. Metal buckles and D-rings allow for easy customization of the leather camera strap to the size you need.
Also available in different colors and types of leather as the Solo, you can add accessories to either, such as a camera leash to keep your cameras from swinging around when not at eye level and indestructible wallets for holding memory cards or other items. There is a skinny version that may appeal to users of smaller cameras.
The Ruck Strap attaches like a regular camera strap to the camera strap lugs or slots and is worn as you would any standard camera strap.
What sets it apart from the straps that come with cameras is that it’s better. It is wide where it needs to be wider, narrow near the camera for ease of handling, super comfortable, and as strong as a saddle.
The Ruck Strap leather camera strap is made from duck canvas in several colors, including two camo patterns and leather. It adjusts for length and has built-in pockets for holding memory cards or other small items.
Leather Wrist Strap
Sometimes, you don’t need a full-size leather camera strap. A simple Leather Wrist Strap can be used to carry your single camera securely yet ready to use in an instant. Or, you could use one of these to attach a 3rd camera to your MoneyMaker leather camera strap.
When you opt for this leather camera strap, you actually get two wrist straps, making it an excellent value. For some photographers or for smaller cameras, this may be all the strap you want to use.
HoldFast Gear Leather Pro Goods
HoldFast Leather Pro Goods makes many camera bags in addition to all of these leather camera straps. From a small lens quiver to large heavy-duty bags, Holdfast probably has what will fit your needs perfectly.
Check out their non-leather Holdfast Camera Swagg straps. Made from cotton, these are an excellent replacement for those generic camera straps packed in the box your camera came in. You may like their other vegan strap options for the MoneyMaker Solo or Original MoneyMaker straps.
Whatever your needs or tastes for regular or leather camera straps and a variety of bags, you’ll most likely find exactly what you need at HoldFast.