I am not sure about you, but I always like to have a strap of some sort attached to my camera, simply because I’m a klutz who tends to drop things. One thing I (and I know many others) do not like, though, are big bulky camera straps. If you fall into this category, you might want to take a closer look at the new HoldFast Classic camera strap, which promises to offer photographers a simple, classy way to carry around their cameras. Join us after the break for more details.
The new HoldFast Classic camera strap is made from the same leather as the company’s MoneyMaker straps, and the new Classic line features both a wide version (1-inch width) and a skinny version (1/2-inch width). Depending on what kind of camera you carry, you can opt for either strap. The wide is better suited for heavier cameras, while the thin is perfect for lightweight models.
The Wider version of the HoldFast Classic camera strap has been designed to disperse the weight of a heavier camera over your shoulder. The strap then transitions into a thinner portion of leather as it approaches the buckle of the strap. The HoldFast Classic camera strap Skinny model just gives the user a simple and streamlined strap that has a classic, timeless look.
Both of the new HoldFast Classic camera straps feature a leather shroud over the stainless steel clasp, which keeps the metal away from your camera body while also adding an extra layer of security over the quick detach clasps. The shroud is a pretty nice feature that many camera strap manufacturers seem to overlook. Sure, it might not bother some photographers, but others do like to keep their camera bodies looking shiny and new for as long as possible.
HoldFast has given the new HoldFast Classic camera strap a quick detach option (which you can see in the video above) so that you can quickly switch from these to the MoneyMaker or any other straps, and back again in a hurry. Also, keep in mind that the HoldFast Classic does not have an adjustable buckle, so pick the length that works for you. You can get a 38-inch strap, which is perfect for those who like to wear their camera in front of them, and then there are 42, 46, 49, and 52-inch length straps for those that want to wear their camera across their body.
Both the wide and skinny versions of the HoldFast Classic camera strap are available in tan, chestnut, black, water buffalo burgundy, water buffalo tan, and water buffalo black, and they have a price of $95 each. If you would like more information on these new camera straps, head on over to the official HoldFast website.