With the rise of vintage appeal and retro looks, there was also a parallel stir in the photo accessories market. Suddenly, we began to see an outpouring of lots of new camera straps appealing to those that are going for the old-school style with their kits. Lots of these straps involve the use of leather–just the way that older cameras used to. And while there are lots of brands out there that may appeal to photographers, here’s a list of certain brands that tickle our vintage fetish just the right way.
The fine folks at Apt No. 7 are running a contest to give away one of their flat tan A7 camera straps. We’ve previously reviewed their black leather strap, and found it to be pretty awesome. Read on to find out how to score yourself a strap.
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Contest starts February 4th and ends February 18th 12AM EST. We here at the Phoblographer are going to help select the winner.
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We’ve reviewed the A7 Black Camera Strap here on the site. And they really are some pretty beautiful and durable straps. But today, the company is announcing a bit of a rebrand and is also releasing three more straps in their store. The new straps are a two tone reversible, Braided (which is probably going to be next on my wish list) and a thin strap for mirrorless camera users. You can see all the details at the according links. But you can also catch their new marketing video after the jump.
Earlier on, the A7 Black Leather Camera strap was featured on this site. It stayed on the A37 during that review for a period of around a month. In real life use, it was extremely comfortable to use, stylish, and didn’t feel like it was choking my body due to fact that it wasn’t designed from something that the military would use. For my type of shooting (which is much more civilian in purpose) I don’t need military grade gear.
The video above showcases my thoughts wrapped up in around two minutes on the A7 camera strap. Just a quick note that I made a mistake with the name of the website, it’s actually the previous hyperlink.
Certain camera straps really appeal to me. Like the HoldFast Gear Camera Leash I’ve been struck by the brand new A7 Original Camera strap in black leather. A7 is manufactured by the design company: Apartment No 7. I’ve been using one for a couple of weeks now on my mirrorless cameras, even though this strap indeed seems more suited for a DSLR. However, for my style of shooting, the Camera Leash rules all. But when it comes to mirrorless cameras that mean business, this strap has made its mark: and oddly enough, marked its territory on my scent glands.