Last Updated on 03/24/2018 by Mark Beckenbach
RL Handcrafts wants your support on their latest camera strap and modular harness products
RL Handcrafts is a boutique maker of hand made leather products for photographers, and their latest offerings are now up for your consideration via a new Kickstarter campaign. The newly minted Falco Switch, a convertible neck strap and camera sling, and the Derringer Modular Pro, a modular camera harness, are hand crafted out of real leather and designed for premium comfort. While many of us choose to carry our cameras with our hands, there is no denying that camera straps, and harness systems are incredibly helpful and make life so much more convenient for photographers. Not to mention they simply help to protect our gear from being set down in dirty locations or dropped by accident. So it is no wonder that many photographers choose to invest in quality straps and harnesses that offer ergonomic comfort and stylish appeal.
The Falco Switch is based around a loop connector system, somewhat similar to the idea behind Peak Design’s, though executed much differently. The idea is to make connecting and disconnecting your camera from the strap an easy process when it is intended. It also manages to do this with leather and metal buttons, maintaining the luxury hipster aesthetic that is so popular right now in photographic accessories.
The Derringer Modular Pro is based around a six point rotation system which RL Handcrafts says will be comfortable to wear throughout an entire day of shooting – music to the ears of any wedding professionals who are often spending long hours with gear around their necks. The Patent Pending design of the Derringer Modular Pro allows for the photographer to configure it into one of three setups, which will make utilizing the harness ideal for whatever situation you find yourself in.
As with most Kickstarter projects, you can get your hands on these products at a special introductory price in return for your support of the campaign. In this case the Falco Switch can be had for as little as $75 (limited number available at that price), and the Derringer Modular Pro can be had for ‘just’ $260 (limited number available at that price as well). As of this writing the campaign has about $2,000 funded our of their $15,000 goal and nine days are remaining on the project.
If you would like to learn more you can get all of the information over on the Kickstarter page.