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Chris Gampat The Phoblographer ONA Sahel Strap (1 of 8)ISO 1601-800 sec at f - 2.8

ONA products have long been the sexiest thing in the photo industry–and today they’re announcing a new product that’s designed to help a charity. It’s called the Sahel, and they’re partnering up with a charity: water for the creation of this strap. The Sahel is the company’s newest leather strap that is padded with very soft neoprene. And to attach it to your camera, you’ll use a two buckle system that is really, really simple to work with.

There are also custom rivets holding things together and soft leather (also suede) to attach the strap to your camera. The strap is designed to hold camera kits up to six pounds and is really pretty long. For that reason, it’s best to wear it around your body in a similar fashion to something BlackRapid may make. If you sling it around your shoulder, you’ll have the camera dangling down a little bit below your waist.

When you buy a strap, the proceeds will support charity: water; which is all about bringing clean drinking water to lots of folks around the world that don’t have it.

You can purchase the strap at Charity: Water’s shop or at ONA’s website for $99–which isn’t terrible considering the craftsmanship and the fact that it’s helping a charity. More photos are after the jump.

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Nitz Wrist Strap gservo-01576-20140629

Overall, I’m simple. I am not a fan of the nice, yet terribly expensive wrist straps we have reviewed here. I like my photography accessories to work while not being expensive and prefer to invest more money into my camera and lenses instead of frilly extras. When I was first introduced to the Nitz Strap by my friend Scott Wyden, I was fascinated. It is a hand-made strap by a photographer. When I found out how much the Nitz wrist strap would cost. I bought one.

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Chris Gampat The Phoblographer MyMiggo camera strap large review images (6 of 9)ISO 4001-500 sec at f - 4.5

Feast your eyes on some of the ugliest gear that we’ve ever reviewed. They’re called the Miggo strap and wrap–and they come in a variety of sizes and colors. The company coins their products as being able to totally protect your camera one second then allowing you to shoot with ease the next. The straps are made from Neoprene–which helps to absorb some bumps and scratches, but this material seemingly from the Superman universe sure has its kryptonite.

And while it may be a nice idea in theory for sure, we’re not sure that we’d want to tote one around.

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Tap and Dye have always produced some positively beautiful pieces, and today they’re announcing nothing short of that. The latest additions to the LEGACY line of straps feature Chromexcel Horween Leather, and are handcut as pretty much everything that comes from the company is. We weren’t sure what Chromexcel is, but according to them it is characterized by rich pull-up in full aniline, hand rubbed finishes. In English, that means that you’re supposed to have better comfort and durability. Chromexcel is still produced here in the United States using a bark retannage from a proprietary recipe and then genuine hot stuffed with a secret blend of natural oils and greases.

Justin, the company’s owner, is saying that each strap will be carefully handcrafted and hand finished with the utmost attention to detail–and that no two will be alike.

As for the wears, they have their new Horween Leather wrist strap available for pre-order for $85. These straps are mostly designed for rangefinders, film SLRs and mirrorless cameras. They’re also adjustable with a fairly soft interior finish.

Another update also came today to their neck straps. They now come with a protective bumper option for the spring clip version. This should now prevent scratching of your camera–which was a customer complaint before.

More photos of the new wears are after the jump.

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Doppietta-Tokyo Horween Leather Camera Strap 3

Finding the right, handsome camera strap can be just as hard as picking the right camera but thankfully the world has no shortage of options. Today we’re going to take a look at a couple of exotic leather straps by way of Japan at Doppietta-Tokyo.

First up is a camera strap is made of horse leather from the famous American cordovan tanner Horween—who may be best known for being the exclusive supplier of leather for NFL footballs as well as the NBA’s basketballs. If Horween’s leather can be sent hurdling across 100 yards you can bet these straps are durable enough for lugging around your precious camera.

What’s more, Horween strap comes with a gorgeous belt hole adjustment system that anyone tired of the standard straps will appreciate. The strap itself measures 105cm to 135cm and reaches a maximum width of 45 mm at its fattest segment.

Alternatively, photographers looking for a bit more style and rivets should check out Doppietta-Tokyo’s Etrusco leather strap. The hide these straps are made of come from a belt and horse riding gear maker in Italy named Conceria Walpier. The strap comes with a 40mm wide shoulder pad and measures 120 cm long that can be extended up to an additional 6 cm long.

The Horween strap is available in beige and choco for $299 while the one made with Etrusco leather can be had for $320. Check out more images of these gorgeous camera accessories after the break.

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I have been using Blackrapid products for a few years now and none of them have ever let me down. So when I got a chance to check out the Blackrapid Cross-Shot Sling Camera Strap and the Shot Camera Strap I jumped at it. The Cross Shot is a new version of their classic camera strap. The design is different from the BlackRapid straps like their Rs7 or Yeti.

Like many of their other straps, it features durable polypropylene webbing, a rubber shoulder pad for comfort, and their special FastenR and ConnectR locks.

It’s also bright orange.
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