The ONA Bowery for Leica is Designed for Leica Cameras


Today, ONA is announcing a brand new collaboration with Leica. No, this isn’t another Berlin camera bag, but instead it’s a brand new version of the Bowery. This version, called the ONA Bowery for Leica, has a full grain leather exterior that looks like its been used and abused just a tad–which many photographers may like. It also sports brass hardware, which means that it will ve very durable in use. This bag is designed for Leica M, Leica Q, and Leica T, Leica X, and Leica SL cameras. More specifically, the Bowery for Leica can carry a camera and one or two extra lenses. Of course though, feel free to stuff your Fujifilm, Sony, Olympus or Panasonic gear in there.

There’s also another new feature according to the press release, “Thanks to a detachable strap, the Bowery for Leica can be used as a stand-alone camera bag or as a insert to protect camera gear in a larger bag.”

Want one? It will cost $279. More images are after the jump.

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Heavy Leather NYC Introduces New Wax Slingshot Strap


While most high end camera straps are made of leather or canvas, they’re often of the more traditional shape. But Heavy Leather NYC recently announced a strap designed to work in a similar way (though not totally) to a Black Rapid strap. Essentially, it will mean that your strap is on your side and it will potentially give you quicker access.

The new wares are called the Heavy Leather NYC Wax Slingshot strap; and as the name implies, there is wax involved and this is a sling strap.

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How to Maintain Your Leather Camera Strap

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If you look up lots of the most popular leather camera straps online, chances are very high that we’re going to show up in the search results. We’ve got loads of reviews on leather straps and folks ask us every day about these straps. In fact, it’s gotten to the point where we’ve rounded up many of our favorites. But once you’ve got a strap, how do you take care of it?

We’ve got a quick tutorial for you right here.

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Hard Graft’s Ateller Box Camera Bag Will Cost You $540


If you’re looking for something a tad more compact than your standard camera bag, then you may want to consider the new Hard Graft Ateller Box Camera Bag. This bag is made from a single piece of fine grain leather and wool felt on the inside. It’s designed to fit most SLR cameras and boasts a small interior pocket for your phone or memory cards.

It measures 19 x 15 x 13 cm / 7.5” x 6″ x 5″; but to be very honest with you it looks like a glorified lunch box for a camera. In fact, we’re sure you’ll be able to stuff a Snickers bar in there for your photo walks.

If you want to tote around this gorgeous piece of cow and lamb, you’ll need to shell out $540–possibly making it the most expensive bag that we’ve ever reported on.

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Review: Think Tank Retrospective 30 Leather

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Think Tank’s Retrospective series of camera bags are very popular with photographers. They can carry lots of gear and are designed to take loads of abuse. For a very long time, they were my personal favorite camera bags not only because of these reasons, but also because no matter how much gear was packed into the bag, the shoulder strap provided loads and loads of excellent comfort.

As a refresh, Think Tank recently added leather versions of the camera bags. These versions are essentially the same bag but with lots more leather. For the more discerning of us, the Think Tank Retrospective 30 may be a great bag–but it comes with two concerns.

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The Hard Graft Slide Camera Wrist Strap Is Beautiful


Based on the UK, Hard Graft has recently announced a brand new camera strap to their lineup of fine leather goods. It’s a wrist strap that they’re saying automatically adjusts itself–which we’re sure is based on the weight of your camera. You see, if you let the camera hang from your wrist, any wrist strap will often tighten around your wrist. This can be painful if the camera is heavy and usually we recommend having some sort of padding to protect your wrist or at least make it a bit more comfortable.

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TAP and DYE’s New Nero Strap Can Be Your Sexy Valentine


TAP and DYE continually impresses us not only with their high quality, but also their amazing but simplistic design that somehow or another also seems to influence the industry. Today, they’ve announced their new Nero strap: a higher end, more premium option in their LEGACY lineup.

Justin, the company’s founder, states on their site that new Nero strap is cut wider and therefore also adds more comfort. It boasts hand stitched leather using “the traditional saddle stitching technique with weather treated bonded nylon tiger thread for incredible durability and strength.”

This strap is designed for the DSLR folks, but as you can tell it also works well with mirrorless camera offerings.

The Nero is made from Black Horween Chromexcel leather having an 8 oz thickness.

They’re a bit pricy though at $168. Still, they’re also really beautiful.

More images are after the jump.

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Five Gorgeous Camera Straps for Your Mirrorless Camera

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Beautiful but functional camera straps should accompany your equally beautiful mirrorless camera. It only makes sense to adorn a beautiful Leica rangefinder or Olympus OMD with something that makes it that much more attractive. But even though the strap ups the eye-candy level of the package, you’ll need to ensure that they’re functional for you and your purposes.

Besides, a distinguishing strap shows that you carry yourself as a photographer with a bit more class than others.

Here are five of our favorite gorgeous camera straps along with quotes from our reviews.

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