Review: Figosa Adjustable Vintage Leather Camera Strap

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Figosa has always made beautiful and modest vintage leather camera straps. But recently, they released adjustable versions. These straps are every big as cool and great as the original version except that now they are adjustable.

And despite the quality of Italian leather, it still doesn’t seem as hardy as some of their competitors from America.

Pros and Cons

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Pros

– Beautiful Italian leather

– Simple and not super ostentatious

– Fairly affordable

– Variety of colors

Cons

– The first adjustments can be a tad of a pain to make

Tech Specs

From Figosa’s listing

Very comfortable and strong as usual, plus the possibility for you to adjust the length of your strap as you need!
Length can be variable from a minimum of 100 cm to a maximum of 120 cm. As for the classic model, colours available are blackbrowncognac and honey, with silvermetal inserts.

Gear Used

We mounted the Figosa Adjustable leather strap onto an old Canon A1 SLR.

Ergonomics

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Figosa has for the most part always been a very minimal company when it comes to their straps. There are some crazy color offerings but most of them are very standard colors that we would expect.

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What you should know is that Figosa uses a very smooth leather that seems untreated–very much unlike Tap and Dye; which could arguably be considered the closest thing to this. The strap is a piece of leather that seems incredibly new. But with some proper wear and tear, we think that the strap will look even better.

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The strap has a very standard adjustment section that most users will find to be very ease to use. The leather takes a bit of working with and twisting before it will easily adjust.

Build Quality

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The strap we handled is made of fine Italian leather. It’s durable, built well, and is fairly soft to the touch. It reminds of us genuine old school camera straps.

Ease of Use

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Our favorite thing about the strap is how easy it is to attach to a camera due to the split rings. These rings aren’t very toughly built or designed and they’re overall quite slim. While they won’t give you the strength that Tap and Dye does, they’ll surely do a great job for most cameras that don’t have super large lenses attached.

Throughout our time using the strap, we were happy to know that the soft touch lets you wrap the strap around your wrist with ease and comfort.

Conclusions

Likes

– Durable and simplistic

– Affordable even for Italian leather

– Comfortable in a wide number of situations

Dislikes

– We wish the straps had a bit more customization

Figosa’s adjustable vintage leather strap is an improvement on their previous versions–which weren’t adjustable at all. As long as you’re not constantly needing to adjust your strap, Figosa’s offering is an affordable option that still looks great. On a personal note though, we’re more partial to the black and darker colors.

In the end, you surely get what you pay for.

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